February 27th, 2019
Galen L. Horswill Sr.
Galen L. Horswill Sr., 88, of Deer Lodge, passed away peacefully February 22, 2019 in the Deer Lodge Rehabilitation and Care home.
He was born March 24, 1930 in Hamlin County, S.D. to Philp and Lucille Horswill. He was educated in the Nanison N.D. area, where his family moved to when he was a boy.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Virgilee Pardeu, June of 1959 in Deer Lodge. Virgie passed away February 1986.
Galen married Betty DeRozier in 2001. They lived in Minnesota. Betty passed away August, 2018.
He is proceeded in death by both of his wives, father, mother, brothers and sisters. Along with lots of cousins and friends.
He is survived by two sons: Galen Jr. (Donna) of Deer Lodge and Mike (Angie) of Havre; daughter: Shawna Horswill-Tadvick (Robert) of Monroe, Wash.; two sisters: Lavonne Radneicki and Blanche Gill of Apache Junction, Ariz.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Jewell Funeral Home in Deer Lodge, Wednesday, February 27 from 3 to 5 p.m.
The funeral will be held at the Christ Fellowship Church, Thursday February 28 at 11 a.m. The Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge with a luncheon following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a memorial to Braach Shepherd 4 Veterans Inc. (BS4V) 1205 Marshall Creek RD. Philpsburg, MT 59858 in Galen Horswill SR.’s name.
February 20th, 2019
Walter Greig Godkin
Walter Greig Godkin went to be with his Savior Jesus on Feb. 1, 2019 at the Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Deer Lodge.
He was born in Brownwood, Texas Sept. 21, 1945. He attended the eighth grade in Philipsburg and then moved to Reno, Nev. Greig was an avid fly fisherman and also a wonderful gardener. He definitely had a green thumb.
He moved back to Philipsburg in the early 1970s and was a log truck driver. He continued that profession until his retirement. He logged around Philipsburg, Garrison, a short stint in Oregon and then he moved to Alaska. Logging in Alaska was an adventure, which he liked. The only way into the logging camps was by plane.
He met and married Joyce Downs in 1984 in Ketchikan, Alaska. She survives and resides in Ketchikan.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Ruth Godkin, brothers, Robert and Phillip and niece, Becky. He is survived by son Walter Barry Godkin; daughters, Sarah Chapman (Rick), Layla Brown (Joe); sister Norene McEvoy (Dennis) and brother Chuck Godkin (Kim); and nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held May 18 at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Dr Tom Wood of Christ Fellowship Church in Deer Lodge will be officiating.
Our thanks to the Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center and Dr. Qamar for the excellent care he received.
Bonnie Dot Penner
Bonnie Dot Penner, 81, of Bigfork, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Bonnie, affectionately known to others as “Tiny,” was born on Sept. 7, 1937, to Austin and Nellda Dillree in Rexburg, Idaho, joining older sister Lois and brothers Gary and Larry. The family relocated to Ovando. She attended Missoula County High School in Missoula and graduated in 1955.
Bonnie’s greatest treasure was her family. She loved celebrations that brought the entire extended family together. Any chance to gather, play cards, tell stories, and enjoy a family meal. No one ever went hungry around Bonnie, be it her family, friends, or the multitude of birds and sometimes deer fed from her front porch. She was also known for her homemade candy and cookies, which were eagerly anticipated and will surely be missed.
Bonnie’s other treasure was her yard. She possessed enviable gardening skills and spent countless hours in her yard, planting and tending to all her flowers and trees. Her efforts always brought amazement to visitors and Bonnie was delighted when her fruit trees would bloom, producing buckets full of pears and apples.
She was reunited in passing with her parents, Austin and Nellda Dillree, and brother Gary Dillree, among others.
She is survived by her sister, Lois James, and brother, Larry Dillree, both of Ovando. She is survived by her children, daughter Susan Nellda Cooper of Homedale, Idaho; son Geno Naef of San Antonio, Tex.; son Larry Penner of Bigfork; son Butch Naef of Spearfish, S.D.; son Jamie Penner of Bigfork; and daughter Ann Penner and son-in-law Todd of Helena; in addition to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved to squeeze and hug.
The family is planning to hold a celebration of Bonnie’s life this summer, when the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom, just the way she preferred them.
February 13th, 2019
Julia Marie Gangl Hutchison
Julia Marie Gangl Hutchison was born February 11, 1938 and passed away peacefully February 3, 2019 In Deer Lodge. She was born in Starkweather, N. D., the fifth child to Joseph and Mary Gangl. She moved with her family to Deer Lodge at age 16.
Julia worked her entire life while raising her seven children. Early on she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, Ma Bell, Safeway, and 4B’s Restaurant. She then took a position at Montana State Hospital and Galen State Hospital where she would spend the next 27 years until retirement with a brief time spent in Billings.
Julia was married to Jim White and was divorced, she married Paul Revere “Bill” Wheat, deceased, and later married Bob Hutchison, deceased.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son John Foley Wheat, a grandson Christopher White, a stepson Paul Revere “Billy” Wheat Jr., her sister Helen Roberts, her brothers Wilfred, Frank, and Robert Gangl.
Julia is survived by her brother Albert (Dorothy) Gangl of Kingfisher, Okla., her children Linda “AJ” (Chic) Hoenig of Three Forks, Jim (Karen) White of Helena, Cindy (Gary) Marshall of Deer Lodge, Laura (Chet) Periman of Deer Lodge, Val (Mitch) Clement of Cottage Grove, Wis., Albert “Chub” Wheat of Deer Lodge, step children Carla Beirle and Debbie Brown, grandchildren Steven and Todd Waters, Amber and Sara Marshall, Alan, Crystal, and Amy White, Dale and Cheston Periman, Josh and Jake Heine, Lyndsay and Skyler Clement, Karson, Bridger, and Aliawna Wheat, great-grandchildren Kemrai and Aiden Brenton, Ethan Arnold, Richard and Danelle Waters, KenziAnne and Jace Heine, and Michelle Julianna Periman.
Even though she spent most of her life working and raising her family she was able to travel to Alaska and Hawaii. She also took a road trip to Oregon with her best friend Edith and grandson Dale. She attended numerous conventions with Jehovah’s Witnesses in the lower 48 states and Canada, as far east as New York City and west to Pasadena, Calif.
Services were held Saturday February 9 at 2 p.m. at Jewel Funeral Home followed by a gathering at the Woman’s Clubhouse at the corner of Missouri and Clagget.
Thank you to Dr. Qamar and the staff at Renaissance and Deer Lodge Care and Rehab for the friendship and wonderful care of our mother.
February 06th, 2019
Death Notice: Arthur Barkhoff
Arthur Barkhoff, 71, passed away January 26. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.