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Norma J. Irish

March 4, 2019 | 12 comments

Norma J. Irish, 75, from Brice Prairie passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born in Durand, WI on February 11, 1944 to Ruth and Harold Weber. She married Ronald N. Irish on June 24, 1967 in Eau Galle, WI. She attended high school in Durand and then pursued an education in x-ray technology at the University of Minnesota. After working in Eau Claire, she moved to La Crosse where she worked at St. Francis Hospital for three years. She then moved with her family to De Forest, WI. They returned to la Crosse in 1970 and moved to Brice Prairie. She went back to work at Gunderson Clinic in 1976 and retired in 2008 after 32 years.

Norma’s main love was attending the many activities of her grandchildren. She enjoyed their many vacations to Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies, Calgary, Branson and Hawaii. She was also very fond of her memories of their vacations in Florida and Arizona and a Caribbean cruise with her family and neighbors. She also was an avid fisher and quilter.

She is survived by her husband, Ron; son, Jeffrey R. (Sandy) Irish; and their children, Cole and Morgan, of Marshfield; daughter, Rebecca J. (Jeff) Weis; and their children, Emily and Anna, of Marshfield; sister Karen (Ronald) Spaeth, of Menomonie; three brothers, Jack (Jane) Weber, of Eau Galle, Tim (Diane) Weber of Birchwood, and Larry (Marcia) Weber, of Durand; and all of their families; she is further survived by a sister-in-law, Judy Buss, from Hazel Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a niece; a nephew; in laws; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held in Norma’s honor on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12 PM in the Prairie Room at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., with visitation being held one hour prior, at 11 AM. In accordance with Norma’s wishes, a burial will be held at a later date.



  1. Marian(Irish) Kuhlman

    So sorry Ron for your loss. My prayers are with you and family. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend.

  2. Mary Boggs

    Norma, words cant express how much I am going to miss you my dear friend. You had a golden soul that I will forever hold dear to my heart. We shared so many many wonderful times together. My life is going to be so empty, no more sitting out in the garage getting sun, or going for walks, but mostly I won’t have you to just sit and laugh with. You have the Lord to do all that with now. No more pain for you.
    My Condolences to your family, my they find peace in knowing you lived a full and loving life. May God be by your side and help you through the pain you are feeling. She was the best of best… ever

    • Bill and Carol Terfruchte

      Ron and family
      So sorry for your loss Norma was such a beautiful person. Always ready with her awesome smile. She will be missed by everyone who knew her

  3. Susan wolf

    Prayers coming your way. She was so special with all that had an opportunity to know even though it was through in-laws. Very exceptional lady.

  4. Michael McHugh

    We are so sorry for your loss, Ron and family.
    Mike and Linda McHugh

  5. Marilyn an Pete Mancl

    Ron, Jeff andBecky. Heaven has just gained another angel. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

  6. Ron and Linda Kane

    Norma was an amazing woman! We loved her dearly,and remember all the fun times we had with her and Ron.Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. No more suffering and she is making all the angels laugh with her fun personalty! Love to all.

  7. Michelle Anderson

    Ron (Chief), Jeff, Becky and families! So sorry for your loss! Heaven re-gained one of the sweetest souls God ever planted on earth! So many fond memories flooding back from child hood! I learned a mean game of Dirty Clubs sitting at the kitchen table with Norma and you all! She had the best spirit and the best laugh in any room! Praying for comfort and peace! Michelle Anderson (aka Shelly Kane)

  8. Lois Macke

    So sorry, Ron and family, you have my sympathy.

  9. Larry & Carol Flesch

    Sorry to hear of your loss. you have our sympathy.

  10. Pat Steele

    So very sad to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a great friend, neighbor and all around wonderful person. Always fun to be around. She will be sadly missed. Ron, sorry for your loss. Becky and Jeff just know she is always with you, just as you were a part of her. Hugs to all. Sorry I can’t be there to give them in person. Will be thinking and praying for all during this difficult time.

  11. Michele Anderson Stenslien

    I’m sorry for the loss of Norma. I worked with her at Gundersen for 11 years and had the pleasure of being her hygienist for 5 years at Oak Forest Dental! She was always so happy and I loved her laugh! She will be missed dearly! May God watch over all of you!


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