Irene Winnifrid Ochs was born August 11, 1925 in Berlin, New Hampshire. Irene was united in marriage to James Edward Ochs. Irene and James lived in Detroit, Michigan before making their home in Minnesota.
Irene passed away April 22, 2011 at the age of 85 years.
She leaves behind her sons, Gregory Ochs and wife, Rev. Janice Ochs and Jeffrey Ochs; six grandchildren, Marnie Raleigh and her husband, Donald Raleigh of Blaine, Jennifer of Hollywood, CA, Erika Vail and her husband, Dr. John Vail of Winona, Jared Ochs and his wife, Amanda Ochs of Forest Lake, Danielle Ochs and Sarah Ochs; six great grandchildren, Donald, Zophia, Izabella, John, Mikah and Whitney; sisters, Madeline, Pauline and Suzanne as well as nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, James; sister, Frances and two brothers in infancy.
A celebration of Irene's life will be held at 4 PM Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Crossroads Evangelical Covenant Church Chapel, 17445 Notre Dame Street, Forest Lake, Minnesota.
Following the service, a time of fellowship and food will be held in the church fellowship hall.
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