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Feickert, Irene Emma Eda (Meyer) 1921-2007


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Date: 4/27/2007 at 12:20:11

Irene Feickert

Funeral services for Irene Feickert were held Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, rural, Decorah, Iowa. The Reverend Kim W. Smith officiated. The organist was Paul Bruvold. Casket Bearers were: Rodney Hemry, Brian Nelson, Wade Feickert, Tim Feickert, Trevor Perez, Bryce Koenig, Brent Feickert, and Jason Nelson. The Honorary Casket Bearers were the grandchildren. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery. The Schutte Funeral and Cremation Service of Postville was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Emma Eda (Meyer) Feickert was born August 1, 1921, to Victor C. And Emma (Willman) Meyer in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton County, south of Postville, Iowa. She passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, at the age of 85 years, 7 months, and 30 days.

She was baptized October 16, 1921, and confirmed at Postville, Iowa. Irene attended the Luana School and then the Oak Hill Country School.

On October 1, 1940 Irene was married to Theodore "Ted" Feickert in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. To this union nine children were born. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the area until 1969. Irene was a housewife until they moved to Frankville. She then worked at Livingood's Supper Club for 27 years, at Bonnie and Clyde's and then at Barb's Country Inn until her retirement. Irene enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, going to the Old Store for coffee, visiting with her friends and neighbors, cooking and baking, and taking care of her house plants.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ted, who died in 2002, a son, Allen, a brother, Leonard Meyer, and two sons-in-law, James Perez and William Kelley.

Surviving are eight children, 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Norma and husband, Wayne Hemry, Ossian, IA,Terry Hemry, Stacy Kressin. Brenda (Jim) Fishback, Rodney (Leslie) Hemry; Joyce and husband, Milton Nelson, Decorah, IA, Ricky Nelson (Kelly), Kent (Jackie) Nelson, Brian (Robbin) Nelson, Chad Nelson, Jason (Canna) Nelson; Judy and husband, Michael Moore, Decorah, IA, Stephanie Moore, Michael Moore; Lloyd Feickert and wife, Marsha, Marion, IA, Treva (Keith) Menke, Trisha Feickert; DuWayne Feickert and wife, Judy, Postville, IA, Scott (Beth) Feickert, Timothy (Donna) Feicker,Brent Feickert; Susan Feickert, Marion, IA,Wade (Tami) Feickert, Bradley Feickert; Vicky Kelley, Ankeny, IA, Tony (Jennifer) Perez, Trevor Perez; Jeffrey Feickert and wife, Sharon, Frankville, IA, Travis Feickert, Trevor Feickert; Rhonda and husband, Doug Koenig, Frankville, IA, Kari Koenig, Bryce Koenig; 35 great grandchildren: Bryanna, Logan, and Andrew Hemry, Mandy (Jim) Start, Cory Monroe, Randal, Shawn, Derek Schultz, Alanda Fishback, Tyler, Leah, Hannah Hemry; Jessica (James) Jacobs, Natasha, Dalton, Derek, Aaron, Austin, Wyatt, Braden, Taylor Nelson; Addison and Avery Menke; Seth, Jessica, Carter, Dakota, Cole Feickert; Keegan, Kylie, Kolin Perez; Aiden and Alyson Feickert; Alejandro, and Alisia Koenig; 4 great great grandchildren: Samantha and McKenzie Jacobs, Dylan Start and Isaiah Stark. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Norma Meyer, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Irene was a member of the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church.

Postville Herald-Leader, April 11, 2007


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