Frederik “Sonny”
Henry Martz

Troy, 78

Frederick “Sonny” Henry Martz, peacefully passed away on Tuesday June 15th, 2021 at the age of 78.

He was surrounded by his loving wife Donna and daughters Sherry & Julie.

Fred was born August 7, 1942 in Butte Mont. to Kenneth and Anne Martz and grew up
in Anaconda.  He worked for several years at the Galen
Hospital as a cook.

Fred married Janis Heaphy and they had two
daughters, Julie Campbell and Sherry Miller.  They lived most
of their lives in Troy while Fred worked at the St. Regis saw mill for over 30 years.

Fred and Janis later
divorced and Fred married
Donna Hutchison in October of 1998.  They lived many years in their cabin up Keeler Mountain and eventually moved into Troy where Donna still resides.

Fred loved all things
fishing, especially bass fishing with his life long friend and fishing partner, Neil Rose. The two became winners of the
coveted Tri State Bass fishing tournament in 2002!

Fred was happiest in
his blue bass boat on either Bull Lake, Noxon reservoir or the other many lakes in and around Troy, Libby or Kalispell.  His legacy of fishing lives on in the lives of his grandson Chris and great- grandson Robby.

Fred is survived by his wife Donna of Troy; daughters Julie (Dean) of Kalispell, Sherry (Brad) of Eagle River Alaska,
Siv Marie Bergum of Beitostolen
Norway; grandsons Caleb Bower of Eagle River Alaska, Chris Campbell of Kalispell, Oystein Gronolen of Beitostolen Norway;
granddaughters Serena Campbell of Kalispell, Linn Jenny Gronolen of Beitostolen Norway; step- daughters Camille LaBelle, Michelle Johnson, Madilyn Hutchison; step-sons Tony
and Andy Hutchison;
14 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren… oh how he loved his kids!

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Yvonne and Bonnie, granddaughter
Linda Bower and grandson
Dalton Mossey.

Fred’s wishes were that there be no services.  He will
be interred at the Milner Lake Cemetary.


Miss Me–But Let Me Go

by Christina Rossetti


When I come to the end

of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a

gloom-filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little–but not

too long

And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that

we once shared

Miss me–but let me go

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone

It’s all a part of the

Master’s plan

A step on the road to home

When you are lonely

and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss Me–But Let me Go!


Glenda Christmann
Troy, 69

Glenda Christmann, age 69, passed away at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Mont.  on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Glenda was born June 19, 1951 in Kirkland, Wash. to Opal Campbell and Cornelius Nicolaas and was one of five children, all previously deceased.

She moved to Troy, Mont. many years ago where she was involved in her church.  Glenda was blessed to have a wonderful caregiver, Roz, for many years for which the family is grateful.

Glenda loved butterflies and the song Stairway to Heaven, ever so fitting.

She will be greatly missed.

Glenda is survived by her son David Irwin Phillips, granddaughter Corrine Phillips,
grandsons David Phillips Jr. and Tyler Phillips, and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Glenda will be at Milnor Lake Cemetery on Friday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at


Margie Lorraine
Puckett (Corbett)

Libby, 84

Margie Puckett, 84, ran into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her she-shed
in Kalispell, Mont. with her daughter Becky, son-in-law Keith and ever faithful cat
Saco by her side.

Born February 27, 1937
on a farm near Harrisburg,
South Dakota to Lorenz and Laura Messner, Margie was
the youngest of six children.
As an infant her sister Donna used a green onion from the garden for her to suckle on to get her to sleep after the last baby bottle broke. That did the trick and she was weaned at a tender age.

Margie attended a one-room schoolhouse until 7th grade.  There were only two other
people in her class, and she would walk the 2 ½ miles to school each day.  She was the wrestling champ thru the 4th grade of both girls and boys but decided she needed to be more lady-like and quit competing.

She attended 7th-9th grade in Harrisburg South Dakota. To get a better education, Margie moved from the family home to Sioux Falls at the age of 16.

She loved old-time dancing and it was at a dance she met the love of her life, Allan Puckett.  They married in 1956.

Allan and Margie lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
where she worked at a bank. They relocated to Seattle, Wash., then Whidbey Island where she worked at her favorite job as a personnel assistant for Boeing which required taking the
Mukilteo Ferry daily to work.

After relocating back to the South Dakota area, they lived in Canistota and Margie worked for  Farmers Home Administration in Salem where she received top accolades for superior work.

In 1979 the family relocated to Libby, Montana where Margie worked at First National Bank until her retirement in 1998.

Allan and Margie had four children – Michael Allan, Brenda Sue, Karee Lynn and Becky Faye.  This fulfilled one of Margie’s greatest dreams – to have a
family and see them grow up to have children of their own.

