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Irene Triefenbach

Irene Triefenbach

Irene Triefenbach, nee Sinn, 94, of Lenzburg, IL; born on August 15, 1922 in Coulterville, IL; passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Mrs. Triefenbach was a homemaker. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. She was an avid quilter and liked to play cards. Irene loved to play and never missed a chance to polka.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Jacob and Carrie, nee Fischer, Sinn. Her husband – Harpel Triefenbach whom she married on September 2, 1939 and who passed away on May 5, 2005. A daughter – Sharon Price. Two brothers – Elmer Sinn; Leonard Sinn. Two sisters – Ester Schubert; Aletha Erb

She is survived by two sons – Dale (Janet) Triefenbach of St. Libory, IL; Merle (Sue) Triefenbach of Lenzburg, IL. Eight grandchildren. Seventeen great-grandchildren. One great-great grandchild. Also survived by a sister – Viola Sinn of Marissa, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ or to the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00noon with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.

Interment: Private burial will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry good friends

    Posted by: Mike Triefenbach Jan 24, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Irene was such a special lady, loved playing cards with her .
    Rest In Peace.

    Posted by: Donna Reuss – New Athens, IL – Friend Jan 24, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss, what a great lady!

    Posted by: Mary Sullivan – Venedy, IL – Acquaintance Jan 24, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    What a beautiful bubbly lady Irene was!! She was such a joy to be around She was the life of the party and could dance the night away!! All that knew and loved her, will miss her so much. Condolences goes out to the family but especially to my brother in law and sister Dale and Janet Triefenbach and their children Kristenia, Traci and Rob. We love you all dearly. Prayers during this difficult time! Love Jeri and John Patton

    Posted by: Jeri and John Patton – Jerseyville, IL – Family Friend Jan 25, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Irene was such a lovely lady who really knew how to enjoy life. We have so many fond memories of her and Harpel. We stopped to visit them one time and she showed me all of her quilting. So talented! Our love and sympathy to all of the family.

    Posted by: Mary & Carl Anderson – Monclova, OH – Friend Jan 25, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    So sorry for you loss. She was a fine lady. Had many eucker games with her in NA. Hugs Susie and Merl.

    Posted by: Donna Merlenbach – Ava, IL – Friend Jan 26, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Your mother was an example of someone who enjoyed life and people. I played euchre with her many times and she was so much fun. She enjoyed a cold beer. She never went past me without saying hello. Age difference meant nothing to her, she could have fun with everyone. She was such a positive person. The world needs more people like her.

    Posted by: jerry and sharon cross – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 28, 2017

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