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Edith Marie Ihnat


December 20, 2017

Edith Marie (Miller) Ihnat passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the age of 94.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

She was born on April 14, 1923, at Haxby, Mont., to her parents, Clara and Richard Miller. She was the second of five children and attended high school in Jordan. She graduated from high school at Nashua.

She and her parents moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1940 and she and Michael Ihnat of Nashua were married in Hamilton, Mont., on Feb. 1, 1941. They moved to San Diego, Calif. Mike served on the U.S.S. Hayes in the U.S. Navy, while she was a homemaker, gardener, and made many beautiful quilts.

She and her family moved to Fort Peck, where they lived for approximately nine years, where Mike worked on the Fort Peck Dam. She and her family lived in various states while her husband built electrical power plants. They returned to the Bitterroot Valley in 1977, and Mike built their home at Grantsdale. She took great satisfaction and joy in her children and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael Ihnat; one daughter, Suzanne Wendel; and one sister, Janet Miller.

She is survived by six children: Kathleen Piska and her husband, Jerry, of Atlanta, Ga., Monica Ihnat and her husband, Jacque, of Yachats, Ore., Michelle Hasenkamp of Northampton, Mass., Michael Ihnat II and his wife, CeCe, of Buffalo, Wyo., Roxanne Oravetz and her husband, Steve, of Camano Island, Wash., and Jorja Taylor and her husband, Steve, of Circle; three siblings, Allen and his wife, Betty of Missoula, Beryl Johnson and his wife, Clete, of Stevensville, and Vera DeTienne of Hamilton; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Virginia Gray and her husband, George, of Kalispell, Mary Johnson of Fort Peck and Ruth Ihnet of Pullman, Wash.

Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.


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