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Irene G. Weite, 92

Mar 18, 2012

Blue Earth Irene G. Weite, age 92, of?Blue Earth, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea. Visitation time was held from 10 a.m. until service time at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Irene was born Jan. 3, 1920, in rural Wells, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Schultz) Mikolai. She was raised and educated in the Wells area where she was a 1938 graduate of Wells High School. She was married to Ruben E. Weite in the late 1940’s and the couple made their home in rural Hartland. They resided in Hartland, where Irene was a homemaker, until Ruben’s death in 1969. Irene moved to Albert Lea for over 30 years before moving to Blue Earth in 2006. She enjoyed babysitting, was a great cook, and loved to can vegetables from her many gardens. She also raised chickens and sold their eggs for many years.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Corinne (Richard) Johnson, of Frost; her sons, Kenneth (Marcia) Weite, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Paul (Debra) Weite, of Staples; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1968; and a granddaughter, Angela Weite.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com