Donna “Irene” Fiesterman, 77, of Lewellen, died Tuesday evening, November 30, 2010, at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Oshkosh with Pastor Ray Weinerman officiating. Inurnment will follow in Ash Hollow Cemetery near Lewellen.
Cremation was held and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.
A memorial has established in Irene’s name.
Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.
Holechek Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Fiesterman family.
Irene was born on March 14, 1933 in Oshkosh to Arlie and Alta (Richards) White. She grew up in Idaho where she received her education and graduated from high school in Pocatello, Idaho in 1951. She then attended nursing school in Pocatello and received her L.P.N. After school, she worked at the hospital.
Irene was united in marriage to Ted Fiesterman on July 12, 1956 in Crosby, Montana. They made their home in Canada for a short time before moving to Oshkosh in 1958. She was a nurse for Dr. Cowan and later worked for Midwec/Marshalltown. Irene then became the administrator at the Lewellen nursing home. She also served as the administrator for the Garden County Hospital for a number of years before retiring in 2001.
Irene enjoyed making and collecting porcelain dolls, crocheting, sewing and helping on the dairy farm. Her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Hobby Club, Red Hat Society, Purple Shirt Club, participated in 4-H activities and was active in the Lewellen E.M.S.
Irene is survived by her husband, Ted Fiesterman of Lewellen; her daughters, Debbie (Van) Delatour of Lewellen, Jody (Pete) Roberson of Oshkosh, Darlene (Barry) Schaeffer of McCook, Dorene (Rich) Paisley of Oshkosh, Tricia (Dan) Foster of Broken Bow; foster son, Rick (Pam) Coulter; 12 grandchildren, Chris (Susan) Delatour, Colby (Tammy) Delatour, Jolene (Roger White) Delatour, T.J. (Shawna) Roberson, Trinity (Mike) Kramer, Morgan and Seth Schaeffer, Tim, Josie and Diana Paisley, Ty and Danny Foster; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Leola Ainsworth of Oshkosh; brother, Arlie (D.D.) White of Scottsdale, AZ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Natalie Delatour; and great-grandson, John Delatour.