In Memory of Irene Faber


July 22, 1931 - August 27, 2018

Irene Luella Faber, 87, of Shell Lake died Monday, August 27, 2018 at Cumberland Healthcare. She was born July 22, 1931 in Lampson, WI to Harold and Grace (Jones) Hills. Irene graduated from Shell High School and then Rice Lake Teachers' College. She taught country school in the area for several years. She was married in Lampson, WI on February 9, 1951 to Norman Faber, and they moved to St. Paul, where she worked for Northwestern Bell until her retirement in the 1980's when they returned to the Shell Lake area. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Norman on September 15, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Faber; sisters Barb Johnson and Carol Hills.

Survivors include her daughter, Roxanne Faber of Woodbury, MN and her son, Keith Faber of Shell Lake; 3 brothers: Harold (Betty) Hills, Leroy (Jean) Hills and Darwin (Nancy) Hills, all of St. Paul, MN; her sister, Darlene Hackman of New Richmond; 1 sister-in-law, Evelyn Waggoner of Minong; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner with Pastor Dan Hermanson officiating and burial to follow at Shell Lake Cemetery.

A visitation will be held for an hour prior to the service at the church.