Irene Francis Sutzer
Irene Francis Sutzer, 81, of Springfield, passed away at 10:41 am, Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 21, 1929 in Springfield, to Ashel and Garnet Neal Lash. She married Donald F. Sutzer on September 23, 1950 and he preceded her in death on October 12, 1981. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Mary “Rose” Bush and Christina Patterson.
Irene is survived by her children, Don (Nancy) Sutzer, Carol (Terry) Eckenfels and Jim (Kathy) Sutzer; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Sutzer was a homemaker most of her life and later was employed by the State of Illinois. She played bingo for many years and also enjoyed playing the lottery. Irene never had a problem speaking her mind and had a sense of humor that would sneak up on you and will truly be missed.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.