Irene Zimmer, 91, of Steeleville, IL; born on July 14, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY; passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Irene was an avid quilter and would spend a lot of time volunteering at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL. She was a member of the auxiliary at the care center and helped with hosting events for the residents. Irene enjoyed going out to eat with her friends and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her husband – Ralph Zimmer and parents – Thomas and Catherine (Rogenitis) Duhigg.
She is survived by four children – Thomas (Cheryl) Zimmer of Hinsdale, IL, Robert (John Brancel) Zimmer of Chicago, IL, Gerard (Amy) Zimmer of Springfield, IL, and Ann (Paul) Luketich of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren – Alexandra, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Andrew, Samantha, and Nicholas; three great grandchildren; one sister – Anna Khune of Islip, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Rosary Garden.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Family and friends may gather at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dennis Schaefer officiating. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville, IL with no committal services.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements