Irene Clara Utech, 95


Irene Clara Utech (nee Ziegelmann), 95, of West Bend, passed away Friday June 25, 2010, at Cedar Community.

She was born on April 13, 1915, in Farmington to Albert William and Clara Amanda (nee Birkholz) Ziegelmann. On Sept. 29, 1935, she married William G. Utech in Pardeville. The couple lived in Watertown until moving to West Bend in 1943.

Irene is survived by her two children, Margie (Tom) Kieckhafer and Gary (Sheryl) Utech. She is further survived by seven grandchildren, David (Kathryn) Kieckhafer, Susan (Steven) Korinek, Debra (K.C.) Ross, Mark Kieckhafer, Michael (Tina) Kieckhafer, Caycee Utech and Carson (Megan) Utech; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Joshua Kieckhafer, Nathan and Caitlin Korinek, Savannah and Karalyn Ross, Zachary and Connor Kieckhafer, Jacob, Elena, Ethan, Maya and Mason Kieckhafer, Miller and Kyler Utech. Irene is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Marion Ziegelmann and Joan Jones; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents; brothers, Elmer (Ruth), Harry (Erna), Clifford and Leo (Dorothy); sisters, Margaret (Leroy) Jones and Gladys (Fritz) Kubly.

Funeral services for Irene will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with the Rev. David Schoob presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 30, from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers Memorials to Cedar Community Foundation.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at Timbercove and Friendship House for their support and care. And an extended thank you to Joanne Semerad for her loving visits.