Obit: Klimpke, Irene E. (1925 - 2011)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Berghammer, Fandre, Klimpke, Kramer, Lenard, Moore, Sapoznick, Schreiner, Streveler, Sutter, Uphoff, Werner, Wiesman

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 3/03/2011

Klimpke, Irene E. (Schreiner) Lenard (10 AUG 1925 - 27 FEB 2011)

Irene E. Klimpke, 85, Edgar died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born August 10, 1925 in the town of Goodrich, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Berghammer) Schreiner. On June 14, 1945 she married Edwin Lenard in Athens. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1983. She then married Ernest Klimpke on April 3, 1990 in Wausau. He also preceded her in death on February 19, 2007.

For more than 25 years Irene worked at Marathon Electric retiring in 1983. She volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Irene will be remembered for her kindness and patience. She enjoyed helping others whenever she could. Her legacy for enjoying life and appreciating family will live on through her children.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn Sapoznick, Skokie, Illinois, Edwin (Pat) Lenard Jr., Cadott, Susan (Don) Wiesman and Mary Jo (Leon) Werner, both of Edgar, nine grandchildren, Micah Sapoznick, Farrah (Tim) Uphoff, Natalie (Wyatt) Anderson, Ross Lenard, Wendy (Jason) Wiesman, Kelly (Josh) Kramer, Robyn Wiesman and Greg and Katie Werner, six great grandchildren, one sister, Florence Sutter, Goodhue, Minnesota and two sisters-in-law, Marge Schreiner, Wausau and Iva Moore, Florida.

Besides her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by her sisters, Annie Fandre, Marian Schreiner, her brothers, Wilfred, Frank and Donny Schreiner.

A memorial mass will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Rev. Robert Streveler will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Irene's name.

Online condolences may be expressed at

To one who bears the sweetest name
And adds a luster to the same
Who shares our joys
Who cheers when sad
The greatest friend we ever had.

Long life to her
For there's no other
Can take the place
Of our dear Mother.



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