Irene Melland Farrell, age 69, of Isanti died March 5, 2018 at her sister’s home in Cambridge after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, MARCH 17th at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the service starts at noon Saturday, March 17th at the church.
Irene was born May 17, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to James and Elizabeth (Tursko) Slavik. She was raised and attended school in Minneapolis. Irene married Ron Melland and they had two sons, Randy and Cory. Later in life she married Glenn Farrell and they had a son, Jeff. She raised her boys in Isanti and worked a variety of jobs in the area. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and reading. Irene was known for her potato salad that everyone loved. She also was an Elvis fan. Most of all, Irene loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed babysitting the grandkids and the family at bon fires and fish fry’s. She was loved dearly and will be forever missed.
Irene Melland Farrell passed away March 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 16 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and one grandson, Jacob Melland
Irene is survived by three sons, Randy (Lisa) Melland, Cory Melland, and Jeff (Nadine) Farrell; one brother, six sisters, five grandchildren, Lindsey Melland, Jeremy Melland, Jenevieve Farrell, Joscelynn Farrell, and Nathaniel Farrell; and one great-granddaughter, Kaelyn McLaughlin.