Irene Sara Wenstad

July 1, 1936-November 1, 2018

Irene Sara Wenstad age

82, of Bismarck, ND and

formerly of Crosby,

passed away on Thursday,

November 1, 2018 at

Bismarck Health Center.

A Memorial service

will be held at 2:00 PM on

Wednesday, November 7,

2018 at St. Gabriel’s Com-

munity Center in

Bismarck with Pastor Ron

Dahle officiating.

Funeral services will be

1:00 PM on Saturday, No-

vember 10, 2018 at Peace

Lutheran Church in rural

Crosby with Pastors Janet

Gwin and Ron Dahle offi-

ciating. Burial will follow

at Troy (Peace) Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3:00

pm to 7:00 pm on Friday,

November 9, 2018 at

Stakston-Martin Funeral

Home in Crosby and also

one hour before the ser-

vice at the church.

Irene was born on July

1, 1936 in Estevan, Sask

the daughter of Jorgen and

Katherine Ivarson. She at-

tended Estevan Collegiate

Institute and graduated

from Lutheran Collegiate

Bible Institute in Outlook,

Sask. Upon graduation,

Irene was employed by

Sasktel in Estevan for one

year and then transferred

to Saskatoon, Sask.

On October 3, 1959,

Irene was united in mar-

riage to Marlin Wenstad.

The couple resided on the

Wenstad farm near Crosby

where she actively partici-pated in the farming

operation. Irene proudly

became a US citizen on

December 19, 1963.

Irene served as treasur-

er for Hawkeye Township

for a few years. She was

organist at Troy Church

and volunteered her musi-

cal talents at the Good

Samaritian Center in


Irene enjoyed traveling

and went to Norway with

her father in 1973 to meet

their relatives. She was a

“people person” who en-

joyed visiting and having

coffee with friends, telling

jokes and giving back

rubs. She appreciated her

many friends and they

were a constant source of


Irene was preceded in

death by her husband,

parents and an infant


She is survived by

many cousins in Norway

and Canada.

Memorials are suggest-

ed to the Troy Cemetery

fund, or donors choice.

Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-