Irene died unexpectedly on November 22, 2017 at age 90. Preceded in death by husband, Richard; son, Craig; parents, Edwin & Olivia; sister, Alvina Polk; granddaughter, Noelle Albrecht. Survived by children, Bruce (Momoko) Nelson, David (Yoko) Nelson, Janice Nelson, Lynette (Aaron) Albrecht; daughter-in-law, Barb Nelson; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. She served the Lord with distinction as an energetic missionary in Japan for 39 years. Memorial service 4PM Saturday, December 9 at PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2561 Victoria St N, Roseville, with visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to World Mission Prayer League.