Irene Peffer

Irene Peffer, a longtime Waukesha resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. She was born in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of Nicholas and Suzanne (nee Petrick) Lissik, and moved to Waukesha at the age of 22.

On Feb. 13, 1943, she married Kenneth Peffer; he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1998. Irene received her degree in nursing from Philadelphia General Hospital. She loved being a registered nurse and worked her entire career at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Waukesha.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Suzanne (Robert) Koch of Port Washington and Pamela Peffer of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Nadine (Norman) Mims of Muskego, Andrew (Laura) Koch of Franklin, Matthew (Camila) McTighe of Rockville, Md., and Aidan McTighe of San Francisco; and her four great-grandchildren, Sam and Alison Mims and Elizabeth and Zachary Koch. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Kenneth, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nadine Peffer, and her nine siblings.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kristine Cooper and her staff for the kind and gentle care they provided Irene.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private family burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Women’s Center, P.O. Box 554 Waukesha, WI 53187-0554, or to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018.

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.