Irene Dungey, 1921-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Irene M. Dungey passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Elgin, Illinois.

Irene Dungey

She was born May 16, 1921, in Somers, Iowa, the daughter of Otto Baker and Bessie Evelyn (Malohn) Baker. Irene graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1939.

She married Lynn E. Dungey on Dec. 2, 1939, and they had four sons.

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Irene was very active in her church. She enjoyed traveling with her Army husband, visiting family and friends and writing letters.

Irene is survived by her four sons, Ronald Eugene (Joan), Daryl Dean, Merlyn Ray (Mary) and Clifford Lynn (Linda); her sister, Juanita Pepper; 11 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Lynn; brothers Wayne Otto Baker and Robert Marion Baker; and daughters-in-law Donna and Marsha.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Monday at Southtown Baptist Church in Bloomington. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bob Stocklan will officiate. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Foundation, 519 16th St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128.