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Irene E. Schuh

Irene E. Schuh

Irene Ethel Schuh, age 92, of Durand, passed away on Sunday July 31, 2022, at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City WI.

Irene was born May 12, 1930, in Galesville, WI.  She was the daughter of George and Olga (Olson) Wagner, the 10th child of 13 total.  Irene graduated from Trempleau High School in 1948.  She met Victor Schuh in Centerville at a local dance.  They were married November 27, 1948.   After marriage they made their home in Durand where they farmed and raised their family.  Besides raising her family and farming, Irene worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, as a caregiver for Pepin County Health Department and was a private caregiver for many.

Irene gave her time volunteering for the Pepin Co. Senior Citizen Center, Pepin County food bank and at St. Mary’s Parish in Durand.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends, majority of the time around the kitchen table as she loved to host many, for coffee, meals and desserts.

Irene is survived by four children, Lois (Terry) Goss of Rogers, MN, Jim (Barb) of Rochester, MN, Joyce Sobotta of Nelson, David of Durand; two sons-in-law, Harvey Bignell of Port Lavaca, TX and Bob Strand of Rock Falls, former son-in-law, Larry Sobotta; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Irvin Wagner of LaCrosse, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor, two daughters, Rosemary Bignell and Janet Strand; a daughter-in-law, Connie Schuh, two grandchildren, Tiffanie Phillips and Joshua Sobotta, eight brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday August 4, 2022, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Friday August 5, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.



  1. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Condolences to the Family. Irene was a sweet lady!

  2. Kristine Polzer

    So sorry for the loss of such a lovely lady.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  3. Alison Oostendorp

    We, at Plum City Care Center and The Seasons Assisted Living, would like to express our sympathies to the family and loved ones of Irene. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.

  4. Joanne Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Irene. Keep the happy times in your heart ????

  5. thomas biles

    Sorry for your loss Prayers

  6. Darlene Bryan

    My Deepest Sympathy, Irene was a very pleasant Lady. I worked with her at the Hospital.

  7. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our Mother was a very strong, hard worker. Always had a Smile on her face. You all have our Sympathy, She will be watching over you all.

  8. Judy snd John Parr

    Hugs to all you take care a very lovely lady

  9. Monica Heitman

    My deepest sympathy to all the family! She was wonderful lady and great neighbor to my sister Kathy! God Bless!

  10. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. Joyce sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I truly enjoyed working with her. She was so helpful to so many. Rest In Peace Irene.

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