IRENE M. EWER
Irene M. Ewer, age 92, of Faribault (formerly of Hector Minnesota) died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in the peaceful surroundings at Piperís Good Tidings Home for Seniorís, in rural Faribault.
A family memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at 1:00pm at the Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault.
A gathering for friends will be held on Sunday, December 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home.
Arena (Irene) Ottilie Marie Ruschmeyer was born on January 21, 1917 to Ludwig and Wilhelmine (Meier) Ruschmeyer in Martinsburg Township, Renville County, Minnesota. She was baptized at her parentís home on February 11, 1917 by Pastor Eugene Ahl of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. Irene confirmed her faith on March 20, 1932 at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo Lake, by Pastor Hans Appel. She attended District 78 Country School. She graduated from there on June 29, 1931.
Irene spent most of her young life helping her mom and dad on the family farm. Her mother died on February 27, 1933, when Irene was 16 years old. Irene helped her father on the farm after her motherís death and also worked for neighbors and whoever else needed help. She worked as a nurseís aide at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota for 10-12 years when her children were young.
Irene was united in marriage to Robert W. Ewer on April 28, 1942 in Mineral Wells, Texas. God blessed them with 4 daughters and 1 son. Irene is survived by her children, Carole Wieseler of Howard Lake, Linda Loney of Coon Rapids, Richard (and Cindy) Ewer of Tuscon Az., Arlys Ewer (and Sherry Merryman) of Rockland, WI, and Georganne (and Curt) Danielson of Faribault. By 13 grandchildren, Robin, Bret (Erica), Heath (Gerry), Andrea and Jerry Wieseler, Diane (and Guy) Chaffee, Jane (Loney) Kermode, Michael and Matthew Loney, Ryan (Lisa), Gary (Dani) and Scot (Amy) Danielson, and Danielle Ewer. By 14 great-grandchildren, Ashley (Alex) Lageson and Erin Wieseler, Christa (Justin) Kosloske, Samantha, Cheyanne, and Racquel Chaffee, Kayla and Nolan Kermode, TJ, Tyler, and Trevor Wieseler, Ethan, Justin and Landon Danielson and two great-great grandchildren, Riley and Kaydence. Irene is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Kathy and Dennis Piper and her friends and family at ďPiperís Good TidingsĒ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Ewer in October 2004, her parents, brothers, John (Viola), Art, Arnold (Mildred) and Louis Ruschmeyer and by her sisters, Julia (Alfred) Micke, Edna (Dormand) Kirtz and Florence (Harold) Augeson.
Memorials may be directed to Our Saviorís Lutheran Church or Ruthís House.
Thank you for sending the obituary to the Bird Island Union so that relatives and friends would know of her passing. May you know God's comfort at this time.
We were so happy to see Aunt Irene again three years ago and have such wonderful memories of that last visit. The resemblance of her confirmation picture to our daughter, Tori, is remarkable and something we will never forget. God has sent the Ruschmeyer family many different directions, but that blood tie is still there and still strong. We thank God for Irene's long life and wonderful family. God's peace be with all of you as you celebrate her life. Roger and Ann Ruschmeyer
Thank you so much for giving me life, when your's was almost taken in the process. I will honor all of our moments together, the good and the bad times as I want to remember "everything" about you. My immediate family, will honor your wishes and celebrate in our own way. I loved being with you on Friday night having supper together, watching TV and eating popcorn together. I watched you as you ate your popcorn and you would drift off to sleep for a moment but than would wake up and eat somemore. I slept in your room that night and listened to you as you slept. I heard you quietly wince in pain so as not to wake me. I got up and came to your side and asked "Mom would you like something for the pain", in your quiet and frail voice you said "yes". Once the pain med took affect I listened to you fall peacefully back to sleep. The next morning you awoke and we had breakfest together, I was amazed how fast you consumed your breakfast, as in the past you would just pick at your food. I sat there and watched you as you slowly fell back to sleep. Carole came, she and I talked for awhile and decided to leave as you were sleeping for peacefully and didn't want to wake you. If I had known that you were going to die so soon, I would have waited until you woke up and said good bye before leaving. Mom, I love you and will cherish all of the times that we had together. love you, your daughter, Arlys