Irene Patton Hume, age 71, passed away December 30, 2012 after bravely fighting Multiple Myeloma for six years.
Irene was born to Lenore and Dorothy (Glass) Osterloh in Jefferson City, Mo. on November 7, 1941. Irene was blessed with three sons from her first marriage: Russell (Susan), Walter (Jean), and Keenan Narkie. She married Chet Hume in 1967 and brought three more children into her family: Michael, Patrick, and Shannon (Schwartz) Hume. Together they added Bobbi (Amanda Anderson) and Howard (Julie) Hume to even things out at eight children.
In addition to working as a bank teller, Irene and Chet owned a dairy farm in Ogilvie until 1983. After selling the farm and moving to Princeton, Irene earned her realtor license and sold real estate for Century 21. She ended her professional life working as an administrative assistant at Advanced Telemetry Systems in Isanti for 25 years before retiring in 2010. In her spare time she could be found attending classes at Cambridge Community College, where she earned her Associate’s degree in 2004, working in her spectacular flower gardens, reading, shopping, spending time with her family, and being surrounded by her four-legged babies.
Irene is survived by her husband, Chet; all eight of her children, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and nephews and nieces. Irene was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters (Pauline Ralston and Nancy Matthews), and brother (Phillip Osterloh).
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cross of Life Community Church in Princeton. Irene will be interred at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls this spring when the flowers are blooming once again.