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  • Lorraine Merrill Hamilton

    Feb 21, 2024

    On February 12, 2024, as she had started around the sun for the hundredth time in her red satin white polka dot pajamas Lorraine Merrill Hamilton passed away peacefully. She was always quite the fashionista. Lorraine was born in Glendale, Calif., Nov. 7, 1924. She was the fourth daughter and child of Kathryn and Oliver Merrill. Her younger brother, Ollie, joined the family two years later. She graduated from Hoover High School and went to Glendale College before marrying Robert Grant Hamilton... Full story

  • Pearl Nickels Services

    Feb 21, 2024

    Pearl Fisher (Carlson/Wagner/Ochsner) Nickels passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. A reception will follow at noon at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow.... Full story

  • Jack McCuin

    Feb 14, 2024

    Jack Wesley McCuin, age 88, of Jordan, Mont., formerly of Saco, Mont., passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan. Jack was born on Aug. 7, 1935, in Saco, to Edwin Walter "Mac" and Alma (Garrison) McCuin. He was raised on the ranch 35 miles south of Saco on Larb Creek and attended school in Saco. His dad passed when he was 10 years old, which was difficult for him and the family. On Sept. 20, 1970, he married Jan Forbes in Goblesville, Ind. They lived on... Full story

  • Pearl Nickels

    Feb 14, 2024

    Pearl Fisher (Carlson/Wagner/Ochsner) Nickels passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont., marking the end of a colorful life that included music, art, education, long friendships, and always livestock. In her 92 years, Pearl worked hard at whatever she set her mind to, but she never missed an opportunity to visit with friends and strangers alike. There was always time to visit over a good meal, or at least a cup of coffee. Visitation will be at Bell Funeral Home... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' Jondahl

    Feb 14, 2024

    Robert "Bob" Sverre Jondahl, age 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at home near Minneapolis, Minn. There will be a private family service at a later date. Bob was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Glasgow, Mont., to Norwegian immigrants Sverre and Tomine Jondahl. In his youth he helped his parents in the Jondahl Bakery, but by high school you couldn't keep him away from the airport. Flying became his lifelong passion, earning his pilot's license from the Etchart-Markle Flying School at age 16.... Full story

  • Franklin Kummerfeldt

    Feb 14, 2024

    Franklin Kummerfeldt passed peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, with his two children at his side. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont. Military Honors will take place at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow at VFW Post 3107. Frank was born Nov. 3, 1932, to William and Ossie (Jamison) Kummerfeldt on their homestead north of Nashua, Mont., with friend and neighbor, Effie Brandt, as midwife. He started farming and ranching at an early age... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' Baillargeon

    Feb 7, 2024

    Robert "Bob" Henry Baillargeon, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at Billings Clinic, in Billings, Mont., on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, at age 76. Bob was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Norwich, Conn., to Robert George and Theresa Baillargeon. He was one of five children and is remembered by his sisters, Patricia (Vincent) Palladino, Janice (Brian) Jastrzebski and Linda (Richard) Paradis and brother Richard Baillargeon. Bob graduated from Killingly High School in 1967 and then dedicated the next... Full story

  • Louis 'Louie' Monson

    Feb 7, 2024

    Louis "Louie" Cassidy Monson passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the age of 56 after a short battle with Esophageal cancer. At Louie's request, no services are planned. Louis was born Feb. 21, 1967, in Glasgow, Mont., and was the last child of Paul and Darlene (Sundby) Monson and the last Monson grandchild of Julian and Effie (Halbakken) Monson. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow and graduated in 1986 from the Glasgow Senior High School. Shortly after hig... Full story

  • Jack Wesley McCuin Services

    Feb 7, 2024

    Jack Wesley McCuin, age 88, of Jordan, Mont., formerly of Saco, Mont., passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan, Mont. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Saco. Interment will follow in the Saco Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. A full obituary will be published in the Feb. 14, 2024 issue of the Glasgow Courier.... Full story

  • Glenda Mae Farrell

    Jan 31, 2024

    Glenda Mae (Gideon) Farrell took her victory lap on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. We can imagine her gathering of ancestors pouring a ten-gallon tub of Gatorade over her back when she pulled that last hill. We look on in grief, but have a feeling she may be enjoying yet another adventure. She has always been one to eagerly take on new adventures. Glenda was a country girl, born on a cattle ranch behind the Dobie Hills south of Glasgow, Mont., on July 28, 1934. She was the youngest of three daughters,... Full story

  • Jack Wesley McCuin Services

    Jan 31, 2024

    Jack Wesley McCuin, age 88, of Jordan, Mont., formerly of Saco, Mont., passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan, Mont. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Saco. Interment will follow in the Saco Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. A full obituary will be published in the Feb. 14, 2024 issue of the Glasgow Courier.... Full story

  • Bonnie Hoover

    Jan 24, 2024

    Bonnie Marie (Jenkins) Hoover was born Feb. 28, 1934, to Joseph Ulysess Jenkins and Leona Mabel (Cloud) Jenkins in a sod hut in Lincoln County, Colo. Her grandpa gave her the nickname of Cottontop. She went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 at the age of 89. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 28, at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, Mont., with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson's... Full story

