Irene M. Stirling, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Nov. 28, 2017.
Irene M. Stirling, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Nov. 28, 2017. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at St. Williams Catholic Church, 107 Drake Ave., Argusville. Father Cavanaugh will officiate and burial will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery North. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Church and one hour prior to services on Monday. Prayer services will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Irene (Goeser) Stirling was born July 2, 1924, in Calio, North Dakota, where she grew up, worked on the family farm, attended school and graduated from Munich High School. She worked at the Munich Post Office prior to attending Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND. Upon graduating from college, she worked for Standard Oil in Fargo and Standard Oil Terminal in Moorhead until 1952. On Oct. 24,1950, she married Donald Stirling in Calio. Living in Moorhead, Borup and the Argusville, ND area before settling on the Stirling farm at Gardner, ND in 1966 to raise their family. In 1979, she became the leave replacement post mistresses for the Gardner Post Office where she worked for the next 20+ years. She enjoyed family, making caramel popcorn, sewing, gardening, mowing and drawing cards and sending them to many of you. Irene is survived by her children, Harold (Carissa), Fargo, Robert (Pam), Gardner, Bette Blixt (Keith), Gardner, Lee, Fargo, Duane (Adeola), Hankinson, ND, Lori Stirling-DeFabio (Arthur), Melrose, MA; her grandchildren, Eric, Lisa (Chuck), Brandon, Jarod, Morgan, Ashlynn, Logan, Sydney, Ian, Adryanna; great-grandchildren Charles, III and Luke; her brothers, Edwin (Ione), Eugene (Mary), Peter (Nancy); her sisters, Viola, Diane (Richard); many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Donald McLean Stirling; her parents, John and Anna Goeser; her sister, Genevieve McLean and her brothers-in-law, Clayton McLean and Jerry Mayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Carmel of Mary Monastery, 17765 78th St. SE, Wahpeton, ND 58075 or St. Williams Altar Society.