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IRENE EGGIMANN


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.

3 thoughts on “IRENE EGGIMANN”

  1. Polly Klampe says:

    Us at Latham just wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Irene was a special lady, she liked everyone, was always willing to welcome new residents and willing to chat with ones that had no one else to chat with. Irene touched all of our lifes, she will be greatly missed by staff and residents. We are going to miss her family just as much, We fell in love with Irene, but we also fell in love with her family. Thank you for letting Irene touch our lifes.
    Take Care
    Latham Staff

  2. Pat Gaustad, Patti & Bill Hoversten says:

    To Irene’s Family,
    On behalf of my mother, Pat Gaustad, Bill and I
    would like to express our sorrow for your loss. Irene was a very special friend to us. We loved seeing her at Latham, where early on she kept encouraging mother to try a walker. Finally, she prevailed. Irene was such a positive and energetic person.
    We hope the visitation and funeral service went well. I
    would love to have been there. It is so new, and challenging to walk all the way to the end with our loved ones. We appreciate all you’ve done for Irene. I think about all the times I saw Sandi and Irene at the Clinic as I was coming & going to PT. I wish I had spoken up and asked if everything was going ok. (It must be that Scandinavian reseredness mother claims I inherited from the Norwegian side…) I regret having missed the opportunity to spend more time with Irene. She has touched our lives. I hope to keep in touch with you. Holding Warm and Positive Memories of Irene in
    my Heart, Sincerely, Patti, Pat and Bill
    I think I remember meeting Beverly and Verlyn on one of
    their trips to MN for a Latham party…

  3. Pat Gaustad, Patti & Bill Hoversten says:

    To Irene’s Family,
    On behalf of my mother, Pat Gaustad, Bill and I
    would like to express our sorrow for your loss. Irene was a very special friend to us. We loved seeing her at Latham, where early on she kept encouraging mother to try a walker. Finally, she prevailed. Irene was such a positive and energetic person.
    We hope the visitation and funeral service went well. I
    would love to have been there. It is so new, and challenging to walk all the way to the end with our loved ones. We appreciate all you’ve done for Irene. I think about all the times I saw Sandi and Irene at the Clinic as I was coming & going to PT. I wish I had spoken up and asked if everything was going ok. (It must be that Scandinavian reservedness mother claims I inherited from the Norwegian side…) I regret having missed the opportunity to spend more time with Irene. She has touched our lives. I hope to keep in touch with you. Holding Warm and Positive Memories of Irene in
    my Heart, Sincerely, Patti, Pat and Bill
    I think I remember meeting Beverly and Verlyn on one of
    their trips to MN for a Latham party…

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