Irene J. Haertel, 101, Stevens Point, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wausau.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, until the service.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Haertel was born Dec. 27, 1911, in Mauston, a daughter of the late Dan and Ellen (Smith) Bennett. Her family moved to Stevens Point in 1921 where she attended the local grade schools and graduated from high school in 1928.
She was married to George H. Haertel on Jan. 27, 1960, in Waukegan, Ill. He died on July 21, 1995.
She worked for Montgomery Ward from 1930 to 1959 as a bookkeeper. She also worked part-time with her husband managing the family business, Haertel Monument.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
Survivors include two nieces, Patricia Bennett and Mary Jo (Michael) Denis; three nephews, John (Thalia) Shimon, Patrick (Judy) Shimon and Dan Bennett; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick and James Herald; and seven sisters, Marge, Alice, Belle, Ellen, Mildred, Danice and Doris.