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Irene Bednarowski, 94

Irene Bednarowski, 94, of River Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Kinnic Long Term Care.

She was born in Appleton on July 16, 1915, daughter of William and Anna (Verhoven) Smith.

Irene married Paul Bednarowski at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Appleton on June 12, 1937.

In Irene's younger years she enjoyed playing golf and tennis.

Irene was known for getting along with everybody, and she prayed daily for everyone she knew. She thanked God daily for her many blessings. Family and friends brought her the most joy. She will be greatly missed.

Irene is survived by her three sons: Keith (Mary) of Minneapolis, Minn., Paul (Lois) of Fairhope, Ala., and Tom (Mary) of River Falls; eight grandchildren: Betsy (Jason) Conway, Paul (Sonia) Bednarowski, Katy (Tony) Madson, Sara (Ted) Sullivan, Karen (Ronald) Mullins, Paul (Shannon) Bednarowski, Mollie and Erin Bednarowski; 10 great grandchildren; further survived by many extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; three brothers and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Harris officiating

Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Menasha. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service all on Thursday at church.

The family of Irene would like to express a sincere thank you to Mzia Chatara and Mike Middleton and Mary and Mike Babler for the care they have given to Irene over the years.

Memorials may be made in Irene's name to Kinnic Long Term Care, 1663 E. Division St., River Falls, WI 54022 or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.