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Irene Mae Reding

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September 6, 1930 - March 12, 2023


Irene Reding, age 92 of Algona, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Please note the date. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 22 at the Presentation Center. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Irene Mae Reding, the daughter of Alphons and Adeline (Moes) Berte, was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in St. Joseph. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1949. On June 20, 1951, Irene was united in marriage with Peter C. Reding at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joe. She and Peter C. lived on the family farm for many years until their retirement when they moved to Algona. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, American Legion Auxiliary, Round Robin and the Red Hat Society.

Irene enjoyed her many card clubs and was known as an amazing cook, especially for her pies and sugar cookies.

Left to cherish Irene’s memory are her daughters, Linda (Scott) Nelson of Arden Hills, Minn., Kathy Flagg of Medina, Minn. and Barb (Geoff) Nelson of Sherrard, Ill.; grandson, Michael (Allison) Flagg of Maple Grove, Minn.; granddogs, Bella and Sandy; brother, Vernon (Betty) Berte of St. Joe; sister, Theresa Becker of Royal; sisters-in-law, Leona Stahl of Des Moines and Alona Berte of Algona; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter C; parents, Alphons and Adeline Berte; in-laws, Peter and Emma Reding; brothers, James and Howard Berte; sisters Mary Ann Grimm and Mary Elizabeth Berte; and brother-in-laws, Harold Becker and Delano Grimm.

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