GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                    Wednesday  May 31, 1995

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Roy E. Damschen

  HAVRE - Roy E. Damschem, 73, a retired railroad employee and Navy veteran,

died Monday of natural causes at a local hospital.

  A memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sixth Avenue Christian Church.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  Memorials are suggested to the Havre Youth Baseball Program.

  Born Aug. 26, 1921, in Choteau, Damschen lived in several communities before

moving to Havre and graduating from Havre High School in 1940. He worked for

the Great Northern Railway before enlisting in the Navy in 1941.

  In 1942, he married Irene Marie Inman in Bremerton, Wash.

  After his discharge, he returned to Havre and continued to work for the Great

Northern and later the Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1981.

  A member of the Sixth Avenue Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars

and the Eagles, he enjoyed fishing, yardwork and sports. He was a founder and

past president of the Babe Ruth Baseball League and was also involved in

building the Legion Baseball Field in Havre.

  Survivors include his wife of Havre; two daughters, Linda Savage of Medicine

Hat, Alberta, and Debbie Hamnes of Billings; a son, Barry Damschen of Helena;

seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                    Thursday  June 1, 1995

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Correctiom

Roy E. Damschen

  HAVRE - In the Wednesday obituary of Roy E. Damschen, two sons were omitted

as survivors. They are Bob and Don Damschen of Poulsbo, Wash.

NOTE: This can't be right as he was never married a 2nd time and only had the 3

children by Irene Inman Damschen. jli 06/01/95

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                            Tuesday  May 30, 1995

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ROY E. DAMSCHEN

  Roy E. Damschen, 73, longtime Havre resident died Monday morning, May 29,

1995, in a local hospital of natural causes.

  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sixth Avenue Church

with Rev. Jack Rampelberg officiating.

  Damschen was born on Aug. 26, 1921, in Choteau, the son of Roy and Myrtle

(Brokelsby) Damschen.

  Damschen lived in and attended schools in several communities in Montana

before his family moved to Havre where he graduated from High School in 1940.

  After high school, he worked for the Great Northern Railroad for a short time

prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1941.

  He was stationed on the U.S.S. Presley, a destroyer escort in the South

Pacific, during World War II.

  On May 25, 1942; Damschen married Irene Marie Inman in Bremerton, Wash.

  After his discharge from the Navy, Roy returned to Havre and continued to

work for the Great Northern and later the Burlington Nortrhern Railroad until

his retirement in 1981.

  He was a longtime member of the Sixth Avenue Christian Church, the V.F.W. and

the Eagles.

  Damschen loved to fish and work in the yard, and enjoyed watching all kinds

of sports. He was one of the founders and past president of the Babe Ruth

Baseball League, and was also involved in the building of the Legion Baseball

Field in Havre.

  Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Dick Damschen.

  He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Havre; two daughter, Mrs. John (Linda)

Savage of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and Debbie Hamnes of Billings; a son,

Barry Damschen and his wife Paddy of Helena; seven grandchildren, Kyle and

Scott Kelley, Mike Hirch, Ryan and Carrie Damschen, Emily and Erik Hamnes; and

five great-grandchildren.

  Memorials are suggested to the Havre Youth Baseball Program.

  Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                         Thursday  June 1, 1995

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Corrrection

  Four relatives were inadvertly left off the Roy Damschen obituary by the

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in the Tuesday, June 30, edition of the Havre

Daily News.

  The relative included: brothers, Robert and Donald Damschen of Poulsbo,

Wash.; aunts, Florence E. Walters, Big Sandy, and Marjorie Jacobson, Eugene,

Ore. and numerous nieces and nephews.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                              Friday  June 16, 1995

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The family of ROY DAMSCHEN

  wish to thank the staff of 5th floor at Northern Montana Hospital for the

excellent care given Roy, and for the love, caring, and support extended to us,

and to Dr's. Ward and McCoskey. Also to Northern Montana Care Center. Thank you

also to relatives and friends for the food, visits, telephone calls, flowers,

cards and the various memorials made for Roy. Additionally thanks to Rod

Kirkland of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home for his help and support, the

Military Honor Guard of VFW #497, Reverend Jack Rampelberg, and the ladies of

the VFW Auxilary for the lunch. All your kindness and generosity never be

forgotten.

 

Irene Damschen

Linda & John Savage - Kyle, Scott & Mike

Barry & Paddy Damschen - Ryan & Carrie

Debbie Hamnes - Erik & Emily

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