Irene Kaspar

Irene Kaspar of Cedarburg was born to eternal life on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at 79 years young. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Irene at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 12, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church (1375 Covered Bridge Road) in Cedarburg. Instate at the church today from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Grandmamma (Mom) was often found enjoying the views of her beautiful garden and the life that was found amongst the blooms and branches. She especially loved to watch the squirrels, birds and chipmunks as they played and fed near the bay window. Her favorites of the garden were the rose bushes and butterfly bush she had planted by the bay window so that she could experience each bud as they bloomed throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Irene was born on Sept. 11, 1927 to Antoni and Maryanna Milecki in Rydzyna, Poland. She was then joined in life by her beloved Cpl. Ed Kaspar on Dec. 1, 1951 in Heidelberg, Germany, and shared in the blessing of her only child, Henry Kaspar.

Irene was a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust of 1939-45.

Irene is survived by her husband Ed Kaspar; her son Henry of Pewaukee; brothers Peter (Wanda) of Massachusetts and Henryk (Pola) of Poland; half brothers Simon, Edick and Felix; half sister Truda; and her grandsons Anthony (Tristina) of Cedarburg and Brian (Renae) of Union Grove. She is further survived by three great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Memorials to the Catholic Indian Schools of South Dakota are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit