Irene Bachmeier, 76, Minot, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.
Irene was born April 11, 1936, to Frank and Teresa (Feller) Bachmeier, in Karlsruhe. She was raised and educated in Karlsruhe, attending St. Peter and Paul Catholic School until her family moved to Minot in 1950.
Irene moved to Minneapolis in 1956, gaining employment at various laundry services throughout the Twin Cities until her retirement in 1982. She returned to Minot in early 2000, where she resided at Henry Towers for many years. Irene became a resident of Trinity Homes in Minot in 2009, where she enjoyed the programs and activities provided to the residents.
Irene enjoyed puzzles, listening to music, fishing, spending time with her pet kitties, knitting, playing cards or just visiting with people.
Her loving family includes: sisters, Elaine Berntson, Minot, and Rose Ann Wilson, Milwaukee, Wis.; brother-in-law, Bruce Christenson, Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Christenson; and brothers, Edward and Daniel Bachmeier.
Mass of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Trinity Nursing Home Chapel, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Sept. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).