Funeral Services were held Sept. 28, 2011, at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. The Rev. Robert Roettger officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Irvin was born May 13, 1941, in Elmore, the son of Wesley G. and Ruth A. (Ankeny) Milbrandt. He was raised and educated in the Pilot Grove and Elmore areas where he attended country schools and was a 1959 graduate of Elmore High School. While attending the University of Minnesota, illness in the family required Irvin to return home and run the family farm. He was married to Sherrene Nelson in April of 1971, at Albion Lutheran Church in St. James. Following her death in 1974, he was later married to Marcia Olson Barton on May 24, 1980, at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Irvin was a lifetime farmer in the Elmore area where he was a member of and delegate for the Associated Milk Producers, the Faribault Co. Dairy Association, was a lifetime member of Farm Bureau and was an active member of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore where he served as a deacon and trustee many times. Irvin was a people person who always loved good food and conversation with anyone, especially with his many friends. He also enjoyed traveling when he could get away from the farm on occasion.
Irvin is survived by his wife, Marcia Milbrandt, of Elmore; children, Sara (Bruce) Andersen, of Hutchinson, Keith (Lori) Barton, of Blue Earth, and Ruth Ann Milbrandt (fiancé Jon Christensen), of Hutchinson; brothers, Doug Milbrandt, of Elmore, Bruce (Pam) Milbrandt, of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Ross Milbrandt, of Elmore; sisters, Ruth Ann (John) Stalder, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Rose (John) Berry, of Tomah, Wis.; foster-sister, Olive Richardson, of Swea City, Iowa; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sherrene; and sister, Dawn Milbrandt.
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Irvin C. Milbrandt, 70