Obit: Vanderwyst, Irene Louise (1920 - 2009)

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Surnames: Vanderwyst, Quicker, Sholly, Wernberg, Kirch, Diering, Forgette, Schmaltz, Stroud, Cravillion

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Monday, 19 Jan. 2009

Vanderwyst, Irene Louise (3 June1920 - 17 Jan. 2009)

Irene L. Vanderwyst, 88, of Granton died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Marshfield Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home of Marshfield and again from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. A complete obituary will be published later this week in the Marshfield News-Herald.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Tuesday, 20 Jan. 2009

Irene Louise (Quicker) Vanderwyst, 88, of Granton, died Saturday Jan. 17, 2009, at Marshfield Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton.

A visitation will be held at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, and again for an hour before the service on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Scott and Kurt Wernberg, Caleb Cravillion, Nancy Forgette, Nathan Vanderwyst and Cindy Diering.

Irene was born June 3, 1920, to James and Louise (Steinbach) Quicker in the town of Lynn. She attended school at Maple Grove School. Later, she worked at a shoe factory for a short time. On Nov. 5, 1943, Irene was married to Lavern A. Vanderwyst. They moved to De Forest for a couple of years, but then moved back to Granton. She worked for 18 years at Spaetes Locker, and 21/2 years at the Neillsville Court House before retiring.

Mrs. Vanderwyst was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church ELCA of Granton, president and vice president of Women of the ELCA of Zion, belonged to the Lynn Birthday Club, a card club with her Marshfield friends, and was vice president of the Marshfield Senior Center. She also enjoyed playing cards, traveling, reading and doing crafts, and the thing she enjoyed most was making tree ornaments for her grandchildren, tree skirts for the family, and making blankets for all the family members, including baby blankets for all the grandchildren.

Irene is lovingly survived by a daughter Darlene (Dale) Wernberg, Marshfield; three sons, Norman Vanderwyst, Prentice, Ralph (Mareile) Vanderwyst, Berlin, Germany, Harold (Marlene) Vanderwyst, Alpena, Mich., son-in-law Frank Sholly, Columbia, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, Scott and Kurt Wernberg, Sandra Kirch, Larry and Terry Vanderwyst, Cindy Diering, Suheel Vanderwyst, Nancy Forgette, Nathan and Nicole Vanderwyst, Natalie Schmaltz, Douglas, Peter and Edward Sholly, Christian Stroud; 21 great-grandchildren, and Irene's very dear friend, Julie Cravillion, who was always by her side, along with her husband, Jeff. Irene thought of their sons, Caleb and Nate, as her own grandsons, and they always called her Grandma Rene.

She is predeceased by her parents, Louise and James Quicker, husband, Lavern Vanderwyst, a daughter Deanna Sholly, four brothers and three sisters.



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