Anna Dorothea Simonson, 83, formerly of Helena, died of natural causes at Pondera Medical Center Extended Care Facility on May 23. Cremation has taken place and a private
scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. No services are planned per her wishes. Pondera Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.misermortuaries.com
Erma K. (Wiest) Zier, 88, died at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash., on April 28 from natural causes.
Her body has been donated to the University of Washington, School of Medicine, for education and research. Her cremated remains will be buried at a later date with graveside services to follow.
Wanda Wankel, 87, died Thursday morning, May 15 at Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood.
Funeral services for Wanda Wankel were held on May 21. Pastor Len Shatkus officiated at the service at the First Congregational Church in Plentywood. Following a time of fellowship and refreshment at the church, interment was in the Huffman-Wankel family cemetery at the farm in the Raymond community. Casketbearers were her grandchildren, Gwen Budd, Joey Chandler, Billy Chandler, Bobby Chandler, Bonne Chandler, Meghan Wankel and Mallory Wankel. Recognized as Honorary Bearers were the “Golden Girls,” Jean West, Dorothy Melle, Rosemary Paulson, Rita Lindblom, Betty Lou Westphal, and Marge Solomon; Steve Zeidler and Glen Huffman were ushers.