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Irene J. Underhill, 86

Dec 20, 2010

Irene J. Underhill

Rochester – The funeral for Irene J. Underhill, 86, was Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Grace Community Church in Eyota, the Rev. Mark Young officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Elmore.

She died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester, where she had lived since 2004.

Irene J. Knutson was born April 5, 1924, in Wing, N.D. to Knut and Ada (Anderson) Knutson. She was raised in Wing and attended country school there.

She married Clarence Sylvester Underhill in 1944 in Wing. Together, they lived throughout Minnesota, settling in Elmore. She later moved to Rochester in 2004. She loved her family and church, reading the Bible and singing hymns.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother, Victor.

Survivors include her children, Joseph (Marian Ludy) Underhill of Wisconsin; Clarence Underhill, Jr. of Rochester; Sharon (Fran) Verly of Marshall, Minn.; Sonya (Bob) McCoy of Montevideo; Betty (Peter) Myhrom of Rochester; Luey Anderson of Rochester; Ina (Don) Gotaas of Bemidji; Kenneth Underhill of Rochester; and Jennifer (Darcy) Higgins of Eyota. Survivors also include 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie Schwartz of Bismark, N.D.; and one brother Raymond Knutson of Gardnerville, Nev.

Schad and Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota, is in charge of arrangements.