Funeral services for Irene M. Mittelstadt, age 81, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, Albert Lea. Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Irene died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.
Irene Marie Mittelstadt was born November 23, 1935 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Wallace) Schaefer. She grew up in California, attending school in Chula Vista. In 1990, Irene was united in marriage to Stanley Mittelstadt. She worked as a bailiff for Freeborn County. Irene was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea, Albert Lea Community Theatre, and P.E.O. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, card stamping, cooking, and jewelry making. She also liked bowling and baking cakes for friends and family on special occasions.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Carlock) Moore of Arlington, MN; son, Barry Smith of Blue Earth, MN; stepchildren: Mary (Paul) Hangartner of Melrose, WI, Bill (Tam) Mittelstadt of Cottage Grove, MN, and Roger (Anna) Mittelstadt of Byron, MN; grandchildren: Adam, Amanda, Brent, Jeremy, Amber, Sarah, Alec, Jase, Mindy, and Lynsey; great-grandchildren: Kellee, Icean, Whilhelmina, Xzavier, Izabelle, and Daniel; sister, Lois Harman of Mountain City, TN.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Helen Schaefer; husband, Stanley; former husbands, Bill Carlock and Vern Smith; sister, Freda; and son, Michael.
Memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice.