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Sr Irene Frein OSF
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1918
Death: Jun. 15, 2008

From the June 16, 2008 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Sister Irene (Adorine) Frein, OSF, 89, of Holy Family Hall, Dubuque, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Holy Family Hall Infirmary.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Mount St. Francis Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the chapel, where there will be a wake service at 7 p.m. The Miller Funeral Home, 1185 Route 35 N., East Dubuque, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Sister ministered as a homemaker in the Iowa cities of Dubuque (Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception Convent), Alton, North Buena Vista, Ossian, Monticello, Holy Cross, Sioux City (Briar Cliff College), Sugar Creek and Petersburg, and in Melrose Park, Ill. She spent her last years visiting the elderly in Maquoketa.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Stacyville, Iowa, daughter of Mathias and Elizabeth (Gilles) Frein.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Nov. 5, 1934, and made her final profession of vows on Aug. 10, 1940.

Surviving are her brother, John; her sisters, Joann and Gertrude; nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared 72 years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Frederick; and her sisters, Cecilia, Mary Ann, Stella, Mildred and Katherine.

Family links: 
  Mathias Frein (1884 - 1944)
  Elizabeth Gilles Frein (1888 - 1969)
  Mildred Mary Frein Mullenbach (1910 - 2001)*
  Cecelia Frein Bottema (1911 - 1998)*
  Fred Frein (1914 - 1977)*
  Stella S. Frein Rauen (1916 - 2002)*
  Irene Frein OSF (1918 - 2008)
  Mary Ann Frein Loecher (1920 - 1995)*
  John R. Frein (1922 - 2008)*
  Katherine Esther Frein Lechowit (1924 - 2003)*
  Gertrude Sybilla Frein May (1926 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jun 16, 2008
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Sr Irene Frein OSF
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 Added: Jun. 16, 2008

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