March 26, 1927-Aug. 22, 2013
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian burial for Irene Vernia Van De Veire, 86, of Marshall, formerly of rural Canby, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a CCW rosary at 1:30 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Canby following the reception.
Irene died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Avera Marshall Hospital.
Irene was born March 26, 1927, to Theophil and Elizabeth Mary (DeBussher) Van De Veire in rural Lyon County. She was baptized at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and received First Communion and Confirmation from St. Peter Catholic Church in Canby. Irene attended country school district #32 from grades 1-8. She earned her GED later in Marshall. She also attended some classes at Southwest Minnesota State University. Irene worked at Swift for 29 years and at Schwan's in taste testing for nine years. She also did housekeeping and babysitting part time.
She enjoyed many hobbies, which included: gardening, growing roses, collecting rocks, antiques, stamps and coins. She belonged to the Iris Club of Minneota. Irene loved to travel. Some of her favorite places were Idaho, California and Arizona. She enjoyed baking, especially for her family and the farm threshers during late summer. Listening to country western music, dancing and bird watching always kept Irene young at heart. She loved to fish. Her best catch was a large one on the Mississippi River. Irene was blessed with many nieces and nephews whom she babysat when young and now enjoyed visiting with them as adults. Many joined her for her 86th birthday.
She is survived by her sister, Louise Van De Veire of Marshall; brother, Maurice Van De Veire of Minnetonka; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and seven sisters. Blessed be the memory of Irene Van De Veire.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors