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Darwin David "Dar" Ekstrom

February 18, 1935 — July 29, 2022

Darwin David Ekstrom, 87, of Polson, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Logan Health in Kalispell.

He was born on February 18, 1935, in Britton, SD, to Edwin and Ethel Ekstrom. As a young man, Dar lived in Anaconda where he later graduated from Anaconda High School. Upon graduation, he worked at the smelter then later enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Dar served 4 years in the Navy and then attended Montana School of Mines (Montana Tech). He graduated with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.

On November 23, 1961, he married Rosemary M. Martens of Anaconda, the love of his life in Deer Lodge. After a short time, the couple moved to Concord, California, where he was employed by a steel company. He spent the rest of his career working for several aluminum companies.

Dar was an avid baseball fan. He spent his spare time playing baseball with his brothers in the summer and later played for the School of Mines. He enjoyed coaching baseball for his son’s baseball teams.

He spent his retirement years working in his cherry orchard and substitute teaching. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching and touched the lives of several of the students.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary; his daughters, Holly and Heather; and sons Jeff and Joe. He also leaves behind granddaughters, Clare and Kelly, and grandsons, Jake, Alex, Tanner, Mason and Richard, as well as a brother and four sisters and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

His funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson. A private burial will follow.
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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1002 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860

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