Rev. Ron Shifley
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"Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us"
"One Day at a Time"
Irene L. Baltzer was born on Monday, November 17, 1919 in Parkston, South Dakota to Gottfried and Mathilda (Winter) Leischner. She grew up on a farm east of Parkston and graduated from Parkston High School in 1938. Irene was united in marriage to George Baltzer on November 12, 1939 at the Salem Congregational Church in Parkston. They resided on a farm northeast of Tripp until 1971 when they moved to Scotland.
Irene was a member of the United Church of Christ and Women’s Fellowship in Scotland. She was a hard worker and she loved to read.
Irene died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland having attained the age of 94 years, 7 months, and 29 days.
She is survived by her three daughters, Joyce (Leonard) Frey of Kaylor, South Dakota, Gloria (Nelson) Horstman of Indian Town, Florida, and Beverly (Marvin) Boone of Nowata, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great- grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 21 step great- grandchildren; and 17 step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven sisters, three brothers, a great-grandson and a step grandson.