Irene D. Setter, age 93 of Deer Park, WI, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI.
Irene Delia Mentink Setter was born on February 24,1917 in Hammond, WI the daughter of William and Hattie (Schreurs) Mentink. She grew up in St. Croix County near Hammond, WI and she graduated from Hammond High School in 1934. Irene attended River Falls Normal School, became a teacher and taught in rural St. Croix County schools.
On June 3, 1939 Irene was married to Wallace C. Setter at the Methodist Church in Hammond. They settled on the farm near Deer Park and together raised 8 children, Sandra, Paul, Judy, Elden, Tim, Gary, George and Randi. In addition to working on the farm and raising her family, Irene also enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and entertaining.
She was a very faithful member of the Deer Park United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, church choir, and taught Sunday School for many years. Irene was also interested in missions work and was a member of the Prayer Band with the World Gospel Mission.
She had been a resident of the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery since 2007.
Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Setter; parents, William and Hattie Mentink; brothers, Alvie, Howard and Lloyd Mentink; and sisters, Ethel Ford and Jeanette Larson; and son-in-law, James Kemp.
Survived by sons and daughters, Sandra Kemp of Neenah, WI, Paul (Joyce) Setter of Dallas, TX, Judy (David) Johnson of Cedar, MN, Elden Setter of Deer Park, WI, Tim (OuLee) Setter of Ithaca, NY, Gary Setter of Cedar Rapids, IA, George (Kathy) Setter of Deer Park, WI and Randi (Dean) Sommerfeld of Iola, WI; Grandchildren, Michael (Kris) Kemp, Jennifer (Brad) Staman, Keith (Brenda) Kemp, Eric (Brea) Setter, Karen Setter, Greg (Jenny) Johnson, Carol (Brian) Klapperich, Renee Setter, Jeff Setter, Jason Setter, Peter Setter, Kristi Setter, Diana Setter, Erin Setter, Justin Sommerfeld and Rachel Sommerfeld; Great Grandchildren, Ingrid and Jim Kemp, Allison and Rylie Staman, Colby and Danielle Scidmore, Caleb and Nathan Johnson, Anna, Thomas and Grace Klapperich; nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral service was at the United Methodist Church in Deer Park, WI on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. Clergy was Pastor Jayneann Gagner.
Music was provided by Jane Johnson, Jeff Setter, Jason Setter, Kristi Setter, Diana Setter, Erin Setter and Anna Klapperich.
Casketbearers were Keith Kemp, Peter Setter, Brian Klapperich, Justin Sommerfeld, Greg Johnson and Brad Staman. Honorary Casketbearers were Michael Kemp, Jason Setter, Eric Setter and Jeff Setter.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park, WI.
Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home of Clear Lake, WI, handled the arrangements.
(Amery Free Press - Tuesday, May 18, 2010)