OCONOMOWOC

Irene A. Damrow


Nov. 6, 1923 ó Sept. 14, 2014


Irene A. DamrowIrene A. Damrow, 90, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully September 14, 2014. She was born on November 6, 1923, to the late Frank and Emma (Uttech) Wille in the Town of Lebanon. She married William Damrow at St. Markís Lutheran Church in Watertown on November 3, 1945.

Irene is survived by her children, Susan (friend Erwin Bukin), Cynthia (Richard) Wittnebel and Lester (Gail) Damrow. She is further survived by six grandchildren, Brad, Eric and Darin (friend Lauren Oliveri) Wittnebel, Sara (Boyd) Rasmussen, Kyle (Megan) Damrow and Marc Damrow; and six great-grandchildren, Luke, Emma, Micah and Asher Rasmussen and Trezdon and Marshall Damrow. She is further survived by her sister Elsa Doman, brother Reinhard Wille, sister-in-law Dolores Damrow and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, William; grandson Aaron Damrow; brother Theodore Wille; and sister Esther Orhmundt.

Irene worked as a seamstress at Glen Manufacturing Co. in Watertown for seven years after which she farmed with her husband in the Town of Ashippun for 26 years. Later, she was employed as a Molder at Lewis Systems, Menasha Corp. in Watertown for 13 years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed weaving rag rugs, doing ceramics, crocheting and sewing. After her retirement, she joined the Watertown Senior Center, Ashippun Forever Young Club and the Stone Bank Seniors, where she enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

The visitation for Irene was held on Wednesday, September 17, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church-Ashippun, N1245 St. Johnís Way, Oconomowoc.

If desired, memorials in Ireneís name may be made to St. Johnís Building Fund.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.