June 8, 2023
Irene Rose Barfknecht, the oldest of four daughters born to Henry and Dora (Siemers) Hashage, was born on May 15, 1930, on a farm west of Nelson, Nebraska. She died June 1, 2023, at the Brodstone Healthcare hospital in Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years and 17 days.Irene attended Rising Valley and Mt. Hope rural schools and graduated from Nelson High School in 1947.
She was employed by Lincoln Telephone Company from 1948 to 1954 and by The Superior Express for nearly 52 years, from August of 1966, until May of 2018.
She married Kenneth Lee Barfknecht on March 8, 1953, at Sale...