  • Gale Jellum

    Jan 24, 2024

    Gale Allen Jellum, loving father, Grandpa, and brother, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, in his sleep at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman, Mont. A celebration of life will be held in Chinook, Mont., at the American Lutheran Church Friday, January 26, at 11 a.m. under the direction of Wilderness Funeral Home of Chinook. A reception will follow at the Wallner Hall. A burial service will be held in Glasgow, Mont., at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Highland Cemetery with a reception to fol... Full story

  • William 'Willie' Copple

    Jan 17, 2024

    William "Willie" Francis Copple passed into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends 6 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Saco Lutheran Church, Saco, Mont. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Saco Lutheran Church with Pastor Doris Tollefson officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery. Willie was born to Charles Dewey and Mary (Simpson) Copple on Sept. 25, 1935, in Malta, Mont. Willie spent his younger... Full story

  • Phyllis Y. Huston

    Jan 17, 2024

    Phyllis Y. Huston (aka. Phyllis Yvonne Flom, Mrs. Phyllis Y. Peck, "Nana") passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont., at the age of 92. Phyllis was born March 6, 1931, in Fertile, Minn., a tough-as-nail, six-month preemie, weighing in at only two and a half pounds. Her mother, Olga, told people her wedding ring would fit her as a bracelet and a tablespoon could cover her face. Her mom would keep her in a wool blanket near the wood stove to keep her warm. She had five brothers and... Full story

  • Katherine Jean Boyd

    Jan 10, 2024

    Jean was born to Mary Wiggins on June 7, 1932, in Halifax, Yorkshire England. As Mary was a single mother that worked during the day, she was raised by her maternal grandmother until nursery school. She was barely in school when England entered World War II in 1932 and endured Hitler’s Blitzreig from 1940 to 1941. She finished her schooling at 15, along with being formally adopted by Otis Whiteley the same year. At 15, she went to work at the offices of the Crosley Carpet Mills. On a holiday with friends she had a fortune teller read her... Full story

  • Leo Pattison

    Jan 10, 2024

    Leo Murdock Pattison passed away due to natural causes in Havre, Mont., on Saturday, Dec 30, 2023, at the age of 100 just 13 days shy of his 101st birthday, on Jan. 12. At Leo's request no services will be held. Leo, a WWII veteran, former Griz football player, farmer, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and Christian were some of the hats he wore. He was easily recognized around town by his trademark tan shirt and trousers and enjoyed making the morning coffee rounds with his fellow farmers.... Full story

  • Doris Franzen

    Jan 10, 2024

    Doris Bertha (Johnston) Franzen, of Glasgow, Mont., died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at the age of 87 at Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow with family at her side. A rosary will be held Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. A Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church with burial following in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. Doris was born in Middle River Village, Minn., on July 15, 1936, to Clifford Jerome... Full story

  • Beverly Jean Hancock

    Jan 10, 2024

    Beverly Jean Hancock, nee Canen, 80, of Granite City, Ill., born Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1943, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville. Funeral services was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Reverend Sam Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill. Beverly attended City... Full story

  • Melford Eugene Arrotta

    Jan 10, 2024

    Melford Arrotta, 97, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023. At his request he has been cremated and will join his parents in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco, Mont. A memorial service for Melford will be held at a later date. Melford was born to Antonio and Lillian Arrotta, Feb. 18, 1926, in Bainville, Mont. His father was a section crew foreman for the Great Northern Railroad and in Melford's early years the family lived in Culbertson and Saco. They moved to Tampico when Melford was in... Full story

  • Phyllis Huston Services

    Jan 10, 2024

    Phyllis Huston, age 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., Friday, Jan. 12. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, First Lutheran Church, Glasgow. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Lutheran Church. A full obituary will be available at a later date.... Full story

  • Beverly Jean Hancock Services

    Jan 3, 2024

    Beverly Jean Hancock, nee Canen, 80, of Granite City, Ill., born Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1943, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Reverend Sam Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights,... Full story

  • Julianna Ackerman Services

    Dec 6, 2023

    Julianna Ackerman, age 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral Service was at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow with Tom Fauth officiating. A reception followed the service.... Full story

  • Kathleen 'Kathy' Ramsbacher

    Dec 6, 2023

    Kathleen "Kathy" (Fralick) Ramsbacher, 81, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. A celebration of life, with family, will be at a later date. She was born on May 6, 1942, in Detroit Mich., to Harriet and Chuck Fralick. Kathy was a very kind and friendly person who was loved by all who knew her. In her free time, Kathy loved to cross stitch, garden, and spend time with her family. Her hobbies brought her joy and allowed her to express her creativity. Kathy is preceded in death b... Full story

  • Karen Kuebler

    Nov 29, 2023

    Karen Rose (Karcher) Kuebler age 81, passed away in East Helena, Mont., on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, at home. There will be a private inurnment service to lay her at rest with her husband at Fort Harrison, Helena. Karen was born on Jan. 25, 1942, in Glasgow, Mont., to parents Fern and George Karcher. She attended schools in Nashua and Fort Peck, Mont. After graduating from high school, she married her sweetheart Carl "Dick" Kuebler and spent 60 years together until her husband's death in 2021.... Full story

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