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Irene B. Clemenson, 92

Irene B. Clemenson, age 92, of Zumbrota, died on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Mayo Health Systems - Red Wing Campus. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Pastor Wayne D. Schoch officiating. Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Irene Bertha Schliep was born on August 25, 1921 in Zumbrota, Minn. to Fred and Bertha (nee Perry) Schliep. She grew up in Zumbrota and graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1939. Irene worked as a secretary at the public school until her marriage on June 4, 1944 to Almen Clemenson at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. They made their home in the Zumbrota area and Irene was a homemaker.

Irene was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was a member of ladies aid, taught Sunday school and the Sewing Circle. She was also a member of the Extension Club, Card Club, mimeographed for the church and other business, catered for weddings, was an excellent seamstress, and served as Goodhue County Fair Secretary for twenty two years.

Irene enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, jig-saw puzzles, and visiting with many family members and friends.

Irene is survived by three daughters, Mary Lee (Marvin) Ehlers of Mazeppa, Beverly Kapke of Wilber, NE and Nancy (Chuck) Krueger of Firth, NE; one son, Jerry (Phyllis) Clemenson of Zumbrota; thirteen grandchildren, Mark (Lisa) Ehlers, Marisa (Brad) Dannheim, Mara (Mark) Sikkink, Jennifer (Luke) Wolfgramm, Scott (Ashley) Kapke, Daniel (Lori) Kapke, Kevin (Kaye) Krueger, Keith (Becky) Krueger, Darin (Christy) Krueger, Trisha Krueger, Brian (Tiffany) Clemenson, Sarah (KC) Betzold and Andrew (Shannon) Clemenson; twenty six great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Mildred Schliep.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Almen on January 3, 2001; parents, Bertha and Fred; son-in-law, Robert Kapke; four brothers, Harvey, Herbert, Leo and Lyle Schliep; and one sister, Verna Berg.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or donor's choice.

Casket bearers are her grandsons, Mark Ehlers, Scott and Daniel Kapke, Kevin, Keith and Darin Krueger, Brian and Andrew Clemenson. Honorary bearers are her granddaughters, Marisa Dannheim, Mara Sikkink, Jennifer Wolfgramm, Trisha Krueger, and Sarah Betzold.

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