Irene Verbout

irene verbout
Irene Christene Sunsdahl was born on December 25, 1932. She passed away July 2nd 2017 due to complications from a fall. She was preceded in death by her parents Emmanuel and Francess (Hruby) Sunsdahl and grandson Jason Viestenz. She is survived by siblings Elsie Latawiec (Chet) Minneapolis, MN. Marilyn Harle (Glen) Webster, MN. Orvis Sunsdahl (Penny) Sudan, MN. Emmanuel Sunsdahl Jr. (Judy) Sudan, MN. Irene lived a long full life and was married to her husband Melvin for 65 years. They did everything together including raising 4 children: Dianna Verbout, Fargo, ND. Wanda Pass (Terry) New Ulm, MN. Cheryl Viestenz (Dean) Fargo, ND. Scott Verbout (Amy) Minneapolis, MN. She has 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren ranging in age from 40 to 2 years of age whom she cherished. Irene had many interests and hobbies including reading, gardening and a passion for baking that will be dearly missed by all. Irene also had a great love for music and anything artistic. She played piano and taught lessons to anyone who showed interest. As a true Norwegian she loved the thrill of the hunt. That helps to explain the house full of "Treasures" that she could not help pass up on her many shopping trips. Her favorite holiday was Christmas not only because it was her birthday but because of all that the season entailed; Giving and spending time with others listening to Christmas music and baking her family's favorite treats. She will be missed Greatly by her friends, family and most of all her loving husband Melvin. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm Friday at Boulger Funeral Home with visitation from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The funeral will be at 10:00 am Saturday at Nativity Catholic Church with visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

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  1. Our sympathy to the Verbout family. We were neighbors (our backyards were together) for 33 years. Melvin, Irene and the children were great neighbors and we visited over the fence often. May God be with you.
    Dick and Pat Tedford
    Little Falls, MN

  2. I will Miss Irene so much. I saw her at dialysis twice a week and so much enjoyed her and her sweet smile. I am sorry I won’t Make visitation today for I am on vacation. My Prayers are with you Melvin and your family. I will also miss seeing you when you would come to pick up Irene. Such a sweet couple.

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