Irene E. Shimak
June 19, 1927 ~ February 4, 2016
Irene E. Shimak, age 88 of Elma, IA passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Colonial Manor in Elma. Irene Emma Shimak was born on the family farm near Elma to Charles and Emma (Koshatka) Haskovec on June 19, 1927. She attended country school. As a young girl Irene helped out at home and babysat for the neighbors. She was united in marriage to Clarence Shimak on June 25, 1952 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes. The couple lived in the Elma area all of their lives. Irene enjoyed scrapbooking, embroidering, and volunteering at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Elma. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Irene is survived by her nieces Donna Lechtenberg of Spillville, IA, Diane (Del) Drilling of Raymond, IA, Delores Koch of Urbandale, IA, Lois (Arnie)Meyer of Spillville, IA, Betty (Glen) Roethler of Alta Vista, IA, Karen (Bernie) Barnabe of Chicago, IL, Barbara (Dr. Makram) Ehoerial of NY, Linda (Louie) Carabetta of NY; nephews Bernard Krall of Loveland, CO, Ron (Katie) Shatek of Minneapolis, MN, Larry (Joyce) Shatek of Stewartville, MN and Duane (Patty) Novak of Rochester, MN. Irene is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Emma Haskovec, husband Clarence in 2009, sisters Helen Krall, Angie Wagner, Marie Novak, Mildred Shatek; and brothers Wesley Haskovec and Charles Haskovec.