Irene A. Mischler, Kaukauna, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 22, 1928 in St. John, daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Roehl) Schwabenlender. On February 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Robert Mischler at St. John the Baptist Church in Hilbert. Irene was a longstanding and faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kaukauna for over 60 years.
Irene loved her family so much. She loved family gatherings especially at Christmas. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her husband Robert "Bob" was the love of her life. They were so committed to each other that they did everything together. They built a cabin in the woods up in Vilas County where they spent many summers with family and friends and traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi for 30 years with Bob's brother Ben and sister-in-law Betty. Irene loved to golf and was on the ladies golf team at Countryside Golf Course for over 30 years with special friend Nancy. She loved the fish fries on Friday nights at Countryside, going with special friends Nancy and Bernie and Ben and Betty. Irene was a volunteer for 30 years at the Grignon Mansion where she was a docent. She and Bob also were active in Meals on Wheels for the past 17 years.
Irene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert; her 7 children: Robert (Donna) Mischler, Jr., Thomas (Allison) Mischler, Timothy (Tricia) Mischler, David (special friend Patti) Mischler, Patricia (Keith) Peipenburg, Susan (Cyril) Mader, and Debra (Mark) Mitchell; 16 Grandchildren: Nicole, Joshua, Adam, Amber, Steve, Crystal, Sierra, Kacie, Logan, Wyatt, Madison, Matthew, Michele, Tim, Jessica, and Michaela; 20 great-grandchildren and special little Buddy Hailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Sam.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Irene will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 20, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. Mary Church, 119 West 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. Willard Van De Loo concelebrating. Friends will be received at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund in Irene's name is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 766-2099. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr.'s Conkright, Connors, and Wagner as well as the Staff of Affinity Hospice: Laurie, Heather, Mary, Melissa, Shelly, and Cliff.
Boettcher Family Funeral Home
2401 Fieldcrest Drive Kaukauna, WI 54130
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 19, 2014