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Irene Nienaber, age 89, passed away on December 5, 2016.

She was born on May 10, 1927 in Gaylord, MI to Walter and Joanne (Dreffs) Swantek.

Irene loved to travel all around Europe and write about her travels.  She was a business owner in the community for many years.  She loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.  She was a lifetime member of St. Mary Cathedral.

Irene is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Bill Nienaber, her parents, her brothers Al, Ray and Danny Swantek and sister Reggie Galbraith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3 PM from St. Mary Cathedral with Father Tyler Bischoff officiating.  Visitation will be from 2 PM until the time of service.

Interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Cathedral through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734

Visitation To Be Held At: St Mary Cathedral
Service To Be Held At: St Mary Cathedral
Burial To Be Held At: St Mary Cemetery

Condolence Messages

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From: Bob Nienaber
Nevada City, California

Although you will be dearly missed I know you are excited to see Grandpa Bill again. Love Bob, Chelsea & Kate

From: Loretta Swantek
Gaylord, MI

John and I are so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. We had no idea and are very sorry to have missed her service.

From: Jan Bershback
Gaylord, MI

To Irene's Family, Don and I will greatly miss the chats we had with Irene at Tendercare. She was across the hall from our daughter and we enjoyed visiting with her every day. We miss her smiling face.

From: Vince LaRosa
Saint James City, FL - Florida

Irene, You served me many meals and good conversation at the Coffee Shop when I worked at Nelson's drug store! You and Bill were great friends through the years! I will miss seeing you at Aspen Ridge, Rest in Peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family. You will be missed!