Irene Mary Rygh, age 51, of Dayton, Minn. grew up in Chatfield, Minn. She graduated from Chatfield High School and Winona State University. Irene earned a Certification in Public Accounting. She was first employed at Grant Thornton and later, for over 19 years, at Liberty Diversified International, most recently as Controller for Immedia, a Division of LDI.

She was preceded in death by father, Leo Ward; and mother-in-law, Beth Rygh.

Irene is survived by husband of 23 years, Don, Jr.; daughter, Skye; mother, Mary Ann Ward; father-in-law, Don Rygh, Sr.; siblings, Wm. Pat (Camey) Ward, Phil (Mavis) Ward, Linea (John) Baldwin, Rosemary (Jim) Ward Gallagher, Mary Ellen (Jack) Ward-Tix, Dr. Lucy (Gerry)Ward, Clarissa (Brian) Tinjum, Gretchen (Allen) Ward, and Lawrence (Carolyn) Ward; sister-in-law, Mary Beth (Brian) Fackler; and many nieces and nephews. Also Mother to Maria Mueller and Malorey Wegner.

A Mass of Christian was held on Thursday, Oct. 31, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 21304 Church Ave., Rogers, Minn.

Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, in Dayton, Minn. Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Oncology or Hazelden Foundation. with Don Rygh Jr. and Irene Rygh . Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, Minn., assisted the family with arrangements.