Irene Eblen died at the Hillsboro Nursing home on April 17, 2011.  She was born on December 29, 1917 at Oslo, Minnesota. 

She married Wilbur Eblen on February, 10, 1937 at Oslo, Mn.  They moved to Hillsboro that year to farm.  They moved into Hillsboro in 1976.  She worked at the Hillsboro Nursing Home until 1988.  She was a life long member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, the Kelso Homemakers and the VFW. 

They raised eight children,  David (Peggy), Fargo, Kathleen Heising, Fargo, Eileen, (David) Murdock, Fargo, Sister Patrice Eblen, Detroit Lakes, Mn, Glenn, Tom (Deb) Hillsboro, Cecilia (Kenneth) Hillsboro, Mark, East Grand Forks, Mn.  

She is survived by 25 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.  She is survived by one  sister, Sister Bernadine Paschke, Crookston, Mn, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur, a son Glenn, seven sisters, four brothers, and a granddaughter, Colleen Heising.

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