Irene Marie Chase

June 2, 1928 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Irene Chase Obituary

Irene Marie Chase, age 95, of Albert City, Iowa died Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas, Iowa. 

Funeral services will take place Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery in Fonda, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.

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Irene Marie Alpers was born June 2, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles and Dorothy (Wissmann) Alpers. She was baptized at Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Irene confirmed her faith on November 30, 1941 at First Lutheran Church in Fonda, Iowa. She graduated from Fonda Public School on May 17, 1945 in Fonda.

Irene was united in marriage to William T. Haenel on June 7, 1947 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in St. Louis Missouri. William passed away on May 22, 1965. Irene married Donald Chase on September 2, 1995 at St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Jennings, Missouri. Donald passed away August 14, 1996.

Irene worked as an executive secretary in manufacturing and raised her children. Following retirement, Irene enjoyed playing cards and Bingo where she was well known for supplying prizes. A good cookie could always brighten Irene’s day. More than anything, Irene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Irene will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish the memory of Irene include her four daughters: Karen (Robert) Kiehl; Kathleen (Kenneth) Horn; Pamela (Leonard) Hortter; Cynthia (William) Gleason; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one sister: Ruth Garton; nieces and nephews; bonus family: Peggy Gustafson; Kathy Chase; Sue (Mark) Graves; Becky (Dave) Klatt; eight grandchildren and their families; extended family and friends.

Welcoming Irene into heaven are her parents: Charles and Dorothy Alpers; husbands: William T. Haenel; Donald Chase; brothers: Gerald Alpers; Gilbert “Gib” Alpers; and bonus son: Charles Chase.

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February 3, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
725 555th St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
725 555th St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588


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