The family of Richard DeKay would like to invite you to come honor Rich’s life and share your memories on Thursday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the back room of The Den. Rich passed suddenly on Jan. 17, 2021.

On June 10, 2021, Melvina “Bing” Johnson, 85, passed away. A Celebration of Life has taken place in Babb.

Russell Holman Black passed away, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in his home in Troutdale, Ore., surrounded by his family while watching a Seattle Mariners game. Russell was 82 years old. 

Donald Stephen Porter, age 64, died July 8, 2021, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., due to a massive stroke. Graveside services were held on July 17 at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.

Mark Edwin Christensen went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 13, 2020, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He left much too soon and far too quickly, but by God’s great mercy and grace, he didn’t suffer for long. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church in Sunbur…

William (Bill) Henry Townshend of Citrus Heights, Calif., passed away July 3, 2021, at the age of 80.

James (Jim) Grinde, age 85, passed away from natural causes in Whitefish Mont. No funeral is planned, a celebration will be held for family and friends at a later time.

Irene E. Stower, 102, of Great Falls, and formerly of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday morning, June 16, 2021, in Goldstone Assisted Living in Great Falls of natural causes. No services will be held for Irene, cremation has taken place and committal will be in the Valley View Cemetery in She…

Donald Stephen Porter passed away on July 8, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.

Barbara J. (Atkinson) Monroe, 88, passed on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Services will be Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m., at Lutheran Church of Sunburst. A reception at the church parish hall will follow the service.

Drew Michael Bracken, age 40, passed away on June 29, 2021, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. A celebration of Drew’s life will be held at Real Life Ministries Church in Post Falls on July 17, 2021, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Ponderosa Golf Course in Coeur d’Alene at 2 p.m.

James Bruce “Jim” Kalbfleisch, 87, a beloved, good-natured, and kind lifelong Shelby farmer passed on June 25, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Bill Chapman, 80, passed away on June 28, 2021, in Winterset, Iowa. Celebration of life services were held on Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield, Iowa. Burial in the Fontanelle Cemetery.

Memorial services for Barbara Jean Monroe, 87, of Sunburst, will be Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of Sunburst. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition. Condolences to www.asperfh.com.

Services for Betty Hoff will be held at the Little Flower Parish in Browning on July 9 and July 10. Rosary Mass will be at 7 p.m. on July 9. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. on July 10. A potluck will follow at the City Park in Cut Bank.

Lester Marks, 63, longtime Sunburst, Mont., resident, passed away on June 17, 2021, of natural causes.

Elsie Mae Mach, 80, of Great Falls, Mont., passed peacefully at Peace Hospice on June 19, 2021. During the last two weeks of Elsie’s life, she was surrounded by her family as she endured the late stages of cancer. Elsie’s last wish was to see all her children and her brother. Her wish was fu…

A memorial service for Leonard Roark, who was originally from the Big Sandy area and was a long-time resident of Sunburst, Mont. will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Benton on July 31, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Grand Union Hotel.

Laurence (Larry) Robert Snyder entered heaven on June 18, 2021, to be reunited with his departed family.  Services will be at St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Columbia Falls, Mont. Asper Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements. Please check www.asperfh.com for the date.

Family and friends welcome all who knew Thad D. Crane to a memorial service Tuesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank, Mont. to honor Thad. Then join us afterwards at Cut Bank Creek Brewery from 4:30-6 p.m. to reminisce and celebrate this special friend.

Jim Geiger, 98, passed away June 19, 2021, at Pondera Medical Center Extended Care in Conrad, Mont.   

Charles John Kassner (Chuck) was born December 18, 1945 in Circle, Mont.  He passed away June 8, 2021 in Cut Bank, Mont., of natural causes.

Sunie Lou Thompson, 86, of Lewistown, Mont., was escorted by angels to attend our Lord’s banquet on Jan. 18, 2021. Her loving and devoted husband, Earl, was her most constant caretaker during her time of dementia. Her memorial will be June 19, at 1 p.m. on the Bob and Diana Thompson ranch in…

The family of Evelyn Forseth Sutton would like to invite the friends and neighbors of Evelyn to a memorial in her honor at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. The event will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 603 South Main Street in Kalispell, Mont. There will be refreshments for all…

Judith “Judy” Charlynn (Goforth) King, 76, of Valier, Mont., passed away June 7, 2021. Judy will be deeply missed by all who knew her, leaving a void that was once filled by her love and laughter. As Judy always loved to say, “Mahalo.”

Dane Donovan Sayers, 33, passed away due to accidental drowning on June 5, 2021 in Fargo, N.D.

Lynn Richard Weaver, age 72, passed away on June 1, 2021, of natural causes in his hometown of Cut Bank, Mont.

Stephanie Newhouse Davis died May 30, 2021, nine months after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She passed away at her home in Billings, Mont., surrounded by family.

Danny Ray Gillespie, 69, of Shelby, Mont., passed away May 28, 2021, at Peace Hospice, Great Falls, Mont. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Greg Jacobson, 65, of Powell, Wyo., passed away with his family by his side on June 26, 2020. As per his wishes, there will be no services.

Frank E. Heydon, 63, passed away unexpectedly April 22, 2021. A memorial service will be held June 12 at the Lutheran Church of Sunburst, Mont., at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at Four Corners Bar and Cafe.

Terry Eugene Onstad, 68, of Birch Creek, Mont., passed away May 11, 2021 at Benefis Peace Hospice of Great Falls, Mont. from Small Cell Bladder Cancer, with his family by his side.

On May 7, 2021 well-loved Cut Bank resident Thad David Crane died in his home at 58 years of age. Thad’s ashes will be scattered on the Tuma property at his favorite place. A memorial service may be planned for a later date.

Sarah Wells was called home on April 29, 2021 at the tender age of 90 while surrounded by her children, family and relatives.

Leo L. Kimmet, 92, of Lake Tapps, Wash., passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on May 6, 2021. A funeral mass is planned for June 1, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Cut Bank, Mont. at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Former Cut Bank, Mont., resident and physician, Dr. John “Doc” Wallace, died April 5, 2021 in San Diego, Calif., at 95 years of age. He requested no service, just a simple cremation with his ashes scattered in the nature he loved. 

Albert Carl Jannusch Jr. (Junior to most), 99, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont., with family at his side.

Henry Endler, 97, of Shelby, Mont., passed away on May 12, 2021, after a sudden illness, with his family by his side. A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Asper Funeral Home in Shelby. Services will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church i…

Thad David Crane, 58, of Cut Bank, passed on Friday, May 7, 2021. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Asper Funeral Homes and no services are planned at this time.

Vickie L. Boyd, 71, of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away May 10, 2021 in Kalispell, Mont., surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cut Bank. A light lunch will follow. 

Rita Diane Christoferson, 76, passed on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Memorial services were held Saturday, May 15, at Sunburst Methodist Church. Following the service the family celebrated Rita’s life at Doug and El’s place with a camping/bbq/bon fire reunion.

Noreen Hillebrand Anderson passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Memorial services will be Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at Shelby Methodist Church in Shelby, Mont.

Henry Endler, 97, retired head custodian for Shelby Public School, passed away on May 12, 2021. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shelby. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Whitted Funeral Chapel Shelby. Condolences ca…

Leore Paul Kanning passed away May 12, 2021, at the Heritage Place Nursing Home in Kalispell, Mont. No services are planned at this time.