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Irene Audrey STRAND


1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Irene Audrey STRAND Obituary
Passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Keystone Communities in Eagan with family at her side. Irene was born on Oct. 20, 1921, to Agnes and Guy Campion. Irene grew up in the Minneapolis area with her dear sister, Muriel, parents and many aunts and uncles. In 1936 she met husband Laurence (Lorry) Strand at South High School in Minneapolis. She married him shortly after graduation on Oct. 6, 1940, at the suggestion of grandmother Ann Campion. Lorry did not disappoint, treasuring Irene for over 63 years. They where blessed with two adopted two sons, Loren and Thomas Irene will be lovingly remembered for her motherly nature, strong spirit and devotion to Christ. Survived by Tom (Allison) and grandson Doug, daughter- in-law Nancy (Loren) and granddaughters, Jackie (Chad) and Jenny (Justin). Niece Lynn (Freddy) and her son Jaco. Nephews Scott (Sun) and Cory (Jaci) Nyman. Irene had 3 great grandchildren, Cole, Addison Audrey and Kellan (Jackie and Chad Beiler). She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many family and friends. A celebration of Irene's life will be held on Thursday, Mar. 13, at Keystone Communities Chapel at 3:00 pm. Social gathering to follow at Jensens Supper Club 4:30, dinner at 6:00. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans/ Irene Strand Memorial, 651-291-1212.
Published in Pioneer Press from Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, 2014
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