Irma I. Pair


FORRESTON – Irma I. Pair, 95, of Forreston, passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris on Monday, June 8, 2020. Irma was born to John and Lillian (Hagemann) Buskohl on Jan. 31, 1925 in Leaf River area.  

Irma married Elvin S. Pair on Sept. 18, 1943 in Libertyville, with pastor Dewy Cave officiating, they then settled in their home on Town Line Rd in Leaf River. She was active with her husband in various engine clubs throughout the state. Irma supported her church the West Branch Church in Polo. She would say, “It’s never Sunday without going to church.” She spent most her life working in different areas such as Leaf River Schools as a bus driver and Micro Switch.

Irma is survived by five children Reita Beck of Mt. Morris, Steve (Deb Hamm) Pair of Pecatonica, Norma (George) Steiner of Roscoe, Hope (Dwight) Cullor of Leaf River and Tim (Heather) Pair of Sterling. Twelve grandchildren Shelly, Scott, Stephanie, Kimberly, Brandon, Dawn Renee, Troy, Falon, Jeremy, Nathan, Meagan and Rosalie; twenty great-grandchildren Tanner, Keaton, Addie, Nolan, Weston, Lauren, Kaylee, Justin, Brittney, Danielle, Sierra, Aaron, Blake, Zaine, Dylan, Jackson, Kara, Lillian, Thomas, Lydia and 6 step-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Elvin on July 10, 1998; brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Esther Buskohl

Private graveside services were held and she was laid to rest next to her husband in Silver Creek Cemetery in Mt. Morris.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley, Mt. Morris, IL in her name.  

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