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Irene Bernadine (Kern) Goche

Irene Bernadine (Kern) Goche

April 24, 1930 - April 29, 2013

Irene Bernadine (Kern) Goche was born to Frank and Rose (Botzet) Kern on April 24, 1930 in Wadena County, MN. She passed away on April 29, 2013 in Salem, OR.

Irene attended School Dist #11 through the 8th grade and was baptized and confirmed at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Blue Grass.

On June 21, 1947 she married Richard Goche at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Sheridan, OR. Later they moved to Tillamook, OR where she worked for JC Penny Co. When they retired they sold their home in Tillamook and took a yearlong cross-country road trip in their RV. They settled in Salem in 1994.

Irene was noted for her cooking skills and loved to host family and friends. Many friends of their children found a welcome home at their house and at their table. Both she and Richard loved chaperoning at danced and school functions.

Her grandchildren became the joy of her life as she grew older and when she became ill, they were there for her, showing her the same love she had shown them.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose, her husband, Richard, brothers Jerome, Bernard, Richard, Vernon and Ernie. She is survived by her children, Wanda, Renee, Rick, Rita and Larry and by her sister Rose Johnson of Wadena.

Memorial services were held May 3, 2013 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Salem, OR.