Irene T. Shatek

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Irene T. Shatek, age 94 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. Irene Theresa Shatek was born March 26, 1921 to Edward and Anna (Schmitt) Hackman on the family farm near Festina, IA. She attended Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic School in Festina. She helped with farming and chores. On May 29, 1945 Irene was united in marriage to Wesley Shatek at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina. The couple made their home on the farm near Elma, IA which was Wesley’s parent’s farm. In 1981 they moved an acreage west of Protivin. Wesley and Irene had steers, hogs and chickens and also helped their son’s farm. In 1994 they retired and moved to New Hampton. Irene enjoyed time with her family, and volunteering at church. She led the Rosary at the care centers, sang at funerals and volunteered at the food shelf. She also enjoyed playing cards at the 500 Mixer Card Club, traveling and dancing and in later years dancing with a walker and her kitty Ann. Irene was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Church in New Hampton and the Rosary Society. Irene is survived by her children Robert (Diane) Shatek of New Hampton, Ruth (Roger) Cooney of Maple Grove, MN, Lester “Shorty” (Joyce) Shatek of New Hampton, Jane (Leo) Kottschade of Plainview, MN, Norma (Peter) Ronneberg, Eagan, MN, Roger (Lori) Shatek of Ft. Atkinson, IA, Daniel (Cathy) Shatek of Elma, IA, James (Kris) Shatek of New Hampton, Donald (Tina) Shatek of Elma, and Randy (Lori) Shatek of Lawler, IA; sisters Sister Phyllis Ann Hackman FSPA of LaCrosse, WS, Lucille Kruse of Ossian, IA, and Phyllis (Duane) Einwalter of Ft. Atkinson; brothers Paul (Betty) Hackman of Calmar, IA, and Norbert (Mary) Hackman of Ft. Atkinson; sister-in-law Florence Hackman of Cresco, IA; brother-in-law Joseph Shatek of Ft. Atkinson; 37 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Anna Hackman; her husband Wesley; brother Othmar Hackman; sisters Sister Marcella Hackman FSPA, and Rita Shatek; sister-in-law Elnore Hackman; brother-in-law Art Kruse; and nephew James Hackman.

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  1. My sympathy to Irene’s family for your loss. I knew Irene only for a short time but was privileged to have cared for her during her stay at NHNRC. Such a sweet lady who will be sadly missed.

  2. Irene was a beautiful and strong woman with so much energy and life. Love and prayers to her children and grandchildren.

  3. May the memories of your loved one, Irene help you through the days ahead. She was a great lady. In our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  4. My sympathy goes out to all of the Shatek family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Irene was a very special person and I always enjoyed visiting with her. May God’s love and peace be with you.

  5. Our sympathy to all the Shateks, your mother was a real God Loving Lady. You are in our prayers.

  6. You have my sympathy. Irene was such an awesome “church lady”. I always knew where to find her, scurrying around the church, cleaning, sweeping, and watering. She will be missed.

  7. Don – I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing away. I know my mom and dad always enjoyed talking and visiting with her after they moved to New Hampton. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers for all of Irene’s family. She was such a nice lady- always enjoyed visiting with her. Cherish all your memories, they will always be in your hearts.

  9. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  10. To the Shatek families, Our sympathy and prayer to all. Irene was a delightful lady to visit. She always had a loving smile on her face. Irene will be missed by many but is now in her Heavenly home with family and will be waiting for those yet to come.

  11. . Your mom was such a beautiful lady in so many ways. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she was at Kensington. May God hold you all extra close these next few days. God bless. Shellie and Steve Boos

  12. My prayers and sincere sympathy are extended to all of Irene’s family, at this difficult time.
    Irene enjoyed talking about how special each of you are, and how much she LOVED you.
    Hopefully the love and happiness you all shared thru the years, will bring you strength and comfort, knowing that she will be watching over all of you, in the years ahead.

  13. My deepest sympathy to you all. I spent a lot of time on the Shatek farm growing up and have lots of great memories. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear about Irene. I have some great memories of hanging at the Shatek Farm and enjoying Irene’s baking. She lived a great and wonderfully full life and she is in great hands now. There are a lot of the old neighbors up there having a few card games. Again, you have my Sympathy.

    Bev Valvoda

  15. Our sympathies to all the Shatek family. Irene was a lovely lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her through the years. Cherished memories will comfort all of you as you say your goodbyes and no doubt there are many great memories. May she rest in peace.

  16. Our sympathy to the entire Shatek family and other relatives…. I always enjoyed doing Irene’s hair and our visits….she was a hard-working lady and never said a bad word about anybody! She and your dad raised a wonderful family! Keep all the great memories close to your hearts.

  17. May the memories of your Mom help you find comfort at this time. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  18. Please accept our deepest. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time
    Isaiah 25:8

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