Irene Mary Whitinger

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Irene M. Whitinger, Age 92, of Elma, IA died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Colonial Manor, Elma, IA. Irene Mary (Chihak) Whitinger was born on March 25, 1916 to Anthony and Josephine (Wacha) Chihak near Lourdes, IA. She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Elma in 1935. Irene was united in marriage to Arthur Whitinger on April 10, 1936 at the Little Brown Church near Nashua. After their marriage they farmed north of Elma until Arthurs death in 1966. Irene then moved into Elma and was employed at Comprehensive Systems until her retirement. Irene enjoyed making wedding cakes, was also an excellent seamstress and loved working in her flower gardens. She loved to crochet, knit, make quilts, and travel the world. Irene is survived by three sons Robert (Connie) Whitinger of Fairfax, IA, Jack (Millie) Whitinger of Elma, IA, Joe (Kathy) Whitinger of Elma, IA; one daughter Marlene (Bob) Lewis of Cresco, IA; 10 grandchildren Robert Whitinger, Tammy Cochran, Tony Whitinger, Jamie Gansen, Jason Whitinger, Jarvis Whitinger, Josh Whitinger, Danyelle Gansen, Michael Lewis, and Krisa Lewis; 15 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Arthur; and grandson James Whitinger.     Cemetery: Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Lourdes, IA Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 with a rosary at 5:00PM and a scriptural wake service at 6:00PM at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma and visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Immaculate Conception Church, in Elma with Fr. Ray Atwood as celebrant.

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  1. Joe & Kathy,

    So sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rob & Christie(Johnson) Robinson

  2. Dear Whitinger family: I was so sorry when Marlene called to say that Irene had passed away. She was an independent woman long before it was in fashion and truly a good person. You all have my deepest sympathies and know she is our Lord. God bless you all.

  3. Our sympathy to all the Family.May you find peace and comfort in your treasured memories.
    Louise and Donn

  4. I was saddened to learn of Irenes passing. She was a great lady and I allways enjoyed her smiling face while she was a resident of Afton Oaks. You have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Jack-Millie Joe -Kathyadn the rest of the Whitingners
    You have our deepest sympathy at the time of your loss.
    I remember your mom was such a go getter many years and such a classy dresser.
    Our prayers go out to your families.

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