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St. John's Lutheran Church
Monday July 14th, 2014
10:30am

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Irene Hallstrom

Irene Hallstrom, 95 of Minnetonka, MN and formerly of Webster died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Presbyterian Home in Minnetonka. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 14, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday 6-7:30 P.M. and prior to services on Monday. Irene Annadell Ihlen was born on Friday, August 9, 1918 to Otto and Gina (Gundvoldson) Ihlen on a farm in Egeland Township, Day County, South Dakota south of Webster. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith and later confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church near Wallace. She attended the Fiksdal country school and graduated from Webster High School in 1938. After high school she attended General Beadle College in Madison, South Dakota where she received her teaching certificate and also attended the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis. She taught school in the Highland and Ustrud country school districts. On May 23, 1943 she was united in marriage to Duane Hallstrom at St. Pauli Lutheran Church. After their marriage the couple made their home and farmed in Codington County, south of Webster and then moved to Webster in 1993. Duane passed away in May 2002. After his death she continued to live in Webster until 2009 when she moved to Beacon Hill Presbyterian Home in Minnetonka, Minnesota where she has resided since. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster where she was active in W.E.L.C.A., Circle, bible study and prayer groups. She was a Gideon Auxiliary member for over forty years. Family and faith were very important to her and she especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Irene passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Minnetonka, Minnesota at the age of 95 years and 11 months. Survivors include two sons, Paul (Vickie) Hallstrom of Winter Springs, FL and Lee Hallstrom of Delano, MN; one daughter, Sally (Brian) Johnson of Minnetonka, MN; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Hallstrom of Webster; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Ron, a great grandson, Rayce, four sisters and one brother.

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Sympathy and Prayers to the Hallstrom Family. May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Leon and Bonnie Fosheim

Leon and Bonnie Fosheim Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

I was sorry to read of Irene's passing in the Watertown paper this afternoon. I remember Irene from the days when we lived on neighboring farms. she had such a warm personality. and was a pleasure to spend time with. My thoughts are with her family today. Beverly Ristvedt Johnson

Beverly Ristvedt Johnson Jul 11 2014 12:00 AM

I would like to share my sympathies with Irene's family....my memories of Irene are through the Gideon Auxiliary. Irene and I shared many times of prayer and fellowship through the Gideon ministry. We traveled to several regional trainings and meetings, and spent many hours over the years at our local camp meetings and events. She was such an encourager to me at those times. Her insight, wisdom, and perseverance were a few of her strengths. I missed our times together when she needed to move to MN. A lovely lady...she never seemed old to me. I hope I can grow as gracefully as she did! The Lord bless and comfort you at this time. Juli McCarlson

Juli McCarlson Jul 11 2014 12:00 AM

Greetings to the Hallstrom Family. We sure are thinking about you guys Our Sincere Sympathy to you. May God richly comfort. We go back a Long way & have many many fond memories. Prayers. Hugs. God Bless. Love. Maxine & Jeannette Hogstad

Maxine Hogstad Jul 10 2014 12:00 AM