Irene Nina Pierce age 71 of Solway, MN, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on August 17th after a courageous battle with cancer.
Irene grew up in the Big Fork, MN area and attended Bemidji State University. After raising her children, Irene shared her gift of caring deeply for others working for the Beltrami Home Health Care and Hospice organization for over 10 years. She cherished spending time with her family and grandchildren, sewing and cooking. Her loving and creative personality embraced all who knew her.
She is survived by husband Ron, children Julie (Peter), Joseph (Hilary), grandchildren, Abigail, Emma, Rylie and Denali. Twin sister Iris Olson, brother Dale (Linda) Jonassen, sisters Loraine Stigen, Arlene (Tom) Podlak, Shirley Darga and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Celebration of her life will be held on Monday, August 30th at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. Visitation 9:30am, with 10:30am service.
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