Irene Sletten, 1932-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, January 4, 2019

Irene Jane Sletten, 86, of Owatonna died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Homestead Hospice House.

Irene Sletten

She was born April 11, 1932, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Oscar and Emma (Davidson) Flugum. Irene graduated from Ellendale High School in 1952. After high school Irene worked at North Park and married Shirly Sletten on Feb. 6, 1955, and the couple moved to Owatonna. Irene worked in the kitchen for Federated Insurance for many years and retired from there in 2006.

Irene loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, water aerobics, and collecting dolls as well as spoons.

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She is survived by daughter, Sandy (Ted) Rickerl; sons Steve (Sherry) Sletten, Art (Maureen) Sletten, Eric (Sara) Sletten, Oscar (Jackie) Sletten and Brian Sletten; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Fern Wahlers; brothers Virgil Flugum and Rolland Flugum; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirly Sletten; son, Scott Sletten; daughter, Lisa Kaye Sletten; sister, Opal Bergerson; brother, Robert Flugum; grandchildren Tiffany Speltz and Adam Dailey; and great-grandchild, Elijah Feine.

Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Amanda Weinkauf will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Cemetery in Albert Lea.