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Thursday, September 20th 2018
Joe Carson
Glasgow- Joseph Carson 95, passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his devoted wife and family Saturday, September 8, 2018 of natural causes. Per Joes request he has been cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be on September 29, 2018, at the Evangelical Church, at 11:00, with military honors. A luncheon will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Joe was born March 1, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Charles and Margaret LaRoque Carson. He attended school in Wolf Point for 8 years. At the age of 16 he went to work with the section crew on the Great Northern Railroad. In 1943 he joined the Army as a heavy equipment operator and as a construction laborer. Joe served in New Guinea, Luzon, and Korea. Joe was honorably discharged on December 28, 1945.

In 1950 Joe met the love of his life in Brockton, Montana – Mary Ann Johnson – On January 27, 1951 they eloped to Glasgow Montana and were married in the Methodist Parsonage. They have been together for 67 years, proving that a man can actually love a woman faithfully and unconditionally for a lifetime.

Joe was a jack of all trades. Besides the railroad he worked for Servisoft, the Glasgow School District, Saboe Oil, finally landing a job with the Corp of Engineers as a laborer and heavy equipment operator. In 1979 Joe suffered a heart attack and was forced to retire on January 2, 1986 with 28 years of service.

Joe is survived by many people who loved him and laughed with him, including his loving wife Mary Ann, daughters Mary Jo (Bruce) Berry of Superior, Montana, Ginger (Jerry) Rice of Belgrade, Montana, Rick (Melissa) Carson of Montrose Colorado, and Debbie (Butch) Heitman of Glasgow, Montana. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Annis of Denver Colorado.

He has 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins besides many other extended families including Tan Leckie, and Diane Carlson. He is preceded in death by his brother Robert Carson, sisters Alice Boyer, Katie Belle Mc Dermott, and Josephine Berger.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018
Zane James Tollefson
Zane James Tollefson, 69 passed away September 15, 2018 at Valley View home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Malta, Mont., the son of Jim and Georgel (Elhard) Tollefson. He was the oldest of four siblings.

Zane attended Malta, Vandalia and Hinsdale schools, graduating in 1967 from Hinsdale High School. While in high school, he began working for KLTZ filling in on Saturdays hosting a program called “Record Romp”, a call-in request show. Following graduation, Zane attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. to study radio broadcasting. He worked in Minneapolis for four years before returning to Hinsdale in 1971 and purchasing the Hinsdale Tribune and Saco Independent newspapers. He eventually merged the two papers, calling the publication the Independent Tribune. In the four years he operated the Independent Tribune, he won several newspaper awards including those for general excellence, best photography, and best special issue. I

In 1975, Zane moved to Corte Madera, Cali. where he worked for the Twin City Times and the Corte Madera Larkspur News. He also worked in La Jolla for Del Mar News Press in sales. After his time in California, Zane moved back to Montana and owned and operated several small businesses, including the Sunlit Plains publication and two TMG (Tollefson Media Group) video stores in Glasgow and Wolf Point. He also had an interest in the arts and was involved in several productions at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Through all of these ventures, his passion for radio never ceased and he continued working for KLTZ for many years. Zane was an extremely creative and talented individual.

Survivors include one brother, James (Doris) Tollefson, Hinsdale; sisters, Hollie (Stuart) Frost and Ruth (Roger) Waarvik, Glasgow; two nephews and four nieces. Zane is preceded in death by parents, James G. Tollefson (1993) and Georgel E. Tollefson (2011); nephew, Adam Tollefson (2007).

A private family ceremony will be held at Reitan Cemetery north of Saco at a later date.

Memorials in honor of Zane can be sent to Valley View Home or Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Monday, September 17th 2018
Virginia Lee Olson Enman
Ginny Enman, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home near Drummond on September 13, 2018.

Virginia Lee Olson was born September 6, 1951, in Glasgow, Montana to Stanley and Lenore (Frisch) Olson of Larslan. She was raised on the family farm and developed strong work ethics that she demonstrated throughout her life. She attended grade school in Larslan and graduated from Opheim High School in 1969. She attended Airline Training School at Denver, Colorado and early in 1970 was hired by Telemax of Omaha, Nebraska to complete her training. She returned to Montana in the fall of 1971.

