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Irene A Grommesh

May 11, 1929 — January 12, 2009

Irene B. Grommesh, 79 of Fargo died Monday, January 12, 2009 in ManorCare Health Care Center, Fargo. Irene, daughter of Henry and Eva Marie (Esser) Becker, was born May 11, 1929 in Easton, Minnesota. She attended school and grew to womanhood in Janesville, Wisconsin, New Richland, Minnesota and Waseca, Minnesota where she graduated from high school. She worked in a sewing factory for a number of years and in the late 1950s she worked as an office worker at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she also lived. Irene married Joseph H. Grommesh on August 25, 1962 in Minneapolis. They made their home on the Old Bolgrean farm southeast of Barnesville. They continued to farm until 1974 when they moved into Barnesville. Mr. Grommesh died in 1998. In 2000 Irene moved to Fargo and wintered in Braeton, Florida. She became a resident of ManorCare Health Systems in Fargo in October of 2008 where she lived until the time of her death. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Fargo. She did volunteer work manning the phones at her church. Irene was very active in her bible study and was a prayer warrior. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and sold Re-Live products. Irene was a world traveler often traveling with the Marilyn Hickie Ministries. Her journeys include two trips to Israel, one with her sister Rosella, Ethiopia and Chile just to name a few. She also smuggled bibles into China. Irene loved to sew, sewing blankets for her children and grandchildren. She made holidays special. She rented a cabin on Strawberry Lake every year where family and friends would meet. She is survived by three sons, Charles Stevens and Patricia Rasmussen of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Gregory Grommesh of rural Barnesville and Jeffrey (Susan) Grommesh of Maple Grove, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Matthew (Ariel) Grommesh of Moorhead, Jared Grommesh of Morris, Minnesota, Aaron Grommesh of Moorhead, James, Joel and Jonathan Grommesh all at home in Maple Grove. She is also survived by one sister, Rosella Ioerger of Longmont, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, LeRoy and Orville and one sister Lorraine Becker. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 " 8 with a prayer service at 7 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, Minnesota. Funeral service will be Friday at 11 in First Assembly, Fargo.
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