Memorial services for Irene D. Weber, age 94, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church. Pastors Dwight Netzer and Thomas Wickstrom will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Irene Doris (Kuyper) Weber was born on April 21, 1925 in Hollandale, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Rena (Westra) Kuyper. She passed away October 11, 2019. She was the last surviving member of a family of ten children. A lifetime resident of Freeborn County, she graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1943 and from the Naeve School of Nursing in 1946. She worked for many years at Naeve Hospital as a Registered Nurse and Nursing Supervisor. On May 17, 1946, Irene was united in marriage to Donald E. Weber in Kansas City. Don passed away in 2000.
Irene was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, taught Sunday School for over 25 years, and served as President of Presbyterian Women. She was a 4-H leader, a Brownie leader, and a Room Mother. She was also a member of the Historical Society, the Audubon Society, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered with the Red Cross, the food shelf, Primetimes, and the Albert Lea Medical Center Auxiliary. Irene enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, and bird watching. She loved to remember everyone’s birthdays, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Irene also loved to bake and constantly made chocolate chip cookies.
Irene is survived by her children, Susan (Thomas) Wickstrom, James Weber, Donald (Shileen) Weber, Matthew (Stacey) Weber, Robert (Nancy) Weber, and William (Erika) Weber; grandchildren, Michelle Brendalen, Lucas Wickstrom, Thomas (Nicole) Wickstrom, Margie (Sean) Parker, Joshua (Colleen) Weber, Jamie Weber, Allison (Anthony) Hayes, Benjamin Weber, Andrew Weber, Jennifer Weber, Sarah Weber, Shalee (Greg) Rentschler, Shelby (Lane) Johnson, Jacob Weber, Henry Weber, and Hannah Weber; 11 great-grandchildren; and 5 step-grandchildren, Nicholus White Eagle, Matt White Eagle, Austin Groth, Julie (Tim) Teitsworth and Christopher Groth
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Weber; parents; sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Mary Trammell; brothers, Gilbert, Henry, Neal, Jacob, Elmer, John, and Donald Kuyper; great-granddaughter, Katalin; step-grandchild, Christopher White Eagle; daughter-in-law, Sharon Weber.
A special thank you to St. John’s Lutheran Community and Mayo Hospice for their excellent care and the joy of meeting new friends.
Thank you, God, my Shepard for care, guidance, blessings, and joy of a wonderful family. Truly a love journey of life.
Memorials for Irene can be directed to Naeve Alumni and Nurses Club.