McKay, Irene Irene passed away peacefully June 1, 2023 in Edina, MN four days after her 97th Birthday. Irene was born and raised in Watertown, SD. She is survived by her three daughters Janet, Karen and Peggy (Carlos); grandchildren Todd, Mike (Emily), John (Amy), Laura (Larry), Gavin and Andy; great grandchildren Clara, Ben, Jack and Brooke. Irene was actively involved with her grandkids. She was a fun Grandma and leaves behind fond memories. Irene worked at the Cosmetic Department at Dayton's and maintained many friendships over the years. Our Mother demonstrated the importance of good manners, giving back and gratitude. Irene volunteered through out her life. She worked in the nursery on Sundays at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church. She also volunteered at Steeple People and VEAP in Bloomington. Thank you notes for gifts no matter the size or expense required a hand written note. We were taught the necessity of letting people who were on the elevator to be allowed to get off first. She was an avid reader who loved everything historical. Irene had a witty personality and a infectious laugh. She was fearless! Our Mom was loved and will be missed. A celebration of life with the family will take place later this summer in New Ulm, MN.

Published on June 11, 2023