Irene B. Clemenson

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Irene B. Clemenson, 92, of Zumbrota, died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Mayo Health System - Red Wing Campus. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with Pastor Wayne D. Schoch officiating. Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Irene Bertha Schliep was born on Aug. 25, 1921, in Zumbrota, to Fred and Bertha (nee Perry) Schliep. She grew up in Zumbrota and graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1939. Irene worked as a secretary at the public school until her marriage on June 4, 1944, to Almen Clemenson at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. They made their home in the Zumbrota area, and Irene was a homemaker.

Irene was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was a member of ladies aid, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Sewing Circle. She was also a member of the Extension Club, Card Club, mimeographed for the church, catered for weddings, was an excellent seamstress and served as secretary for the Goodhue County Fair for 22 years.

Irene enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles and visiting with family members and friends.

Irene is survived by three daughters, Mary Lee (Marvin) Ehlers, of Mazeppa, Beverly Kapke, of Wilber, Neb., and Nancy (Chuck) Krueger, of Firth, Neb.; one son, Jerry (Phyllis) Clemenson, of Zumbrota; 13 grandchildren, Mark (Lisa) Ehlers, Marisa (Brad) Dannheim, Mara (Mark) Sikkink, Jennifer (Luke) Wolfgramm, Scott (Ashley) Kapke, Daniel (Lori) Kapke, Kevin (Kaye) Krueger, Keith (Becky) Krueger, Darin (Christy) Krueger, Trisha Krueger, Brian (Tiffany) Clemenson, Sarah (KC) Betzold and Andrew (Shannon) Clemenson; 26 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mildred Schliep.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Almen, on Jan. 3, 2001; parents, Bertha and Fred; son-in-law, Robert Kapke; four brothers, Harvey, Herbert, Leo and Lyle Schliep; and one sister, Verna Berg.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or donor's choice.

Casketbearers are her grandsons, Mark Ehlers, Scott and Daniel Kapke, Kevin, Keith and Darin Krueger and Brian and Andrew Clemenson. Honorary bearers are her granddaughters, Marisa Dannheim, Mara Sikkink, Jennifer Wolfgramm, Trisha Krueger and Sarah Betzold.


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Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr
Zumbrota, MN 55992
(507) 732-5444
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Feb. 22, 2014