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304 South Main Street
Minot, ND  58701

Phone: (701) 838-2832
Toll Free: 1-800-228-3588
Fax: 1-701-838-6949
Email: thomasfh@minot.com

Irma Meth

Irma Jean Meth, 88, of Minot died on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Granville Elder Care.  Irma Edinger was born on August 31, 1924 in Cathay, ND to Edward and Annie (Reddig) Edinger.  She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Cathay High School in 1943.  She attended Fargo Business College in Fargo, ND.  After graduation, she worked as a secretary for Standard Oil Company and then in the Department of Supervised Study (Correspondence School) at North Dakota Agricultural College (later re-named NDSU).

On June 18, 1949 Irma married Orville H. Meth at Cathay Baptist Church, Cathay, ND.  While Orville attended North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD, she was secretary to Dr. George A. Lang, President of the Seminary.  After Orville’s ordination in 1952, they served in Odessa, WA, Stockton, CA, Venturia, ND, Turtle Lake, ND and Elgin, IA.  In 1972, they moved to Bismarck, ND where Orville served as Chaplain of the Baptist Home for 14 years. During this time, Irma was active in Women’s Ministries at Bismarck Baptist Church.  In 2000, the Meth’s moved to Minot where they became members of First Baptist Church.

Irma is survived by her husband of 63 years Orville, Minot; daughters Debby (Jerry) Weimer, Modesto CA, Esther (Dean) Redington, Minot, ND; son Daniel (Rebecca) Meth, Norfolk, VA; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Coral Trochmann, Fargo, ND; and three brothers, Wallace (Carol) Edinger, New Rockford, ND, Dennis (Moneen) Edinger, Cathay, ND and Richard (Judy) Edinger, Fergus Falls, MN; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Myra Boelke and Alyce Schlittenhardt; granddaughter Irma Mary Jean Clark.

Celebration of Life service for Irma Meth will be Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Minot.  Graveside Service at Germantown Baptist Cemetery, rural Fessenden, ND, 3:30 p.m.  Visitation, Thomas Family Funeral Home, Monday, October 15, 2012, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m., prayer service, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Memorials may be designated to the North American Baptist Heritage Commission or First Baptist Church Future Expansion Fund. 

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MessageWe are so sorry we were unable to come for either of the services...but we were thinking of and praying for your family. Nathanael had such a touching message on FB re. his grandma!

We rejoice with you to know Mrs. Meth is home in heaven, well and whole again. And we will pray for you as you go through the days ahead....

Blessings to you all!!

The Breuer's
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MessagePastor Meth, Debby, Esther and Dan -- my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother. I have many fond memories of being neighbors as well as attending church functions while living in Turtle Lake. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort.
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MessageDr. Dean, Esther, Nathaniel and Naomi. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Doug, Karla, Rach, and HayLee
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MessageThinking of your family, when living in Bismark enjoyed times with Dan and his family. May you cling to the memories and feel the love that surrounds you.
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MessageEsther, Dean, Naomi and Nathaniel: You are in our thoughts as you deal with the loss of your Mom. No matter the circumstances or when it occurs, it is always very difficult to lose a Mom. May she rest in Peace and she will live on your hearts forever!
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MessagePastor Meth & family,
Pur deepest condolences to you at the loss of your wonderful wife and special mom. Many fond memories of all of you at TL, then lair, Orville, as we fellowshipped together at Pastor's gatherings. We are praying for you. Cindy & Bob Klein

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