Irene K. Rieger, 90, formally of Walcott, ND, died March 28, 2009, at Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls, MN. ? Irene Katherine Sather was born October 13, 1918 at home in Walcott Township, Richland County, to John and Ingrid (Eckre) Sather. She attended elementary school in Austin, MN while living with her Aunt Caroline Bratland, graduating from high school in Walcott, ND. ? Irene married Leo Rieger on June 3, 1936, in Walcott. They farmed in Colfax Township. She entered Manor Care Nursing Home, Fargo, ND in January of 2002 and had resided there since. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, rural Walcott, ND. ? She is survived by her husband: Leo, Pioneer House, Fargo, ND; children: Leslie (Marlene) Rieger, Walcott, ND, Gerald Rieger, Gig Harbor, WA, Dennis (Janalie) Rieger, Kent, WA, Kathryn (Bruce) Tweed, West Fargo, ND, Sandra (Jim) Rossman, Apple Valley, MN, Lee K. Rieger, Walcott, ND; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters: Mildred Kummer, Alma Blake; and brothers: Paul Sather, Orville Sather and Terrance Sather. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Jennings Sather and Arnold Sather. ?

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