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Irene M. Himle

Feb 13, 2021

Dec. 11, 1925 – Feb. 3, 2021

Irene M. Himle, 95, of

Leeds, ND passed away

Wednesday, February 3,

2021 at Altru Hospital in

Grand Forks, ND. A

Private Family Funeral

was held at the Leeds

Lutheran Church at 1:00

PM Wednesday, February

10, 2021 with Pastor

Sharon Baker officiating.

Public Visitation was al-

lowed from 11:00 AM to

12:00 PM at the church.

Everyone is welcome to

stream the service online

through Nelson Funeral

Home Facebook Page.

Burial took place at Leeds

Lutheran Cemetery im-

mediately following the

service. In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred

to CDC recommendations

including social distanc-

ing, hand sanitizing and

staying away if not feeling

well are encouraged.

Wearing a mask is re-


Irene Marie Himle was

born December 11, 1925

to Leland and Myrtle

(Fox) Hanna in Rolette,

ND. She grew up on the

family farm in Island Lake

Township and attended

Island Lake School and

Rolette High School.

Irene attended Minot

State Teacher’s College

and obtained her State

Teacher’s Certificate. She

taught school near Agate,

ND at Pleasant Valley

School for two years.

Irene married Laurence

Himle on May 20, 1945 in

Rolla, ND. The couple

farmed in the Island Lake

and Bisbee areas before

moving to Leeds.

Irene was a member of

Leeds Lutheran Church

and Sarah-Dorcas Circle.

Irene served as an Elec-

tion Judge for many years

and served on several

Grand Juries. She was

hostess for card parties

and liked to dance. Irene

loved gardening and al-

ways had many beautiful

flowers. She loved to

bake and her grandkids

especially loved her zuc-

chini bread. Irene really

enjoyed spending time

with her grandchildren

and great-grandchildren.

She babysat all the

grandkids and what hap-

pened at Grandmas stayed

at Grandmas. She will be

dearly missed by all.

Irene is survived by her

children, Lloyd (Bonnie

Kay) Himle of Leeds, Rio

(Jean) Himle of Leeds and

Gail Berg of Fargo, ND; 6

grandchildren, Valerie

(Mark) Dziwulski, Rebec-

ca (Kirk) Johnson, Micha-

el (Kelly) Himle, Sara Jo

(Nick) Anderson, Carrie

Wallace (Bryan Minske)

and Will Wallace; 3

step-grandchildren, Dion

Warner, Chris Harris, Dale

Warner; 6

great-grandchildren, Seth,

Bryce and Grady Johnson,

Lorelai and Tucker Himle

and Evelyn Anderson; 6

step great-grandchildren,

Chelsea Foster, Parker and

Presley Anderson Brett

Dziwulski, Emily

Dziwulski and Bryce

Dziwulski; great-great

grandchild, Bodhi Foster;

sisters-in-law, Stella

Himle and DeLorez

Himle; and many nieces

and nephews.

She was preceded in

death by her parents, Le-

land and Myrtle Hanna;

husband, Laurence N.

Himle; sisters, Gracie,

Dorothy and Betty Lou

(who all died in child-

hood); son-in-law, Charles

Berg; niece, Karen Ander-

son; nephews, Douglas

Himle and Kermit Himle.

Online condolences

may be left at



The Nelson Funeral

Home of Leeds is in

charge of the arrange-


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