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Obituaries from the week of May 28, 2008

Ileen Withrow, 84
Ileen Withrow, age 84, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at her home in Tracy.  Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 11a.m. at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy.

Ileen was the youngest child of Peder and Clara (Berg) Almjeld, born July 18, 1923 on her parents’ farm near Tyler, Minnesota.  She attended District 58 Country School through the 8th grade.  Ileen was united in marriage to Arley Withrow.  Her priority in life was making sure her family was well taken care of.  Other passions included watching the Twins and Vikings, sewing and cooking.  She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and growing up on the farm.

She is survived by a sister: Pearl Mickelsen of Miller, SD;  a sister-in-law: Leone (John) Ashe of Jacksonville, FL; 3 children: Gary (Bonnie) Withrow of Onalaska, WI, Glen (Peggy) Withrow of Minneapolis, MN and Julie (Harold) Van De Wiele of Albert Lea, MN; 6 grandchildren: Kristy (Keith) Braunreiter, Brian Withrow, Jill (Raymond) Monroe, Jason (Daena) Van De Wiele, Ryan (Alison) Van De Wiele and Lucas (Andrea) Van De Wiele; 7 great-grandchildren: Lydia, Sydney, Lars, Ryan, Madison, Emyle and Brianna; and 16 special nieces and nephews.