Irene S. Hutchins
Sept. 9, 1936 – Nov. 26, 2013
Irene S. Hutchins of Waukesha died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Linden Grove in Waukesha at the age of 77. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 9, 1936, the daughter of LaMont and Frieda (nee Knox) Ray.
Irene loved the outdoors and nature. She enjoyed baking, reading and music, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Donald (Molly) Hutchins of Ohio, Wendy (Lyle) Lundy of Genesee, Becky (Gary) Green of Waukesha, Fred (Jackie) Hutchins of Three Lakes, Irene (Terry Switzer) Miller of Indiana and Tina (Pat) Polster of Waukesha and her special daughter Jean Rose and her son John Rose. She was the dear grandmother of 18 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two brothers, Art Ray and John Ray, both of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Hutchins; her sister, Elfrieda Russ; and three brothers, Paul, LaMont and Frederick Ray.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to LindenGrove in Waukesha and to Seasons Hospice for the kind, gentle care they provided Irene.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday, Dec. 6, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will preside. Interment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter, 20875 Crossroads Circle Suite 350, Waukesha, WI 53186; or to the United Pompe Foundation, 5100 N. Sixth St., #119, Fresno, CA 93710.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.