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IN MEMORY OF Irene Ann Wahl

September 11, 2013

Irene Ann Wahl  
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Irene Ann Wahl
Funeral services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 with Rev. Shawn Ethridge officiating.
1936 - Irene Ann Wahl - 2013

Irene Wahl, the daughter of Rudolph and Grace (Pietz) Sell, was born on July 31, 1936 in Windom, Minnesota. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers, Minnesota and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Windom. Irene grew up on the family farm and attended Pleasant Grove District 22 Country School and graduated from Windom High School in 1955. Irene was united in marriage to Rodney Wahl on September 9, 1956 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Windom. After their marriage they made their home on the Wahl home place in Belfast Townshipin Murray County where they raised their six children. Over the years Irene taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and played the organ in the Windom and Fulda Lutheran Churches. Once their children left the roost, she worked at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home for 15 years. After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Irene was called home to her Savior on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Sanford Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, Minnesota at the age of 77. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulda where she was active with the St. Paul's Ladies Aid. Irene also belonged to the Fulda American Legion Auxiliary where she was the treasurer for 29 years and also the Belfast Busy Belles Extension Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed playing 500 with their neighbors for many years. Irene also loved reading, tending to her flowers, watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and supplying every family event with her delicious homemade buns. Family meant everything to Irene, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Rodney Wahl, Fulda, MN; six children: Merlin (Lisa) Wahl, Sleepy Eye, MN, Curtis Wahl, Sleepy Eye, MN, Virgil (Kathy) Wahl, Avon, MN, Melvin Wahl, St. Peter, MN, Connie (Buck) Johlfs, Fulda, MN and Roger (Barb) Wahl, Burnsville, MN; 12 grandchildren: Joseph, Tyler, Cortnie, Derek, Kayla, Ashley, Jillian, Tabitha, Brock, Stephanie, Aleigha and Kyle; great-grandson Trenton; two sisters:Leora (Gene) Cole, North Mankato, MN and Jean (Phil) Potter, Shoreview, MN; brother LaVerne (Marilyn) Sell, Windom, MN; sister-in-law Rita Sell, Windom, MN and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Orvis Sell and sister Joan Engler.

Funeral services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 with Rev. Shawn Ethridge officiating. The organist is Loretta Gehl. The honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren and her great-grandchild.

Visitation continues at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulda and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. The family prefers memorials to be sent.


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