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In a sweet hour of prayer and song, the angels came to bring Daisy Irene Althoff, 87, home for an audience with her Lord and Savior and a reunion with husband Bill and family who went to Heaven before her. Her life journey and mission on earth concluded on 20 September, 2022 as her eternal life in Heaven began.
Daisy Irene was born on 31 December, 1934 to John and Mary Jonnie (Littlejohn) at the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, Manitoba, Canada where she grew up and attended government schools in Portage la Prairie and Brandon, Manitoba. Early on in young adulthood she lived in Texas, ultimately making Fargo, ND her permanent home. Predominantly a homemaker, she did return to the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation in the mid-1980s and worked as a social worker, focused on protecting the children of the community. She ultimately retired in the early 1990s.
She was deeply spiritual and proud of her born-again Christian faith which she openly shared with anyone and everyone. She was also a devout attendee of the Fargo Church of the Nazarene and the Golden Ridge Church of the Nazarene where she spent many hours worshipping, singing and studying the word of the Lord. All the way up to her last days, daily devotions was always a part of her early morning routine, where she would read her bible and pray for her family. She will be deeply missed by all of her family.
Daisy Irene is survived by her three sons and one daughter: son Jack Martinez (Isabel), Brownsville, TX., and grandson Jack Jr., and granddaughter Fabian; son Ramiro "Wawie" Martinez, Kyle, TX., and granddaughters Elena and Laura; daughter Norma Barrera (Arnold), Kingsville, TX., grandson Armando and granddaughter Araceli, son Jon William Althoff, Colonel, US Army (Retired) and wife Stephanie (Heinz) of Oxbow, ND; grandson Christopher Althoff (Emily Monson), great grandson Donald, great granddaughter Madelyn Daisy, Horace, ND, grandson Cory Althoff (Dr. Susan Obermiller), great grandson Oliver and great granddaughters Lillian and Abigail, grandson Kyle Althoff (Sharilyn Stansbury) and great granddaughter Charlotte, Oxbow, ND, nephew Clay Hage (Kathy), Riverside, CA, and niece Tanis Wichmann (Steve) and great nephew Joey and great nephew Tom Learner, Moorhead, MN.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill; her parents; sister and brother-in-law Grace and Clifford Hage; brothers Frank, Gilbert and Wallace; sisters Alice, Rowena and Dorothy.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 2 pm in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with Visitation held one hour prior to her service.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, alongside her husband Bill.
West Funeral Home and Life Tribute Center