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Ione Marie Schramer Dernbach
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1922
Death: Jan. 31, 2007

Ione Marie Dernbach, 84, of Billings, MT passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Eagle Cliff Manor. She was born April 20, 1922 in Wheaton, Illinois, the oldest daughter of Anthony and Martha Schramer.

Ione was a graduate of Northern Illinois State University in Dekalb, IL. Upon graduation she started her elementary teaching career in Saginaw, MI and continued it in Billings, MT. On July 6, 1946, she married Joseph Adam Dernbach, her loving spouse of 56 years. Everyone who met Ione always walked away with a smile and with the knowledge that they had been blessed by a caring soul.

She was deeply involved in many volunteer and community organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of America, Catholic Daughter, and Montana Association for Family and Community Education.

Some of Ione's hobbies included water aerobics, movies, collecting rocks, bird watching, gardening, and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.

Ione was preceded in death by her husband Joe in 2003.

She is survived by two sisters, Jean Paschali of Aurora, IL and Marinae Dietrich of Billings. Also surviving are her five daughters, Judy (Dick) Nell of Henderson, NV, Patty (Gene) St. John of Glentana, MT, Barb (Tom) Adkins of Starkville, MS, Louise (Dave) Breeden of Forsyth, MT, and Theresa Dernbach of Casper, WY; five grandchildren, Scott St. John, Jill (Scott) Thompson, Cody Adkins, Derek and Heidi Breeden; one great grandchild, Lane Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

Vigil services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, at Little Flower Catholic Church with Rite of Committal following at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.

Memorials may be made in Ione's name to the charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.michelottisawyers.com. 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Billings
Yellowstone County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Feb 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17849060
Ione Marie <i>Schramer</i> Dernbach
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Ione Marie <i>Schramer</i> Dernbach
Added by: James Seidelman
 
Ione Marie <i>Schramer</i> Dernbach
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Rest in peace.
- BrixtonWy
 Added: Jun. 5, 2008
Rest in peace.
- BrixtonWy
 Added: Jun. 5, 2008
 
 
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