Irene Dubiel, 92, of Independence, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Grand View Care Center, Blair. Irene was born February 25, 1928 in Arcadia to Edward and Helen (Marsolek) Bautch. She married Ernest L. Dubiel on June 3, 1946 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence. The couple farmed in Traverse Valley until retirement in 1974 and then moved to Independence. Irene was a babysitter 28 years for many children. She was a seamstress for many years and enjoyed gardening and flowers. Irene was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, its women’s organization and rosary society. Survivors include a daughter, Diane (Roger) Waletzko of Independence, a son, Dennis (Nancy) Dubiel of Independence; a sister, Maya (Wayne) Wegner of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren, Debbie (Dale) Haines, Jerry (Monica) Waletzko, Julia (Rick) Komperud, Duane (Kriss) Dubiel, Jeannie (Terry Pronschinske) Dubiel, Jackie (Jeff) Cooper and Dean (Danielle) Dubiel; seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest on March 25, 2013; three brothers, Ralph, Dick and Donny and two sisters, Florence and Betty. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. Guidelines for funeral Masses Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church.
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