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David Okland

David Matthew Okland

Monday, October 17th, 1960 - Friday, July 12th, 2019
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David Matthew Okland, born October 17, 1960 in Williston, ND left this life unexpectedly Friday, July 12, 2019. Raised in Alexander, ND and later in Bismarck where he graduated from high school, he ultimately called Polson home where his parents, Ben and Solveig, relocated and started Okland Orchard.

Drawn to adventure, his free spirit brought him to California where he became a Coastguard certified welder for Chicago Iron and Steel. Separately he and his brother Chris, owned Water Bone Diving and Marine. At the same time, he also refurbished crab fishing boats on the side. Later, his wanderlust took him sailing to Puerto Rico and north to Alaska’s oil fields of Prudhoe Bay. A man of many talents, his years never equaled his capabilities as craftsman, cook, gardener, animal whisperer, water skier and not the least of which was the best Santa Claus his nieces and nephews ever had.

A quiet man, those who knew him best remember him for his kindness, sensitive and peaceful nature. This was never more evident than as faithful son during the years he was caregiver for his mother before her passing. Eyes as blue as the big Montana sky and hair always as white as the clouds cast on it, David was never a stranger to children or the great outdoors – a lover of both and in that order. A good day was a ride on his pontoon or Harley, sharing steak and ribs (some of the best were prepared by him) paired with his favorite, Budweiser - and his hearty laughter.

David is survived by many friends, his dog Chip and family; brothers - Dirk (Kathy), Chris (Andrea), sisters- Carolyn (Roger), Marilyn (Wade), Debbie and sister in law, Pam. Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family also mourn his loss. David is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bennie.

The Memorial Service will be held at The Lake Funeral Home, Polson, MT Wednesday, July 17 @2 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at the VFW. In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to “Soup’s On” at JourneyBe, 101 7th Avenue West, Polson, MT @ 406.883.5160.
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    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    101 Sixth Avenue East
    Polson, MT 59860
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