Irene Ruth Nitzke

Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 26, 2011 at the Mueller 
Funeral Home & Crematory W63N527 Hanover Avenue, Cedarburg at 1:00pm 
for Irene Ruth Nitzke who died surrounded by her family on March 21, 
2011, age 83 years at Horizon Hospice located in Columbia St. Mary  
Ozaukee Campus. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00am until 
the time of Service. Interment Zur Ruhe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
donations can be made to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission (where she 
often donated her many crocheted hats and scarves) or Faith Lutheran 
Church, Cedarburg would be appreciated. For online condolences please 

Irene was born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on April 5, 1927, the daughter 
of the late Edward and Laura (nee Stern) Koepke. Irene was united in 
holy matrimony to Melvin Nitzke on October 1, 1949 in Cedarburg, WI. 
They were blessed with two children. Melvin preceded Irene in death 
on December 24, 1994. She was a founding member of Faith Lutheran 
Church. Irene loved singing and was a member of the Ozaukee Chorus 
for over 10 years. She loved cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting and 
gardening. Irene also enjoyed watching the many wild animals and 
birds in her backyard.

She leaves to cherish her memory son; Charles Nitzke, daughter; 
Sharon (John) Schuldt and grandsons Brian (Pam) and Jason Nitzke. She 
is also survived by a brother Edward Koepke and a sister Leona 
(Gilbert) Stanowsky.