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Irene Margaret Lamke

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Irene Margaret Lamke, age 90, of Scheller, passed away 2:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Mt. Vernon.

Irene was born August 24, 1925 in Scheller, a daughter of Joseph and Clara (Glupczynski) Lamke.

Irene was a member of the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Scheller. She owned and operated Eddie’s Blacktop. Irene was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan and loved to quilt.

Ms. Lamke is survived by her two children Roger Lamke and wife Donna of Scheller and Sharon and husband Tim Swigert of Waltonville; brother, Anselm Lamke of Scheller; two grandsons, Gregory Newell of Paris, and Travis Russell Newell and special friend Misty Price of Waltonville; six great-grandchildren, Arianna, Emma, Irene, Jerica, Sadie and Julian; and also several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and also special friend Edward Setzekorn; one brother Emil Lamke; and two sisters, Gertrude Dressler, and Proxie Lamke.

A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Scheller with Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will follow at St. Barbara Cemetery in Scheller. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

For those who wish, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Barbara Cemetery and will be accepted at the service or may be mailed to the Newell Funeral Home P.O. box 1 Waltonville, Illinois 62894.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville where you may call 618-279-7272 or visit us online at for further information.