Great Falls Tribune                                 Saturday, January 21, 1995

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Helen M. Deppmeier

  HAVRE - Helen M. Schend Deppmeier, 71, a Box Elder homemaker, died Thursday

at a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  A memorial service is 2 p.m. Monday at Holland & Bonine Chapel. Memorials are

suggested to the Lions Club Campground project at the Dillons Bottom in the

Bear's Paw Mountain.

  Deppmeier was born March 30, 1923, near Fresno west of Havre. She grew up and

received her education in the Bear's Paw Mountains. In 1942 she married Lynn

Deppmeier in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and they settled in Havre.

  Deppmeier was a member of the Eagles Auxillary.

  She enjoyed the mountains, camping, square dancing, knitting, crocheting,

crossword puzzles, gardening, bowling, garage sales, baking and cooking.

  Surviving are her husband of Box Elder; a daughter, Marie McCann of Helena;

three sons, MNelvin Deppmeier of Great Falls, Alvin Deppmeier of Billings and

Bernard Deppmeier of Lake Forest, Calif.; two sisters, Genevive Leonard of

Crystal, Minn., and Grace Armstrong of Billings; a brother Cecil Schend of

Havre; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Havre Daily News                                      Monday, January 23, 1995

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HELEN M. DEPPMEIER

  BOX ELDER - Helen M. (Schend) Deppmeier, 71, a homemaker and resident of Box

Elder, died Jan. 19 at a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  A memorial service was held Jan. 23 at the Holland & Bonine Chapel in Havre,

with Rev. Terry Dun officiating.

  Helen was born on March 30, 1923 the gaughter of Joseph and Ellen (Trulson)

Schend on the family homestead south of Fresno. While still an infant her

family moved to the Bear Paw Mountains, where she grew up.

  She attended elementary school at Eagle Rock School in the Bear Paws. Helen

and Lynn were married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Nov. 1, 1942. They celebrated

52 years of marriage this last November. They have made their home in the Havre

area during this time.

  She especially loved the Bear Paw Mountains and being outdoors. With the

least hint of a camping trip to the Bear Paws, the vehicle would be packed for

the forthcoming adventure with family and friends. She had many sight-seeing

tours driving the water truck for their crop spraying business.

  Helen was known for her fresh baked bread and cooking skills. She loved

dancing; she and her husband traveled to many dances to listen to the good

music of the Moms and Dads and Wl Poco Loco bands. She especially enjoyed

square dancing.

  In later years, Helen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and a non-stop love for

crossword puzzles, flowers, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.

She was always ready for a good story and a laugh.

  She enjoyed bowling and her work with the Eagles Auxiliary of which she was a

member. She developed a love of garage sales in search of sad irons, elephants,

bells and other special items. She looked forward to spending time with her

children and grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Edward Schend.

  She is survived by her husband of Box Elder; daughter and son-in-law Marie

and Steve McCann of Helena; son Melvin of Great Falls; son Alvin Deppmeier and

family of Billings; son and daughter-in-law Bernard and Celeste Deppmeier of

Lake Forest, Calif.; one brother, Cecil Schend of Havre; two sisters, Genevive

Leonard of Crystal, Minn,, and Grace Armstrong of Billings; five grandchildren

and two great-grandchildren.

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