PRINCETON — Alma Irene Polson of Princeton passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, in Princeton. Irene was born Oct. 14, 1925, to Frank and Ellen Polson of rural Princeton.
After graduating Princeton High School, Irene went on to receive degrees from Augustana College and Northwestern University. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught English and French in high schools in Illinois but mainly in Chicago. During her teaching career, Irene traveled to universities in the United States and abroad to further her education and interests. She also worked as a legal secretary.
She was a published poet, authored a children's book and diligently worked on Polson/Adamson genealogy. At an early age she learned piano and eventually the organ as a challenge. Irene was a private person who found great pleasure in her books and music. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Princeton. Her family thanks those people who gave her care during her illness and final hours.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roger Polson; and two sisters, Virginia Schneider and Lucille Robinson. She is survived by one sister, Eunice Peterson of Oro Valley, Ariz.; a niece, Christine (Martin) Gruber; a great-nephew, Marty (Elizabeth) Gruber of nearby Chicago; and several cousins.
Burial will be private. A memorial service is pending.
Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.
The Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.