Michael James Fah
Michael James Fah, 50, of Deer Lodge, passed away Monday night October 21, 2019.
Mike was born in Missoula, on May 9, 1969 to John and Florence Fah. He attended school in Deer Lodge.
Mike worked for the Sun Mountain Lumber and most recently at the Montana State Prison as a Maintenance Technician for the last 2 years.
Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was involved with the demolition derby for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing with his family. Mike loved watching NASCAR and the MT Griz football.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother Florence Fah, mother-in-law June Wallace, grandparents, uncles Mikky and Jimmy, aunts Linda and Judy.
Mike is survived by his wife Joann, his dad John Sr., brother John Jr., sister Julie and her husband Eddy, niece Bryce, nephews Richard (Breanna) and Dustin, step-sons Russell Ring (Kim) and Kalvin Sharette, son Dale Gustafson (Mallory) and his grandchildren, Kylee, Madison, Allison and three extra special little girls, Zenadaya, Zion, Zayna, Zelina and brother and sister-in-laws (Laurie and Steve, Don and Roxana, Janie and Sam, and Arvie and numerous nieces and nephews). Aunts Shirley, Lil, and Loretta Rae and extended family.
The celebration of life will be Saturday, November 9 at the Elks Lodge in Deer Lodge from 1-4 p.m. We will be having a potluck, if you would like to bring a casserole, salad or something else; it would be greatly appreciated.
Charliene L. Staffanson “Memom”
Charliene L. Staffanson “Memom”, 79, of Deer Lodge passed away October 22, 2019.
Charliene was born to Joyce and Victor Wright July 16, 1940. She was raised in Missoula and attended school there. She completed nurses training at St. Patrick’s School of Nursing. While in Nurses training at Warm Springs State Hospital she met Dale Staffanson. They were later married and moved from Anaconda to Deer Lodge where they purchased The Deer Lodge Drug “The Corner Drug”.
She was involved in many civic activities throughout her life in Deer Lodge, she liked to golf, ski and especially play bridge with her lifetime bridge partner Jaunita. In retirement she shared her cooking skills by providing catering services for many events.
She was preceded in death by Dale and her parents.
She is survived by children Clifford and Donna Staffanson, Maddy and Riley all of Ganesvoort, N.Y., and Susan and Joie Kramer, Tucker (Austyn) and Hunter all of Deer Lodge. A brother Charles (Jane) Wright of Spokane, Wash. and sister Sharon (Wayne) Heckeroth of Corvallis.
Services will be at the Presbyterian Church on November 13, 2019 at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at the Church Hall.
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