IRENE M. EGGIMANN, 86, of Waseca, formerly of Jackson, passed away at the Homsetead Hospice Cottage in Owatonna on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Funeral service will be on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Salem Lutheran Church with Pasotr Eric Hullstrom officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson.
Visitation will be on Sunday, 8-30-09 from 1 to 3 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and on Monday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.
IRENE MARCELLA EGGIMANN was born on July 27, 1923, in Kimball Township,
Jackson County, Minnesota, the daughter of Ed and Millie (Hample) Schlager. She attended area country schools and in 1944 graduated from the Viola Johnson School of Beauty Culture in Mankato. She was united in marriage to Raymond Eggimann on June 28, 1945, at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson. After marriage, they made their home in Middletown Township, Jackson County, where she was a homemaker and also operated a beauty shop in her home. After moving to town, she enjoyed working as a beautician at the Jackson Hospital Nursing Home until the age of 79. She and Raymond farmed for 36 years and lived in Jackson County until 2006 when they moved to Latham Place in Waseca. Raymond passed away on September 4, 2007. Irene passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna at the age of 86 years and one month.
Irene was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson where she was active in circles and helped make numerous quilts. She and Raymond enjoyed playing cards with friends and dancing in Lakefield, Sioux Valley, and Fox Lake. She was an active member of the VFW and DAV auxiliaries. She looked forward to family vacations every summer at Crescent Beach on Lake Okoboji.
Irene is survived by her three children, Beverly (Verlyn) Erickson of Batavia, Illinois, Sandra (Donald) Muir of Owatonna, Minnesota, and David (Ellie) Eggimann of Mankato, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Jon (Jennifer) Erickson, Katie (Michael) Weisenberger, Michael Erickson, Seth (Anne Lise) Muir, Matalisse Eggimann and Corissa Eggimann; eight great-grandchildren, Courtney and Connor Erickson, Owen, Andrew, and Matthew Weisenberger, and Sophia, Isabella, and Liam Muir; a sister Edna (Gene) Becker of O’Fallon, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Raymond, a sister, Blanche Harries, and two brothers, Albin and Roy Schlager.