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Irene L. Seim

Irene L. Seim

Irene L. Seim, age 94 of Park River, ND formerly of Edinburg, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the First Care Health Center of Park River.

Irene Lenore Moen was born April 28, 1919 near Nekoma, ND, the youngest child of Andrew and Oline (Throndset) Moen. She attended school in Nekoma, graduating with the class of 1937. She married Andy Seim, on November 24, 1938. They made their home on the family farm in Tiber Township, where they farmed and raised their five sons. After her family was grown, she worked as a baker and cook at the Koffee Kup and Amundruds Caf in Edinburg. Her specialties were donuts, potato klub, homemade buns and chocolate chip cookies. Irene lived on the farm for 60 years, moving to Edinburg in 1998. In April of 2012 she became a resident of Good Samaritan Center of Park River.

She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, rural Milton, where she held offices in the Church, Sunday School, Ladies Aid and Cemetery Association. When St. Stephens closed in 1983 she became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg. She was a former member of Milton Hilltoppers Senior Center, Current member of Forever Young Senior Citizens in Edinburg, Edinburg American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of Norway.

Irene is survived by her sons: Roger (Linda), Park River; Arden, Grand Forks; Kenneth (Vicki), Edinburg; Tracy (Barbie), Park River; and Curtis (Stacey), Edinburg; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andy, daughter-in-law, Nancy Seim, brothers: Oscar, Rudy and Alfred Moen, sisters: Clara Slaybaugh, Loretta Gronhovd, Sadie Lillico, Edna Newland, Elsie Myrvik and Bernice Peterson.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg. Friends may also call at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery, rural Milton.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements.