Irene Mae Westby

Irene Mae Westby was born to Einar and Rose (Mathiason) Westby at their farm home near Fairdale, ND, on March 1, 1925. She attended school in Fairdale but took her senior year at Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo, ND, where she graduated in 1945. She worked in Grand Forks before leaving for the “big city” of Minneapolis, where she spent most of her working years. There she attended Lutheran Bible Institute for one year, and later she would attend Aakers Business College in Grand Forks. Irene worked 11 years at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association before retiring in 1988. She lived in Moorhead until 2017, when she moved to Eventide in Jamestown, where she died May 13th, 2020.

Irene is survived by her sister, Joyce Weiss of Rapid City, SD; sister-in-law, Eva Westby of Langdon, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Westby of Langdon, ND; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Gordon Berntson of Fargo, ND; and brother-in-law, Don Weiss of Sturgis, SD.

Memorials may be sent to St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church in Fargo, New Hope Free Lutheran Church in Jamestown, or to the Aadalen Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund near Fairdale, ND where a graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 15th, 2020.

Arrangements are in the care of Eddy Funeral Home.

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