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Irma M. Keleher

July 1, 1932 - December 10, 2013


Irma KelcherIrma M. Keleher, 81, of Newberg, Oregon, formerly of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died peacefully Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Marquis Care Center in Newberg. Private family services were held December 14, 2013, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Irma was born on July 1, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Henry V. and Helen (Machler) Hinderman. She married John M. Keleher on September 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on October 22, 2006.

Irma worked with John in the insurance industry and farmed beside him for many years. She enjoyed square dancing, traveling, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include six children, Karen (Greg) Smith, of Apple River, Illinois, Dennis (Debbie) Keleher, of East Dubuque, Illinois, David Keleher, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Diane Keleher, of Sherwood, Oregon, Deb (Larry) Hellmer-Steele, of Newberg, Oregon, and Gary (John McIntyre) Keleher, of Rochester, New York; two sisters, Bernice Manemann, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Jean (Chuck) Williams, of Mantachie, Mississippi; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Eric; a sister, Clara; and five brothers, Art, Erv, Doc, Frank and Howard.

An Irma M. Keleher Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.casey funeralhome.net. as they were in charge of arrangements.