HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Tuesday, April  25, 2006

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IRENE DAMSCHEN


IRENE DAMSCHEN

    Irene M. Damschen, 83, longtime Havre resident, died peacefully Sunday, April 23, 2006, in a Billings Hospital.

    A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church in Havre. Visitation will be at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Irene was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Havre to Bert and Pansy Inman. She attended country school west of Havre and graduated from Kremlin High School in 1942.

    On May 25, 1942, she married Roy E. Damschen in Bremerton, Wash. During the war, they lived in New York City for a short time before returning to Havre to make their home.

    Irene went to work at Northern Montana College in 1957, which was to be a summer job. She worked at the college for 26 years and retired in 1983. During her time at Northern, she made many lasting friends and “trained four bosses.” For many years, Irene was responsible for planting flowers on the NMC campus. Many came to know her as “the plant lady on campus.” In 1984, she received the college's Excellence Award for her dedication and years of service at NMC. She always wanted to ride in “The Goose” and finally got her chance in September 2004.

    Irene was an avid sports fan. She actively followed her children and grandchildren in their sports as well as never missing an NMC Lights basketball game for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved fishing, planting her garden and flowers at the family home, and taking Sunday afternoon rides to Beaver Creek. She was an active member at Fifth Avenue Church, VFW and Eagles.

    Irene moved to Billings in 2003 due to health reasons and to be near family.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leroy and Bert; sisters, Francis and Helen; and infant twin brother and sister.

    Survivors include her daughters, Linda (John) Savage of Redcliff, Alberta, Canada, Debby (Dan) Folkerts of Billings; son, Barry (Paddy) Damschen of Helena; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorials can be made to the Montana State University-Northern Athletic Department or the Northern Rockies Kidney Foundation.

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BILLINGSS GAZETTE                                            Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Damschen, Irene M.

 

 

     Irene M. Damschen, 83, longtime Havre resident, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 23, 2006 in a Billings Hospital.
     Irene was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Havre, to Bert and Pansy Inman. She attended country school west of Havre and graduated from Kremlin High School in 1942.
    On May 25, 1942, she married Roy E. Damschen in Bremerton, Wash. During the war, they lived in New York City for a short time before returning to Havre to make their home.
    Irene went to work at Northern Montana College in 1957; what was to be a summer job turned into 26 years and retiring in 1983. During her time at Northern, she made many lasting friends and "trained four bosses." For many years, Irene was responsible for planting flowers on the NMC campus. Many came to know her as "The plant lady on campus." In 1984, she received the college's "Excellence Award" for her dedication and years of service at NMC. She always wanted to ride in "The Goose" and never had the chance until September 2004.
    Irene was an avid sports fan. She actively followed her children and grandchildren in their sports, as well as never missing an NMC Lights basketball game for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved fishing, planting her garden and flowers at the family home and taking Sunday afternoon rides to Beaver Creek. She was an active member at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church, VFW and Eagles.
    Irene moved to Billings in 2003 due to health reasons and to be near family.
    She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years; her parents; brothers, Leroy and Bert; sisters, Frances and Helen; and infant twin brother and sister.
    She is survived by two daughters, Linda (John) Savage of Redcliff, Alberta, Canada, Debby (Dan) Folkerts of Billings; a son, Barry (Paddy) Damschen of Helena; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Kari) Kelley, Scott Kelley, Michael (Jana) Hirsch, Ryan (Tara) Damschen, Carrie (Freddy) Krepps, Erik and Emily Hamnes, Connie (Mike) Dowling; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Services will be held Thursday, April 27, at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church at 11 a.m., in Havre. Visitation will be at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 26, from 2 to 7 p.m.
    Memorials can be made to the MSU-Northern Athletic Department or the Northern Rockies Kidney Foundation.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                   Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Damschen, Irene M.

