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Irene R. Schreck


1932 - 2018
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Schreck, Irene R. Born to Eternal Life on June 24, 2018, age 86 years. She was born on a farm in rural Willey, Iowa Jan. 25, 1932 the daughter of George and Philomena Schreck, she was one of 13 siblings. She is survived by sisters; Annabelle Griffith, Mary Reis and Sister Laura Schreck and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and fellow parishioners. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers; Alois, Robert and Andrew (Ruth) Schreck and by sisters; Minnie Klahs, Sister Rose Schreck FSPA, Bernice Liewer, Angela Walsh, Margaret Menner and Doris Bevandic. Irene graduated from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing and later received a BSN from Marquette University. Irene was also a nurse anesthetist. In the early 1960's she completed an extensive 600 hour training program at UCLA in preparation for 2 years of service in Togo, West Africa in the Peace Corps. Irene continued her career in nursing in Milwaukee area hospitals where she influenced the careers of many fellow nurses as an adjunct professor of nursing. She retired from the VA Hospital in Milwaukee. Among Irene's many interests she enjoyed traveling and was a wonderful baker. Family and friends always looked forward to her amazing collection of Christmas cookies. She was loved and will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday June 28, 2018, from 9:30 - 11 AM at HOLY APOSTLES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin WI 53151, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Apostles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the in memory of Irene would be appreciated. To receive this obit/directions text 1802913 to 414 301-6422.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on June 26, 2018
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