Irene Erickson, 1950-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Irene Marie Erickson, 68, of Albert Lea died Friday, June 28, 2019, at her home.

Irene Erickson

Irene was born Dec. 18, 1950, to Erwin and Mattie (Howden) Wachlin. She grew up in Manchester and attended a small school in Freeborn. Irene was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She loved putting puzzles together and paying cards — especially rummy. She enjoyed fishing and loved Elvis.

Irene is survived by daughter, Wendy Wachlin, and her two sons, Jay Wachlin and Charles Wachlin; daughter, Glenda Erickson, and her two daughters, Summer Beightol and Sage Iverson; brother, Denny (Janice) Wachlin, and his children Ronnie and Richie; sister, Linda Spain, and her children Char (Steve) Skogheim and Bob (Shelia) Spain; sister, Susann Nava, and her children Bill Wachlin, Jamie Wachlin, Alma (Evaristo) Guerra, Simona (Joe) Nava and Judy (Steve) Christensen; brother, Jim (Rhonda) Wachlin, and his children Tyler and Alhona; brother, Bill (Connie) Wachlin, and his children Shawn (Kat),  Dwaine (Lorraine) and Dean; and sister, Ruthann Wachlin.

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Irene was preceded in death by her parents Erwin and Mattie and brother, Robert Wachlin.

A celebration of life for Irene will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Edgewater Cottage in Albert Lea. All are welcome.

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