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Obituary - James Habeger


August 26, 2019

James Habeger

James "Jim" Habeger, born September 7, 1952, in Havre, MT, to Richard Dean Habeger and Maryhelen (Clark) Habeger, passed away August 23, 2019, at Northern Montana Hospital due to unexpected natural causes. Jim was surrounded by his family at the hospital.

Jim grew up in the Habeger family home on Beaver Creek Boulevard and graduated Havre High School in 1970. After high school, Jim worked at the Swiss Inn - now Boxcars - for a while until he joined the U.S. Army, where he eventually was stationed in Turkey. Jim pursued his career as an engineer at BNSF Railroad. Working on the railroad for several years, Jim formed many friendships and memories that he held close to his heart.

In 1977, Jim married Kay Engleson, who he had three children with, Doug, Jaime and Cory. Jim later remarried Lisa Keller of Havre. Jim and Lisa have been happily married for over 20 years.

Jim was preceeded in death by his mother, Maryhelen (Clark) Habeger, and brother Richard Habeger.

Jim is survived by his father, Richard Dean Habeger; his beloved wife, Lisa (Keller) Habeger; his brother John Habeger, his sisters, Sue Habeger, Jeanette (Ken) Kranz; nephews, Michael Butts, Ryan Habeger; nieces, Kris Gulman, Cara Johnson; his children, Doug (Crystal) Habeger, Jaime (Tony) Habeger, Cory (Angela) Habeger, Austin Krzciok; his grandchildren, Jordan, Adam, Aden, Isabella, Keylin, Everly, Alainia and Anthony.

We will have a "Celebration Of Life" held this Friday, August 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Abundant Life Church located at 625 Fourth Ave. in Havre Montana, followed by a luncheon in the church basement.

Jim wouldn't want us to mourn his death but celebrate the life he lived. In Jim's own words: "I ate what I wanted, drank what I wanted, loved who I wanted and lived how I wanted"

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you spend some extra time with your loved ones, create new memories and cherish each other for our time on earth is short. Rest in Peace Jim, you are loved and missed by so many.


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