Funeral services for Irene Anna Rauenhorst Butler of Albert Lea will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at St. Theodore's Catholic Church of Albert Lea. Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Theodore's Cemetery, Albert Lea.
Irene was born June 17, 1913, in Wells, MN, the daughter of Lawrence and Amy (Gillson) Rauenhorst. She grew up near Wells, MN and lived for a short time by Austin, MN before she moved with her family to Albert Lea, MN.
On July 2, 1940, Irene was united in marriage to James H. Butler at St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Albert Lea
Irene is survived by her children, Darlene Henderson of Waseca, MN, and James L. Butler of Hollandale, MN; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Nowak and her husband Justin of Mayer, MN; her great-grandson, Calvin Nowak; her sister-in-law, Darlene Rauenhorst of Glenville, MN; two nieces, one nephew, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and good friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband James; son-in-law, Eugene Henderson; sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Art Strehlow; and brother, Lawrence Rauenhorst.
Published on March 26, 2017