Irene was a member of St. Patrick/St. Anthony Catholic Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. For many years she enjoyed dancing, traveling, going to garage sales, crocheting, watching the Detroit Tigers, and her daily walks around Grand Haven and wintering in Floral City, Florida, with Bud. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.
Irene is survived by three daughters: Lori (Garry) Speer of Grand Haven, Beth Ruiter of Grand Haven and Sue (Larry Hicks) Olsen of Spring Lake; three grandchildren: Kristin Speer, Tim Olsen and Stacy Olsen; sister, Alice (Jacob) Bos; many in-laws from the Ruiter Family; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Michaline and Jane; and sister, Mary (Stanley) Skruch.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at St. Patrick/St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Charles Schwartz officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at The VanZantwick Chapel (620 Washington Ave.) with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Lake Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Irene may be given to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Please sign the family’s online guestbook www.sytsemafh.com.