 

 

    HAVRE - Irene M. Damschen, 83, a longtime Havre resident and retired Northern Montana College employee, died of natural causes Sunday in Billings.
    Visitation is 2 to 7 p.m. today at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre. Her funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Fifth Avenue Christian Church.
    She is survived by two daughters, Linda (John) Savage of Redcliff, Alberta, Canada, and Debby (Dan) Folkerts of Billings; a son, Barry (Paddy) Damschen of Helena; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Kari) Kelley, Scott Kelley, Michael (Jana) Hirsch, Ryan (Tara) Damschen, Carrie (Freddy) Krepps, Erik and Emily Hamnes and Connie (Mike) Dowling; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Irene passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 23, 2006, in a Billings hospital.
    She was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Havre, to Bert and Pansy Inman. She attended country school west of Havre and in 1942 graduated from Kremlin High School.
    On May 25, 1942, she married Roy E. Damschen in Bremerton, Wash. During the war, they lived in New York City for a short time before returning to Havre to make their home.
    In 1957, Irene went to work at Northern Montana College. What was to be a summer job turned into 26 years, from which she retired in 1983. During her time at Northern, she made many lasting friends and "trained four bosses." For many years, Irene was responsible for planting flowers on the NMC campus. Many came to know her as "the plant lady on campus." In 1984, she received the college's "Excellence Award" for her dedication and years of service at NMC. She always wanted to ride in "The Goose" and never had the chance until September, 2004.
Irene was an avid sports fan. She actively followed her children and grandchildren in their sports, as well as never missing an NMC Lights basketball game for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved fishing, planting her garden and flowers at the family home, and taking Sunday afternoon rides to Beaver Creek. She was an active member at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church, VFW and Eagles.
In 2003, Irene moved to Billings because of health reasons and to be near family.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Roy; brothers Leroy and Bert; sisters Frances and Helen; her parents and infant twin brother and sister.
    Memorials can be made to the MSU-Northern Athletic Department or the Northern Rockies Kidney Foundation. To send condolences to the family online, please go to www.greatfallstribune.com/obituaries.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Friday, April  28, 2006

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Irene M. Damschen, 83, long time Havre resident, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 23, 2006 in a Billings Hospital.

Irene was born January 17, 1923 in Havre to Bert and Pansy Inman. She attended country school west of Havre and graduated from Kremlin High School in 1942.

0n May 25, 1942 she married Roy E. Damschen in Bremerton, WA. During the war, they lived in New York City for a short time before returning to Havre to make their home.

Irene went to work at Northern Montana College in 1957 which was to be a summer job turned into 26 years and retiring in 1983. During her time at Northern, she made many lasting friends and "trained four boss­es". For many years. Irene was responsible for planting flowers on the NMC campus. Marry came to know her as The plant lady on campus". In 1984, she received the college's 'Excellence Award" for her dedication and years of service at NMC. She always wanted to ride in "The Goose" and never had the chance until September 2004.

Irene was an avid sports fart. She actively followed her chil­dren and grandchildren in their sports as well as never missing an NMC Lights basketball game for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved fishing, planting her garden and flowers at the family home and taking Sunday afternoon rides to Beaver Creek. She was an active member at the 5th Avenue Christian Church, VFW and Eagles.

Irene moved to Billings in 2003 due to health reasons and to be near family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roy, brothers, Leroy & Bert; sisters, Frances & Helen and infant twin brother and sister.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (John) Savage of Redcliff, Alberta Canada, Debby (Dan) Folkerts of Billings, a son, Barry (Paddy) Damschen of Helena; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Kari) Kelley, Scott Kelley, Michael (Dana) Hirsch, Ryan (Tara) Damschen, Carrie (Freddy) Krepps, Erik & Emily Hamnes. Connie (Mike) bowling, twelve great-grandchildren, nephews, John (Bev) Inman & Charles (Bernie) Inman & niece, Helyn Plovanic

Services will be held Thursday, April 27th at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church at 11:00 am. in Havre. Visitation will be at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home Wednesday, April 26th from 2 ~ 7 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the. MSU-Northern Athletic Department or the Northern Rockies Kidney Foundation.

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