Ginny married Duane Palin in 1972 and they made their home in Drummond, MT. They had two sons, Jason Duane and Eric Stanley. She began a career in the restaurant business working 2 days a week as a waitress at the D-M Café. They eventually purchased that café and Ginny was the primary cook and managed it until selling in 1999. She and Duane were divorced in 1988.

She married Elliott Ralph Enman in August of 1999 and they moved to a new home in the country, where they established a yard that the family now lovingly calls “the park”. She continued to work at the restaurant until she was hired by the school as a cook and worked there until retiring this year.

Ginny, true to her “farm girl” roots enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed her flowers and the birds in their yard.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Olson; two infant sisters; grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her husband Elliot; sons Jason Palin and Eric (Becky) Palin; step-daughters Lisa Beach and LaRae Munns; grandchildren Jake, Dylan, Ava, Abby, Lucas Palin and Gavin Munns; mother Lenore (Ray) Hinerman; siblings Dan (Rose) Olson, Kathy (Leland) Smith, Karen (Joe) Bergtoll, and Dave (Michele) Olson; stepbrother Neal Hinerman; aunt Helen Peterson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment in Highland Cemetery will follow the Celebration of Ginny’s Life on Friday.


Monday, September 17th 2018
Jack Snare
Graveside services for Jack Snare will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 10:00a.m. at the Scobey Cemetery with a reception following at the Scobey Lutheran Gym/Education Center.
Monday, September 17th 2018
Kenneth L. Cumber
Kenneth L. Cumber, 83, of Glasgow, Montana passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 peacefully at his home.

Kenneth was born May 17, 1935 in Jamestown, North Dakota to Conroy and Irene (Peckham) Cumber. He received his early education at Montpelier, North Dakota. He served in the Army which he was stationed in Germany for a couple of years. Upon returning state side he met Delores Wuzke. The couple married June 28, 1958 in Jamestown, North Dakota. The couple made their home on the plains of North Dakota in Jamestown, where Kenneth made a living hauling grain and cattle. To this union three boys were born. Later Delores and Kenneth separated. Kenneth married Cynthia Manns, to this union one son was born. When Cynthia passed away he and Delores reunited and were married in 1986.

Kenneth managed the Blair Ranch from 1976 until 1988 until a horse riding injury forced him to retire from ranching.

Kenneth was an avid wood worker, with Delores by his side they logged many hours in the “shop” making signs and shelves for friends and family. In his retirement, the couple was able to travel more: with trips to visit family in Oregon and California and multiple trip to Arizona, Mexico and South Dakota.

Preceding Kenneth in death are his second wife Cynthia Manns, parents Conroy and Irene and sister Collen.

He is survived by his wife Delores; sons Ronald (Susanne), Randal (Tracy), Kevin (Gabrielle) and Ritchie; special family friend Kim Gookin; grandchildren Kristina, Brad (Lauren), Anthony, Colter, Amber, Dusty (Zack), Gus, Marissa and Gavin; several great-grandchildren; step-children Mitch, Julie, Michelle, and Tina.

Family will receive friends Thursday, September 20, 2018 6-8:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, with Pastor Rick Thompson officiating. Burial will take place following services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A reception will follow burial at VFW Fort Peck Post #3107 in Glasgow, Montana.

Tuesday, September 4th 2018
Beverly Denise Komrosky
Beverly Denise Komrosky, 88, passed away September 3, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana.

Beverly was born March 7, 1930 in Sheldon, North Dakota to Hans and Rose (Meyer) Dahl.
June 3, 1959, Beverly married Leroy “Harry” Komrosky and, together, they raised 8 children. During their many years together in Glasgow, Beverly worked at Stockman Bar, Markle’s Hardware, Kilts Café, drove school bus, and was owner of Curley Top Beauty Salon. Some of her greatest stories came from riding shotgun to Harry as a long haul truck driver throughout the U.S.

During their marriage, Beverly enjoyed taking family vacations, dancing with Harry, racing at Duck Creek Raceway, playing bingo, and bowling. For the last two years, Beverly has enjoyed watching her grandson, Dayne, race cars where he carried on Grandpa Harry’s tradition of #88. If Beverly had a choice, every day would be race day with Dayne. Beverly’s biggest joy was her family. Her kids, grandkids, and having the privilege of being “GG”(Great-Grandma). Beverly was the true matriarch of the family. Caring and nurturing was always her priority. The last 15+ years of her life was spent living with her daughter Rae and grandkids in Billings. During this time, she helped Rae care for her kids while she went to Nursing School. These years together have created a strong, unbreakable bond with her grandkids Dayne, Alyssa, and Ashlie.

