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Irene M. Sieber

d. April 13, 2012


SIEBER, Irene M.


Irene M. (Senn) Sieber, 89, of La Crosse, Wis. died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Hillview Health Care Center.  She was born in La Crosse on Oct. 9, 1922, to Henry and Catherine A. (Vach) Senn.  She married Robert Sieber on Sept. 7, 1946, in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in La Crosse.


A graduate of Aquinas High School, Irene worked for the U.S. Navy Department during World War II, the La Crosse Social Security Office, and for Sears until her retirement in 1987.


It was love at first sight at the Cavalier for Irene and her groom-to-be, Bob Sieber.  After 63 years together, they continued to celebrate the day they met in addition to their wedding anniversary.


Irene lived her life for her family and friends.  She was a woman of great faith and that faith guided her through her life and impacted the lives of others.  She taught by example and instilled the ideas of commitment and service into her four children.


Irene is survived by three daughters; Sharon Anderson of Westby, Wis., Susan Hasoon of Katy, Tex., and Sandra Sieber of La Crosse, one son; Scott (Kathy) Sieber of Shrewsbury, Mass., eight grandchildren; Lisa Turben, Brian (Melanie) Anderson, Sara Anderson, Kimberley (Dan) Loach, Robert (Jill) Sieber, Erin (Dave) Desmarais, and Tariq and Jamal Hasoon, seven great-grandchildren; Tyler, Tanner and Isabella Turben, Nicholas and Jason Loach, Vivienne Sieber, and Arianna Anderson.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Sieber, her parents, Henry and Catherine, as well as her siblings, Matthew, Ruth, Donald, George, Charles, Lawrence, Robert, James and Eleanor.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2006 Weston St., La Crosse.  Rev. Douglas Robertson will officiate with entombment in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, at the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse.  Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. So., La Crosse, with a Rosary at 6:00 PM.  Family and friends may also call from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass in Mary, Mother of the Church Parish on Wednesday.


Online condolences may be made at


God saw that she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around her and
Whispered “Come with Me”
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we couldn`t bear to lose her,
We could not bid her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands laid to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
~ Author Unknown

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