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Irene Victoria Asplin

Irene Victoria (Johnson) Asplin, age 102, of Dassel, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

She was born Jan. 6, 1906, in rural Dassel, the daughter of Alexander and Bertha (Danielson) Johnson. Irene was a lifetime member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, being baptized, confirmed, and married there. She attended country school for her education.

Irene was united in marriage to Theodore Asplin Nov. 25, 1933, at the First Lutheran Church Parsonage in Dassel (Gethsemane). Together, they made their home in the Lamson area, where they farmed for 45 years.

After Ted’s death, Irene moved to Cokato, where she made her home until the early 1990s, when she moved to Dassel.

Irene worked as a seamstress for Munsingwear before her marriage. After she was married, Irene was employed at the Northland Furniture Company in Cokato as a seamstress, and later worked for Tonka Toys in Mound.

She was an active member of the Gethsemane Lutheran WELCA, and the quilting group.

Irene enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing Skip-Bo with family and friends, and traveling. She loved to be busy and was always on the go.

Irene will be deeply missed by her many family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Su Asplin of Dassel; three grandsons, Garth Asplin of Dassel, Kirk (June) Asplin of Cokato, and Jay (Maria) Asplin of Dassel; four great-grandsons, Michael, Peter, Collin, and Erik Asplin; and other relatives.

In addition to her husband, Irene was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph in infancy, and Myron “Ted;” her parents; brothers, Art Johnson, Lawrence Johnson, and Harry Johnson; sisters, Hannah Johnson, Ella Nelson, and Viola Asplin; and two infant siblings.

A memorial service took place Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Dassel Cemetery.

There was a time to gather with family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.