Obituaries

Peter ‘Pete’ John Barten, 85

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Peter “Pete” John Barten, 85, passed away suddenly at his home near Lake Blaine Nov. 28, 2018.Pete was born Jun 5, 1933, to Ted and Mary Barten in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, and was the oldest son of 14 children. Pete moved to Chicago where he m...

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Charles Henley Phillips, 88

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Charles Henley Phillips passed away Nov. 22, 2018, at home in Kalispell, surrounded by family and angels.He was our beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was born on March 14, 1930, to Henley S. Phillips a...

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Karlann S. Coughlin, 93

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Karlann S. Coughlin, 93, of Kalispell, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at HealthCenter Northwest in Kalispell.Karlann Smith was born in Tipton, Indiana, on Feb. 18, 1925, to Claudia Achtenhagen Smith and John D. Smith III. Her fathe...

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Donn Wayne Fish Sr., 68

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Donn Fish, 68, passed away on Nov. 24, 2018, after a brave fight against multiple illnesses, with his wife Dorene and other family by his side.Donn was born in Watertown, South Dakota, on Dec. 10, 1949, to Harvey and Lydia Fish. He was the ...

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Vonnie Ovnicek, 78

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Vonnie Ovnicek died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Kalispell. She was born on March 6, 1940, in Billings to Mike and Rose Klingensmith. Con, her husband of 52 years, passed away on July 23, 2018, just 56 days earlier. Vonnie was comforted by...

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Donn Wayne Fish Sr., 68

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Donn Fish, 68, passed away on Nov. 24, 2018, after a brave fight against multiple illnesses, with his wife Dorene and other family by his side.Donn was born in Watertown, South Dakota, on Dec. 10, 1949, to Harvey and Lydia Fish. He was the ...

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Eugene Birks, 86

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Eugene Birks, 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Kalispell.Gene was born Sept. 1, 1932 in Logan, Iowa, to Clay and Garphelia Birks. He was raised on a farm with two older brothers and one sister. He rode his horse to school, and la...

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Roberta Louise ‘Bobbi’ (DeVoe) Altree, 88

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Roberta Louise “Bobbi” (DeVoe) Altree passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2018, surrounded by family members following a stroke.Mrs. (DeVoe) Altree was born Jan. 20, 1930, to Ella (Overby) and Richard DeVoe of Somers. She was sister to Phyll...

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Donald L. Stevlingson, 77

November 28, 2018 at 2:00 am

Colonel (retired) Donald L. Stevlingson of Bigfork passed away from natural causes on Friday, Nov. 23 at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish at the age of 77.Don was born in Great Falls on March 31, 1941 to Donald M. and Irene Brown Stevling...

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Bruce McAtee, 69

November 28, 2018 at 2:00 am

On Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, Bruce McAtee, father of three children, passed away at the age of 69 after putting up a near 30-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves behind a legacy of selflessness and fearlessness.Gerald Bruce McAtee, ...

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