Iris Stone

Iris Stone, a85, of Cambridge died September 19, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.

Iris Mae Stone was born May 17, 1927 in Austin, Minn., to Opal and Joseph Harry Lathrop. She was raised in Austin and graduated as salutatorian of Austin Pacelli High School. Iris married Kenneth Stone on Aug. 30, 1947 and they made their home in Bethel. Iris lived in Bethel until moving to the nursing home in October of 2005. She had been a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove and Christ the King Catholic Church Cambridge. Iris enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and canning her produce. Iris enjoyed the nursing home and was involved in all of their activities. She was an inspiration to many.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 2005; son, Dennis; daughter, Darla; great-granddaughter, Victoria; son-in-laws, Jack Smith and Dan Kriz. Iris is survived by 4 children, Diane (Tom) Grisé of Cedar, Doreen Smith and John Lovelette of Cedar, Danita Kriz and Larry Ptacek of Walker, Derrick Stone of Bethel; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Spencer Lathrop of Iowa; 1 sister, Patricia Jones of California; and by many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father James David Hahn as Celebrant assisted by Deacon Gene Kramer. The cantor was Denise Tillges and Nancy Kastel-Avre served as organist. Honorary pallbearer was Travis Grisé. Pallbearers were Todd, Tom and Troy Grisé, Benjamin and Nathan Smith and Jason Stone. Burial was in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.