Irene M. Paul, 87, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center. The former Irene Beaudo was born on June 27, 1926 in Nadeau, Mich., to the late Alfred and Louise (Mottard) Beaudo.
On October 26, 1948 Irene married Steven Paul in Nadeau, Mich. He preceded her in death on January 3, 1986. Irene was an avid homemaker raising her 9 children along with working on the family farm. She could often be found making numerous loaves of bread and canning fruits and vegetables for her family. Irene enjoyed working for the Cedarville and Stephenson Township Election Boards and playing cards. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Survivors include her 9 children: Sharon Ihander of Daggett, Mich., Wayne Paul of Dallas, Texas, Dorothy (Bill) Kobus of Clarkston, Mich., Linda Thoney of Stephenson, Mich., Dennis (Debbie) Paul of Daggett, Mich., Vernon (Cindy) Paul of Daggett, Mich., Carol (Don) Delaski, Kenny (Toni) of League City, Texas and Nancy (Mark) Hackel of Edgar, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clifford (Donna) Beaudo of Daggett, Mich. Irene was preceded in death by two sisters: Myrtle and Betty; and two sons-in-law: Fran Ihander and Lee Thoney.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2014, after 4 p.m. until time of Parish Prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Ronald Timock officiating at 10 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
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