Irene L. Sarff, age 89, of Brainerd, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Edgewood Vista. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Father Tony Wroblewski officiating. Friends may visit on Wednesday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Irene Loraine Gustis was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Aitkin County, to Louis and Lydia (Royer) Gustis. She graduated from Brainerd High School. Irene was united in marriage to Burnell Sarff in Brainerd on Jan. 10, 1942. She worked at Meyer's Cleaners and Launderers for many years. She was a faithful member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, where she served in St. Michael's Guild. She was also a past-president of the St. Francis PTA. She enjoyed being with her family, playing cards, dancing and entertaining guests. She also enjoyed long walks, her pets and traveling.
Irene is survived by her sons, Tony (Marlene) Sarff, of Baxter and Val Sarff, of Nisswa; three grandchildren, Shane Sarff, Anthony Sarff and Shani Wolf; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Milton Gustis and George Gustis.
Services entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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