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Irene Tvinnereim

WEBSTER – Irene Tvinnereim 90 of Webster died on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Tabor Lutheran Church near Webster, Michael McCarlson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with family present will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Tuesday 5-7 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Irene Jeanette Holland was born on Saturday, March 13, 1920 to Jacob and Isabelle (Sampson) Holland on the family farm in Independence Township, Day County, South Daktoa near Pierpont. She was baptized at Falnes Lutheran Church and later confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church. She attended rural schools in Day County. After she completed school, Irene worked as a waitress and as a housekeeper for various families, she was most proud of the time she served as a housekeeper for Lewis Bicknell, a prominent attorney in Webster. Irene was united in marriage to Reuben Tvinnereim on April 13, 1941 at Tabor Lutheran Church. After their marriage the couple farmed northwest of Webster, this is where their seven children were raised. She kept busy raising seven children, but the day her youngest daughter entered school, she decided she needed to keep busy, so she went to work as a cook at the Day County Hospital. Reuben passed away in 1980. Irene retired in 1990 just a few weeks prior to her 70th birthday. She continued to reside on her beloved farm north of Webster until entering Bethesda Home in Webster in December 2005. She was a very active member of Tabor Lutheran Church, where she held many offices. She enjoyed growing flowers and provide many bouquets for many events. She was proud of her Norwegian specialties, klub, lefse and kringla. Most of all Irene loved music, we are sure she is dancing in Heaven! Irene passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Bethesda Home in Webster, South Dakota at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 2 days. Survivors include her children: Virginia (Leon) Tobin of Aberdeen, SD, Harland (Dorothy) Tvinnereim of Austin, TX, Ben (Alice) Tvinnereim of Rockford, IL, Darwin (Patty) Tvinnereim of Lake Preston, SD, Ronald (Monica) Tvinnereim of Lenox, IA, Karen (Duane) Schnabel of Pollock, SD and Ihleen (Jerry) Berg of Hankinson, ND; one brother, Ed (Elaine) Holland of Roslyn, SD; five sisters, Emma Waddle, Selma (Jay) Evenson and Helen (Ted) Nelson all of Webster, SD, Judy Barber of Bristol, SD and Serine (Earl) Althoff of Waubay, SD; eighteen grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Sherman and James, and three sisters, Josephine, Lorraine and Harriet.

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My condolences to the family. My grandmother was Johanna (Tvinnereim) Bjerkelo and I remember Irene at the many family reunions that were held in the Webster area and Madison, SD.

Ronald & Carol Campbell May 18 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Virginia, As I visited with Mom last Saturday, she informed me of your mother's death. We were both saddened to learn of her passing. My condolences to you and your family. I know that you are aware that Mom is at Heritage Village and has appreciated your many stops when you visited your mother. Mom remembers her wonderful days at Raritan. Your parents were so supportive as she journeyed those country roads. I regret that macular degeneration prevents her from extending her condolences. She has asked that I express her sympathy to you and your siblings. She remembers all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Leona Meuer

Bill Meuer May 18 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss Virginia, we will keep you and Toot-Toot in our thoughts and prayers.

Marcia and Dick Wilson May 17 2010 12:00 AM

To my cousins, Sorry to hear the news about Aunt Irene. You all have my deepest sympathies. I have many fond memories of your mom. She was a blessing. Love, Wayne, Andrea, Keith and Grant

Wayne Evenson May 17 2010 12:00 AM