Irene Isabel Koffler

Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Irene Isabel Koffler went home on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 to spend Christmas day with her beloved husband George.

Irene was born in Glendive, January 8, 1926 to Joe and Stella Kegley. She grew up in a 2-room ranch house north of Wibaux in an area locally known as Blue Mountain. The family moved to Wibaux in 1932 where she attended school and then moved to Glendive in 1936.

Irene married George Koffler in 1944 and lived in Glendive until 1951 at which time George began working for Petty Geophysical where everyone had their home on wheels. Irene was busy, moving 18 times in 8 years, throughout Montana, Louisiana, Texas and Wyoming. They eventually settled in Glendive in 1963, where Irene worked at Safeway and then retired after a long career with JCPenney. She moved to Billings in 2003 to be close to her daughters and grandkids.

Irene enjoyed working in her large garden on River Road, canning vegetables, as well as chokecherries for delicious jelly. She loved sewing everything from clothing to quilts, in addition to reupholstering furniture. Irene particularly loved playing card games with friends and family. Most weekends were spent dancing to Polka tunes at the VFW. She and George also enjoyed traveling to Arizona to spend time with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents John “Joe” and Stella (Conner) Kegley; 12 siblings: Connie Kegley, Sudie Kegley, Grace Balback-Smith, Hazel Rogers, Mary “Teany” Robson, Bonnie Brietbach, Harold “Buster” Kegley, Donald Kegley, Wayne Kegley, Melvin Kegley, Glenn Kegley and Joseph “Butch” Kegley. She is survived by her daughters Georgia Senner of Geor

She is survived by her daughters Georgia Senner of Georgia and Sandy (Tom) Conrad of Billings; sons Kerry (Terri) Koffler of Colorado and Mark Koffler of Arizona; six grandchildren, Darren Senner of Billings, Dawn (Bart) Keith of Billings, Ryan Skillestad of Billings, Kelly Skillestad of Florida, Shannon (Chris) Moore of Billings and Ron Dupuis of Colorado; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

“Goodnight, Irene goodnight.” We’ll see you in our dreams. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

A celebration of life will be held this summer in Glendive.