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Irene E. Najjar


Irene E. "George" Najjar, 90, passed away in her home Friday, April 18, 2014, after a brief illness.

Irene was a secretary for the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Arrowhead Regional Corrections. She retired in 1986 but went back to work for Northeast Regional Corrections Center for several years. She enjoyed her work and all the people she worked with.

Irene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Grace Quilters. She did volunteer work for Hermantown Food Shelf, Nopeming Health Care Center and Caribou Lake Elementary School. Gramma Reen lived for her kids and grandkids. She loved to bake and quilt, have sleepovers, play scrabble and watch game shows.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents Ingwald and Ellen Dahl; and granddaughter Jill Irene Oswell.

Irene is survived by her children, Susan (Marty) Nelsen, Billy (Debbie) Najjar, Jeannine Hinnenkamp, Linda Farrow, Jim (Dawn) Najjar and Janice (Terry) Najjar; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister Ruby (Clayt) Okstad; and several nieces and nephews

VISITATION: Noon until the 1 p.m. service Tuesday, April 22, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth.