The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Kenneth H. Willson,

 

October 18, 2017

Kenneth H. Willson, 80 died Tuesday morning October 10, 2017 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Montana. His funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Benton Funeral Home, with Pastor Kit Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery. Memorials in Kenneth's honor may be made to Peace Hospice P.O. Box 7008 Great Falls, Montana 59405. Please visit Kenneth's online memorial page at http://www.bentonfh.com to leave a message of condolence for his family. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Benton Funeral Home.

Kenneth was born June 13, 1937 in Fort Benton, Montana to Guy and Dorothy (Treat) Willson. He was raised and educated in Fort Benton graduating from High School in 1955. Upon graduation, he attended Northern Montana College in Havre. He married Nancy Wright and they had three children, Daniel, Pam, and Steven. The family farmed East of Fort Benton, near Virgille spending time between the farm and Fort Benton. The couple later divorced. Kenneth later married Anitra Craft Hayworth on October 18, 1999. Together they owned and operated the A and K Pizza in Fort Benton and also continued to farm. The couple retired and built their dream cabin in Neihart, Montana where they had many happy times. Kenneth loved to feed the chipmunks and the squirrels and build his lawn ornaments. Anitra passed away March 25, 2017. Kenneth continued to live at his home in Neihart until he became unable to stay by himself.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Pam Willson Vukasin in 1992; his wife Anitra in 2017; brothers, Clarence, Robert, and Guy; and sisters, Doris, Phyllis, and Alice.

Kenneth is survived by his sons Dan (Stella) Willson of Havre, Montana and Steve (Jackie) Willson of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren, Meagan (Andrew) Larson, Colby Willson, and Alyssa (Trevor) Solomon; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Jack (Linda) Willson of Fort Benton, Montana; his sister in-law Twila (Leon) Cline of Big Sandy, Montana; and brother-in-law Jerome (Rosanne) Hanberg of Camrose, AB.

 
 

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