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Duskie Evelyn Dwelle

July 25, 1949 — October 14, 2023

Dayton

Duskie Evelyn Dwelle, age 74, peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023, in Kalispell, Montana.

Duskie was born with her twin sister, Dixie, on July 25, 1949, in Philipsburg, Montana to Pete and Flossie Davis.  She and her siblings grew up in Philipsburg until the family moved to Big Arm in 1963. She attended Polson High School where she was very active in many activities including the Majorettes. She graduated from Polson High School in 1967.

Duskie was able to maintain close friendships with many people from the Philipsburg and Polson areas. She cared for and loved every one of her friends and made it a point to keep up with them, their kids, and their grandkids.

In 1968 she was introduced to the love of her life, Bill Dwelle.  Bill and Duskie were married on January 31, 1970.  Bill was managing his family ranch and Duskie loved everything about the lifestyle, working with Bill raising cattle, irrigating, putting up hay, baling, and harvesting Christmas trees from family property near Somers. She had fond memories of time spent with Bill’s mother Vi who worked right beside them.  They were blessed with three sons:  Josh (October 1977), Jeremy (November 1978), and Justin (January 1980).  Duskie thoroughly enjoyed teaching them how to take care of the land and livestock, passing on the tradition of ranch life and hard work.  She was always right there with her boys no matter if it was going in the field, hunting, fishing, or working in the garden that would supply the family with vegetables all year round.  Duskie’s favorite way to spend her time was with her grandkids and she rarely missed a wrestling or football game.  She and Bill were always there on the sidelines cheering them on. Her grandkids were her world, she made sure every single one of them felt special and loved.

When her three sons transferred to Polson School from Dayton Elementary Duskie started working at Harbor Light Furniture.  She also worked at the Election Office in Polson and was clerk of Dayton Elementary School. She loved her jobs and working with her cohorts.

Genealogy was a big part of Duskie’s life, and she had a wealth of knowledge of the history in the Flathead valley.  She also enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and was a wonderful cook.  Duskie had a way with plants as well and she was well known for her flower gardens which she tended with love.

Duskie was preceded in death by Bill Dwelle her loving husband of 53 years; her brothers Gene and Bill; and her sisters Cleo, Violet, Dorothy, and Shirley. 

Duskie is survived by her sons Josh (Laura), Jeremy (Lindsey) and Justin (Kelly); her grandchildren Kassidi and Trent; Isaiah Allik, Dillon, and Levi; Annika; and her sister, Dixie Witt (Will).

Duskie was the center of our world. We thank her for the love with which she surrounded us and the memories we will forever hold dear to our hearts. We will miss her always.

A memorial service will be held on November 3, 2023, at 11:00 am at The Lake Funeral Home in Polson, Mt. A reception will follow at the Chuck Wagon in Dayton, Montana.  Flowers to the family in memory of Duskie Evelyn Dwelle should be sent to The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Friday, November 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory

101 6th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860

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