Services will be announced later.
Marvin W. Freed passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.
Services will be announced later.
Gail Lynn (Haack) Day passed away March 21, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She was born December 19, 1947 to Elwood Herman Haack and Viola Christine (Schultz) Haack in Greenbay, Wisc.
When Gail was 11 years old, her mother passed away. She and her father and younger sister moved to New Mexico and then to Las Vegas where she graduated from Western High School. She then moved to the San Francisco Bay area where she met Franc Day, her future husband.
After a two-week courtship, she and Franc were married July 2, 1967.
Eventually, they moved to Arlington, Wash. where she worked for Safeway and retired as produce manager after 28 years of service.
On July 26, 2003, Gail and Franc moved to the Belknap area outside of Trout Creek where she and Franc lived for ten and a half years.
Gail is survived by her husband, Franc; son, Mark of Arlington, Wash., and grandson, Conner Day.
She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed.
Memorial services will be held April 26 at 10 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, 1192 Mt. Silcox Dr., Thompson Falls.
Please, no flowers or cards. If you wish to make a donation, make it to the church.
Robert "Crazy Bob" Viergutz, Jr., aka Buffalo Bob, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours April 2, 2014.
Bob was born November 15 1949 in Duluth, Minn. to Robert and Anna Viergutz and was raised in Clover Valley. He attended school at Clover Valley High School. After school, Bob worked at Peerless Auto Body.
In May of 1971 he married his first wife Lynnette Martinsen and helped raise her daughter Nichole. In September of that year they welcomed Bob's first daughter Carmen who he called "Daddy's little girl". Two years later they welcomed Anna into the world, who is named after his mom. The marriage didn't last.
Later Bob married Laurie McGowan, who had two children from a previous marriage, Aaron and Alison. In December of 1977, they welcomed a third child, Robert Viergutz III. They moved from Minnesota to Alaska and found the weather harsher than Minnesota. On their return trip to Minnesota they found themselves in Thompson Falls, with a much milder climate, and decided to stay. They built a cabin on Blue Slide Road where they later divorced. Bob also owned and worked at Thompson Falls Body shop.
In 1991, Bob welcomed his first grandchild into the world, Carmen's daughter, Rosalynn, who instantly stole his heart. A string of other grandchildren followed. Then in June of 1999 Bob met and married his last and greatest love, Debi Allen, a US Navy retired welder and diver. In July of 2013 Rosalynn gave birth to Alison Rose the first great-granddaughter. Every time she would come to visit he would stop everything and give her his full attention.
Bod and Debi’s shared interests and passions led them to raise Buffalo. Thunder and Lighting, raised from babies, were the delight of family and friends as they were trained to come when called and almost beg for treats from family, friends and astonished visitors meeting these 3000 lb "pets" for the first time. Bob and Debi's love of animals and motorcycles were combined when they hosted their "Buffalo Bashes" with friends and family attending from near and far and all looking forward to enjoying Bob's love of a good party and drinking. He also loved antiques and classic vehicles.
Through the years Bob loved working on cars and did so most of his life, but his real passion was motorcycles. He couldn't wait till spring would hit and he would be out on the road with his friends on his Indian motorcycle. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He acted and did what he wanted to and he did not give a care about what anybody thought. It never even entered his mind. He was carefree and lived in the moment. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone out. Bob was never a quitter, he never quit, he just ran out of time.
He leaves behind his wife Debi; cats, Smoke and Cinder; dogs, Bandit and Izzy; and six large goldfish and a chicken or two; daughters, Carmen (John) Sheehan of Paradise, Anna (Jose) Gonzalez of Hibbing, Minn.; son, Robert (Tabitha) of Libby; step-daughter, Nichole Robnick of Forest Lake, Minn.; step-son, Aaron Kampf; brother, Wesley (Barb) of Duluth, Minn.; sisters, Carol Scholar of Two Harbors, Minn., Theresa Maki of Orlando, Fla., Gwen (Ken) Thomas of Buckeye, Ariz.; grandchildren, Rosalynn, Cody, JJ, Hunter, Selena, Shaelyn, Reed and Raecyn, Morgan, Tucker, Elle and great-granddaughter Alison Rose along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. And countless buddies, and lifelong friends, especially his "brother" Robert O'Neill. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. Bob is preceeded in death by his mother, father, Robert, sister Rosie, daughter Alison and his beloved dog Taz.
Bob's family are planning a memorial party in his honor Saturday, May 24 at Bob and Debi's property at 20 Buffalo Meadows Lane, located on Blue Slide Road in Thompson Falls. Everyone who knew him is welcomed to attend. Come join in sending Crazy Bob off in style. If you have any questions, call Debi Allen at (406) 827-4207 or (406) 396-4989
Jean Lacer, 79, long time resident of Thompson Falls, went home to Jesus Monday morning, April 7, 2014.
She was born April 15, 1934 to Nealy and Minnie Smith in Marmaduke, Ark.
Jean is survived by her husband of 62 years, Pastor Art Lacer; brother, Jerry (Nancy) Smith of Bono, Ark.; children, Zeta (Dan) Milaa of Livingston, Mont., Chuck (Rosemarie) Lacer of Grangeville, Idaho and Delli (Sam) Swatman of Thompson Falls; nine grandchildren, Charlie, James, Heidi, Kasey, Staci, Sheena, Colby, Samantha, and Kyle; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.
Jean loved painting, camping, needle crafts, and writing stories about her life. She enjoyed spending quiet time with her Lord and Savior and her greatest joy in life were her many grandchildren and “adopted” kids.
Besides growing up in Arkansas, she lived in California, Arizona, Oregon, British Columbia, and Butte, Mont. and Thompson Falls, always witnessing and sharing God’s love everywhere she went.
Funeral service will be held Friday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at Gospel Mountain Assembly of God in Thompson Falls with a reception at Gospel Mountain Assembly of God fellowship hall following the graveside service.
Terry Clarence Carter Sr., 65, of Booneville, Ark. Passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a retired carpenter and member of the Glendale Baptist Church in Booneville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13 at Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at Oak Valley Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Terry is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Carter; son, Terry Clarence, Jr. of Lebanon, Ill.; daughters, Pamela Jean Chenoweth of Paradise and Heather Renae Kortuem of Coupville, Wash.; brother, Jerry Winford Carter of Greenwood; sister, Peggy Louise Green of Lavaca, Ark.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Terry Clarence Carter, Sr. Memorial Fund in care of Farmers Bank, P.O. Box 610, Greenwood, AR 72936.
Mickey Vohs, age 37, went home to be with the Lord, January 16, 2014 at home in Melstone, Mont.
Mickey was born April 26,1976 in Sandpoint, Idaho. He grew up along the Clark Fork River on the family homestead in Heron.
He attended grade school in Heron and Noxon and graduated from Noxon High School in 1996. He was a lifetime logger and raised cattle. He moved to Melstone in 2005 with his family. He helped run the ranch and logged with his brother Jon as part of Vohs Logging.
He will always be remembered as a quiet man, who loved his Lord, his family, his cattle and playing practical jokes on his mom. He is greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Claudine and Damon Vohs; sisters, Lori (Roy) of Idaho and Mary of Idaho; brothers, Richard (Charle) of Musselshell, Mont., Billy of Melstone, and Jonathan of Melstone; nephews, Jason, Justin, Perry, Michael, Ty, Chief (Little Richard) and Dakota; nieces, Elle, Faith, Charle, Kat and Chelsea.
Memorial services will be held at the Heron Baptist Church, in Heron Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. with a potluck after.