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Irene Woodyard

November 23, 2011
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Irene Woodyard, 88, of Estherville will held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor David Christenson officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Irene (Selberg) Woodyard, the daughter of Paul and Lena (Goetz) Selberg, was born March 5, 1923.

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Irene Woodyard

Irene graduated from Maple Hill High School.

On Jan. 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harold Woodyard. They lived most of their married life in Emmet County. Harold passed away in 1973.

Irene worked many years at the Good Samaritan Society in the kitchen.

She was a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville. Irene loved traveling, volunteering, various crafts, genealogy and spending time with her family and friends.

Left to cherish Irene's memory are her daughter, Mary Rosenau, and her husband, Emil, of Estherville; granddaughter, Wendy, and her husband, Dave Cooper, of Seattle; brother, Harold Selberg, and his wife, Elsie; several nieces and nephews and her special adopted family at the Good Samaritan Society.

Preceding Irene in death were her husband, Harold, and her parents. Online condolences may be sent to



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