Irene E. Schnipke
Irene E. Schnipke
KALIDA - Irene E. Schnipke, 88, of Kalida died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Meadows of Kalida.

She was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Ottoville to the late Leo and Mary (Smith) Eickholt. On Aug. 2, 1947, she married Leo William Schnipke who died May 7, 2005.

Irene is survived by her nine children, Judy (Bill) Trenkamp of Kalida, James (Margaret) Schnipke of Ottoville, Linda (Dave) Recker of Glandorf, Marilyn (Dennis) Wenzlick of Otttoville, Michael (Dolly) Schnipke of Kalida, Dave (Donna) Schnipke of Kalida, Dennis (Pat) Schnipke of Kalida, Kenneth Schnipke of Rockford, Ill., and Charlie (Nadine) Schnipke of Kalida; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rita Ricker of Delphos and Martha (Louis) Kaverman of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Jerome Eickholt.

Irene was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, its Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeal Home, Jackson Township.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or to The Meadows of Kalida.

Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.