Irene was born on August 14, 1935, in Woodland township, daughter of the late Everette and Ida (Elmer) Mortimer. On January 11, 1951 she was united in marriage to Richard Hainstock. They dairy farmed many years and then moved to Baraboo, Wi where they were caretakers at the Ann Elizabeth Reese Home for 7 years. Retired in Valton.
Irene was active in serving the Lord, teaching Sunday School at Valton Wesleyan church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cake decorating, teaching ceramics and oil painting.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Hainstock, Valton
son: Roger (Vonda) Hainstock, Reedsburg,
daughter: Sue (Roger) George, Mauston
son: Scott (Christina) Hainstock, Watertown
daughter: Melody Rehr, Reedsburg
son: Todd (Pamela) Hainstock, Wonewoc
son: Shawn (Priscilla) Hainstock, LaValle
son: Michael Hainstock, Reedsburg
19 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren
brother: Dennis (Sharon) Mortimer, Baraboo
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda, brothers, Gerold, Richard and Terrance Mortimer.
A “Celebration of Life” is planned for Saturday, April 27th, at the Valton Friends Church. A casual time with the family will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A short “Reflection of Love” ceremony at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Nate Perrin officiating, and a luncheon to follow.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home assisted the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com to offer the family online condolences.