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Ase “Marie” Damm

Ase “Marie” Damm Ase “Marie” Damm

Ase “Marie” Damm, 81, of Culbertson, Mont., passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, surrounded by her family at her home in Culbertson, Mont. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston, N.D., is assisting the family. Friends may sign the register and give their condolences at

Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Grace and Peace Church in Culbertson, Mont. Pastor Ross Reinhiller will officiate and interment will be in the Friedens Gemeinde Cemetery, northwest of Culbertson, Mont. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

The funeral service will be livestreamed. You can view Marie’s service directly on her obituary page at www.

Ase Marie was born Sept. 23, 1940, to Edvard and Inger Kristiansen in Sarpsborg, Norway. In February of 1947 when Marie was six years old, her family left Norway and made the journey to America to homestead and farm outside of Savage, Mont., with her father’s uncle.

She attended Larsen District 66 School through the eighth grade and then attended high school in Sidney where she graduated in 1958.

Marie started working at the telephone office on the weekends while she was still in high school. This was a career she enjoyed for many years.

In November of 1958, she married Robert Damm. Together, they raised three children: Brian, Robert and Shelley. In 1961, they moved to Plentywood where she continued to work as a telephone operator. In 1974, the family moved back to Culbertson to help with the family farm.

In 1982, Marie and Bob purchased the Wild West Diner which is still owned and operated by her family. Marie loved visiting with the customers and, long after her retirement, she could be found sitting at the counter drinking coffee and visiting. No one was a stranger to Marie and she loved sharing stories with everyone she met.

Marie was an avid reader and loved to travel. She has traveled the world visiting her son in Japan numerous times and going back to Norway to visit all her relatives who still reside there. She had an adventurous spirit and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her two sons, Brian (JaeSoon) Damm of Tokyo, Japan, and Robert Damm of Culbertson; her daughter, Shelley (Steve) Baldwin of Culbertson; four grandchildren, Ashlee (Luke) Anderson, Alex (Mark) Von Wald, Jesse Damm and Elliot Damm; four great-grandchildren, Harper and Huck Anderson and Charlotte and Eleanor Von Wald; her sister, Ann (Roland) Aldinger of Glendive, Mont.; brother- in-law, Leroy (Jan) Damm of Pullman, Wash.; an aunt, Thora Kristiansen of Oslo, Norway; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert J. Damm; her parents, Edvard and Inger Kristiansen; and brother, Thore Kristiansen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the Grace and Peace Sunday School Program in Culbertson, Mont.

(Paid Obituary)

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