Irene M. Shippee, age, 103, formerly of Wautoma, passed away early Monday morning, June 12, 2017 at Crossroads Care Center, Waupaca.
She was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Milwaukee, the daughter of John and Mary (Pawlicki) Dettlaff. She married Alfred Link Sr. on Feb. 9, 1935 in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1990. She married Alvin W. Shippee on Sept. 28, 1991. He passed away on Dec. 12, 2001.
Irene resided in Milwaukee for many years before moving to Hidden Springs Lake, rural Neshkoro in 1976. She was a member and past president of Waushara/Wautoma Senior Citizens. Irene also belonged to Wautoma Chapter 198 Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by one daughter, June (Keith) Miller, Pelican Lake, WI; two stepdaughters, Susan Roberts, St. Joseph, MN and Beth (David) Paczesny, St. Germain, WI; seven grandchildren, Scott, Susan, Shelley, Sandra, Michele, Marci and Mark; 13 great grandchildren, Peyton, Brady, Paige, Olivia, Allyssa, Celia, Annie, Scott, Ashley, Bobbie, Kayla, Cody, and Kimberly. She is further survived step grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; one son, Alfred (Shirley) Link Jr.; three brothers, Joseph, John and Stanley Dettlaff; one sister, Esther Koier; one grandson, Jeffrey Link; and one step son, Fred Shippee.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Redgranite. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wautoma.
Visitation will be held on Friday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.