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Irene M. Thompson

April 6, 1926 — November 23, 2013

Irene M. Thompson, 87, of Mason City, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 4th Street S.E., with Pastor Jeni Bohls officiating. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Memorials may be directed to St. James Lutheran Church. Irene May Swift was born April 6, 1926, in Mason City, IA, the daughter of William and Anna (Janssen) Swift. She was baptized on May 2, 1926, and confirmed on March 17, 1940. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1944. Irene married Mervin L. Thompson on June 7, 1947, in Creston, MN. Irene was a member of St. James Lutheran Church for many years, and also worked as Parish Secretary for 14 years. She enjoyed antiques and spending the winter months in Florida and Arizona. Irene is survived by her children: Bill Thompson and wife Wendy of Klemme, IA, Terry Thompson of Naples, FL, Suanne Ferguson of Tucson, AZ, Judy Whalen and husband Jay of Hubbard, NE, Kay Stiz and husband Mark of Kanawha, IA; 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Mervin in 2003. The family would like to give a special thank you to Good Shepherd Health Center and Hospice of North Iowa.

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