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Irene Rita Stodola
Irene Rita Stodola, 83, of Haugen, died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1930 in Dobie, WI to Jacob and Olive (DeMars) Kritch.
Irene was raised in Dobie and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1948.
She was married in Pine City, MN on October 14, 1948 to Edward J. Stodola who preceded her in death on January 12, 1986.
They moved to the farm near Haugen where she farmed all her life. She lived a simple life, raising her family and a big garden. She particularly loved her flower gardens and participating in all the events at the Ceska Opera House.
She is survived by her children, Robin (Robert) Thill of Fall Creek, Lisa Stodola-Alton of Rice Lake, Lorie (Joel) Hilson of Colfax, Ivan (Linda) Stodola of Rice Lake, Mark (Jennifer) Stodola of Eagan, MN, and Holly (Mike) De Long of Appleton; 17 grandchildren, Sarah, Luke, Caleb, Jessica, Justin, Amanda, Brant, Nathan, Kyle, Seth, Nicole, Ashley, Megan, Mark, Abby, Zach and Annie; 12 great-grandchildren, Paisley, Addisen, Alexander, Brayden, Silas, Alexander, Keegan, Kinzy, Kaylee, Joseph, Emersen and Arianna; siblings, Dan Kritch of Baraboo, Carol (Harvey) Amans of Rice Lake, Cheri (Raymond) Taylor of Rice Lake, Gloria (Myron) Frazier of Superior, Judy (Clint) Sanders of California, Elaine (Sheldon) Dwyer of Barron, Terry (Diane Wallock) Kritch of Rice Lake and Lana (Bob) Saffert of Stone Lake; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Ella Strothers and Gordon Kritch.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Skinner Funeral Home in Rice Lake with Bob Heinze officiating. There will be a private interment at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
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