Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Dalhart.
Irene was born January 6, 1933 in rural Becker County to Robert and
Mary (Stollenwerk) Wallace. She graduated from Frazee High School
and earned her AE and BS degrees from Moorhead State Teachers
College. She taught 3rd grade for over 30 years in Kennedy,
remembered most for reading the “Little House on the Prairie” series
to her students each year.
On August 22, 1956, she was united in marriage to Melvyn O. Lysford
at Hallock, Minnesota. They raised their 5 children in Kennedy
before retiring to their cabin at Lake Bronson. Melvyn passed away
March 17, 2001.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Kay (Ken) Schuh, Lakota, ND;
sons Troy (Kathleen) Lysford, Dalhart, TX; Vern (Jill) Lysford, Oslo,
MN; Timothy “Econ” (Josie) Lysford, Dalhart, TX; Douglas (Nancy)
Lysford, Coon Rapids, MN, grandchildren Cory, Rita, and Jason Schuh,
Megan, Garrett, Kyle, Collin, Kelsey and Kaci Lysford, brothers
Clarence, Donald and Kenneth Wallace.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Melvyn, brothers
LuVern and David, and granddaughter Melanie
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at St.
Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hallock, MN. Interment will be in Olso
Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kennedy, MN. Fr. Timothy Noah, presiding;
Sharlene Klegstad, organist. Casket bearers will be Irene’s sons and
brothers. Honorary casket bearers will be Irene’s grandchildren
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday with an 7:00 prayer service at
the Austin-Hughes Funeral Home in Hallock, MN.