Irene M. Ochowicz, 98

Irene M. Ochowicz, 98, passed away Nov. 14, 2008 in Michigan with family by her side.

She was born April 16, 1910 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Alexander and Frances (nee Kunkel) Palubicki.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herman, daughter Veronica (Joseph) Kresse, son Lawrence Ochowicz and grandson Alan Kresse.

Irene is survived by her daughters Barbara (Raymond) Thurston of Venice, Fla. and Joyce Ochowicz of Madison, son William Ochowicz of Wauwatosa, daughter-in-law Carol Ochowicz of Addell, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Irene found joy in sending boxes of homemade goodies to family members each Christmas.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 20 at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. followed by procession to Holy Cross Cemetery for the committal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sparrow Hospitalís Sparrow Palliative Care Services, Sparrow Foundation, 1110 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mich. 48909 in Ireneís memory.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, Wauwatosa; (414) 774-5010; www.schmidtandbartelt.com.