Irene Triebwasser was born November 26, 1927 on the farm southwest of Emery to Edward and Lydia (Koth) Triebwasser. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized by Rev. JC Kranzler on April 5, 1942 and was received into the fellowship of the Plum Creek Baptist Church at rural Emery. She later in life joined the Northridge Baptist Church in Mitchell. She was employed at the Methodist Hospital in Mitchell until retiring.
She is survived by four sisters: Bernitha Triebwasser and Mabel Triebwasser, Mitchell; Lovella (Milton) Schrader, Alexandria; Geraldine (Earl) Rickmeyer, Flandreau; one brother, Leland (Wilma) Triebwasser, Dell Rapids and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Leona Frey, Lucille Klock, two brothers: Kenneth and Eldon in infancy, a sister-in-law, Kathy Triebwasser and two brothers-in-law: Fred Klock and Harm Frey.