Marian Lucille Duneman was born Sept. 14, 1932, to Earnest and Myrtle Kirkpatrick in Terry, Mont. She grew up on the family farm south of Terry. She graduated from Terry High School in May of 1950. Marian received her nursing degree in 1968 and spent the next 30 years as a licensed practical nurse spending 10 years at Prairie County Hospital in Terry, and the last 20 years at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, retiring in 1998.
Marian is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of 59 years; children Keith (Debbie) of Bozeman, Kenton (Linda) of St. Louis, Mo., Kelly (Connie) of Billings, and Kim of Belgrade; grandchildren Connie (Sam) McQuire of Ballantine, Brian (Melissa) Duneman of Belgrade, Collin (Jen) Duneman of Bozeman, Kevin (Ashley) Duneman of Bozeman, William and Katelyn Sweeney of Billings, Kyle Duneman of Belgrade, Kenny, Katie, Kasey, and Karlee Duneman of St. Louis, Mo., and Madison Duneman of Billings. Marian also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, Sydney, Colter, Kendra, Kylie, Kenzie, Dillon, Chase, Taylor.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jo and Ruth; brothers, Vernon and Wilbur; and daughter Kathy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Smith Downtown Funeral Chapel.
Published Dec. 19, 2012