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Irene Ida Beinke, 96, of Fairmont

Irene Beinke
Irene I. Beinke, 96, of Fairmont, formerly of Minnetonka, died Thursday, May 5, at her home.
 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to the time of the service at the church. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
 
Irene Ida (Neuhaus) Beinke was born Sept. 13, 1919, in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, the daughter of Helmuth and Alvina (Schauer) Neuhaus. She was baptized and later confirmed at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education by attending Sibley Public School and later attending school in Glencoe. Following her graduation, she worked as a nanny for two doctors and their families in Glencoe.
 
On Sept. 30, 1942, she was united in marriage to Raymond Beinke at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The couple made their home in Minnetonka for over 50 years and were blessed with three daughters, Judy, Bonnie and Lori.
 
Following her marriage, Mrs. Beinke worked a short time with Strutwear and then began working at Sir Knights Dry Cleaning, where she worked until retiring at the age of 58. In addition to her work schedule, she took great pride in keeping a clean home, making sure everything was in its place.
 
In her spare time, Mrs. Beinke enjoyed playing cards, sewing clothes and embroidery. She was an excellent cook and baker and was known for her banana cream and pecan pies. She was a hard worker who was very sweet and gentle. She cherished time spent with family, and especially cherished visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont and was a past member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
 
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy (Bob) Sinn of Trimont, Bonnie (Gary) Lussier of New Market and Lori (Jerry) Wolff of Fairmont; grandchildren, Kyle Sinn, Joel Sinn, Gina Sinn, Scott (Amy) Lussier, Kurt Lussier, Mark Lussier, Danielle (Tory) Mikunda, Jordan Beinke, Holly (Ken) Trice, JJ (Michelle) Wolff and Jeremy Wolff; great-grandchildren, Dayna Sinn, Emma Gillum, Gavin Gillum, Richard Lussier, Joe Lussier, Maggie Lussier, Tayla Mikunda, Blake Trice, Ethan Trice, Calista Trice, Brinley Wolff, Maddison Wolff, Grayson Wolff and Sydney Wolff; sister, Lorna Nemitz; godchildren, Marilyn Fank, Linda Dahlen, Donna Erp, Paulette Skalicky and Barbara Wagner; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helmuth and Alvina Neuhaus; husband, Raymond Beinke; and siblings, Elva Hafemann, Della Brown, Esther  Dahlen, Hilda Rannow, Jerry Neuhaus and Ben Neuhaus.
 
Arrangements are with the Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont.