Irene Honetschlager

Dec. 1, 1930-Aug. 4, 2013

LUCAN – Mass of Christian Burial for Irene P. Honetschlager, 82, of Lucan, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Victory with a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.

She died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls.

Irene Pauline Honetschlager was born on Dec. 1, 1930, to George and Louise (Zins) Salfer in Wabasso, Redwood County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso and also attended St. Anne’s Elementary School. As a young girl, Irene worked for various farm families assisting them with child care and homemaking.

On Aug. 4, 1951, Irene was united in marriage to Edmund Honetschlager at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Together, they made their home in the Lucan area where Irene was a Homemaker and Day Care Provider. She was involved with Christian Mother’s, was a Religious Education Teacher, election judge for many years, and was also involved with the Women’s Extension Club.

Irene loved cooking and baking, gardening, sewing quilts, loved children, and liked to visit with family and friends.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Ann (Emmett) Thomsen of Hendricks, David of Wabasso, Dennis of Redwood Falls, Kevin (Linda) Honetschlager of Marshall, and Geralyn (Lee) Broderius of Glencoe; grandchildren, John (Kristy) Thomsen, Michelle (Nate) Allen, Janet Thomsen (Cory Hanson), Lisa, Adam, and Mark Broderius, Sara (Thomas) Smolensky, Lora Honetschlager, and Eric (fiance Ashley Krogen) Honetschlager; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Emma Schaefer, Brynnlee Hanson, Aubry Allen, and Weston Smolensky; siblings, Louise (LaVern) Honetschlager, Donald (Julie) Salfer, and Alfred (Florence) Salfer; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund, parents, two grandchildren, Michael and Mark Thomsen, sister, Justine Schouvieller, and a nephew Stephen Honetschlager.

Blessed be her memory.