Irene (Worsley) Lundsten, 93, of Hawley, MN, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Viking Manor, Ulen, MN.
Irene was born on December 3,, 1927, to Henry and Ida (Peters) Worsley in Hunter, ND. She attended and graduated from Hunter High School and went on to attend Valley City Trade College. After her schooling, she began teaching country school in Hunter, ND. She later moved to Valley City where she worked as a waitress. There, she met Arnold Lundsten and they were married on August 18, 1951, in Valley City. They later moved to Hawley, MN, where they raised their 8 children.
Irene was an avid reader of many books, a crossword puzzle wizard, and a lover of dogs.
Irene is survived by her children, Lance (Karen) Lundsten, Jeff Lundsten, Sheryl Springer, Lynne (Jerry) Sander, Randy Lundsten, Alan (Rina) Lundsten, Phil (Becky) Lundsten, and Valerie Lundsten; 16 grandchldren; many great and great-great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold; parents, Henry and Ida; son, baby Lundsten; daughter-in-law, Debbie Lundsten; brothers, Craig, Lynn, and Merle; and sisters, Marjorie and Jean.
Visitation will be from noon-1:00 P.M., followed by the memorial service at 1:00 P.M., Friday, July 9th, 2021, at Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, MN. A livestream of the service will be available on Irene’s webpage at www.wrightfuneral.com where a guestbook and video tribute may also be found. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.