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Irene Annamae Sherman


November 14, 2017

Irene Annamae Sherman

April 3, 1936 ~ November 11, 2017 (age 81)

Irene Annamae (Adams) Sherman, age 81, of Bemidji, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. She was born in Walker, MN on April 3, 1936, the daughter of John Fred and Viola (Fallsfeather) Adams.

Irene was a wonderfully simple woman. In her younger years she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and raised her children. After the passing of her daughter Carolyn, she raised her grandson Joe, as her own. In her later years, she liked to watch T.V., some of her favorite shows were GSN, crime shows, and My 600lb Life. Irene enjoyed doing word games and puzzles, picking all types of berries, collecting miniatures, such as tea sets, visiting with her family and friends. Her favorite pastime, though, was going for rides in the country to enjoy the scenic views. She spent all her time with her two fur babies that she just adored, Baby and Little Girl.

Family that Irene is reunited with are her parents; John "Fred" and Viola Adams, son; Mark Edward Oxtra, daughter; Carolyn Sue Oxtra, grandsons; Jesse Allen Fairbanks and Jason Peter Barsness and her significant other; Donald Gene Jacobs.

Irene leaves behind her sons; Larry (Vicki) Budd of Boise, ID, Terry (Sharon) Johnson of Crosslake, Bruce (Emily) Johnson of Laporte, Brian Johnson of Seattle, WA and Joe (Becky) Fairbanks of Bemidji, daughters; Diana (Scott) Yerbich of Seattle, WA, Pamela Barsness of Shakopee, Elizabeth Pool of St. Paul and Becky (Conrad) Hazeldine of Bemidji, grandchildren; Kippy, Travis, Lonnie, Chrissy, Tee-Jay, Jenny, Corey, Sierra, Tiffany, Wesley, Des Neiges, Devante, Helena, Jonathan, Brianna, Vanessa and Nathan, 20 great grandchildren, her beloved fur babies; Baby and Little Girl, and numerous relatives.

An overnight wake for Irene will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 20th and continue until her 1:00 p.m. service on Tuesday, November 21st all being held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Father George Ross will officiate. Those laying Irene to rest will be Nathan Hazeldine, Corey Northbird, Joe Fairbanks, Travis Oxtra, Xavier Schoenborn, Kianna Day, Jenny Yerbich and Valencia Roy. Interment will be in the Porcupine Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN following her services.

Irene's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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