Harold Walter Ericson
Harold Walter Ericson, 86, of Richland, Wash., passed away December 8, 2014. Harold was born in Butte, on June 5, 1928, the only child of Walter and Jean (Collins) Ericson. He grew up in Bozeman and graduated from Bozeman High School and University of Montana.
Harold served in the U.S. Army as a decoder toward the last part of World War II and after his discharge from the Army met and married Linda Lindquist.
They had three children and divorced later in life.
Harold taught high school English and was the librarian for several schools around Montana and in 1968, the family moved to Deer Lodge. He taught at Powell County High School and in 1972 bought the Credit Bureau, a business he owned and operated for over 40 years. He also was a real estate broker and sold real estate in the Deer Lodge area for many years. He moved to Richland, Wash. in 2004, and was a home health caregiver for clients sometimes much younger than himself.
Harold was an avid tennis player and played pool on the Deer Lodge and Butte Pool leagues for years. He prided himself in giving blood to the American Red Cross. He was honored in 2012 as a Red Cross Real Hero for the many pints of blood he donated. He was a member of the American Legion, Rotary Club, Moose Lodge, and served on the Deer Lodge City Council. His favorite place to eat lunch was at Deer Lodge Senior Citizens.
Harold was preceded in death by his beloved son and friend Eric Ericson who died in 2011.
Harold is survived by his daughters: Margo Ericson of Clarkston, WA, Valorie (Doug) Smith of Deer Lodge, grandchildren: Adrian Ericson of Glen Rose, Tex., Courtni (Eric) Hart of Anaconda, great-grandchildren: Emmalyn Hart and Alayna Hart and good friends: Jamie Ault of Richland, Wash. and Sue Morris of Richland, Wash.
Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home is entrusted with Harold’s funeral arrangements and a graveside ceremony was Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick.
The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth Charles Aiello
Montana State Prison inmate Kenneth Charles Aiello #2047394 died on Monday, December 9, 2014 at approximately 7:02 p.m. from an extended illness.
Inmate was sentenced out of Ravalli County for the crimes of Incest, Sexual Intercourse without Consent and Sexual Assault. He received a life sentence with no chance of parole.
Inmate Aiello was received at Montana State Prison in June of 2003. He was born 6-11-1947 (67 years of age).
Montana State Prison inmate William Bergin #32407 died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at approximately 8:25 p.m. Inmate Bergin was 72 years of age. He was sentenced out of Yellowstone and Cascade counties beginning in April 1992. Inmate Bergin died of natural causes. He was eligible for discharge on 12-14-2014.