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Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout (February 21, 1927- February 4, 2023)

Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout was born Feb. 21, 1927, in her folks' home 10 miles South of Climax, Sask. She and her sister Ethel went to school about four miles from home until her folks moved to Turner, MT in 1939. They then graduated from Turner School in 1945. Teachers were scarce so both Irene and Ethel attended summer school at Northern Montana College and then taught school.

Irene taught at the Cherry Patch School from 1945-1947, and then at the Savoy school until she married Del Roy Stout May l, 1948. They ranched in the valley by Savoy where they raised their four boys, Paul, Danny, Wade, and John. They also had land North of Savoy including the Stout homestead. Del and Irene moved to Harlem in 1984. Dan and John are on the ranch now.

Irene has lived in the Little Rockies Retirement Center in Harlem since 2010. She enjoyed helping in the kitchen, opening and locking the doors of the building, and especially having coffee and playing cards with her friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, William and Violet Kalkman, her sister Ethel Peigneux, and her husband Del in 2008.

She is survived by her children Paul (Karen) of Havre, Danny (Kathy) of Savoy, Wade (Cindee) of Gt. Falls, and John (Debbie) of Savoy. Grandchildren Ryan, Dani, Sahara, Leslie and Grant, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2023, at Hillside Cemetery in Dodson, MT. A reception will follow at the Senior Center in Harlem at 3:00 PM. Wilderness Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements and services.


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