Harry Lattin

From the Daily Interlake, Kalispell, Mt.

Former Kalispell banker Harry Lattin died Jan. 14 in Portland, Ore., from end-stage renal disease. Lattin was 76.

After years in the banking industry in Nevada, Lattin moved to Kalispell in 1971 as a vice president at Conrad National Bank (later First Interstate Bank). Eventually he became president of the bank. He also served as president of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the Kalispell Art Show and Auction for three years. He was especially proud of the bank’s sponsorship of the Men’s U.S. National Downhill Championships at Big Mountain in 1982.

He began a new career as an investment executive at D.A. Davidson in Kalispell in 1984. Soon thereafter he was diagnosed with liver failure. He received a new liver in 1987 and was grateful for the support the Kalispell community gave him and the trust fund set up to help defray his medical costs.

Unable to work, he retired in Kalispell but kept busy through a longstanding commitment to the Republican Party in Flathead County. Lattin served as president of the Pachyderm Club in the early 1990s and was a longtime finance chairman for the Flathead Republican Central Committee. He was also involved in campaigns for the U.S. House by Ron Marlenee and Rick Hill. In 2006 received a special award from the Flathead County Republican Central Committee in recognition of his work. 

In 2008 Lattin moved to Portland to be closer to his son.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. Brandon Hayes-Lattin (Courtney Hayes-Lattin) of Portland and Brent Lattin (Nicole Harkin) of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren; and his brother, Frank Lattin (Donna Lattin), of Las Vegas, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing, www.unos.org, in memory of Harry Lattin.

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