Irene (Biberdorf) Freitag

May 29, 1933 – January 6, 2019

It is with great sadness

that the family of Irene

Freitag announces her

passing on Sunday, Janu-

ary 6, 2019, at the age of

85 years.

Irene was born at

Gardena, North Dakota on

May 29, 1933. After

spending her formative

years in the Willow City

(ND) area, Irene received

her B.Sc. in Education

from Concordia Universi-

ty, Seward, Nebraska

(1956) and her M.A. from

the University of Min-

nesota (1959). She also

studied for one year

(1966-67) at the Conser-

vatory of Music in Basel,

Switzerland. Irene was a

music instructor at Con-

cordia Universities in Se-

ward, Nebraska; St. Paul,

Minnesota; and Ann Ar-

bor, Michigan until 1971.

She and her husband, the

late Leo Freitag, were ac-

tively engaged in grain

farming in the Willmar,

Saskatchewan area from

1973 until moving to

Estevan, Saskatchewan in


Irene was instrumental

in the formation of the

Moose Mountain Choral

Society and had presented

church organ and choral

workshops throughout

Western Canada and

several U.S. states. She

had also served on the ex-

ecutive board of the

Estevan and District Pro-

Life Association for

several years. Most re-

cently, Irene was an or-

ganist at St. Peter’s Luth-

eran Church in Estevan

(2001 to 2017).

Irene will be lovingly

remembered by her son

David (Gina) and grand-

sons Troy and Ryan of

Fargo, ND. She will also

be forever remembered by

her numerous nieces,

nephews and extended

family and dear friends.

A celebration of Irene’s

life will be held on Fri-

day, January 11, 2019 at

11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s

Lutheran Church, 130

Souris Ave N., Estevan,

Saskatchewan with Rev.

Randy Kleemola officiat-

ing. Interment will follow

in the family plot at the

Alameda Cemetery,

Alameda, Saskatchewan.

Memorial donations in

memory of Irene may be

made to Lutheran Hour

Ministries – Canada, 270

Lawrence Ave., Kitchener,

Ontario, N2M 1Y4.

Dustin Hall with Hall

Funeral Services, Estevan

is assisting Irene’s family.

Condolences may be for-

warded to the family by

visiting www.