Irene Elizabeth Eastlee, 91

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Irene Elizabeth Eastlee, 91, of Stewartville, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Irene Eastlee

Irene was born March 2, 1920, in Austin, to John and Clara (Enright) Walsh. She was united in marriage to Russell Myron Eastlee at St. Augustine Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1989. Irene was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Ind., and St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.

Survivors include her children, Sharon Eastlee, Stewartville, Diane (Larry) VonWald, Rapid City, S.D., Michael (Connie) Eastlee, Flower Mound, Texas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Weis, Austin, Clair (Jean) Walsh, Portland, Ore., Paul Walsh, Kentucky.

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In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Walsh; siblings, Francis Walsh, Ed Walsh, Jack Walsh, Mary Dack, Luella Holdgrafer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.

The casket bearers will be Christopher Eastlee, Joshua Eastlee, Jeff Bihlman, Scott Bihlman, Charles Bihlman, Chris Athanson, Chris Eastlee.

Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home.