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6 Silver State Post, March 16, 2011 THE RECORD Hot Cereal Fruit Bar Fruit Milk Sausage Pu Fruit Milk I French Toast Fruit Milk Sausage Link Hashbrowns Muffin Milk Egg Wrap Fruit Milk Monday, March 21 Hamburger on a Bun Pork and Beans Fruit Milk Tuesday, March 22 Chicken Wrap Lettuce/Dressing Fruit Sugar Cookie Milk Wednesday, March 23 Homemade Pizza Corn Fruit Milk Thursday, March 24 Chicken Strips Green Beans Fruit Bread Milk Friday, March 25 Fish Sandwich Oven Fries Fruit Milk This menu sponsored by: 1-90 PLAZA and Deer Lodge Care & Rehabilitation Center $3.50 a Person, Please Arrange For Delivery. By l0 a.m. March 21 - March 25, 2011 Metal subject to change - 846-3939 This ad is sponsored by: Deer Lt,dge Care & Rehabilitation Center , .... -, and _IT .e..euttttq FDI ......  .......... Bank BB B Bll B1 Ill I1 ll l1 mm lll Ill ll B Ill I I 1 I 1 1 1 Is your group looking for ideas for fundraisers? Whether its school groups, organizations or individuals, selling subscriptions is a great way to make money for your event. Call the Silver State Post to find out how we can help! 846-2424. 312 Missouri Avenue, Deer Lodge, MT 846-2424 Obits George S. Lane, 94 February 15, 1917 - March 14, 2011 George S. Lane, 94, died Monday, March 7, 2011, in Deer Lodge. He was born in Leavenworth, Washington on February 15, 1917 to Samuel and Lily Lane. He was the oldest of three brothers. George's family moved to Deer Lodge in 1918 where his dad worked for the Milwaukee Road. George graduated from Powell County High School and attended Montana State in Bozeman for two years majoring in electrical en- gineering. He then followed in his father's footsteps and went to work for the Milwaukee Road as an apprentice electrician. He worked as an electrician and foreman un- til retirement in 1977. To the very end, if you mentioned locomotives, diesels or electrics, he would light up with a "slew" of stories to tell. George met the love of his life, Frances Corrine Peters, and they married on June 15, 1941. Together they raised three children. He was a wonderful husband and father. In the late 1940s he set out to build a home from ground up. He was especially motivated when his dad commented, "George, why you've never even buil: an apple box!" With the loving help of his wife, he successfully completed the home in the early 1950s. Hunting, fishing, hiking and traveling were George's hobbies. He loved George S. Lane to hike to Meadow and Trask lakes and anywhere in the vicinity of Mount Powell. George was a gifted storyteller. People were often fascinated with his stories of childhood, Model A and T cars, animal encounters and the railroad. He was a long time member of Saint James Episcopal Church, the IBEW, Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge No. 1737, and a long time member of the Masons. George was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and daughter, Charlene. He is survived by his wife, Frances, son, Sam (Linda), daughter, Phyllis Mason, sister-in-law Virginia Lane, grand- children Tracy, Joelle, Elise, Kevin, Erika (Nick), eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. The memorial service took place Monday, March 14, 2011. The family wants to give a special thank you to St. James Episcopal Church for their loving attentiveness to George the past few months, to Rocky Mountain Hospice and the Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Elks Lodge No. 1737, or Rocky Mountain Hospice. Robert "Marc" Bielenberg, age 91, passed away in his sleep at the family's Bigfork farm early Wednesday, February 25, 2011. Marc was born in Deer Lodge in 1920. Both his parents and other ancestors were Montana pioneers, of whom he was always proud, one of whom was Conrad Kohrs of the Kohrs and Bielenberg ranches and mining companies. Many years of his youth were spent researching and prospecting gold properties in West- em Montana, a process he continued well into his late 80s and early 90s. He attended the U of M and Montana School of Mines. Marc was a WW II Veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre (Navy). He was married to Mary Brome in Missoula in 1956 and they had two children, Brome and Claudia. The family lived on a lovely lake property near Avon where Marc made a living with his min- ing activities, trapping and raising rainbow trout. Some of the family's Robert "Marc" Bielenberg, 91 1920 - February 25, 2011 happiest times were spent at the lake place. Many a winter's day after a huge snowstorm would fine Marc snow shoeing out of the property to pick up mail and groceries in Avon. In the 1960's the family moved to the Bitterroot and lived in Hamilton. He and his family were owners of two Montana sapphire properties one being on the West Fork of Rock Creek and the other on Dry Cottonwood Creek in the Deer Lodge Valley. His research and promotional ef- forts in regards to the Montana Sap- phire earned him Marc Bielenberg phire" by the authors. He and his wife were able to travel and visit many places around the world, in the company of wonderful, interesting friends., In his later years he enjoyed prospecting with many young metal detector friends and was forever looking for the mother lode. During the past sum- mer his helpers en- joyed traveling with him to visit frends and prospect in the mountains. Many a story and laugh were shared on these jour- neys. He was fond of his daughter and son-in-law and loved living on the farm with the assistance recognition from the School of Mines of three lovely ladies; Kelly Imlay, in Butte in 2004. He was also the Cindy Stretch and Jean Laurant. subject in the book of Rubies and He always maintained a sense.of Sapphire, and washamed "Mr. Sap- humor and loved to tell stories of his youth. Also in his company was one lovely black cat, Nugget, who was with Marc the night he died. Preceeding him in death were his son by a first marriage, Robbie, son Brome and wife Mary. He leaves a daughter Claudia (Lloyd) Thorsrud on the farm along with "surrogate" granddaughter Hyasmin currently in the U.S. Air Force; nephew Danny Bielenberg of Seeley Lake; Solo, Radar, Rocky, Apollo, Honey and Cheval, whom he loved to watch out in the pastures. Also his "grand dog" Tippy, Cassie and Nugget. At Marc's request, no services are planned. Me- morial donations may be made to the Mineral Museum at Montana Tech, c/o Richard Berg, Butte, MT. or to the Florence Crittendon Home in Helena, 901 N. Harris St., Helena, MT 59601. