Irma Erseline Conta Riley

  • Name: Irma Erseline Riley (Conta)
  • Location of Birth: Chisholm, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1922
  • Date of Death: February 16, 2014
  • Parents: Cesere Conta & Judith (Brousacoram) Conta
  • High School and Class: 1940 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Other Branch: Cadet Nurse Corps
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  • Military Highlights:
    Irma Conta graduated from the Hibbing General Hospital School of Nursing, Hibbing, Minnesota in 1945.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Irma Conta married Robert Riley in 1943 in Bovey, Minnesota. She was employed at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota as a registered nurse for 27 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Coleraine Senior Club.

    Irma Riley died in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota. She is survived by two sons, Patrick (Judy) Riley and Tim (Jeanne) Riley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arthur Conta. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert.

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