Irene L. Billings, age 80, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Irene was born in Durham, KS, on Valentine’s day, February 14, 1931, daughter of the late George and Anna (nee: Krieger) Weitzel.
She will be dearly missed by her children, George (Irene) Billings, Elaine Billings, Robert John Billings and Walter Billings; granddaughter, Lynn Billings (fiancé, Arthur “Benny” Smith), all of Racine; and her grandpuppy, Angel; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Willard, Irene was also preceded in death by her four brothers, George, Benjamin, Alex and David; and three sisters, Anna, Selma and infant Selma.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Daniel B. Quinn officiating. Interment will follow at Mound Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church Altar Guild or Mission Guild have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888