GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                       Thursday, March 16, 2006

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E.P. 'Pete' Ekegren

    CHOTEAU - E.P. "Pete" Ekegren, 69, an Army veteran and former state senator, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday in Choteau.

    A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau. Gorder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Pete is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; daughter Michelle (Scott) Sheldon of Emporia, Kan.; sons Craig (Sharla) Ekegren of Chaska, Minn., and Brent Ekegren of Kalispell; a brother, Gary (Karen) Ekegren of Missoula; grandchildren Chad E.P. Ekegren and Jenna Ekegren of Chaska, Minn., Kyla Sheldon and Brock Sheldon of Emporia, Kan., and Jessica Ekegren and Andrea Ekegren of Kalispell.

    Pete was born July 18, 1936, in Havre, Mont., the son of Elwell and Edith Ekegren. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1954 and attended the University of Montana in Missoula.

    Pete married Carol Svendsen on Feb. 2, 1958, in Harlem.

    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had worked at Majestic Wholesale in Missoula and was owner and manager of E.P. Ekegren, Inc., John Deere Dealership in Choteau, Mont., from 1967 to 1994. Pete was elected to the Montana State Senate, District 44, and proudly served from 1999 to 2003.

    He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Board, chairman of the Dutton State Bank and a former member of the Skyline Lodge Retirement Center Board and Choteau school board. He also enjoyed many community activities. Pete loved his family, his friends, and Choteau and Montana in general.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Elwell Ekegren; and grandparents E.P. and Hannah Ekegren and Francis and Fred Waters.

    Memorials are suggested to the Choteau Youth Ranch or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau.

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THE MISSOULIAN                                                       Friday, March 17,  2005

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E.P. ‘Pete' Ekegren

    CHOTEAU - Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau for E.P. “Pete” Ekegren, 69, of Choteau, who died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Choteau from an apparent heart attack.

    Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder Funeral Home of Choteau.

    Pete was born July 18, 1936, in Havre, the son of Elwell and Edith Ekegren. He attended Harlem High School, graduating in 1954. He attended the University of Montana in Missoula.

    Pete was married to Carol Svendsen on Feb. 2, 1958, in Harlem.

    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Pete worked at Majestic Wholesale in Missoula and was owner and manager of the E.P. Ekegren Inc. John Deere Dealership in Choteau from 1967 to 1994. Pete was elected to the Montana Senate, District 44, and proudly served from 1999 to 2003.

    Pete was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Board and chairman of the Dutton State Bank. He was a former member of the Skyline Lodge Retirement Center Board and Choteau School Board. He also enjoyed many community activities.

    Pete loved his family, his friends, Choteau and Montana in general.

    Pete is survived by his wife, Carol of the home; daughter, Michelle (Scott) Sheldon of Emporia, Kan.; sons, Craig (Sharla) Ekegren of Chaska, Minn., and Brent Ekegren of Kalispell; brother, Gary (Karen) Ekegren of Missoula; grandchildren, Chad E.P. Ekegren and Jenna Ekegren, both of Chaska, Kyla Sheldon and Brock Sheldon, both of Emporia, and Jessica Ekegren and Andrea Ekegren, both of Kalispell.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Elwell Ekegren; and grandparents, E.P. and Hannah Ekegren and Francis and Fred Waters.

    Memorials are suggested to the Choteau Youth Ranch or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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E.P. Ekegren

 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau for E.P. "Pete" Ekegren, age 69, of Choteau, MT who died March 14th in Choteau from an apparent heart attack. Crema­tion has taken place under the direction of Gorder Funeral Home of Choteau.

Pete was born July 18, 1 .936 in Havre, MT the son of Elwell and Edith Ekegren. He attended Harlem High School, graduating in 1954. He at­tended the University of Mon­tana in Missoula.

Pete was married to Carol Svendsen on February 2, 1958 in Harlem, Montana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Pete worked at Majestic Wholesale in Missoula and was owner and manager of E.P. Ekegren, Inc. John Deere Dealership in Choteau, MT from 1967 to 1994. Pete was elected to the Montana State Senate, District 44, and proudly served from 1999 to 2003.

Pete was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Board, Chairman of the Dutton State Bank. He was a former member of the Skyline Lodge Retirement Center Board and Choteau School Board. He also enjoyed many community activities. Pete loved his fam­ily, his friends, Choteau and Montana, in general.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Elwell Ekegren; grandparents,  E.P.and Hannah Ekegren and Francis and Fred Waters.

Pete is survived by his wife, Carol of the home; daughter; Michelle (Scott) Sheldon of Emporia, KS, sons: Craig (Sharla) Ekegren of Chaska, MN and Brent Ekegren of Kalispell, MT, brother: Gary (Karen) Ekegren of Missoula; grandchildren: Chad LP. Ekegren and Jenna Eke­gren, both of Chaska, MN; Kyia Sheldon and Brock Sheldon: both of Emporia, KS; and Jessica Ekegren and An­drea Ekegren, both of Kalis­pell, MT.

Memorials are suggested to the Choteau Youth Ranch or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau, MT.

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