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Irene L. Clubb


Irene Louise Clubb , 90, died Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Irene was born March 16, 1921, to Mathias and Mary Conrad Osweiler near Clear Creek, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Ss Peter and Paul Catholic School in Clear Creek. As many young women did at that time, Irene worked for neighboring women doing housework and caring for their children.     
On December 13, 1941, Irene married Kenneth John Clubb at St. Mary's Rectory in Sigourney.  She and Kenny lived most of their married lives in the Sigourney and Keota area. Kenny died in a car wreck on May 26, 1957, leaving Irene to raise their six children with help from both sides of their families. Irene was a very strong and caring person, which helped her to succeed in raising a fine family.
    Irene was employed at the Sigourney Senior Center for several years. She enjoyed working with Barb Schmidt and many others while she worked there. She also enjoyed seeing and visiting with the people when they came in for their lunches.
     Irene was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church and their Altar and Rosary Society.
    Some of the things she enjoyed in her life; were going to church, family gatherings, playing cards with friends, crocheting, embroidering, and tending her flowers. Little things made her very happy. She always wanted to make sure that everyone was as comfortable as possible. And last, but not least, she was always grateful for any and everything anyone ever did for her. She will be missed.
    The family would like to thank the Manor House staff for the wonderful care that was given to Mom while she lived there the last six years. We felt as though the entire staff treated her as if she were their own mother.
    Irene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-father Frank Osweiler, sister Geraldine Rezac, and three brothers Richard, Cyril, and Louie Osweiler.
    She is survived by her children Don (Donna) Clubb of Maricopa, AZ, Mary Kai (Bill) Nelson of Waterloo, IA, John (Sheila) Clubb and Dick Clubb of Sigourney, Sheila (Frank) Jacobs of Rapid City, SD, and Gregg (Carma) Clubb of Ottumwa, IA, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters; Lillian Coffman of Washington, IA, Lorraine Kolosik of North English, IA, and Marlene Pennington of Lake Alfred, FL.

Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sigourney.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church where a prayer service will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials are to Manor House or the Alter and Rosary Society.
Arrangements by Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney     



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