Irene E. Eggert, 97

Irene E. Eggert (nee Fischer) of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg at the age of 97.

Irene was born in Mequon on March 20, 1916, to Albert and Ella (nee Last) Fischer and married Roy Eggert on June 28, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

Irene was one of the first employees to work at Alston’s Store in Cedarburg where she worked for more than 35 years. She was a member of the JOY Country Line Dancing group and volunteered at the Ozaukee County Humane Society. She was also a longtime active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Irene is survived by her daughters, Elaine (the late Rev. Jack) Horner of Muskegon, Mich., and Sandra (Glen) Rau of West Bend; grandchildren, Mark (fiancée Casey) Horner of Muskegon, Mich., Ann Hanson of Cedarburg, Kristin (David) Lewis of Palmer, Alaska; and step-grandson, Scott Rau of West Bend. She is further survived by 12 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, W61 N498 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.