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Laura C. Zier

Laura C. Zier    Laura C. Zier, 83, a longtime resident of Conrad, passed away Aug. 27, of natural causes at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care.
    Funeral Mass was held Sept 1, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial followed in Dutton Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband, Fred Zier, of Conrad; daughter, Vickie Butka, of Post Falls, Idaho; sons, Ron (Linda) Zier, of Puyallup, Wash., and Kim Zier of Missoula; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    She is preceded in death by brothers, Al, Harry, Ray, and Charles Van Heel.
    Laura was born on Nov. 5, 1923 in Dutton to Conrad and Agnes (Ballman) Van Heel. She was raised on the family farm. Laura married Fred Zier on Jan. 4, 1944 in Great Falls and together they moved to Agawam. They later lived in Brady for five years and moved to Conrad in 1956. She worked as a store clerk at local businesses.
    Laura enjoyed volunteering for a number of local charities, traveling, cooking, reading and playing cards.