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Irene S. Chandler

Posted: Monday, Apr 29th, 2013

Irene Chandler
DIXON - Irene S. Chandler, 86, of Dixon, died April 25, 2013 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 30 beginning with a 10 a.m. prayer service at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy followed by a 10:30 a.m. mass of Christian burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bales, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m.

Ms. Chandler was born Nov. 27, 1926 in Peterstown to Henry and Margaret (Barr) Funfsinn.

Survivors include her children, Eugene Chandler of Amboy, Dale (Glenna) Chandler of Holladay, Tenn., Colleen Howard of Dixon, Dennis Chandler of Ellenton, Fla., Patricia (Ed) Reglin of Amboy, Julie (Tom) Hoak of Polo, and Kevin Chandler of Amboy; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence; one granddaughter; five brothers, Michael Funfsinn, Carl Funfsinn, Peter Funfsinn, Henry Funfsinn and Benjamin Funfsinn; and five sisters, Matilda Vaessen, Cecelia O'Sadnick, Edith Koster, Agnes Kozel and Margaret Henkel.

Ms. Chandler worked in the Dietary Department at the Lee County Nursing Home, and also Holliday Coin Wash in Dixon prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, NAIM and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees).

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.

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