Irma M. Tenge

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Irma M. Tenge, age 81, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with burial at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery also in North Washington. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 3:30 PM Rosary and a 7:00 Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Irma Marie was born May 9, 1938, the daughter of Alphonse and Lauretta (Gerleman) Hageman in Calmar, IA. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic School in Cresco and continued her education at St. Mary’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1958. In college, she met her husband on a blind date set up by one of her many close friends. Irma and Reynold were united in marriage on December 27, 1961 in Cresco, IA. The couple made their home on the Tenge family farm near North Washington. Irma and Reynold raised five children: Kimberly, Randy, Alan, Sandra and Daniel. Irma was an amazing friend, partner, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cared deeply for family, cherished her many long time friendships and was always available to help her community through volunteering. She shared her nursing talents through Hospice and patching up her children. She was active in Hospice care, her Immaculate Conception church community and local quilting circle, among many other activities. Irma loved her friends and made it a point to remain in contact through various activities supporting them, as they supported her. We thank the quilting family, the card playing friends, her neighbors and all others who touched her life through the years. Those forever celebrating memories are her children: Kimberly (Gregory) Rosene of Hartford, WI, Randy Tenge of Chisago Lakes, MN, Alan Tenge of Cottontown, TN, Sandra (Dean) Opdahl of Hartland, WI, Dan Tenge of Prior Lake, MN; her grandchildren, Nate (Sharon) Rosene, Caylin Rosene, Nicholas Tenge, Roman Tenge, Jack Tenge, Olivia Tenge, Zachary Opdahl, Sydney Opdahl; great-grandchild, Rhys; her brother, Gene Hageman of Harmony, MN; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Reynold; her siblings, Ruth, Bill and Lawrence.

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  1. Thinking of all of you at this time. Irma was a wonderfully kind woman and will be dearly missed. Sending prayers of support.

  2. Irma and my mom (Joanne Miller Appel) were close friends in nursing school. She sent me a few old photos of my mom a couple months ago which I’ll always treasure. Rest In Peace Irma. Say “hi” to my mom!

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Irma’s family and friends. We will always remember her beautiful smile for everyone. Louise and Donn Harris

  4. So sorry to hear about Irma. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss her friendly smile and chats. Our deepest sympathy to all her family. May she Rest In Peace. Gerald & Glenda

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Irma’s family. So sorry for your loss. Irma will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. Deepest sympathy to the entire family. I so enjoyed meeting and getting to know Irma through quilting. Such a sweet lady, she’ll be missed by many. Dave and Terry Utterback

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