Irma Flagel, Sauk Rapids, Minn.Irma J. Flagel, 93, Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Sauk Rapids.
Irma J. Flagel, 93, Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Sauk Rapids.
She was born on March 15, 1919.
Funeral FLAGEL services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Letcher. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Letcher.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Irma Joyce Johnson was born to Joseph N. Johnson and Olga Eldora (Larson) Johnson in Elliott Township.
She attended rural grade school and graduated from Letcher High School in 1937. Irma then attended Wessington Springs College for one year and received her teaching certificate. She taught in a one-room school in the Forestburg area. Irma married Lloyd Flagel on Nov. 30 1941. They lived in the Letcher and Storla areas for 48 years. Irma was a homemaker and worked at Storla Sunset Home for 35 years. For many years, Irma wrote the Storla news for Mount Vernon and Woonsocket newspapers. She moved to Mitchell in 1992. She did child care for families in Mitchell for several years. Irma also worked at Burger King in Michell until she retired at the young age of 86. She was chosen Volunteer of the Year at the Firesteel Healthcare Center in 1997 In 2005, she moved to Brodhead, Wis., and in 2007, she moved to Sauk Rapids.
Irma held many offices at Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteered in many ways in the church and community. Her faith in Christ was always very important in her life.
Survivors include her daughters: Mata Carlson, Sauk Rapids; Joan (Raymond) LaVoie, Montevideo, Minn.; and Janell (Larry) Boozier, Brodhead; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Catherine Johnson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd (1990); her parents, three infant siblings, a brother, Lloyd; a grandson, Jesse (2004); a daughter, Marcia (2004); and a son-in-law, Dale Carlson (2005).
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial gifts may be given in Irma’s name to her beloved Trinity Lutheran Church.