Mary Elizabeth Miller
Oct 17, 1941 - Feb 08, 2024
In the early morning of Feb. 8, 2024, Mary’s earthly body could no longer endure. She was 82. What she lived for, hoped for, and believed in all her life came true … she met her Savior. Through faith in Jesus, Mary entered heaven to dwell in the love of God forever. In that moment Mary met all those she knew and loved that had gone before. Mary will be overjoyed to be reunited with her earthly love Ken in God’s kingdom. Born Mary Elizabeth Miller in 1941 she met the love of her life Ken Dutter, and they married in 1959. Ever faithful, Ken and Mary stayed married for 45 years until Ken was called to his eternal home in 2005. Mary had the heart of a servant. Working alongside Ken she would take on whatever life brought their way. So many times, Mary invited people to her home and would go to great lengths to make sure they were taken care of. Holidays, birthdays, or events with fellow churchgoers were done right and Mary worked hard at it with a smile of joy. In the early '80s while Ken was helping guide in the Bob Marshall Mary found a business opportunity, Dairy Queen of Kalispell. With Mary’s work ethic and Ken’s keen business sense, they were off and running. They were a perfect team and made it a success. Mary loved flowers and had a gift for making them grow beautifully. She loved to be outside. Even after losing the love of her life, she pressed on mowing with her favorite mower, a John Deere. Mary loved that tractor, the green and yellow suited her. Mary also loved music. Gospel, Bluegrass and most of the '50s were her favorites. Mary played golf, traveled, loved horses, packing into the Bob Marshall and enjoyed attending Gospel quartet concerts with Ken. Ken and Mary also spent time ministering to those God called them to. Together, they spent time in Alaskan villages, Native American reservations and local church youth, spreading the Gospel through music in the Flathead, prison ministries and the Gideons. They gave to those who needed support and hope. St. Jude Children's Hospital was a heartfelt passion. Visiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital moved them to tears. As it happens in life, Mary needed extra care in her last few years and moved into a number of assisted living facilities. This was especially hard for her. All she wanted to do was go home, plant flowers and be around those she loved. Later, decreasing cognitive ability took its toll. Even so, Mary was still a fighter and was determined to have her way. Cherished are the times kneeling at her bedside, holding her cheek, saying her name, and telling her how much she was loved. It was a blessing to see her open her eyes, crack a little smile and try her best to say, “I love you too.” Mary will be remembered by those close to her for the love she had in her heart. It was always there. A tribute to God’s promise to us. That love was passed on to her family, will be remembered, felt deeply and never go away. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Grover and Pauline Miller; brothers Jim and Bud Miller; and her lifelong best friend and husband Ken Dutter. Mary is survived by son Randy and wife Ramona and their children Katie (Dutter) and Aaron Devries and their children Jason and Kinze; Luke Dutter (son to Randy and Ramona); Tim Dutter and wife Shelbey and their children Nate Dutter, Jake Dutter and wife Tiffanie and their children Ryliee, Hayes and Jacob Jr.; Bayleigh Dutter (daughter to Tim and Shelbey) Debbie (Dutter) Morton and husband Keith and their son Andy and wife Brittany and their children Emmett and Jasmine; also, many dear family members from Ohio. Words are not adequate for what you meant to those you left behind. Many tears have and will be shed. Tears of sorrow. Tears of joy. Joy for the love you gave that lives on. Joy because you completed your journey and dwell in the house of the Lord forever. You will never be alone. In His love forever. For those who want to remember Mary, there will be a viewing at Johnson-Gloschat funeral home Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Psalm 136:3 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever”.
Mary Jane "Janie" Camacho
Jan 15, 1950 - Jul 20, 2021
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Jan 15, 1950 - Jul 20, 2021
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Dec 26, 1935 - Feb 03, 2024
Arlen Roll, 88, was born in a cabin on the Yellowstone River near Glendive on Dec. 26, 1935. His family moved frequently from town to town, wherever his father Stilden was needed to teach school. Growing up, Arlen and his sister Gloria delighted in hiding from their parents in wheat fields, riding pigs, and getting up to various other antics and high jinks. Later in life when younger brother Dale came along, he undoubtedly benefitted from their questionable wisdom. Arlen’s Uncle Cornelius Bates taught him how to hunt and fish, pursuits that were close to his heart throughout his life. He attended Flathead County High School in Kalispell where he met his wife of 61 years, Maryle (Tracht) Roll. Arlen later joined the Air Force and served in Korea as a radar technician. He graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and joined the U.S. Forest Service where he worked in the personnel department from his family’s base in Missoula and, for one year, Washington, D.C. He was a frequent volunteer in his children’s activities, including scouting. He had the gifts of a Renaissance man, creating antler jewelry that he sold at art fairs throughout the region. Arlen later turned his considerable talents to stained glass work, producing beautiful lamps and window inserts, in addition to an entire village of houses for his beloved daughter, Linda. Arlen was Linda’s greatest confidante and she was his protégé, learning stained glass art at his side. With his son John, Arlen spent countless happy hours hunting and fishing. It was in nature, Arlen said, that he could see the face of the Creator. The indestructible Arlen Roll, who survived more than 35 broken bones and four bouts of cancer in his life, died peacefully on a blustery Saturday night. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Strodtbeck; father, Stilden Roll; sister, Gloria McMichael; and nephews, Brian and Larry McMichael. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maryle; daughter, Linda Robb (husband Don) of Kalispell; son, John (wife Mary Ann) and grandson Marshall of Spokane; brother, Dale (wife Rita) and niece Tanya of Alta Loma, California; niece, Janice McMichael of Kalispell; and nephews, Wayne and Glen McMichael. Donations in Arlen’s name can be made to the Sparrow’s Nest.
Kevin P Dreyer
Nov 27, 1962 - Jan 26, 2024
Kevin P Dreyer passed away in his sleep at home on January 26th, 2024. Kevin was born in Minot ND to Doris and Gerald Dreyer. They moved to Kalispell when he was 3. He attended Evergreen Schools and graduated from Flathead High School in 1981. Kevin enlisted in the United States Marine Corp until 1989 obtaining Rank of Sergeant and awarded the Navy achievement medal! He worked as a mechanic for several years at Flathead Transmission Specialists. Kevin enjoyed camping, kayaking, and taking road trips around Montana just to get away and to have fun. He was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and stepson Cal. He is survived by his wife Paula, brother Dennis, sister-in-law Sally, sister Judy and brother-in-law Dick, stepdaughter Shawn and her husband Patrick, Grandchildren Callie, Kaitlyn, AJ, Brinley, Jordyn, Maverick, and daughter Kayla. A Memorial service will be held February 16th, 2024, at Johnsons Funeral home at 1:00pm with a reception to follow at the Kalispell VFW from 3-5.
Apr 26, 1937 - Jan 27, 2024
Sally Andersen, 86 passed away on January 27, 2024 at The Heritage Place in Kalispell. She was born on April 26, 1937 in Monroe, Washington to the late Harold Andersen and Mary Andersen (Wolf). Funeral services for Sally will be held at 11:00 on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Journey Church in Columbia Falls. Sally will be laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
Jan 15, 1950 - May 20, 2021
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Michael A. Sager
Mar 03, 1959 - Feb 02, 2024
Michael A. Sager, 64, formerly of Marietta, passed away in Kalispell, MT. on February 2, 2024. Born March 3, 1959, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Shireman Sager. Mike was a 1977 graduate of Donegal High School, Mount Joy PA where he played soccer and basketball. He worked at the former Armstrong Carpet Plant in Marietta, the former Sager Dodge Wrightsville, and the former Faulkner Chrysler Jeep. Mike went on to start his landscape and mowing service and later transitioned into serving others by working for Water Street Rescue Mission of Lancaster. Mike moved to Montana in 2011 and worked for the Missoula International Airport Parking Authority. He later moved to Kalispell and began work in homeless shelters and Church Thrift Shops. He retired in 2021. An avid outdoorsman, he was an ardent fly fisherman, a stealthy elk hunter, and enjoyed hiking the mountains of northern Montana. If desired, memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Donegal Fish and Conversation Association: https://donegalcreek.com to promote trout habitat in Lancaster County Spring Creeks.
