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Irene E. Erickson
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Irene E. Erickson

Born: February 28, 1920
Died: April 14, 2013

Irene E. Erickson, 93, a resident of Our House Senior Living Assisted Care in Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

She was born February 28, 1920 in the town of Anson, the daughter of Reuben and Ethel (Frederick) Metzenbauer.

On October 21, 1937 she married Laurence Erickson at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.

She had worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Hotel Northern in Chippewa Falls. She was also a member of St. Charles Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and listening to old time music.

Irene is survived by two sons, Vern and James (Linda) Erickson both of Chippewa Falls; four daughters, Carol Kelm, Shirley Minto and Darlene (Randy) Stewart all of Chippewa Falls and Beverly Zimmey of Janesville; one sister, Joyce (Norman) LaNou of Eau Claire; one brother-in-law, Don Anderson of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Margie Metzenbauer and Mae Ryan both of Chippewa Falls; 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence; two sons-in-law, Donavon Kelm and Roger Minto; her parents; three brothers, Harold, Bernard and John Metzenbauer; one sister, Hazel Anderson; and friend, Kitty Boos.

Funeral services will be held at Noon Friday, April 19, at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Ed Shuttleworth of St. Charles Church will be officiating. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Friday, April 19 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

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