Irma Flagel

Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Irma J. Flagel, 93, Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids.
Funeral services were Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Letcher. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Letcher.
A prayer service was held Friday in Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Irma Joyce Johnson was born March 15, 1919 to Joseph N. Johnson and Olga Eldora (Larson) Johnson in Elliott Township, Sanborn County.
She attended rural grade school and graduated from Letcher High School in 1937.
Irma then attended Wessington Springs College for one year and received her teaching certificate.
She taught in a one-room school in the Forestburg area.
Irma married Lloyd Flagel on Nov. 30, 1941.
They lived in the Letcher and Storla areas for 48 years.
Irma was a homemaker and worked at Storla Sunset Home for 35 years.
For many years, Irma wrote the Storla news for Mount Vernon and Woonsocket newspapers.
She moved to Mitchell in 1992. She did child care for families in Mitchell for several years.
Irma also worked at Burger King at Mitchell until she retired at the young age of 86.
She was chosen Volunteer of The Year at the Firesteel Healthcare Center in 1997.
In 2005, she moved to Brodhead, Wis., and in 2009, she moved to Sauk Rapids.
Irma held many offices in Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteered in many ways in the church and community. Her faith in Christ was always very important in her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Mata Carlson, Sauk Rapids, Joan (Raymond) LaVoie, Montevideo, Minn., and Janell (Larry) Boozier, Brodhead; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Catherine Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 1990; three infant siblings; a brother, Lloyd; a grandson, Jesse in 2004; a daughter, Marcia in 2004; and a son-in-law, Dale Carlson in 2005.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial gifts may be given in Irma’s name to her beloved Trinity Lutheran Church.

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