- December 9, 1920 - May 17, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
of Irene's Passing
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“You were my everything Grandma. We had so many great times together. Going to get ice cream at Silver Beach when I was little, me always getting blue...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Leslie LaVanway - Coloma, MI
“Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I remember coming over to do homework in your kitchen and she was always so sweet to me. May...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Francie (Bartalone) Wyatt - GA
“To All in the Mak Family,
This special, beautiful lady touched so many of us with her gentle, sweet caring ways. Always so very kind. How...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Maxine Iversen - Bridgman, MI
“My entire life was blessed in so many ways, having grandma in my life. She was always there for us. From spending every lunch time with her watching...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lance and Debbie LaVanway - MI
“We will miss Aunt Irene very much. We wrote each other all the time. Aunt Irene was Pat's Godmother. She was a very special lady and will be truly...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Patrick & Lynn Martin - Peculiar, MO
“Christina and Family...my love and condolences go out to You in this time of sorry. Grandma is in a happier place now and her smiling down on all of...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Waclawski - Dunkirk, NY
“We love You Grandma and while we hurt and miss you we know You are with Grandpa and Aunt Kitty. In time the hurt will ease and happy memories will...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Christina (Mak) Garrett and Family - FL
“Butch and Arlene:
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Kenworthy - St. Joseph, MI, MI
Irene Mak, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.
A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville. Friends may call from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service or St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center. Those wishing to sign Irene's Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Irene was born December 9, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to John & Theresa (Kernbaur) Posch. On May 7, 1938, she married Henry L. Mak, Jr. in Calumet City, Illinois. Irene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church & a volunteer at the St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center. She enjoyed baking rolls & deserts. Irene cherished the time spent with her family on the holidays, and attending her grandchildren's sporting activities, band concerts & dance recitals.
Irene is survived by her children-Henry J. (Arlene) Mak of St. Joseph, Sherry (Larry) LaVanway of Benton Harbor, Sue (Mark) VanderBee of St. Joseph; her son-in-law Guy Daniel of Coloma; ten grandchildren & thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry Jr. in 1982, her daughter Kathleen "Kitty" Daniel, an infant brother John Posch, Jr., and by two sisters-Katherine Furmanski & Ida Parish.