Beverly was proceeded in death by her husband Leroy “Harry” Komrosky; her sons Norris, Norman, and Darrell; her brothers Gary, Roger, and Norm “Bawky”; sisters Mavis, Sharon, Darlene, Delores “Bing”, and Elenor “Sis”.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters Raelynn (Dale) Harris, Darlene (Jim) Henderson, and Debbie Bryan; two sons Doug (Carol) Komrosky and Ole Komrosky; granddaughters Alyssa (Jake) Pierce, Ashlie Kocher, Paige Komrosky, Lucinda Aguirre, Brandi Komrosky, and Lacy Wood; and grandsons Dayne (Kayla) Kocher, Brandon (Krista) Komrosky, Drew (Stacey) Komrosky, Brandon Harris, Larry (Christine) Bryan, Ron (Debbie) Bryan, Ryan (April) Case and Norris Thompson. Beverly also has 16 great-grandchildren. “GG Bev” has had many fond memories with Preston, Aynslee, Quinton, and Kayson and will be missed by them dearly.

Family will receive friends September 6, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, September 7, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, in Glasgow, Montana with Reverend Todd Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow at Glasgow VFW, Post 3107.

The family would like to thank the staff on 3 Fortin, St. Vincent Hospital for their excellent care of Beverly. Special thanks to Dr. Kat Dietrich. Also, the family would like to thank Compassus Hospice especially Kathy Stokes, RN and Chaplain Richard Vettle Becker for your loving care and compassion.

Monday, August 27th 2018
Dorothy Alice Solberg
Services for Dorothy Solberg will be conducted 11AM Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at the Community Church of Opheim (formerly the First Lutheran Church in Opheim). Interment will follow in the Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim. Music will be provided by Cathy Bailey, Brad, Dannielle and Micah Solberg. Her 6 grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her 3 granddaughters as honorary pallbearers. Waller Funeral Home has charge of arrangements: read or print the complete obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at: www.wallerscobey.com

Dorothy Alice Solberg was born on March 3, 1927, the first child to August and Carmel Devaurs in Merced, California. She was later joined by a sister, Dorris and brother, August.
Dorothy grew up in Merced, graduating from Merced High School in 1945. It was at a dance she met a young Army Air Corp pilot, Vern Solberg, from Montana. They were married at Luke AFB in Arizona on June 17, 1945. Upon Vern’s discharge he returned to his very rural home with his city-raised bride. This was quite an adjustment to the young newlywed girl, but she adjusted over time and eventually declared she always wanted to live on the farm. They lived on the Solberg homestead until 1950 when they bought an adjoining farm from Norman and Margaret Boe. It was there they raised their five children, Carole (Terry) Maier of Helena, Ken (Cyndi) of Larslan, Debra of Meridian, Idaho, Wes of Scobey and Wayne (Candy) of Richland. Dorothy and Vern moved to Scobey for the school year until 1967 when they made the farm their year round home.
Dorothy adapted well to her rural life role as farm wife, raising large gardens every year and processing the harvested vegetables for her family. She was also a lover of flowers and always had flowers blooming on every side of the house.
She and Vern enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, but their trip to Alaska was their favorite.
Dorothy was always active in her church, and Order of Eastern Star, later taking up ceramics and golf, which she enjoyed immensely. She spent many hours watching birds on the bird feeders and cutting out recipes from magazines.
Dorothy died peacefully August 25, 2018 at the DMHC where she had been a resident since January.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and many brothers and sisters in law.
She is survived by her 5 children, 9 grandchildren, Michelle McGuire, Trevor (Mary) Thompson, Derek (Judee) Solberg, Tiffany (Ryan) Hanson, Brad (Dannielle) Solberg, Brian (Barbara) Solberg, Cass (Hailey) Solberg, Tawny Solberg and Dylan Solberg. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family was very important to her and Grandma Dorothy (or) Great Grandma Dorothy was a favorite of theirs.

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