45° F

Irene B. Eltag

Published On: Nov 07 2013 12:58:02 PM CST

Irene Eltag, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Irene was born on November 8, 1921 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to her parents, John and Ida Eggler. Irene, grew up in Mauston, WI, graduated from Mauston High School and attended Teachers College in New Lisbon, WI.

On her 20th birthday, November 8, 1941, Irene married Sam Eltag. She moved to the Eltag farm and spent the next 70 years on the farm with Sam. In the fall of 2011 she moved with Sam to Milestone Senior Living in Hillsboro, WI where she sat with Sam day and night as he lived out his final days. Irene continued to live at Milestone until her passing. All of the staff and the other residents at Milestone loved her dearly.

Irene will be remembered as a hard working “Farm wife” and a wonderful cook. She loved her life with Sam on the farm and spent many hours caring for the cows, feeding the men, gardening and tending to her flowers.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband Sam, her daughter Sandra Stanek, her parents and threee brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Barb Olsen (Dan), Sister-in-Law Clara Bialas, Granddaughter Kristi Hubbard (Warren), Granddaughter Kari Staubus, Grandson Jeff Olsen, Granddaughter Shawn Stevens (John), Granddaughter Kathi Glover (Rick), and six Great-Grandchildren, Ally Hubbard, Dillon Stevens, Brett Stevens, Casandra Stevens, Megan Glover, and Colman Glover.

Services for Irene will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mauston, WI at 11:00am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 with visitation preceding the service from 10:00am -11:00am. Final Disposition will follow the service at the Mauston Cemetery. A Luncheon honoring Irene will follow the cemetery service back at St. Paul’s.

Memorials in honor of Irene will go to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

  • Ferguson protests

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

    The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

  • Robert De Niro, thumbs up

    Mohamad Dabbouss/Reuters

    Celebrity New Yorkers

    Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

  • Tim Cook at Apple event

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    Celebrities who are out and proud

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC


    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink


    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.