Irene Thompson, 1922-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, July 3, 2016

Funeral Services for Irene J. Thompson of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Irene died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 93.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1922, in Austin, the daughter of Everett and Lucy (Yarwood) Subra. Irene, the oldest of nine children, grew up on multiple farms in the Austin area.

Irene Thompson

Irene Thompson

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She was united in marriage to Simon S. Thompson on Jan. 28, 1956, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. In 1960, the couple moved to Albert Lea where they owned and operated Thompson Board and Care for more than 25 years. Irene, a very astute business woman, did the everyday managing as well as cooked all the meals at the board and care.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She loved playing cards, dancing at the Eagle’s Club and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. A nature lover, Irene enjoyed birds and dogs.

Irene will be greatly missed by her family: children Wayne (Linda) Thompson of Albert Lea and Wanda (Tom) Nystuen of Eagan; grandchildren Jacob Thompson of Minneapolis, Luke Thompson of Mankato, Parker and Taylor Thompson of Albert Lea, Ellen (Tyler) De Grand and their daughter, Madison, of Farmington, Anna Nystuen of Minneapolis and Ryan Nystuen of Eagan and his fiancee, Jessicca Klein, of Apple Valley; siblings Doris Callahan of Albert Lea, Loren (Romelle) Subra of Blair, Wisconsin, Glen Subra of Des Moines, Iowa, Lila Martin of North Carolina, LaVonne (George) Hermann of Rochester and Lorraine Monahan of Winona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Simon; brother, Roger Subra; and sister, Violet Bicknese.

Irene will be kindly remembered for her easy going nature and the way in which she lifted others spirits.

Blessed be her memory.