Born May 26, 1923 in Superior, Wisconsin daughter of the late Amund and Kirsti “Christine” Sather, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 90.
Surviving are her two children, Sandra (Gordon) Jones, and Peter (Jean) Anderson; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Thomas) Buckley, Jeremy (Tammy) Anderson, Melissa (Timothy) Austin, and Christopher (Christina) Jones; six great grandchildren, Justin Jones, Alexander (Jamie) Jones, Grace Buckley, Charlie Buckley, Remy Anderson, and Izzy Anderson; great great granddaughters, Macy and Charlize Jones along with 5 nieces and 1 nephew.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William “Bill”; her brother, Torvald (Barbara) Sather, and her sisters, Mabel Butler, and Stella Sather.
Irene was a longtime member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran Church in Lansing, and Messiah Lutheran Church in Roscommon. She worked alongside her husband William in the family business of Industrial Maintenance for more than 20 years, retiring to Higgins Lake. Along with her husband, she was an avid downhill skier and traveled out west to the mountains for more than 20 years.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in Irene’s memory, to The American Alzheimer’s Association, or American Heart Association.