March 9, 1926 - December 29, 2014
Irene Hulda Reed, 88, of Vandalia, Illinois, a devoted mother, grandmother and great -grandmother passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital after a short illness. Visitation will be held from 12:30 - 2:30 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:30 pm on Friday, January 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shobonier, Illinois, with Rev. Josh Frazee officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Augsburg, Shobonier, IL or Vandalia Salvation Army. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements. Irene was born to Henry & Hannah Lange of Shobonier, Illinois, on March 9, 1926. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg, Shobonier, Illinois, where she was an active member until her death. Irene was married to Louis Reed on October 6, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran, and they were blessed with two children - David and Mary. Irene, a devoted Christian, was a farmer's wife for nearly 50 years who enjoyed working with her husband on their farm in Kaskaskia Township while still providing a loving home for her children. She loved to care for her family members, neighbors and church friends. After her husband's death, Irene moved into Vandalia where she volunteered with the Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary and the former Twice Nice Resale Store. She was extremely thankful for her loving family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom visited with her over the holidays. Irene is survived by her son, David and wife Sharon of Indianapolis, IN and daughter, Mary and husband Dr. Michael Fulton of Vandalia; grandchildren Matthew and wife Brenda Reed of Fishers, IN, Melissa DuCharme and husband Ed DuCharme of Apex, NC, Aaron Fulton and wife Lydia of Dallas, TX, Aleah and husband Aaron Likas of St. Louis, MO; great-grandchildren Alec and Emily DuCharme, Hannah and Hailey Reed, Hudson and Eli Fulton,and Reed Likas; sisters-in-laws Connie Lange of Sullivan, MO, Floreine Lange of Vandalia, Dorothy and husband Robert Harpster of St. Peter, IL, Elizabeth Reed of Washington, IL; Brother-in-law Raymond and wife Ruth Reed of Loogootee, IL; and 18 nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, on April 8, 1996; parents; brothers Walter Lange, Oliver Lange, and Elmer Lange; sisters-in-laws Leola Lange, Ruth Rubin, Lily Reed, and Mary Rose Reed; brothers-in-law Howard Reed, Floyd Reed, and Alvin Rubin; one nephew, Kenneth Lange, and one niece, Sheila Reed.
Irene Hulda Reed, 88, of Vandalia, Illinois, a devoted mother, grandmother and great -grandmother passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital after a short illness. Visitation will be held from 12:30 - 2:30 pm followed... View Obituary & Service Information
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