Irene (McCloskey) Campbell, age 86, of St. Louis Park, MN, formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 03, 2017, at Jones-Harrison Senior Living in Minneapolis, MN.
Irene loved reading, gardening, sports and playing bridge. She found peace walking outdoors, especially around the lake near her final home in St. Louis Park. She enjoyed the company of so many dear friends and lived her faith through gratitude and service.
Irene was born on August 28, 1930 in Wing, ND, the daughter of the late Ben and Mabel (Madland) McCloskey. She moved to Grand Forks, ND, in 1942 and graduated from St. James High School in 1947. She attended the University of North Dakota and worked for the Grand Forks County Register of Deeds until 1950. On February 2, 1950, she was married to Robert Campbell in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND. She worked as the Director of the East Grand Forks Housing Authority until her retirement in 1996. On June 18, 1999, she was married to Vernon Thomas.
Irene is survived by her brother William McCloskey; children Mary, Pat Bodelson, Laura, Guy (Deann), Jane Chase (Tom) and Ben (Patti) and grandchildren; Mary, Caroline, Courtney, Sean, Robert and Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Mabel (Madland) McCloskey, her husband’s Robert and Vernon, her brother Bernard, sisters Alice and Margaret and granddaughter Erin.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Sisters of Mount St. Benedict in Crookston, MN.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am ~ Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Dahl Funeral Home in East Grand Forks, MN
Interment: Calvary Cemetery in Grand Forks, ND
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota