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Wilford Poppie

Mar 11, 1938 - Nov 17, 2023

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Hamilton, MT

HAMILTON - Wilford (Bill) D. Poppie was born in Hamilton, MT on March 11, 1938 in the hospital, which later became the County Administration Building on 4th St. He grew up in Hamilton and graduated from high school in 1956, then from Montana State University in 1961 with a BS in civil engineering. Bill worked as a smoke jumper during college summers before getting his first job that took him out of state. He married Paulette Hicks in 1986 and shared many adventures together. They lived in Washin...Read More

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Patricia Ann Herhold

Jul 16, 1937 - Feb 19, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Hamilton - Patricia Ann Herhold, 86, of Hamilton passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at The Hamilton Assisted Living. Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Patricia Ann Herhold, please

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Rohn Lee Kohler

May 24, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

It is with gentle sorrow that we announce the passing of Rohn Lee Kohler, a beloved husband, teacher, friend, and car enthusiast, on February 17, 2024. Born in Missoula, MT on May 24, 1943, Rohn led a life full of warmth, laughter, and indomitable spirit. His 80-year journey was marked by an unwavering love for people, education, and his home state of Montana. He lived a life that Henry Adams aptly described when he said, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Rohn's dedication to education was evident in his 30-year tenure as an Elementary Teacher in Clinton, where he infused each day with his quick wit and humor, invariably leaving a lasting impact on his students. His impressive academic journey saw him earning both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Montana where he was part of the Theta Chi Fraternity, a testament to his intellectual prowess and relentless pursuit of knowledge. His commitment to education was only rivaled by his affection for buying and selling cars, a hobby that brought him great joy and connected him with a diverse range of people. Rohn's vibrant life was filled with love and companionship. His marriage to June Clark in 1968 blossomed into a beautiful partnership that lasted 56 years. Their bond was a testament to William Shakespeare's words, "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." Rohn also had a soft spot for animals, particularly his five dogs, who were his faithful companions throughout his life. Survived by his wife, June of Hamilton; brother and sister-in-law, Mike nad Diane of Oregon; aunt, Theola Dufrense of Milltown; sister-in-law, Mary Clark of Helena; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Rohn's spirits will continue to live on in the hearts of those he touched. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita, and his father, Beverly. In celebrating Rohn's life, we invite you to share your cherished memories and photographs on his memorial page. Let us remember him as a man who embraced life with enthusiasm, humor, and love, and whose legacy will continue to inspire many future generations. June would like to give a special thanks to the first responders in Hamilton, 911 dispatch and the staff at Bitterroot Health Daly Hospital Emergency Dept. No formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Missoula Humane Society (5930 U.S. Hwy 93 S, Missoula, MT 59804). Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Rohn Lee Kohler, please

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Evelyn Harrington Fifield

Feb 07, 1930 - Feb 14, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Evelyn Harrington Fifield, 94, passed away after a short illness on February 14, 2024 at the Beehive homes in Hamilton, MT. Her parents came from Ireland and met and married in Butte where Dennis Harrington worked in the mines, and Mary Buckley Harrington worked in the home. Dennis wanted a change and moved the family to a ranch in Stevensville where Evelyn was born, February 7, 1930, the youngest of 8 siblings. She loved the ranch/farm and carried that love throughout her life. Evelyn attended the Old Curlew School and then graduated from Stevensville High School in 1948. By this time, her parents moved to a small farm north of Darby. On September 9, 1950 she married Charles Fifield and they raised 4 children on the farm they purchased from her mother. Charles worked in the sawmills and Evelyn tended a large garden, raised chickens and sold milk to dozens of families in the area. She was active as a 4-H leader and taught many Darby kids how to cook and sew. She was an excellent seamstress and good cook. When we would set down to a meal she loved to say “Everything we are eating today came from the Farm”. Evelyn served as President of the St. Francis Catholic Parish Council and was instrumental in the planning and building of St. Philip Benzi Catholic Church in Darby. She and Charles traveled the United States and cruised to Alaska, but her dream trip was a two week tour to Ireland where she met relatives and was able to retrace the steps of her father.. After loosing Charles in 2006, she stayed on and kept up the farm until moving to Hamilton in 2016 and learned to be a city girl. Evelyn was excited to be a pink lady at the hospital and enjoyed her time helping people navigate through the corridors. She also worked with the 4-H foundation. Evelyn cared for her home and raised beautiful flowers in the summer and nurtured her African violets throughout the house. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and 7 siblings and sibling in laws, her husband Charles and daughter Cindy Fifield. Survivors include daughters Julie (Tom) Long, Susan (Paul) Jensen and son Bob (Karen) Fifield. Granddaughter Nikki Jensen, and Grandsons W.C Fifield and Rob (Donna) Fifield and Great Granddaughter Locea Fifield. She left many nieces and nephews and friends especially Janice Heiland. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Daly-Leach Chapel with a reception immediately following in the funeral home’s community room. Interment will take place at Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby following the reception. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Evelyn Harrington Fifield, please

