Irene Majerus, 97-year-old resident of Little Falls formerly of Pierz died Saturday, February 23 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Marys Catholic Church. A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 A.M. on Saturday. March 2 at St. Marys. The burial will be held at St. Johns Catholic Cemetery in Lastrup.
Irene Agnes Wurzer was born on October 29, 1921 in Pierz Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to the late Frank and Mary (Motschke) Wurzer. She grew up in the Pierz area and attended rural country school. She was united in marriage to Willard Majerus on October 5, 1948 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pierz, MN. The couple purchased a farm near Lastrup, MN. This is where they would raise their six children, Gerald, Donald, Melvin, Joseph, Jeffrey and Karen. The couple sold the farm in 1978 and moved into Little Falls. They owned and operated an upholstery business together and worked side by side for 19 years. Willard died in 1997 from a sudden heart attack. Irene continued living in Little Falls and was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed playing cards, camping, fishing, traveling, sewing, quilting and enjoying nature. Irene treasured her time spent with her family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gerald Jerry (Audrey) Majerus of Little Falls, Donny(Sandy) Majerus of Hillman, Jeff (Becky) Majerus of Little Falls, Karen (John) Jelinski of Royalton; sister, Lucy Kelzenberg of Pierz; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Wurzer; husband, Willard Majerus; sons, Joseph (Infant) and Melvin Majerus; siblings, Reinhart Wurzer, Laura Przybilla, Regina Smude, John Wurzer, Erwin Wurzer and Dennis Wurzer
The family of Irene would like to thank the wonderful staff at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls and the wonderful care providers from CHI Hospice