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Irene M. Carnahan (1920-2020)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 1/8/2021 at 15:06:36

Irene M. Carnahan, 100, of Cascade, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

A private family visitation and services for Irene will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Irene on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with Rev. Mark Osterhaus presiding. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa. The services will be live streamed on the Reiff Funeral Home Facebook page. Social distancing guidelines will be in place, masks are required. Anyone that wishes to send a memorial can address it to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN: Irene Carnahan family, P.O. Box #430, Cascade, Iowa 52033. A celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

She was born February 9, 1920 in LaMotte, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Smith) Knockel. She received her education in the former St. Mary’s School in Cascade. On February 4, 1941 she was united in marriage to Mervin C. Carnahan at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1998.

She was a Amway distributor for many years.

She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.

Irene is survived by one daughter, Sandra (John) Even of Dubuque; three sons, Tom (Sheri) Carnahan of Davenport, Mervin M. (Karen) Carnahan of Cedar Falls, and Steve (Karen) Carnahan of Gillette, WY; one son-in-law, Elmer Oberbroeckling of New Vienna; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Kauder of Cascade and Leona Gordon of Dubuque; and one sister-in-law, Celine Knockel of Dubuque.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carolyn (Elmer) Oberbroeckling on December 25, 1987; one sister, Marie (Sonny) Giererich; and five brothers, Joe (Mary) Knockel, Howard (Evelyn) Knockel, Walter Knockel, Leo Knockel and Elmer (Helen) Knockel.

A Irene M. Carnahan memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


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