Irene Sayler, 90, passed away April 18, 2020, surrounded by family in Plymouth, MN.
Irene Bader was born to Henry and Katie Bader on May 20, 1929, in McIntosh County, ND. She grew up on a farm near Venturia and Ashley, ND, and attended a country school. Irene married Leonard Sayler in Venturia on October 7, 1948. They farmed near Venturia until 1963. The couple then moved to Ashley, West Fargo, then Fargo. In addition to being a homemaker, she provided day care in her Fargo home for 13 years.
She enjoyed dancing to polkas and waltzes, playing SkipBo with children, quilting and working with flowers.
She is survived by her children: DeLane (Arla) of Indianapolis, IN, Melvin (Peggy) of Covington, LA, Harley of Minneapolis, MN, Sandra (Larry) Taly of Avondale, AZ, Gerald (Rose) of Fargo, ND, Donald of Plymouth, MN, Larry (Pam) of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Brian of Richfield, MN; sisters, Gertrude Helfenstein, Spokane Valley, WA, and Marion (Larry) Schmitt, Olympia, WA; and fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Irene was preceded in death by husband, Leonard; parents, Henry and Katie Bader; and brother-in-law, Johnny Helfenstein.
A live stream of Irene’s Private Funeral Service can be viewed starting at 1:30 P.M. below: