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July 7, 1922 - April 5, 2018

Irene Emma Marie (Feil) Gilson, 95, formerly of Dorchester, Iowa; Eitzen, Minnesota; and Lansing, Iowa died 04/05/2018 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, Minnesota.

She was born on July 7, 1922, in Caledonia, Minnesota, the daughter of Otto and Sarah (Brumm) Feil. Irene attended school in Caledonia. She married Lawrence Gilson on February 22, 1946.

Irene helped Lawrence tend to the farm in Dorchester Iowa, while raising their three children. After semi-retiring, they lived briefly in Lansing Iowa, and then moved to Eitzen. Lawrence and Irene then moved to Caledonia. Lawrence passed away in 2009.

Irene enjoyed a good conversation, family, friends, animals, card games, dancing, playing bingo and church gatherings. Her favorite color was purple.

Survivors include two daughters: Marie (Bob) Devou, Maine and Barbara (David) Verhey, Wisconsin; one son Jerome Gilson, Minnesota; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday April 16th at McCormick Funeral Home, 205 East Main St., Caledonia. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Monday before the service at the funeral home.

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