George Leonard Reksten of Polson, MT died peacefully on June 29, 2022 of natural causes. He was 98 years old. George was born March 14, 1924 in Polson, MT to Gjert and Hilda Reksten who immigrated from Norway to homestead in Montana.
He married Joann Cline Reksten in 1950 and raised two daughters, Linda and Susan, in Kalispell. Living in Montana most of his life, he worked a variety of different jobs but mainly worked for Montana Power Company. He loved living in Montana and enjoyed all it has to offer. He hunted, fished and always enjoyed a good adventure. He raced boats, flew planes and, in later life, loved to drive his car around Flathead Lake.
He was a storyteller and loved to meet new people. George never knew a stranger. George had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest. George was an esteemed member of the Elks Club and was proud to have the distinction of the being the oldest living member in the state of Montana. He will be missed but we know he is in a better place.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gjert and Hilda as well as his siblings, Hildur Blum, Mable Elp and Donald Reksten Sr.
He is survived by his family, Joann Reksten of Polson, MT; Linda Reksten of Polson, MT and Susan Reksten of Bellevue, WA.
A graveside service will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 11am at Polson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the nonprofit Benevolent & Protective Order Of Elks Of The USA in Polson, MT.