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Irmgard Fougner, 79, Rutherford Resident

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Irmgard Fougner of Rutherford died on Monday, Jan. 11. She was 79.

Fougner was born in Germany to Conrad and Martha Koester and came to the United States in 1957. She later married her husband, the late Robert Fougner and began to start their family. 

Fougner was employed with Mercedes Benz Company in Montvale as a bi-lingual Administrative Assistant, as well as an interpreter for 15 years, before she retired in 1997. She was also a member of the Rutherford Kip Center and the Rutherford Congregational Church, she drove for Star Fish, helped with the food pantry and enjoyed Crocheting. 

Fougner is sruvived by her children, Barbara Rankin & husband Bill, Carin Patchell, Susan Cicchetti & husband Steve, Eric Fougner & wife Kathy; grandchildren, Matthew & wife Heather, Angela & husband Jason, Christopher, Steven, Emily & Elizabeth. 

Funeral services will begin on Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home on 19 Lincoln Ave. in Rutherford . A  0 a.m Prayer Service will be offered at the Rutherford Congregational Church.

Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

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