Iris (Irie) Lucille Elane (Boreen) Ittermann was born on January 16, 1935, the youngest of 13 children born to Esther and Alvin Boreen. Iris grew up at the family farm south of Churchbridge and attended school in Churchbridge. During her school years she was involved in 4H clubs and girl guides. After her school years she remained at the farm helping her parents and siblings with various chores and babysitting the numerous nieces and nephews. During her school years she met her future soul mate, Ewald Ittermann, who also lived in the rural area and would catch rides to school with the Boreen children. Ewald and Iris were married on June 17, 1960 in the Trinity Lutheran Church. During the following ten years they were blessed with four children. They lived on a farm north of Churchbridge until fall of 1968 when they moved into town. Iris had picked up many traits from her mother as she became a wonderful homemaker. She was a terrific cook, (despite the story her brothers tell that you knew when Irie was cooking because you would meet the dog on the road running away from the house) and made sure no one was ever hungry. She was a talented seamstress sewing a lot of the family clothing, and countless bridesmaid dresses for the numerous family weddings. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and trying her hand at whatever the new craft craze was – ceramic pottery, creating pictures from crushed glass, flowers or styrofoam trays and egg cartons, cake decorating, lawn doll ornaments, Christmas ornaments. Iris also enjoyed gardening and would spend hours in her yard and garden tending to the hundreds of flower and vegetable plants she would put in year after year. In the last couple of years that became too much for her and that was truly a disappointment for Iris. Iris loved and devoted her life to her family making sure the kids were getting to their functions on time, providing food or help for their various organizations, sewing costumes, being a 4H leader, she could just never give or do enough for a person. She had ample training with kids after having looked after so many nieces and nephews. She would recall after many Christmas Eves at the family farm when she was young, of having to clean her bed of orange peels, crumbs, and candy, and prop the frame and mattress up with wooden orange crates before she could get into bed because all the kids would use her room as the play area. Iris was overjoyed when grandchildren finally appeared in the picture and she made sure to spoil them the best that she could. She was proud of all their accomplishments no matter how small or big they were, and always gave them words of encouragement to do their best and take pride in whatever they would do. She loved to watch them participating in their sports activities, cheering them on, or listening at their concerts, and was always their biggest fan. Iris had developed hearing problems at a young age so had to use hearing aids most of her life. The grandkids thought it was kind of neat to give grandma a hug and make her aids squeal. They loved to going to grandma’s as they always knew she had something good to eat and plenty of it. Unfortunately in these past couple of years Iris’ health didn’t permit her to do a lot of the things she loved but she could still enjoy music, playing cards and socializing, especially at family events. She enjoyed reminiscing about the younger days of playing tricks on siblings, how bad or good the nieces, nephews, kids, and grandkids were but still held a special place in her heart for each and everyone. Iris will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched, loved dearly, and remembered always by the family she leaves behind. Iris was predeceased by her husband, Ewald Ittermann; her parents, Esther and Alvin Boreen; her father and mother in law, Otto and Henriette Ittermann; her brothers, sisters and in-laws, Doris (Henry) Putland, Alva Kaeding, Virgil “Bud” (Anita) Boreen, Dale Boreen, Ray Boreen, Betty (Herbert) Bjarnason, Donald (Shirley) Boreen, Curtis (Carol) Boreen, Hugo (Pat) Boreen, Leroy “Pun” (Merle) Boreen, Don Martin, Adolph Nichol, John Eyjolfson, and Arthur South. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life one daughter, Gay (Cameron) Dixon of Regina; three sons, Layne (Collene Verbeem) Ittermann of Stoughton, Erroll “Buck” (Luanne) Ittermann of Churchbridge and Zane Ittermann of Warman; three grandchildren, Brady and Dillon Dixon, Hayley Ittermann; her sister, Ila Martin, brother, Scott (Alva) Boreen, and in laws, Edgar Kaeding, Joyce Boreen, Esther Boreen, Erika Eyjolfson, Edith South, Wally (Alice) Ittermann; as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunty – we will remember you. Funeral Services were held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge, SK., with Pastor Henrik Cherland officiating. The organist, Mrs. Vallery Putland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “In The Garden” and “How Great Thou Art”. Special Music was performed by Free Spirit and the Recessional song was a recorded musical piece by Sarah McLauchlan entitled “I Will Remember You” The Cremation Committal Service took place at the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Iris’s Grandchildren, Brady Dixon, Dillon Dixon and Hayley Ittermann serving as Urn Bearers. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.