Coleman (Cole) Yunger
Coleman (Cole) Yunger, 63, passed away into the loving arms of his Savior, on March 11, 2017, at St. Patrick Hospital, in Missoula, with his sister Sherri Lonz at his side and special friends Randy and Lori Banks of Deer Lodge in close attendance. At the time of his death, Cole was working for the Experience Works.
Cole was born David Patrick Graham, to Doyle and Margaret Graham, on February 14, 1954.
Cole served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and sustained injuries while on duty. He was described as a hot-tempered Irishman with a heart of gold and a beautiful singing voice, who would give the shirt off his back to anyone needing help. He is sorely missed and loved by his family but we know that he is in the hands of his Lord and take comfort he will be seen again.
David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mark Kelly Graham, and his sisters Mary Valentine and Melody Nelson. He is survived by his sister Sherri Lonz, and brothers Doyle Graham, Bobby Graham and Stewart Johnson. A military funeral will be held at the Ft. Harrison Cemetery on March 24, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make all donations to the Lee Jewell Funeral Home, in Deer Lodge, or the Veterans administration for homeless veterans, in Helena.
Merlyn Lee Marceau
Montana State Prison inmate Merlyn Lee Marceau died on March 18, 2017 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, following an extended illness. Mr. Marceau was 64 years old.
Mr. Marceau was sentenced out of Flathead County in 1997 for the crime of Sexual Intercourse without Consent; he was sentenced to 40 years with 20 years suspended. Mr. Marceau was released on probation in 2008. In 2009, due to a violation of probation, Mr. Marceau was resentenced to 20 years to Montana State Prison with no time suspended. Mr. Marceau had been parole eligible since 2013.