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Irene Keezer

Sept. 25, 1934-July 6, 2008

Irene O. Keezer, 73, of White Earth, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Innovis Health in Fargo.

Irene Olivia Jackson was born to Louis and Mary (Roy) Jackson on Sept. 25, 1934 in White Earth. Irene married Harry Keezer in May 1951. She received her GED and attended Moorhead State University, graduating with an associate's degree for counseling in 1985. Irene worked at the Circle of Life School in White Earth for six years as a counselor. In the summertime, Harry and Irene made Indian crafts and would travel the roads by Lake Superior selling those craft items.

Irene enjoyed her bingo night and visiting with friends. She also enjoyed traveling with Harry throughout the U.S., especially her trip to Nashville. She was a lifetime member of St. Columba Episcopal Church and was an avid fan of basketball. Irene traveled with her sons to watch them play basketball in Chicago, Montana, Arizona, Nebraska and Kansas.

Surviving Irene are her husband, Harry; daughters, Harriet "Dove" Keezer-Thompson and Cheryl "Honey" Keezer; her adopted children, Laurie Smith, Robert Budreau and Kenneth Budreau; one sister, Rose Weaver; 26 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three sons, Harrison, Vernon "Pork" and Joseph "Jig"; one grandson, Christopher; one granddaughter, Amy; three brothers, Fred, Edward and George; and three sisters, Mae, Victoria and Cecilia.

Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 in the Irene Keezer residence at White Earth, and will continue until the time of services Thursday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at St. Columba Episcopal Church, White Earth, with the Rev. Robert Roy officiating. Interment will be in St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery, White Earth.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.