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Irene Neuschwander

August 12, 1921 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 97)
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Irene H. Neuschwander, 97, of West Fargo, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.

Irene Neuschwander was born August 12, 1921, at Crystal Springs, ND, to Oscar and Anna (Linderman) Westman.  As an infant, the family moved to Medina, ND, where she was raised and educated.  When she was 15, Irene moved to Fargo and cared for her sister, May’s children.  Irene married LaVerne Neuschwander on May 10, 1940 in Moorhead, MN.  They lived in Sabin, MN until 1951, then moved to a farm in West Fargo where she became a busy farm wife.  Irene was a very loving and caring person.  For 8 years, she cared for a total of 66 newborn foster babies as well as several older children.  Later, she baby sat her great-grandson, Jesse, well into her 80’s.

Surviving are her children:  Gloria (Bob) Sackman,  Sherre (Tom Olson) Neuschwander,  Michael (Denise),  Ronald (Joyce);  13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren;  brother:  Don Westman; a half-sister:  Betty Edinberg;  step-sister:  Donna Saice; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents;  husband:  LaVerne;  infant daughter:  Nancy Jo; son:  Robert;  daughter:  Carol Ness;  siblings:  May Goodnow,  Olive Ferch,  infant Maybelle, Bill, Roy and Bob Westman.

Funeral:  11:00 a.m.  Monday July 15, 2019, at West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo.

Visitation:  An hour prior to the funeral

Burial:  Elmwood Cemetery, Sabin, MN

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