Obit: West, Irma Margarite #2 (1909 - 2001)

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Surnames: West, Gordon, Herbrand, Mack, Moen, Voigt, Wallner, Albrecht, Bartz, Goke, Hughes, Klix, Fox, Haase

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Tuesday, 6 Feb. 2001

West, Irma Margarite (23 Sept. 1909 - 5 Feb. 2001)

NEILLSVILLE - Irma Margarite West passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

Memorial services for Irma will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor James Gordon will officiate. Music will be provided by organist Kris Herbrand. Pallbearers will be Alan Mack, Tom Mack, Kenneth Moen, Tim Voigt, Daniel Wallner, and Dick Wallner. Private internment will be held in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gesche Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Granton to Alfred and Bertha (nee Albrecht) Bartz. Irma received her education at Granton Public School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, earning a B.S. degree in education. She then taught for 12 years in various Clark County schools and 15 years in the Neillsville Public Schools, retiring in 1973.

Irma married James A. West on June 7, 1933. They lived in the Neillsville and Granton area. After retirement they enjoyed wintering in Arizona and Florida. Irma was actively involved in the Clark County 4-H Program and was a member of the first 4-H club in the county. She was also a member of the Shortville Homemakers, the Calvary Lutheran Church and the Calvary Lutheran Church Women.

Irma is survived by her children, Janice (Alan) Voigt of Neillsville, Sylvia (Lester) Goke of Platteville, Carol (Richard) Wallner of Longwood, Fla., and Bridget (Thomas) Mack of New Berlin; 13 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathryn (James) Voigt of Marshfield; and her brother, Laurence (Irene) Bartz of Neillsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James West; and her sisters, Gertrude Hughes, Lenore Klix, Mildred Fox, and Evelyn Haase.

Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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