Irene (nee Schmechel) Schneider

Funeral services were held on July 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for Irene (nee Schmechel) Schneider of Cedarburg. Irene passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Lasata Care Center at the age of 94. Visitation was held at the church prior to the service and interment took place at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.

Irene was born in Mequon on Oct. 2, 1911 to the late Arno and Adela (nee Hackbarth) Schmechel. She married the late Edward "Eddie" Schneider on Aug. 12, 1933 at Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville.

Irene was a charter member of House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Mequon and former president of the Sunnyside Homemakers Club. She was an active quilter at Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteered at Lasata Care Center. Irene was also actively involved with the Cedarburg Senior Center and the 4-H Clubs of Ozaukee County.

Irene is survived by her daughter-in-law Betsy Schneider; grandchildren Tim (Anne Shlimovitz) Schneider and Amy (Curt) Fell. She is further survived by four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband Edward; and son Jim.

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