Irene Louise Tompers

Sept. 25, 1930 – Nov. 8, 2018

Irene Louise Tompers,

88, of Bozeman, MT died

of natural causes on

Thursday, November 8,


Irene was born Sep-

tember 25, 1930 in

Parshall, ND to Anne

(Reidman) and Albert

Brendle. She graduated

from Parshall High School

and married Rodney

Tompers at St. Anthony’s

Catholic Church in Van

Hook, ND on November

15, 1949. After their mar-

riage, they moved to

Garrison, ND where she

maintained their home.

Later they moved to Bil-

lings, MT and then to

Great Falls, MT to be near

family. Irene loved to play

cards, especially bridge,

and knit, donating many

baby caps to Benefis Hos-

pital in Great Falls. Along

with knitting she loved to

find new recipes for Rod-

ney to make, rescue rab-

bits, entertain, and garage

sale. Mrs. Tompers was a

member of the American

Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her

son, Kelly Tompers and

his wife, Bev of Belgrade,

MT; daughter-in-law,

Ronda Tompers of Great

Falls; special friend, Pat

(Jeanne) Koppinger of

Yuma, AZ; six grandchil-

dren, Chad (Conradine)

Tompers of Bozeman,

Kristen (Les) Bruner and

Peter (Kristi) Tompers,

both of Great Falls, Jessi

(Travis) Hegg of Buxton,

ND, Emily Tompers

(Cavin Segil) of Bozeman,

and Zach Tompers of

Richland, WA; and eleven


She was preceded in

death by her husband,

Rodney; daughter, Patricia

Ann Tompers; son, David

Tompers; great-grandson,

Alexander Hegg; parents,

Anne and Albert Brendle;

brothers, Rudolph Bren-

dle and Ralph Brendle;

and sisters, Pauline Mel-

gard, Veronica Amann,

Dorothy Waldock, and

Matilda Tompers.

A Funeral Mass will be

held at noon on Thursday,

November 15 at Holy

Rosary Catholic Parish in


Memorials are suggest-

ed to a charity of the

donor’s choice.

Arrangements are in the

care of Dokken-Nelson

Funeral Service.