Services for Irene have been scheduled. Please see the details for upcoming celebration of life for her.
The family thanks all of you for your patience, support and kind words.
Irene H. (Steinke) Peil died peacefully in the early morning of December 15, 2021. Irene was born September 17, 1925 to Carl and Elsie (Redeker) Steinke. Irene spent her young childhood in Clintonville and moved to Baileys Harbor soon after. It was there that she met Ralph Peil. Ralph and Irene married on March 8, 1946 and they shared 57 years. Irene was a stay-at -home mom raising four children and also assisted Ralph with his insurance business.
Irene was well known for rewarding her helpful neighbors with mini loaves of bread-a generous outcome of her love of baking. She also spent time gardening and feeding the hummingbirds outside her windows. Ralph and Irene spent winters in Texas and much of the summer at their cottage near Peshtigo.
Irene is survived by her children: Gary (Jackie) Peil, Terry (Dr. Judy) Peil, Karen (Dr. Joel) Supita and Allen Peil. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Capri (Shawn) Timm, Kelly (Kris) Kielcheski, Katie Lillge, Jamie (Greg) Mandigo, Bryan Peil and Nicole (Thias) Shefchik as well as 9 great grandchildren. Irene’s sisters Phyllis Strege and Deloris Dworak also survive her.
Preceding Irene in death are her parents Carl and Elsie; her husband, Ralph; brother Arwin, daughter in law Mary Jo Peil and brothers in law Emery Strege and Bob Dworak.
A service to celebrate Irene’s life will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday January 19, 2022 at Wichmann Funeral Home-Tri County Chapel 1592 S Oneida Street, Fox Crossing, WI 54952. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from 3:00pm until the time of the service.
The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice and Copperstone Assisted Living both for their excellent care of Irene in these last months. Special thanks to Julie who so lovingly cared for Mom in her home prior to her move.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Mom, you said you’d be home for Christmas-now you really are, with Dad by your side…