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August 24, 1924 - May 3, 2018

Irene was born August 24, 1924 in Newburg Township of Fillmore County, Minnesota, the daughter of Leonard and Bertha (Hanson) Bacon.  She graduated from the Mabel High School in 1942.  She served in the United States Coast Guard from October 2, 1944 until March 8, 1946.  On August 2, 1947 she was united in marriage to Claude Anderson at the Methodist Parsonage in Mabel.  Irene had worked as a bookkeeper at the Mabel Creamery. In 1981 they retired and moved into Mabel. Claude passed away on August 20, 2007.  Irene was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed knitting and animals, and had an interest in her family history.

Irene passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 93.

Irene is survived by two children Linda (Dan) Hoyt of Lincoln, Nebraska and Greg (Jean) of Duluth, Minnesota; and two grandchildren Richie and Kelsey Anderson. she was preceded in death by her husband Claude; her parents and three brothers Leonard, Adolph, and Selmer.

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday May 8, 2018 at the Mabel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating.  Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday, May 7th at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.


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