Irene M. Vorbeck, age 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 18, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Irene Margaret Vorbeck was born on August 31, 1928, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Leonard and Roeina (Zinsmaster) Putz. Irene was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Brackett, Wisconsin. She received her education in Osseo, Wisconsin, and was a graduate of the Osseo High School Class of 1946. Irene attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to become a Lab and X-Ray Technician. She furthered her education at St. Mary’s Hospital School of Technology in Duluth.
On October 31, 1953, Irene was united in marriage to Donald S. Vorbeck at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church. This marriage was blessed with three children, Pamela, Debra, and Donn. Irene and Donald made their home in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 39 years of marriage before the passing of Donald on November 9, 1992.
Irene was employed as a Lab and X-Ray Tech for the Hutchinson Medical Center and Hospital. She retired in 1984. Irene was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church. She was also a member of the St. Anastasia CCW.
Irene enjoyed knitting, embroidery, word search books, gardening, sewing and reading. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Irene passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 93 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Irene is survived by her:
Children, Pamela Arndt and her husband, Brian of Hutchinson, MN,
Debra Karstens and her husband, Dirk of Hutchinson, MN,
Donn Vorbeck and his wife, Beverly of Litchfield, MN;
Grandchildren, Erin Kolp and her husband, Joseph, Paul Arndt and his wife, Heidi, Eric Arndt and his significant other, Brittani Waldorf, Darcy Cole and her husband, Robert, Dustin Karstens and his wife, Angela, Danielle King and her husband, Sam, Ashley Mendoza and her husband, Vincent, Cody Vorbeck;
Great-grandchildren, Sara Kolp, Michael Kolp, Hanna Arndt, Tucker Arndt, Karl Arndt, Gustav Arndt, Audrey Cole, Everett Cole, Cora Cole, Clayton Cole, Elijah Karstens, Logan Karstens, Landon Karsens, Libby King, Markus Mendoza, Alexander Mendoza;
Brother, Richard Putz and his wife, Joyce of Strum, WI;
Sister-in-law, Marilyn Vorbeck of Glencoe, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Irene is preceded in death by her Parents, Leonard and Roeina Putz; Husband, Donald Vorbeck; Grandson in-infancy.
Jane Dressel says
Rest in peace, irene
Angie Zumach says
My sincere sympathy to all of you..I will remember Irene for her laughs, conversations, and life stories when she had hair appointments she was a wonderful lady!!
Gene and Grace Chrast says
Dear Family, I worked with your Mom at the Medical Center. She was an absolutely terrific lady who spoke highly of all of you. She was so kind to all the patients and her co-workers. God needed an angel in heaven and he chose her. Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with you.
Deb Roepke says
Pam, Deb and families, my sincere sympathies to you and your families.
Judy Feltmann says
Sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful person who cared for others. I seen her about a year ago and she was so happy.
Mary Anderson says
So sorry to see this, Donnie, Deb, and Pam!