Services for Mrs. Irma Gano 96, of Milford, who died Sunday at the Milford Nursing Center will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Turner Jenness Family Funeral Home in Milford, with the family present at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
Irma Leona Gano was born to Charles and Mable Booth south of Marcus on March 20, 1914, and she was baptized in the Methodist Church at Quimby. Irma attended country school through the eighth grade in Tilden Township, and then attended high school at Grand Meadow, where she graduated in 1931. She then attended junior college at Cherokee, where she obtained her teaching certificate.
Irma married Marvin Edwin Gano November 14, 1932 at Elk Point, SD. They farmed near Quimby before purchasing and moving to a farm near Milford in 1952. In 1983. the couple moved to Milford, where Marvin passed away on May 24, 1994.
Irma always had a big garden, did a lot of canning, and also raised chickens. She also cleaned cottages at Lake Okoboji, but her family was her foremost interest.Irma enjoyed crocheting and reading for her pastime.
Irma was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; an infant son, Gary; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Florke and Sharon Edwards; five sons, Laverne and his wife, Vera; Rick; Terry and his wife Joann; Kenneth and his wife Maureen, and Rocky and his wife Gwen; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.