Irma I. Desler
January 13, 1924 — December 26, 2012
Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at her home in Bellingham on December 26, 2012 with family by her side.
Irma Desler was born in January 13, 1924 on a family farm in Kimbalton, Iowa to Einar and Anna Rasmussen. She graduated from Exira high school, Grandview College and Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan in chemistry. She worked as a chemist during and after WW II at Caltech University with a number of Nobel Prize winning co-workers.
Irma married Wilbur G. Desler after the war and later moved to Vancouver, Washington. Following their retirement in 1975 they moved to Bellingham, Washington. Irma and her husband traveled the world together until Wilber passed away in 1991. Irma continued to travel extensively during much of her remaining life. She participated in numerous civic organizations in the community.
Irmas kind and generous spirit was always an inspiration to her family and many friends.
Irma is survived by 3 children: Dewey (Inga) Desler, Jeanie (Paul) Caltagirone, and Carol (Tom) Andersen as well as 7 grandchildren Leif, Kirk, Roxanna, Erran, Sergio, Dante and Tara and 7 great grandchildren.
Five sisters, a brother, husband Wilbur, daughter Anna Marie and grandson Clayton, precede her in death.
At Irmas request no Memorial service will be held.
Memorial contributions in Irmas name may be made to The Northwest Area Agency on Aging (C/O www.nwrcwa.org) and The Whatcom Hospice Foundation (C/O www.hospicehelp.org). Please share memories online at www.farewelltributes.com
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Memorial contributions in Irmas name may be made to The Northwest Area Agency on Aging (C/O www.nwrcwa.org) and The Whatcom Hospice Foundation (C/O www.hospicehelp.org).