September 19, 1928 - December 6, 2016
Irene A. (Mars) Eddy, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. She was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Menomonie, the daughter of Curtis and Hulda (Harshman) Brensdal. Irene attended Forest Center elementary school and graduated valedictorian from Dunn County Aggie in 1946. In 1950, Irene married her high school classmate, Eugene Mars at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. They had two children and lived in Eau Claire during their married life. They enjoyed archery, hunting, fishing and camping at Bear Lake. Eugene died in 1973 after an 18 month battle with cancer. After Eugene’s death Irene met and married Kenneth Eddy in 1975 and a year later they moved to Menomonie. Irene held several secretarial positions throughout her life, namely Eau Claire County Guidance Clinic, Gordon Hanson, DDS, City of Eau Claire Public Works Dept., Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, City of Menomonie City Shop and Alpha House. After retiring she began her hobby of craft work attending many craft shows with her friend, Arlene, for fifteen years. Her crafts, known as “Images by Irene” was very rewarding and gave her much pleasure. Irene is survived by a daughter, Ronda Lee of Wheeler, a step-son, Douglas (Lynn) Eddy of Roberts, a step-daughter, Sandra Umbs of Eau Claire, a step-daughter-in-law, Laurie Doescher of Twin Lakes, WI, thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, three brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene Mars, her husband Kenneth Eddy, her brother Earl, her step-son Gene Doescher, her son Randal Mars and an infant sister. Irene wanted to express her SPECIAL THANKS to her step-son Doug, her special friend Arlene, to her niece and nephew Sam and Carol for always being there when they were needed. Special thanks also to Mark and Lisa for all their help, care and concern. And she wanted to thank all of the staff at the American Lutheran Home and Autumn Village for the wonderful care she received and for their friendship. She was also so very grateful that they allowed her beloved cockatiel bird to be with her. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Sarah Miller officiating. There will be visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Irene A. (Mars) Eddy, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. She was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Menomonie, the daughter of Curtis and Hulda (Harshman) Brensdal. Irene attended Forest... View Obituary & Service Information
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