ONALASKA/LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Irene M. Walter, 88, of Onalaska and formerly of La Crescent passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse.

She was born March 31, 1929, in Rushford, Minn., to John and Luella (Rostvold) Olson. She married Alfred Walter Jan. 31, 1948, in Hokah, Minn., and he preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1963. After Alfred passed away Irene worked at La Crosse Garment Co., until she retired.

Irene is survived by her children, Cheryl (Tom) Kloss of La Crescent, Pat (Andy) Anderson of Onalaska, Joe Walter of La Crescent and Dawn (Bill) Farrell Jr. of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Jamey Kloss, Stephanie Pierce, Amanda Kloss, Eric Anderson, Troy Anderson, Ricky Anderson, Sierra Wood, Jocylyn Poehler, Brent Solecki, Bill Farrell III and Tiffany Carlson; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa Haskey of Stoddard and Deanna (Mike) Harpstrieth of La Crosse; two brothers, Virgil Olson and Tony (Sherri) Olson, both of La Crosse.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ricky; two sisters, Linda Goede and Verna Salvaggio; and one brother, Jerry Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, 111 S. Oak St., La Crescent. Pastor Dan Olson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Toledo Cemetery in La Crescent. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.

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