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Paul Ronald Burchnell

Jul 07, 1945 - Feb 11, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Paul Ronald Burchnell, 78 of Corvallis passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Bitterroot Health Daly Hospital in Hamilton. Arrangements are pending and will be announced. To to the family or in memory of Paul Ronald Burchnell, please

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Lois Doris Allen

Jan 01, 1928 - Feb 08, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Lois Doris Allen 1928-2024 Lois Doris Allen, age 95, died of natural causes on February 8, 2024. She was born in Drumright, Oklahoma. She lived with her husband, Joe, in Wichita, KS, where they raised racehorses. Then they were stationed in various locations around the US while he worked for the US Navy. After retirement they lived in Rockport, TX and Hamilton, MT. She was a wife and mother, and she enjoyed bowling, creating ceramic art, jewelry, and dolls. She is survived by her children, Ray Allen (Rockport, TX), Linda Allen (Hamilton, MT), Bob Allen (Lake Fork, TX), Dave Allen (Hamilton, MT), Don Allen (Austin, TX), Ron Allen (Silverdale, WA), and Debbie Allen (OR). She is preceded in death by her husband Joe, and daughters Gail Allen and Connie Cooper. She will be buried with her husband at the Western Montana Veterans Cemetery, MT. In addition to her children, Lois is survived by her brother Chet Angel (Hamilton, MT), 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. A service will be held at Daly-Leach Memorial Chapel, 1010 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT on Saturday, February 24th at 11 am. A light lunch will be served afterwards at the same location. To to the family or in memory of Lois Doris Allen, please

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Dean E Schneider

Apr 07, 1936 - Jan 27, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Dean E Schneider, age 87, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in Hamilton, Montana. Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will appear when available.

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Susan A. Boehne

Oct 26, 1950 - Jan 17, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

On January 17, 2024 the world lost a great one. To know Susan Boehne was to love her. She was an amazing woman who could always find the positive in any situation. Susan was a loving wife to her husband of 42 years, Mark. They were beyond soulmates, seeing each other through thick and thin. They enjoyed time together outdoors, traveling, and watching game shows. We can all hope to have a relationship half as special as theirs. She was an amazing mom to Emily and Joe. She helped them learn and strive to be kind people. Some of their most special memories with her are of dinner time, laughing at inside jokes, and reading together at bedtime. Susan was a special Grammy to Gabe. They spent hours together at the park, exploring the yard, and building some fantastic forts. She soaked up his giggles! She had a strong love of nature and all animals, but anyone who knew her would say her favorite animal was a pig. She loved growing up near her family farm, making friends with the farm animals and rescuing anything that moved. She delighted in watching birds and feeding the ducks. She was an incredible teacher, teaching in Eastern Oregon, Alaska, and Northern Idaho. Being a teacher was Susan’s passion; she loved kids and formed her own relationship with each student, aiming to meet their individual needs and brushing off preconceptions. They were her “Boehne Bunch,” and she loved her bonds with them and seeing them succeed. McDonald Elementary was her second home. She could often be found there working late into the night. She cherished the staff and students and ended her 42-year teaching career there. She was also a special aunt, sister-in-law, daughter, and sister. She loved her family and would fiercely defend them. She looked forward to big family meals on holidays and had hoped to host many more. She was a caring friend. Her favorite thing was to go on walks with her friends: to catch up, to listen, to care. She was strong. She had a lengthy medical journey with scoliosis when she was a teenager, survived multiple accidents involving semi-trucks, and beat skin cancer. She was also emotionally tough and steadfast in her faith. And dang if she didn’t fight hard in this last battle with Parkinson’s and dementia! We will miss her sound advice, her stories, her smile, and her love. The memories of this special woman we will hold in our hearts forever. We find comfort in knowing that her pain is gone and she is with the Lord. Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Don and Helen Messinger, and brothers, Mike and Dan Messinger. She is survived by her husband, Mark Boehne, children, Emily Valencia (husband Marc) and Joe Boehne, and grandson, Gabe Valencia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Shriners Hospital or your local animal shelter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Daly-Leach Chapel with burial to follow at the Corvallis Cemetery. The service may be livestreamed and condolences may be left at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Susan A. Boehne, please

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Barbara Jean Horn

Feb 23, 1942 - Jan 18, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

HAMILTON - Barbara Jean Horn, 81, of Hamilton passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Bitterroot Health Daly Hospital of natural causes. No formal services will be held. Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel. To to the family or in memory of Barbara Jean Horn, please

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Robert A. Laszloffy

Jul 20, 1938 - Jan 07, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

Robert (Bob) A. Laszloffy, 85, of Stevensville passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton, Montana. He was born on July 20, 1938 in Los Angeles, Ca. the son of Alexander Alfred Laszloffy and Gizella (Bajus) Laszloffy. His early years were spent working beside his father and grandfather in the family’s ornamental iron shop. Much of their work is still on display in churches and estates throughout southern California. He was also active in the Boy Scouts and was the first of three generations of Eagle Scouts in the Laszloffy family. When the family moved to Van Nuys, Ca. he attended Notre Dame High School and later graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Political Science. On June 18, 1960, while working as a supervisor at IBM, Bob married Sue Carol Ekberg, a registered nurse. Their son, Jeff, was born in 1961, and daughter Karen in 1963. The couple then moved to Sacramento, Ca. where son Greg was born in 1966. In 1970, Bob and Sue took a huge leap of faith and moved the family to Kailua, Hawaii where they started ChemMark of Hawaii. A chemical company serving the bar and restaurant industry. The family lived in Hawaii until 1981 when Bob sold the company, retired (for the first time), and moved the family to Montana, a state that he and Sue had fallen in love with while on vacation. They settled in Bozeman where he started another business and began his second career as a nurseryman. The Tree Factory, their nursery/ greenhouse operation is now called Oak Gardens on Nelson Rd. In 2005 he retired for the second time and moved to Hamilton, MT. in the scenic Bitterroot Valley. 10 years later, the couple moved to Stevensville where Bob would spend the rest of his life. He is survived by Sue Laszloffy, his wife of 64 years; sister, Linda Lynch of Inglewood, Ca.; son, Jeff and wife Jennifer of Laurel, MT.; daughter, Karen and husband Richard Dove of Seeley Lake, MT.; son, Greg and wife Vivienne of North Pole, Alaska; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Marcus Daly Hospice Endowment Fund or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Robert "Bob" A. Laszloffy, please

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Virginia Lee Hutchison Campbell King Rotering

Feb 04, 1934 - Jan 06, 2024

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Hamilton, MT

HAMILTON – Virginia Lee Hutchison Campbell King Rotering, 89, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024 at her home of natural causes. She was born February 4, 1934 in Eagle Grove, IA the daughter of Gordon and Nona Campbell. Virginia married Earl King on June 23, 1955. She and Earl moved to Montana in 1983 and he passed February 7, 1997. Virginia married Dennis Rotering on September 20, 2003. She is survived by 7 children and multitudes of grand and great-grandchildren. Virginia’s love was like sunshine. She was blessed by the people she knew. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm at the Daly-Leach Chapel. Services will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Hamilton with a reception following at the church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. To to the family or in memory of Virginia Lee Hutcheson Campbell King Rotering, please

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