Irene Marie Barron

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 11, 2019

Irene Marie Barron, age 88, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Irene was born August 17, 1930 in St. Nicholas, the daughter of Adolph and Sibella (LaFaut) Lippens. She was united in marriage to Daniel “Copper” Barron on October 1, 1949 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. Irene was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock and was active with the Altar Society. She was also a former member of the Highland Golf Course and the VFW Auxiliary in Escanaba as well as an Auxiliary Member of the Gladstone Yacht Club. Irene loved spending time with her family. She loved everyone and never met a stranger.
Irene is survived by her sons, Robert (Barbara) Barron of Flat Rock, Clifford (Barb) Barron of Flat Rock, Wallace (Donna) Barron of Gladstone, Thomas (Linda) Barron of Flat Rock and Patrick (Michelle) Barron of Escanaba; her daughter, Janet (Scott) Zechel of Sauk City, WI; 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; her brothers, Albert (Judy) Lippens of Hyde, Adolph (Phyllis) Lippens Jr. of Gladstone, Joseph (Joyce) Lippnes of Schaffer and John Lippens of Escanaba; her sisters, Mary (John) Geniesse of Menominee, Germaine (Dwaine) Taylor of Flat Rock, Bernice (Richard) Caron of Escanaba, Rita (Russell) Taylor of Escanaba and Barb (Gary) Sheedlo of Gladstone and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Ben, Phil and Rene Lippens, sister, Alice Solis, granddaughter, Elizabeth Barron, grandsons, Bruce Barron and Mark Meyers and daughter-in-law, Willy Barron, late wife of Clifford Barron.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 15 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Fr. Francis Dobrzenski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Irene will be laid to rest in the Escanaba Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army.

13 Tributes for “Irene Marie Barron

    So sorry she has passed but her legacy will go on forever. All my condolences to you, Jan, And your family.

    Last week I asked my homebound Mom where she would like to go when the weather was warmer. “Go visit Irene,” was her answer. Irene was her maid-of-honor at her wedding nearly 71 years ago. R.I.P. Irene.

    I so enjoyed seeing Irene in the office! Her smile lit up the room!! She always had a positive attitude which was contagious!!
    So sorry for you loss, she will be greatly missed. Just know she is in Heaven smiling down on all of you.

    I will always be grateful for Irene’s kindness to my mother (her mother in law) when she was elderly and not able to drive. Irene ran errands for her and cared for her lovingly.
    I will miss our monthly phone “gab” sessions.

    I did not have the honor of meeting Irene Barron, but hearing about her for many years from my good friend Jan, I feel as though I know her:). She raised a wonderful, hard working and generous daughter who will carry on her mother’s loving traditions. The world could use more fine women like Irene Barron. Very sorry for your loss.

    I will always be grateful to Irene for being so kind and loving to my mother (her mother in law) when she was elderly.
    I will miss our frequent phone “gab”sessions.

    Irene was my daughter, Kristi’s , mother-in-law. I knew her best for her love of her grandchildren. She had an ethic of hard work which has passed to the next generations. She honored me by allowing me to write her life story which included the background of her parents and their sacrifices in this new country, America . My grandchildren and Irene’s have a wonderful family history which should never be lost. Carry on the good name of Copper and Irene as well as that of your Italian grandfather, Dominic. You have been blessed!

    Irene was my mother-in-law for many years. We had so many great times from family outings at camp to growing a big garden together for a few years and to endless hours of canning. There was many smiles and many laughs! She was always there with a smile doing something for someone else. She loved her family and her grandkids and it showed. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

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