Irene M. Fredeking, nee Kinzel, 92, of Belleville, Ill., born Friday, Dec. 14, 1923, in Biddleborn, Ill., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
Irene was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Belleville, Ill.
She was a very unique, loving and special wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was always her number one priority and if anyone ever needed help she was always at the front of the line to lend a helping hand. She was everyone's cheerleader. One of her passions was cooking and baking. Because she was such an outstanding chef no one ever missed any of her special meals. Irene loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was always ready and willing to have fun. Her and dad had many celebrations and parties at their home and a good time was always had by all. Even though we are happy that she has been reunited with the love of her life, our dad, she will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Fredeking; parents, Henry and Mary, nee Sauerwein, Kinzel; a brother, Clarence Kinzel; and a sister, Elda Volner.
Surviving are her sons, Dale R. (Barbara) Fredeking of Marissa, Ill., Robert C. (Carole) Fredeking of Collinsville, Ill.; grandchildren, William (Anne) Fredeking, Tiffany (Remy) Hafertepe, and Robert J. Fredeking; great-grandchildren, Jordan Fredeking, Colton Harris, Justin Fredeking, and Hope Hafertepe; a niece, Linda (Carl) Laufer; special cousin, Almira Kinzel; special friends, Bobbie and Jim Mattern.
Memorials may be made to the
. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Pierce officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, Belleville, Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 23, 2016