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Irvin Quesenberry Feb. 16, 1907 - Sept. 1, 2009

REDWOOD FALLS -- Irvin W. Quesenberry, 102, of Redwood Falls, died Tuesday at Wood Dale Nursing Home.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Avon United Methodist Church, rural Redwood Falls. Burial will be in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Heifer Project International or The United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and for one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

He was born Feb. 16, 1907, in Prophetstown Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, to Newton Luther and Bertha May (Royer) Quesenberry. They moved to Three Lakes Township in Redwood County when he was 4. He attended rural school District 101 and graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1926. He went into farming with his father.

He married Doris Overmeyer on Feb. 19, 1935, in rural Redwood Falls. They farmed in Sundown and Three Lakes townships from 1935 until 1972. They moved into Morgan in 1995 and he moved to Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls in December 2004. He became a resident of Wood Dale Nursing Home this past May.

He was a member of New Avon United Methodist Church and served as church treasurer, trustee, Sunday School teacher, lay leader, delegate to annual conference, administrative board chair, pastor-parish relations chair, and on the church building committee. He served on the Three Lakes Township Board, Clements School Board and the ASC Board. He was an active leader with the Morgan and Clements senior citizen organizations, local charity drives, and the Garnette Gardens Resident Advisory Council.

He is survived by his daughters: Beverly (and Richard) Lawrence of Brooklyn Center, and Vonda Atkinson of Blaine; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters: Pearl Rogers of San Mateo, Calif., and Clara (and George) Buchanan of Fairfax; and special friend: Dorothy Roush.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 2, 1998; son-in-law: Frederick; three sisters; and four brothers.