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Irene Clausen Perry
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1908
Death: Jun. 20, 1998


Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, 1998, for Irene C. Perry at the United Methodist Church in Renville with the Reverend Neil Westby officiating. Music was provided by organist Nancy Smith and soloist Gary Malecek. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Renville.

Irene Perry was born November 21, 1908, to Claus and Emily (Sundquist) Clausen in Renville. She graduated from Renville High School in 1926 and from the University of Minnesota, where she received a Bachelor Degree in Education. Irene taught business and English for three years in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, and substitute taught in later years. She was baptized, confirmed and married by the Reverend C.J. Quill in the First Lutheran Church of Renville. On October 14, 1933, Irene was united in marriage to V. Stuart Perry of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. They lived in Hartford, Connecticut, until her husband was transferred to Sioux City, Iowa. In 1939, they moved to Carroll, Iowa, where they lived until 1978 when they retired to Renville. While living in Carroll, she was a member of the United Methodist Church, taught adult Sunday school class; was president of the Women's Society of Christian Service and organized the church library in 1960; held office in the Clio Federation of Women's Clubs, Round Table Book Club, Friends of the Library; and a member of the P.E.O. Sisters. While living in Renville, she was a member of the United Methodist Church; and a care giver to her husband following his stroke in 1980, to her son Gayden and her sister Melrose. Irene's favorite activity was reading. Her death occurred Saturday, June 20, 1998, at her home in Renville, at the age of 89.

Irene is survived by her sister Melrose Paradee of Renville; daughter-in-law Beryl Perry of Renville; three granddaughters: Corinne (and Jamie) Lecy of Redwood Falls, Celeste (and Roger) Knutson of Sacred Heart and Paulette (and Gary) Malecek of Bloomington; eight great-grandchildren: Amy and Tyrel Lecy, Brittany, Jessica, Marissa and Richelle Knutson, and Kyle and Aaron Malecek. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Stuart in 1988 and son Gayden.

Pallbearers were Lee Sietsema, Bill Sietsema, Desmond Malecek, Stan Hemingsen, Eldon Daugherty and Brian Fuller. 
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  Victor Stuart Perry (1905 - 1988)
  Victor Gayden Perry (1937 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Renville County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Graveyard Bunneh
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42427707
Irene <i>Clausen</i> Perry
Added by: KPtheGraveHunter
Irene <i>Clausen</i> Perry
Added by: KPtheGraveHunter
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