Irene Josephine Mehleis Zillmer, age 93 of Woodville, died on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Park View Home in Woodville. Irene was born September 21, 1921 in Glenwood City WI, the daughter of Nicholas and Linda (Clausnitzer) Mehleis. Irene attended the Pine Heights School, and graduted from Glenwood City High School with the Class of 1941. On May 9, 1943, she would be united in marriage to Herbert Zillmer.
Herbert and Irene began their life together farming in Forest, WI for five years. Then, in 1948, they purchased a farm of their own near Woodville. Irene was a dedicated farm wife, helping to milk cows, and any amount of hard work that needed done around the farm. Irene was an excellent cook, and enjoyed reading in her free time. In 1975, they sold the farm and moved to Baldwin. In 1992, they would move again to Menomonie. Herbert would preceded her in death in 1995.
Irene is survived by her sisters, Becky Sempf, Barbara (LeRoy) Winberg, and Catherine (Ron) Gerry; sister-in-law, Margie Mehleis; sister-in-law and dear friend, Darlene Peterson; as well as many nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; infant daughter, Janet Marie; parents, Nicholas and Linda Mehleis; brothers, Paul and John; and sister, Genevieve.
Funeral Services for Irene Zillmer will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street in Baldwin, with Pastor Carrie Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will take place at the Baldwin Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin WI. 715-684-3434