Her greatest pleasures in
life involved her children and grandchildren.

Margie was the hardest working woman you could ever meet. In her retirement years she became an extraordinary gardener, landscaper and grew the most magnificent flowers.

Allan passed away on
November 6, 1994.  Margie
subsequently married Marshall Corbett in 2002.  They relocated to Kalispell, Mont. where he passed away January 4, 2020.

Margie was preceded in death by her two husbands, son-in-law David Hacke, granddaughter Nikki Karim and three of her siblings (Donna, Betty and Shirley).

Margie is survived by her sister Lavonn Anderson, brother Bob Messner, children Michael (Tina) Puckett, Brenda Herbst, Karee (Frank) Sweedman, Becky (Keith) Cassel, grandchildren Katlyn (Jared), Kaden, Kelbee, Cyrus, Marisa, Ed (Beth), Laura, Brandon, Lucas, Sarah, Jezreel, Ahriel (Corey), Abbagail, Elianna (Caleb), four step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and her beloved cat Saco.

Margie was a prayer warrior who spent innumerable hours praying for her loved ones.  Her faith and love for Jesus were a lasting testimony to her family on how to celebrate triumphs and handle adversities.  During her final moments on earth she was loving on her family and praying.

Celebration of Life services for Margie will be held at the Libby Christian Church on
Friday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at





Barbara Ray Collins
Libby, 80

Barbara E. Collinson of
Libby, 80, passed away
peacefully on June 15, 2021.

Barbara was the daughter
of Delbert and Mary Ray of  McLeansboro, Ill.

Barbara graduated from High School when she was 15 years old and later attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where she
completed her B.S. and Masters degrees in Business Education and was employed at Southern Illinois University until 1984.

Barbara was previously married to Larry Murphy and they divorced in 1985.  Barbara was a curriculum developer and instructor at various Colleges and Universities, including Southern Illinois University, Western Wyoming College,
Central Valley Community
College, Apache Junction,
Ariz.,  Pellissippi State
College, Knoxville Tennessee, Basic University Education
Center, Al Ain, United Arab
Emirates, Vienna Correctional Center, Vienna, Ill. and Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Barbara met Gordon
Collinson in Wyoming and they were married Jan. 17, 1986 in Rock Springs, Wyo.  Barbara taught at Central Valley
Community College in Apache Junction, Ariz. in 1987 and 1988.  Barbara and Gordon moved to Knoxville, Tenn. in 1988 where Gordon completed a B.S. degree in Technological and Adult
Education and Barbara taught at Pellissippi State College.  In 1991 Gordon and Barbara accepted teaching positions at Basic
University Education Center, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, where they developed curriculum and taught until 1996.

Returning to Illinois,
Barbara taught classes at Vienna
Correctional Center and Gordon completed a Masters degree in Workforce Education and
Development at Southern Illinois University in 1998. In 1999 both Gordon and Barbara returned to the United Arab Emirates to develop curriculum and teach classes at Zayed University in Dubai. In 2001 Barbara and Gordon returned to Illinois where Barbara retired from teaching and worked for
several Doctors doing medical

Barbara was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver on Feb. 11, 2011 and became totally disabled. In 2013 Barbara and Gordon returned to Gordon’s hometown of Libby, where they have resided until Barbara’s health declined and she spent her last few days at the Libby Care Center.

Barbara and Gordon enjoyed numerous travels together while living in the United Arab
Emirates, including sailing down the Nile River, riding camels up to the Pyramids in Egypt, touring London, Rome, Cairo, Hong Kong, Jordan and Oman. Barb and Gordon also vacationed in Alaska, Canada and Mexico providing for many joyous years together.

Barbara is survived by
nieces and nephews in Fla., Ind. and Penn.; her husband Gordon, Gordon’s daughter Brenda (Tony) Rebo; Brenda’s
daughters Ashley Shaw and Jessica (Jon) Ames; great-grandchildren Jaxen and Journee Ames, J.R. (Larona) Rebo, Ryder and Renleigh Rebo and Teri Berschneider (George), Olivia and George Berschneider – all from the Libby area; Terry (Carol) Collinson and family, Libby; Gordon’s son Craig (Marty) Collinson; grandchildren Huston, Jasper and Sophie of Columbia, Md.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the care of Schnackenberg
Funeral Home.  Condolences and memories may be shared at


Victoria Elana Haugen

Victoria Elena Haugen passed away December 28,
2019 at the Brendan House in Kalispell, Montana following a
5-month battle with lung cancer.

Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation ( or the Spirit of Life Lutheran Church Food Pantry (2636 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32226).

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at