Janene Yvonne Irwin, 77, died Wednesday, September 2nd at her home near Pillager. A Celebration of Janene's Life will be held at 3 PM, on Sunday, September 20th at her home near Pillager.
Janene Y. Marcyes was born on July 12, 1943 in Floodwood, MN, daughter of Charles and Irene (Johnson) Marcyes. She grew up and was educated in Floodwood, graduating from high school there. She moved to Minneapolis and later to Golden Valley, where she worked at Byerly’s. She was united in marriage with Ron Irwin on April 5, 1980 in Brooklyn Park and they made their home in Crystal, until moving to rural Pillager ten years ago.
Janene enjoyed sewing, doing crossword puzzles, dancing and flower gardening. She also loved being with and doing activities with her family.
She is survived by: her husband of forty years: Ron; her three children: Nona (Jon) Blakeman of Pillager, Suzanne (David Lee) Olson of Brainerd, and Darren (Michelle) Anderson of New Brighton; grandchildren: Jim Sadowski, Danielle Hanson, and Erica Anderson; great grandchildren: Isaiah, Jada, Dayton, Lexi, Lila, Avalyn, and Dylan, Jr; and her dog: Abby. She was preceded in death by her mother: Irene; daughter: Denna; and grandson: Dylan. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Baxter, MN. www.brenny.com