Irene R. Schreiber-Anderson
Irene R. Schreiber-Anderson, age 99, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Rock Haven Nursing Home.
She was born in Allison, IA on Jan. 5, 1918, the daughter of John and Margaret (Kramer) Hemingson. She graduated from Miller Vocational School as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1938, working in Minneapolis, MN. Irene was united in marriage to Marston Schreiber in Minneapolis on Jan. 21, 1940. They moved to Janesville in 1952, where they owned and operated the old A&W Root Beer Drive In. She was a Den Mother, Brownie Leader and active in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She served as Worthy Matron several times in Eastern Star, Lodge #69. In retirement, they enjoyed winter months in Florida and summers in Wyalusing, WI, where they loved to fish and spend time with family and friends. Upon Marston’s death on Jan. 4, 1989, she moved to Prairie Du Chien where she was active in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Historical Society, serving as hostess at the historical Villa Louis. Irene married an old friend, Dale Anderson on Nov. 25, 1995, in Monroe. They moved to Janesville to be closer to family in 2008. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2015.
Irene is survived by 3 daughters: Karen (Terry) Page of Wyalusing, WI, Jean Lademann and Debra Schreiber both of Janesville; 2 sons, William (Cindy) Schreiber of Janesville and James (Lynn) Schreiber of Bagley, WI; step-daughter, Janet (Arnie) Venteris of Rockford; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husbands, Marston and Dale; and 3 brothers: Glen, Irving and Marvin Hemingson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 on Monday, March 6, 2017, at FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH with Pastor Gary Shields officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Church. Entombment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.
A special thank you to Heartland Hospice for all your wonderful care and support. You meant the world to Irene. The family appreciated all that you did.
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