MADISON — Irene Hansen, 96, died at Golden Living Healthcare Center in Madison on Aug. 11, 2013.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard. Burial will be in the Cresbard Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the church.
Irene Lillian Myhre was born on Sept. 30, 1916 in Baker, Mont., to Odin and Olene (Braseth) Myhre.
She married Maxwell Hansen in Baker on Oct. 31, 1936.
She was active in the Concordia Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school. She was also a 4-H Leader. In 1997, she and her daughter won the Dakota History Conference Award for distinguished contribution to the preservation of the cultural heritage of South Dakota and the Northern Plains.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Hansen, in 1964; her parents; four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by one son, Thomas (Marge) of Huron; and Maxine (James) Swanson of Madison; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Duane Myhre; and sister, Laurel Heaton, both of Shelton, Wash.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Madison and the Cresbard Cemetery Association.For the complete article see the 08-14-2013 issue.
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