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
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.