Irma Jean Meth, 88, of Minot, died on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Granville Elder Care.
Irma Edinger was born on Aug. 31, 1924, in Cathay, to Edward and Annie (Reddig) Edinger. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Cathay High School in 1943. She attended Fargo Business College in Fargo. After graduation, she worked as a secretary for Standard Oil Company and then in the Department of Supervised Study (correspondence school) at North Dakota Agricultural College (later re-named North Dakota State University).
Irma married Orville H. Meth on June 18, 1949, at Cathay Baptist Church in Cathay. While Orville attended North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, S.D., she was secretary to Dr. George A. Lang, president of the seminary. After Orville's ordination in 1952, they served in Odessa, Wash., Stockton, Calif., Venturia, N.D., Turtle Lake, N.D., and Elgin, Iowa. In 1972, they moved to Bismarck where Orville served as chaplain of the Baptist Home for 14 years. During this time, Irma was active in Women's Ministries at Bismarck Baptist Church. In 2000, the Meths moved to Minot where they became members of First Baptist Church.
Irma is survived by her husband of 63 years, Orville, Minot; daughters, Debby (Jerry) Weimer, Modesto, Calif., and Esther (Dean) Redington, Minot; son, Daniel (Rebecca) Meth, Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Coral Trochmann, Fargo; and three brothers, Wallace (Carol) Edinger, New Rockford, Dennis (Moneen) Edinger, Cathay, and Richard (Judy) Edinger, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Myra Boelke and Alyce Schlittenhardt; and granddaughter, Irma Mary Jean Clark.
Celebration of Life service for Irma Meth will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Minot.
Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Cemetery, rural Fessenden.
Visitation will be today, Monday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be designated to the North American Baptist Heritage Commission or First Baptist Church Future Expansion Fund.
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).