Ione Ruth Montgomery, age 91, of Dassel, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.
A memorial service will take place Friday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m.
Ione was born July 28, 1927, in Howard Lake, to Roy and Ruth (Robinson) Mauk. She grew up on the farm, north of Howard Lake, and graduated from Howard Lake High School.
In May of 1947, Ione married Donald “Bud” Montgomery. To this union, five children were born: Joan, Dennis, Donna, Glen, and Dale.
Ione was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing, She worked in many sewing factories, among them: Wonderalls in Buffalo; Fancy by Ford in Howard Lake; and Edco Products in Winsted. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, the casino, flea marketing, and auctions.
Ione is survived by daughter, Joan (Alan) Violet of Alamagordo, NM; son Dennis (Sandy) Montgomery; daughter Donna Kieper of Dassel; son Glen Montgomery of Dassel; and son Dale Montgomery of Howard Lake; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as sisters Margaret Noyed of New Brighton, and Gladys Triplet of Howard Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruth Mauk; husband Bud Montgomery; granddaughter April Montgomery; brother Ellsworth Mauk; sister in-law Ardis Mauk; brother-in-law Donald Triplet; brother-in-law Oscar Noyed; and special friend Ray Beckfeld.