Grand Ledge, MI
Irene Marie (Auger) Yirsa, longtime resident of Gladstone, Michigan, passed away July 7, 2014, at the age of 94 while residing with her son John W. Yirsa and wife Pat of 7504 Roxborough Ln., Grand Ledge, MI 48837.
She was born in Schaffer, Michigan, on January 18, 1920, to Victor and Angeline Auger and was one of 14 children.
She is survived by:
Son: John W. (Pat) Yirsa of Grand Ledge, MI
Grandchildren: Bryan and Ann Marie (Yirsa) Nieciak of Chicago,
Tom and Jennifer (Yirsa) Weston of Grand Ledge, MI,
Jason and Kim Yirsa of Grand Ledge, MI,
Carrie Yirsa of Naples, FL
Great Grandchildren: Luke, