Irene M. SweeneyIrene M. Sweeney age 85 of Grand Forks, ND formerly of Manvel, ND and Walhalla, ND died peacefully Saturday April 13, 2013.
Irene Marie Jackson was born August 28, 1927 the daughter of Archie and Pauline (Furstenau) Jackson in Walhalla. She graduated from Walhalla Public School in 1945. She worked for Sheppard Telephone Company in Walhalla and Northwestern Bell and the Grand Forks Clinic in Grand Forks as a telephone operator. Irene married John A. Sweeney on November 5, 1952 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla. The couple resided in rural Manvel where they farmed and raised five children. After the passing of John, Irene moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks in 1997.