Irene E. LaCoursiere, 97, of Crookston, MN, died early Thursday morning, November 22, 2012, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston with family at her side. Irene was born on May 28, 1915 at Dorothy, MN, to Victor and Emma (Provost) Casavan. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and attended country school. On April 5, 1931 Irene was united in marriage to Henry Delorme. The couple farmed near Red Lake Falls, where together they raised their family. In 1956 Irene and Henry moved to Torrance, CA to make their home. Henry died there on October 14, 1968. Irene was later united in marriage to Emery LaCoursiere on March 2, 1972, and they lived at Brooks, MN. After Emery’s passing on September 10, 1992 Irene came to Crookston the next year to make her home. She was a member of the Cathedral parish, and had been a resident of the Villa for several years. Irene was a hard worker all her life. She enjoyed gardening, and was very proud her beautiful flowers, the abundance of her vegetables, and especially her strawberry patch. She loved her family and was always delighted by their visits. May God bless Irene’s memory.
Family members include her son, Louis (Carol) Delorme of Torrance, CA; daughter, Medora Anderson of Fisher, MN; 4 step-children: Larry (Rena) LaCoursiere of Warren, MN, Vernon (Barbara) Lacoursiere of Tucson, AZ , Donald (Annette) LaCoursiere of Brooks, MN, Darrel “Pete” (Tracy) LaCoursiere of Erskine, MN; 10 grandchildren: 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Eva Delorme of AZ; and 2 sons-in-law, Wilbert LeDoux of Shelton, WA and Jerry Senesac of Bullhead City, AZ. Irene also leaves 2 sisters, Helen Corbin of Crookston, MN and Nell (John) Magnuson of Santa Rosa, CA; a brother, Frank Casavan of Palmdale, CA; 2 sisters-in-law, Marie Casavan of Red Lake Falls, MN, and Joyce Casavan of St. Louis, MO; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her husbands, Henry and Emery, she was preceded in death by her parents; 4 children: Isabelle LeDoux, Robert Delorme, Elaine Senesac, and Virgil (Rita) Delorme; son-in-law, Raymond Anderson; grandson, Keith Delorme; 2 step-daughters-in-law, Rose (Mrs. Louis) Delorme and Paulette (Mrs. Pete) LaCoursiere; and 4 brothers: Lenard, Harvey, Clifton, and Ervin Casavan.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Irene LaCoursiere will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, MN with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Gentilly. www.stenshoelhouske.com