Irene Hulda (Lange) Reed (1926 - 2014)

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Irene Hulda Reed, 88, of Vandalia, a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia after a short illness.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Shobonier, with the Rev. Josh Frazee officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until time of services on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran's Cemetery. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Augsburg, Shobonier, or Vandalia Salvation Army. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Reed was born to Henry and Hannah Lange of Shobonier on March 9, 1926. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg, rural Shobonier, where she was an active member until her death.
Irene was married to Louis Reed on Oct. 6, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran, and they were blessed with two children – David and Mary.
Irene, a devoted Christian, was a farmer's wife for nearly 50 years who enjoyed working with her husband on their farm in Kaskaskia Township, while still providing a loving home for her children. She loved to care for her family members, neighbors and church friends. After her husband's death, Irene moved into Vandalia, where she volunteered with the Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary and the former Twice Nice Resale Store. She was extremely thankful for her loving family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom visited with her over the holidays.
Irene is survived by her son, David and his wife Sharon of Indianapolis, Ind., and daughter, Mary and her husband Dr. Michael Fulton of Vandalia; grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Brenda Reed of Fishers, Ind., Melissa DuCharme and her husband Ed DuCharme of Apex, N.C., Aaron Fulton and wife Lydia of Dallas, Texas, and Aleah and her husband Aaron Likas of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Alec and Emily DuCharme, Hannah and Hailey Reed, Hudson and Eli Fulton, and Reed Likas; sisters-in-laws, Connie Lange of Sullivan, Mo., Floreine Lange of Vandalia, Dorothy and her husband Robert Harpster of St. Peter, and Elizabeth Reed of Washington, Ill.; brother-in-law, Raymond and his wife Ruth Reed of Loogootee; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, on April 8, 1996; parents; brothers, Walter Lange, Oliver Lange and Elmer Lange; sisters-in-laws, Leola Lange, Ruth Rubin, Lily Reed and Mary Rose Reed; brothers-in-law, Howard Reed, Floyd Reed and Alvin Rubin; one nephew, Kenneth Lange; and one niece, Sheila Reed.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 14, 2015