Jeanne Ruth King (Randolph)
Sep 24, 1947 - Jan 28, 2024
Jeanne Ruth King (Randolph) passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024, in Kalispell Montana. Her husband, Ted, held her hand and her children spoke words of love and grief over the phone as she slipped into the arms of her Heavenly Father. Born on September 24, 1947, in Portland Oregon, Jeanne was the only child of Edwin John Randolph and Ruth Leola Randolph (Casey). On March 5, 1965, she married John Abbott and together they had three children: Annette Marie, Michelle Dianne and David John Abbott. On June 8,1985, she married Theodore (Ted) Jelmer King and was blessed with three more stepsons to call her own: Ted Jelmer King Jr., Donald Maurice and Michael Shane King. Jeanne will be so very missed. She was a friend, an aunt, and a sister-in-law, but foremost and by far, Jeanne was a mother, a grandmother and a wife. “Mom made every event happy and special with her giggles and big smile! Cooking in the kitchen she would twist back and forth and sing “momma loves shortening”. She loved nature- camping! She helped us make little Indian villages- a favorite memory! She was an expert in the card game Canasta and thrived on going ‘OUT’ first in the game! Mom loved music and when a favorite song would come on, she would sing and move to the music while driving. Mom loved all six of her children, they all made her so happy- her love was BIG! When mom met Ted she fell in love fast, and they had a love story I would wish for every couple! Mom loved Montana and bragged about its beauty all the time- she was so proud of Ted and his hunting skills- bears in their backyard and friends that loved nature as much as she did.” “Grandma’s unconditional love and kind spirit is what made her so special to every single one of her grandchildren. She created so many special memories with us. One that I can say most of us made with her was the late-night Canasta games that sometimes got a little heated. LOL. Grandma was truly one of the most kindhearted people I knew. We love you grandma.” “Jeanne was a thousand percent behind me! She took my feelings to heart in every situation that arose. She was a warm and loving wife who enjoyed cooking, quilting for the grandkids and taking drives through nature. I will never forget this one time when a herd of Elk with one monster, seven-point, Royal Elk stopped on the road in front of our car. This massive beast bent down and looked through the windshield, staring Jeanne directly in the eyes. She never stopped talking about that moment and I will always remember her excitement.” She spent her career as a Dental Assistant in Portland Oregon, and that’s how she met her ‘Hunny’, Ted. In one way or another she spent many years keeping Ted’s smile beautiful. Soon after Jeanne and Ted retired, nearly twenty-five years ago, they moved to the beautiful Montana countryside, spending time in nature, taking thousands of drives and looking for wildlife! She also traveled much to spend time with her children, her many grandchildren and even her more recent great grandchildren. Jeannie loved deeply and was loved deeply in return! Jeanne Ruth King leaves behind her husband Ted and six heartbroken families, two daughters, one son, and three stepsons. She will always be remembered by her 16 grandchildren and her memories will be shared with her soon to be 5 great grandchildren. A funeral will be held at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Eureka on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11am with burial at Tabacco Valley Cemetery to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Eureka. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com. To to the family, please
Talis Sands, a free spirit who danced to the beat of her own drum. She was a woman unafraid to break away from the crowd, embracing life on her terms. Her daughter, Tayvia Doran, was the true love of her life, a beacon of joy in her adventurous journey. Talis lived on the edge, finding solace in the roar of a motorcycle as she fearlessly navigated life's twists and turns. An avid outdoors enthusiast, she reveled in the untamed beauty of nature, finding peace beneath the open sky. Despite her vibrant spirit, Talis faced an internal struggle. Battling a severe, unmedicated bipolar disorder, she slowly unraveled, losing the connections that once defined her. It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge her untimely departure. In remembering Talis Sands, let us honor the vivacity she brought to every moment and the love she held for her daughter. May her memory endure as a testament to the complex, beautiful tapestry of a life lived on the fringe of convention, a life touched by both the exhilaration of freedom and the profound challenges of mental health. To to the family or in memory of Talis Sands, please