Irene Scott, 1930-2014

Published 9:52 am Monday, December 29, 2014

Funeral services for Irene M. Scott will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonnerup Funeral chapel in Albert Lea. Deacon Michael Ellis will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery. Irene passed away Dec. 27, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community. She was 84.

Irene Scott

Irene Scott

Irene was born April 2, 1930, to Frank and Mary (Vleck) Donat in Eden Prairie. She cherished growing up on a farm with all of her brothers and sisters. She attended Eden Prairie High School and later received her GED in Albert Lea. Irene worked as a nurse’s aide at Thorne Crest Retirement Community as well at St. John’s Lutheran Community. She was also a mailer for Cedar Valley Services.

Irene was united in marriage to Walter D. Scott May 1, 1955. The couple later divorced. Irene was blessed with six children. Irene has been a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church since 1979. In her early years Irene enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and plants. She collected plates and other various dishes, as well as angels. Irene was an animal lover and had a special place in her heart for her cats. Irene will be remembered for her love and patience. Most of all, Irene loved her family.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Scott; and siblings Ernest Donat, Emil Donat, Elizabeth Dewey, Dorothy Malmberg and Virginia Torgerson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Donald Scott of Pine City, Candy Phillips and special friend, Steven Cantrall, of Austin, Melody Webber of Albert Lea, Kathleen (Alan) Dale of Lakeville and Patrick Scott of Albert Lea; grandchildren Brandon, Justin and Kylee Scott, Randy (Jessica) Phillips, Chelsea (Chad) Knudtson, Michele, Kristine and Matthew Webber, Brandi Dale, Alicia Dale and fiance, Peter Sylvestre, Dilon Scott and Samantha Scott; great-grandchildren Shayelynn Christensen, Hayden Rae, Owen Walter Knudtson and Luke Gawienowski; and a dear friend, Janie Trontvet, of Albert Lea.

Blessed be her memory.