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 MALTA-Ellen V. Korsbeck, 92, a homemaker, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Hi-Line Retirement Center.

    View will be Friday at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11:00 A.M. at the Little White Church in Malta. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Ellen was born July 8, 1924 in Hinsdale, Montana, the daughter of Kalle and Ida (Mikkola) Kangas. She attended school in Hinsdale and South Wagner. She left after the 8th grade to care for her mother and help with the family. She married J.F. “Jack” Korsbeck on April 2, 1944 in Malta. They farmed and ranched in south Wagner area until July 1971 moving to a place 13 miles South of Dodson. Jack died August 28, 1985. Later Ellen moved to Malta where she enjoyed painting and other crafts, was a “crackpot shot” as a child and was a highly competitive bingo player. She loved to have her grandchildren around and always wanting to hold the babies. One of her bucket list items was to visit Hawaii, which she did twice.

    Survivors include her daughters, Sue (Dwight) Bomer of McAlester, Oklahoma, Chick (Jim) Brogan of Wilsall, MT; grandchildren, Bill (Chelsey) Wombold, Brady (Kelli) Wombold, Kelly Korsbeck, Kristie (Kelly) Rutledge, Jami (Matt) Eads, Beleisha (Jough) Bernhardt; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack; siblings, Veino, Viljo, Everett, Walter, Wayne; son John Wayne; grandsons, Jack Brogan, Blaine Wombold; great grandson Keller Eads.

Guest Book

From: Myrna Gree

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. O many fond memories of you kids and your parents.

From: Boyd & Esther Ruud

Our sincere sympathy to Chick, Sue and families.

From: Gail Hendrickson Baldridge

I spent some time with Ellen on my visits to the Country Home for the 2 years my Mom was living there, and I'm really glad that got to happen. Just be glad you got to keep her around for so long in your life. Lot's of people don't get to do that. My deepest condolences to all of you.

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