PLYMOUTH - Irene Nienaber, of Plymouth, died May 5, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. She was born in Minneapolis, married Jack Nienaber in 1948 and raised a family in Edina before spending some years with him in California and Oregon. They returned to the Twin Cities before his death in 1985.
She married Daniel Hart in 1995 and they enjoyed traveling to many parts of the country and the world. She loved music, especially bluegrass, and they attended many concerts in the area. They also grew beautiful gardens. She'll be remembered for her love of the outdoors and hiking, her compassion, her great generosity and her zest for life.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Hart; her three sons, Craig Nienaber, and his wife, Cynthia, Dr. Brett Nienaber, and his wife, Georgianne, and Paige Nienaber, and his wife, Ann Rinkenberger; her five grandchildren, Ashley Gibson, Abigail Kollmann, Sarah Nienaber and Sophia and Olivia Nienaber; two great-grandchildren as well as close family friends, Chris Finneman and Bill and Patti Priesmeyer and their children, Kara and Jeff.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Groveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Wayzata Community Church.
Arrangements are with David Lee Funeral Home, Wayzata.
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