Irene Marie Jurgens October 26, 1932 - May 6, 2019 Irene Marie Jurgens was born October 26, 1932, in Carroll, Iowa, the daughter of Menne and Rose Jurgens. She passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of eighty-six. Irene was baptized in Christ November 19, 1932, and confirmed her faith in her Lord and Savior at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia April 14, 1946. Irene was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. She graduated from Westside High School and then continued her education at a business school in Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied accounting and secretarial courses. After completing her education, Irene returned to Westside, Iowa, and was employed at the Westside State Bank for many years, retiring April 28, 2000. While attending high school, Irene loved playing basketball and watching her brother Manfred play basketball. Visiting with family, socializing with her Westside friends and playing cards gave her much pleasure. She delighted in her cats and her niece Carmen's dog Murphy. In her leisure time, she enjoyed flowers, watching old westerns, especially Gunsmoke, and traveling, particularly to Germany on two occasions. After retirement, she frequently traveled throughout the United States. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Oskar and his wife, Margie; one niece, Rose Mary; and one nephew, Mark. Survivors include: one brother, Manfred; one nephew, Michael; two nieces, Carmen and her husband, Bob, and Lisa and her husband, Michael; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held 10:30 A.M., Monday, May 13, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Iowa. Rev. Benjamin Dose officiated the service with interment in the Westside Cemetery in Westside, Iowa. Organist Rebecca Dose provided accompaniment for congregational hymns "On Eagles' Wings," "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "I Am Jesus' Little Lamb". Serving as pallbearers were Melvin Berger, Luke Schwade, Jake Schwade, Rusty Siefken, Jarad Gronau and Rod Ehlers. The family invited everyone to return to the church for fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid and catered by Staley's. The Huebner Funeral Home in Westside was in charge of arrangements.

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