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Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout

Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout was born Feb. 21, 1927 in her folks home 10 miles South of Climax, Sask. She & her sister Ethel went to school about 4 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 & Ethel attended summer school at Northern Montana College and then taught school.

Irene taught at the Cherry Patch School 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 4 boys, Paul, Danny, Wade, and John. They also had land North of Savoy including the Stout homestead.

Del & Irene moved to Harlem in 1984. Dan & 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 & locking the doors of the building, and especially having coffee & playing cards with her friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, William & 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, John(Debbie) of Savoy, grandchildren Ryan, Dani, Sahara, Leslie & Grant and many nieces & nephews.

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