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Slifka, Irene Catherine (Borseth) 1929 - 2024

SLIFKA, BORSETH, BENSON, CLINE

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 2/9/2024 at 14:37:46

Irene Catherine Slifka, 95, died Monday, February 5, 2024 while under the care of Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, at Notre Dame Catholic Church with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Visitation is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church before the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Irene was the youngest of seven children born to Emil and Annie (Benson) Borseth. She was strong - living her early life in the midst of the Great Depression and suffering the loss of her mother at age 9. She graduated from Crestwood High School in 1947. On June 23, 1948, Irene Borseth married Daniel Slifka at the Assumption Catholic Church parsonage. Her mother-in-law, Anne Slifka, helped fill the void left by her motherís death. Irene and Daniel had two children Ė Daneille Slifka of Windsor Heights and Darrell of State Center. Irene lived in the house she built with Daniel (8th Avenue, Cresco) for more than four decades. For most of her life, she resided in Howard County - until moving to the Des Moines metro area in the middle of the Covid outbreak.

Irene was a dedicated mother and grandmother until the very end. She was always concerned about the health and welfare of her family and friends. She converted to Catholicism after meeting the Slifkas; her faith was very important to her. Irene worked diligently inside and outside the home. She was employed by Farmerís Coop Creamery, the Times Plain Dealer, Harrisonís Variety Store and the Howard County Care Facility. She was an excellent bookkeeper. She enjoyed coffee (to the end), baking, and especially spending time with family. She was handy at embroidery and crocheting. Her signature food items were potato salad, lefse and divinity.

She is survived by her daughter Daneille Slifka, son Darrell and daughter-in-law Heather, granddaughters Celene, Sydney, and Shay Slifka and Hanna and Rachel Cline as well as nieces, a nephew and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters (Alice and Agnes) and 4 brothers (Elmer, Emmett, and twins - Melvin and Marvin), daughter-in-law Cheryl (Pollock) Slifka, as well aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be given to Notre Dame Catholic School, 221 2nd Ave. E, Cresco, Iowa 52136 or to the family.

Source: Hindt Funeral Home database

Calvary Cresco Cemetery
 

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