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Irene E. Holz

Irene E. Holz, age 82, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home in Brainerd. She was born on July 22, 1930, to Dewey and Edith (McGuire) Jones in Darling Township, Randall, Minn., and had fond memories growing up on the family farm; she spoke fondly of her pet lambs and cats.

Irene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.

She had many interests including crafting and flower gardening, enjoying country music, shopping and trips to the casino. Following retirement, Irene and her husband Arthur enjoyed many winters in Arizona. She loved her family dearly and was a very giving person.

Survivors include daughter, Diane Holz, of Brainerd; granddaughter, Corinne (Paul) Swenson; great-granddaughter, Mikalah Speed; great-great-grandson, Ethan Heino; granddaughter, Johnna (Randy) Hovde; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Kendall Hovde; daughter, Patricia (Mark) Fulton, of Fremont, Calif.; grandchildren, Caitlin and Carl Fulton; sister, Helen Oberton, of Randall, Minn.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur in 2005; and her brother, Harold “Bud” Jones.

Memorial services are pending.

Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, MN