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home caring for the family. Viola Dagne Linden Mitchell, 96 August 27 1914 - March 13, 2011 Viola Dagne Linden Mitchell died peacefully on March 13, 2011, at Powell County Memorial Hospital in Deer Lodge. Her life began on August 27, 1914, in Rockford, Illinois. Her birth parents were Cecilia and William Carlson; she was adopted in infancy by Cecilia's aunt and uncle, Ellen and John Linden. Vi never knew her biological father, but both her mothers were significant influences in her life. Her Swedish heritage was always honored. English was her second language as a child and she often re- counted amusing stories of her bilingual mishaps. The Lindens moved often when Vi was young, eventually settling in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she graduated from high school in 1933. Vi was an office worker for many years in the course of her life. She lived as far west as Santa Barbara, California, and Seat- tle and as far east as Silver Spring, Maryland, but most of her life was spent in the Midwest. She traveled to many countries in Europe and Asia, as well as through- out the United States. She moved to Deer Lodge in 1989 to be near family. On March 29, 1941, Viola married John Ralston Mitchell in Chicago. Jack was drafted into the army the following month, returning to Chicago only after the end of World War II. Their three children were born there and raised primarily in Kankakee, Illinois. Jack, a railroader for almost 30 years, died on October 6, 1971, in Maryland. Vi had a great capacity for happiness and contentment, but she always mourned the too early loss of her dear husband. Family and friends were Vi's chief interest, and everyone was a potential friend. She collected lifelong acquaintances and correspon- dents from grade school onward. For decades she wrote at least one note or letter daily. She loved being a homemaker and hostess: she organized parties and card showers innumerable times for neighbors, friends, and family members. Informal reunions were regular occur- rences. Looking after people in emotional or material need was cen- tral to her existence. She was always a faithful volunteer and active community member. In Deer Lodge, she assisted at Colonial Manor and the New to You store, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the woman's club, and the hospital and VFW auxiliaries. Her Christian faith was lived fully and she bloomed wherever she was planted. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Sigurd Russell, Charles O., and Edwin Linden. She is survived by daughters and sons-in- law Nancy and Eugene Lee Silliman of Deer Lodge, Marjorie and Andrew Marek of Virginia, and Marion and Richard Fecher of Virginia. She was "Grandma" to Amy and Rebecca Silliman; Andrew, Peter, and Kathryn Marek; and Susan and Richard Fecher. Her great-grandchildren, Abriana Hoosier and Mathieu de Bergh, and her grandson-in-law, Guillaume de Bergh, will remember her as "Gigi." The family is deeply grateful to the stellar staff at Beyond Home for four years of truly exceptional love and attention, and to the devoted and knowledgeable nurses and doctors at Powell County Memorial Hospital and Highlands Hospice in her last days. Anyone wishing to honor her life with a donation is asked to please consider the many fine community organizations and institutions in Deer Lodge. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 19, at 11, at the First Presbyterian Church of Deer Lodge. A luncheon will follow the service. Inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Wiscon- sin, will occur later this month. Monika Salo, a life long resident of Deer Lodge, passed away at the Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center on March 1: 2011. She was born iil Deer Lodge on January21, 1929, to Lud- wig and Emma Wieser. She lived a very happy and fulfilling life in Deer Lodge and was a wonderful and loving mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Molaika will be sorely missed by all those that knew and loved her. During the 1970s and 1980s she was a frequent volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Deer LodgeManor Nursing Home. She was a life long member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge. Monika married Everett (Mike) Saloon September 1, 1948. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her Monika Salo, 81 January 21 1929 - March 1, 2011 brother, Karl, and her loving and devoted husband, Everett= Monika is survived by her three children, Michael (Shannon) Salo of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Nadine Salo of Deer Lodge, and Thomas S/alo Of San Diego, California. Special thanks to Powell County Long Term Care and staff of Deer Lodge. Mass of the Resurrection was held at t0 a.m. on March 11, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deer Lodge. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being made through Jewell Funeral Home, Deer Lodge (846-1777). Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, or of the donor's choice.