Irene DeTienne, age 75, of Billings formerly of Fallon passed away on Monday, November 18, at her home in Billings.
Irene was born August 27 1938 the oldest child to Anton and Eva (Bullinger) Dukart at the Armburst Homestead in the Dickenson North Dakota area, she attended country schools in that area, and attend High School in Dickenson. She graduated from High School with the class of 1957 at Terry Montana. After graduation, she worked at Holy Rosary Hospital and at Buffalo Rapids in Terry. She was united in marriage to Bob Lapp, to this marriage two children were born, Harley and Vonda Rae, Bob was fatally injured in a farm accident. On November 20, 1976 Irene was united in marriage to Mearl DeTienne at Fallon Montana and for the next 37 years she was a house wife. She enjoyed gardening, canning, crafts and needle work. She was diagnose with cancer this past summer and moved to Billings for Medical treatment.
Irene is survived by her husband Mearl of Billings, daughter Vonda Rae Lapp of Hartly, Delaware; son Harley Lapp of Dallas, Texas; a sister Betsy (Gerald) Hoffer of Glendive; and brothers Dan (Shirley), Anton Jr. (Charla) and Bob Dukart all from Fallon. She was preceded in death by her first husband Bob, her parents, sister Katheren and brother Jim.
A vigil service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terry. Rite of Committal will follow in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or of one’s choice.
Published November 20, 2013