FORT LORAMIE — Irene Boerger, of Fort Loramie, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a dinner with her family at the Versailles Inn and a card shower.
Friends and family may send cards to her at P.O. Box 84, Fort Loramie, OH 45845
She was born March 5, 1927, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Elmer J. and Beatrice Dapore. She and the late Frank Boerger II were married on Sept. 1, 1948 in Sidney.
They are the parents of four daughters and one son, Sharon Brandewie, Springfield, Diane and Tom Meyer, Fort Loramie, Julie and Don Gaier, Lewisburg, Kentucky, Nancy and Dave Havener, Sidney, and Frank and Kathy Boerger, Fort Loramie. She has 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and another to arrive shortly. One son-in-law, Gene Brandewie, recently passed away.
Irene and her husband Frank were co-owners of Fort Loramie Furniture for many years until his death in 1979. She worked for the Community Blood Center Shelby County for 38 years, retiring from there in 2008 at the age of 81.
In her earlier years, she was a Registered Nurse for Toledo State Hospital, Children’s Home in Cincinnati and Wilson Memorial Hospital. Irene served as a CCD teacher, Lay Pastoral Minister, Lector for St. Michaels Church, served on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Worship Commission. She volunteered at St. Marys Joint Township Hospital, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, St. Vincent DePaul 1st responder. Irene was an honored with the Wall of Honor award for Fort Loramie High School, and a member of Fort Loramie Booster Club, Kiwanis, Gym Committee and American Legion. Boerger enjoys time at the family cottage in Carp Lake Michigan, week nights at Eagles in Minster and the American Legion in Fort Loramie with friends, and the occasional gambling trip.
Boerger is a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Ft. Loramie.