Irene Ward, age 82,passed awayMarch 6, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 10th at 2:00 P.M. at Cambridge Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Weber.
Irene Lucille Ward was born September 6, 1925 in Owatonna to Walter and Angeline Boeke. She attended school in Owatonna and also in Nicollet. On April 23, 1945 she married Wesley Eugene Ward. They made their first home in Almelund later moving to a farm at Spring Lake. In 1969 they moved to Cambridge. Irene worked at the Cambridge State Hospital and then as a teachers aide in Cambridge-Isanti High School. Irene was an active member of Cambridge Lutheran Church and helped there in several ways. Besides the family activities she enjoyed baking and sewing. Irene was a very giving person and was always willing to help anyone out.
Irene passed away on March 6, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center at the age of 82 years and 6 months. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Bruce; 3 brothers, Theodore, Elmer and Gerry Boeke; and by 2 sisters, Lillian McMichael and Geraldine Anderson.
Irene is survived by her husband, Wesley Eugene Ward of Cambridge; 7 children, Cheryl (Larry) Stratton of Jacksonville, Florida, Judy Olson of Stacy, Morris (Marjorie) Ward of Wyoming, Minnesota, Jeanne (Michael) Olson of Isanti, Randy Ward of San Diego, California, Tammy Ward and partner Laura Scher of Minneapolis, Tricia Ward of Mounds View; daughter-in-law, Patricia Ward of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Barbara Oachs of Mankato; and by many other relatives and friends.