H. Irene Ellwood, 96H. Irene Ellwood, age 96, of Hudson, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away Dec. 21 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.
H. Irene Ellwood, age 96, of Hudson, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away Dec. 21 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.
Irene was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Detroit Lakes, Minn., to Ellery and Wanda (Dretsch) Wright. She was united in marriage on Nov. 14, 1939, in Pequot Lakes, Minn., to James Morton Ellwood. Irene and James resided in Minneapolis for 63 years. While in Minneapolis, they attended Word of Grace Baptist Church. Irene moved to Hudson in 2006.
She spent her years taking care of her home and family. Along with her husband, they enjoyed hunting for rocks together and were avid rock hounds. Irene also enjoyed walking, gardening, and enjoyed the quiet of reading. She was also known for her beautiful tatting.
She is survived by her daughter, Leora Peterson of Rosemount, Minn.; sons, David (Jane) Ellwood of Hudson and Donald (Christi) Ellwood of Libby, Mont.; grandchildren, Robert Peterson, Deric (Jennifer) Peterson, William (Adrienna) Ellwood, Emily Ellwood, and Jim Ellwood; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kennedy, Cayden, and a soon expected great-grandson; and step-great-grandchildren, Nick and Anna.
Irene was preceded in death by husband, James; brother, Robert Wright; and her parents.
Private family graveside services were held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.
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