Irene’s family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, with a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, with interment to follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center, Michigan, or to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Age 94, passed away July 3, 2021. She was born on April 22, 1927, to Henrietta and Herman Blasen of Beal City, Michigan.
Loving mother of Margaret (Rick) Walczybock, David (Nikki) Smith, Timothy (Stacey) Smith and Karen (Dan) Karadsheh.
Dear grandmother of April, Charlotte, Cory, Anona, Landis, Christiana, Brooke, Chadwin, Chandler, Rachel, Madison, Melany, Houston, Micah, Brian, Marissa and Snow. Great-grandmother to 27 great-grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her beloved brothers: Clarence (Therese), Edward “Uncle Bob”(June), Raymond (Lillian), Joseph and Howard (Annabell) Blasen. She was Aunt to many Nieces and Nephews.