Memorial services will be held at
First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Monday, September 21, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen and the Reverend Michael
Mandsager officiating. Private family interment will be in German Union
Visitation will be at the church
for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Arrangements are being completed
by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Irene Lois, the daughter of Henry
and Sadie (Johnson) Meehl, was born May 13, 1924 in Millersburg. She
graduated from Faribault High School. Irene married Milo “Gene” Searle on
September 8, 1946 in Faribault and he preceded her in death on October 4,
2002 after 55 years of marriage. She was previously employed at Andrews
Nursery, Faribault as a bookkeeper.
Irene is survived by her two
daughters, Linda (and Scott) Gerr of Faribault and Sandra (and Paul) Cook of
Eagan; three grandsons, Benjamin (and Susan) Hacker of Faribault, Aaron (and
Amy) Hacker of Woodbury and Alexander (and Katie) Cook of Apple Valley and
one godson, Hung Nguyen of Germany. She is the proud great-grandmother of
four girls, Ava and Fiona Hacker of Faribault and Lyla and Maggie Cook of
She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Gene; a brother, Lloyd Meehl and a grandson, Daniel
The family would like to thank the
caring and loving staff at Milestone Senior Living for everything they did
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund
will be established by the family to provide continuing education
scholarships for the staff at Milestone Senior Living-Memory Care.
With deepest sympathy to Irene's family. Audrey Cramer-(Tacoma Washington)
Dear Sandy and Linda, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. What a beautiful lady she was! I know my mother always enjoyed working with her at church...both of them were so fussy!! Things had to be just RIGHT! I remember how talented she was with painting and wall-papering. In the last few years I would see Irene and Mrs. Kelm out and about it / such good friends! I have made a donation to First English church kitchen in memory of your mother. Thinking of you both. Tovah
Paul And Sandy, We are both so sorry to hear about your mum. Sorry we can't be with you but we hope to be in the states again soon and we can drink to her memory. Much love to you both and your family.x.x
Sandy, Paul and family, We were saddened to hear of Irene's illness and passing. No matter the reason or the time we have with our family it is always too short. We wish you peace and love, Michael and Sylvia
Irene Searle will remain in my memory as a great lady. She was always positive, loving and held herself with great dignity. She was extremely kind to me and my family. My husband, Hung Nguyen, became her godson when he was eight years old. Irene showed him what it meant to be a christian. She was always interested in our children and remembered them at Christmas and birthdays. I will remember her love of American antiques, her wonderful gardens and her great smile. She was a very kind woman and will be greatly missed by our family. May time grant you peace and please know that you are not alone in missing Irene. Rose Judy
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I dont know what i can say to make you feel any better about this... I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in your time of loss...