Lyman Charles Irrgang

ST. PETER – Lyman Charles Irrgang, 90, of St. Peter, formerly of Nicollet, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the Rivers Edge Hospital in St. Peter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet with Father Todd Petersen celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Post #510 Honor Guard of Nicollet.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Nicollet is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to:

Lyman is survived by his daughter, Barbara Irrgang-Rathoff and significant other, Larry M. Grotewiel of Hampton, Va.; step-daughter, Teresa Krohn of Courtland; son, Robert M. (Brenda) Barnes of South Carolina; step-sons, Curtis (Mary) Sanders of Morrison, Mo., Pat (Deb) Sanders of Peoria, Ill., John Sanders of Waseca, Mark Sanders of Duluth; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and by his siblings, Robert Irrgang of Hopkins, Father Ken Irrgang of St. Cloud, Brother Conrad “Howie” Irrgang OCSO of Massachusetts, Carolyn Irrgang of St. Louis Park, Sister Marylyn Irrgang of Mankato, Harlan Irrgang of Plano, Texas, Sister Jovann Irrgang of Mankato, and Marcia Irrgang of Maple Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorrene Sanders Irrgang; son, William E. “Chuck” Irrgang; step-daughter, Becky Keute; brother, George Irrgang; and by ex-wife, Helen P. Olson.

Lyman Irrgang was born on April 29, 1923 in Brighton Township, Nicollet County to William P. and Frances C. (Sondag) Irrgang. After graduating from Nicollet High School, Lyman immediately enlisted in the United States Navy, and served at Pearl Harbor aboard several U.S. submarines. After his retirement from the Navy, he was employed at the Nicollet Post Office, serving for many years as Postmaster until his retirement. In July of 1968, Lyman was united in marriage to Lorrene Sanders in Mankato.

Besides having a great sense of humor, Lyman enjoyed playing cards, reading, watching Judge Judy, and gambling. He especially enjoyed receiving dinner invitations with friends and socializing with the Nicollet ORFs coffee buddies. Lyman was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet, the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII, and the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to either the School Sisters of Notre Dame or the Wounded Warriors Project.

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