IRENE SEARLE

Irene



Irene L. (Mrs. Gene) Searle, age 85, of Faribault, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, September 18, 2009 at Milestone Senior Living-Memory Care, Faribault, where she resided for the past six months.
 

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 Cemetery, Millersburg.
 

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 Apple Valley.
 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; a brother, Lloyd Meehl and a grandson, Daniel Hacker.
 

The family would like to thank the caring and loving staff at Milestone Senior Living for everything they did for Irene.
 

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.

 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Audrey Cramer
Email:
Date:
Tuesday September 22, 2009

Memories

With deepest sympathy to Irene's family. Audrey Cramer-(Tacoma Washington)

Name:
Tovah Sellner
Email:
tovah_sellner@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday September 21, 2009

Memories

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

Name:
David & Ruth Ruzicka
Email:
david.ruzicka@btinternet.com
Date:
Monday September 21, 2009

Memories

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

Name:
Michale & Sylvia Miller
Email:
msmill1@comcast.net
Date:
Monday September 21, 2009

Memories

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

Name:
Rose Mary Judy
Email:
judy.m.rose@gmail.com
Date:
Sunday September 20, 2009

Memories

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

Name:
Teri Bauer
Email:
huni_29@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday September 20, 2009

Memories

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...