Irene C. Weigel

irene weigel
Irene C. Weigel, age 76 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 15, 2018 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Monday. Online condolences for Irene’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Irene Caroline Weigel was born on March 15, 1941 to Joseph and Agnes (Bruess) Schlichte in Waucoma, IA. She attended and graduated from Waucoma High School. On January 28, 1959, Irene was united in marriage to Robert J. Weigel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma. The couple made their home in New Hampton where they raised their five children; Jolene, Jeff, Janell, Jody, Janeen. Irene worked at St. Joseph Hospital as a nurse’s aide and finished her career in 2003 as a clinical nurse at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Irene enjoyed golfing, shopping, and the occasional visit to the casino. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, the Sunday gatherings and sharing her Gigi Bread with her great-grandchildren. Irene was a member of Holy Family Parish and Rosary Society. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Robert Weigel of New Hampton; Jolene (Mark) Dungey of New Hampton, Jeff (Ralynn) Weigel of New Hampton, Janell (Rick) Nelson of Bloomington, MN, Jody (Jill) Weigel of Cedar Rapids, IA, Janeen (Dominic) Kemp of Waterloo, IA; their grandchildren, Chad (Sarah) Dungey, Bryan (Brooke) Dungey, Calison (Andy) Weiss, Channing (Jordan) Sorensen, Tanner Weigel, Danae Nelson, Hannah Nelson, Morgan Weigel, Rachel, Weigel, Olivia Weigel, Skylar Kemp and Shane Kemp; their 12 great-grandchildren; Irene’s two sisters, Margaret Kleve of Waucoma, Helen Woodard of Hawkeye as well as extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Lorraine Eichenberger, Rosemary Riha and Edward Schlichte.

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  1. Bob, Jeff, Jolene, Janell, Jody, Janeen and families, Our hearts go out to you. We are so sad to hear about Irene. Your family was a big part of our family when we lived in New Hampton and we have the best memories. Cindy and I came across a photo just last weekend and we laughed. Cherish your memories and share them often. Brad, Maureen, Nathan, Cindy (and families).

  2. My sincere sympathy Bob and to all your family. Irene was a wonderful lady and would always stop to visit a bit whenever I would see her somewhere. She is now with the Angels in heaven watching over you and her family. Hold on to all your memories, Linda Stolfus

  3. So sorry for the loss of your loved one, Irene. She was a great person and I pray that her memories help you cope in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  4. Thinking of you all. Such a great woman! Her and Bob were the best neighbors one could ask for. Prayers to you all!

    Brooke Kellogg and Family

  5. Thinking of you and your family Janell at this difficult time. Rely on the fond memories you have of her and know God has another Angel in Heaven. So hard to loose our moms no matter how old we are. Keeping you in our prayers.

    Lynette and Randy Mahowald
    Burnsville. MN.

  6. We have no words, I’m sorry for your loss just doesn’t seem like enough. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Kari & Kathi (Huffman) Johnston

  7. With Deepest Sympathy for the Family of Irene Weigel an Angel in Heaven, May you find comfort in Jesus during this time.
    Gerald and Judy Eichenberger

  8. Bob and Family – My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of sorrow. God bless you all.

  9. Bob and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Many fond memories working with Irene at the hospital. Hugs to you all.

  10. Bob, and all your family, my deepest sympathies are with you all. May all your precious memories always stay in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Deepest sympathy to the Weigel family. Irene was a classy lady and always enjoyed visiting with her.

    1080 KELLY DR.

  13. My sympathy to all of Irene’s family. She was one of a kind, a great lady. Would do anything for anyone and always had a smile and a cheery word. She is at peace now with the rest of the angels in God’s presence. Hold on to your memories.
    God Bless
    Mary Wegner

  14. Our very deepest sympathy to Bob and family. We have known Irene for years, and she was always the neatest person, ready to chat and catch up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Sending our deepest sympathy to all the Weigel family. May good memories, family, friends, and your faith help you through this difficult time.

  16. So Sorry to Hear of Irene’s Passing. I Remember chats when She was Dr. Cole’s Nurse. Prayers for Strength & Peace. God Bless. (Deb Vorwald-Morrison)

  17. Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. Irene was an amazing person and was always such a nice person to vist with. Cherish your memories and God Bless your family.


  20. Weigel Family: so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts prayers and thoughts. God’s comfort and love be with you.

  21. Bob and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Irene’s passing. Our hearts go out to those of you left behind and wish that we could do or say something to ease your pain. Laugh when you remember the fun times your family spent together. God will bring you comfort and strength to you get through this difficult time.
    Joseph and Sharon Haskovec

  22. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Irene ! She was very special and will be greatly missed ! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers !

  23. What a sweetheart she was. Now a beautiful angel our sympathy to her family roger and margo pleggenkuhle

  24. Bob and family, my sympathy and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by God’s love and peace and your many friends.

  25. Cousin Bob & family, So so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother & friend. Irene was one of my favorites. Always enjoyed our visits. She will be missed! Hold on to all the beautiful memories. Hugs & love from Brenda & Randy Davis in Colorado!!❤️🙏

  26. To the Weigel family, Extending my sympathy at this time of loss. I have many memories of visiting with Irene at the clinic. She always had a smile and a friendly word. May she rest in peace. Nancy Franzen

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