Marland (Fud) Walden, age 92
Of Columbia Falls passed away at Logan Health Whitefish on July 4, 2022.
Marland was born on September 22, 1929 to Willi Lee Walden and Lenora Dell Walden (Milligan) in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1947 he joined the United States Army and in 1953 he was honorably discharged. He then moved to Montana and met and married Carol Collins.
He worked as an Iron worker and welder for most of his life. He and his family also had a dairy farm and had a passion for beef cows along with farming. Family and friends enjoyed Fuds story telling about his life growing up.
Marland and his wife of 68 years, Carol had two sons and three daughters, Dennis, Bill, Joyce, Peggy and Heidi.
Marland is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Joyce Way, son Bill Walden, grandson Jason Kiser and several of his siblings.
He is survived by his wife Carol, son Dennis Walden (Cindy), daughters Peggy Beck (Mark) and Heidi Walden. Five grandchildren, Kjersti, Tyler, Brittany, Nicole, Michelle and several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is caring for the family.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 16th at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering immediately following funeral service at 363 Braig Rd Columbia Falls Beck Residence.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 7/16/2022 at 10:40 AM, Mountain Standard Time.
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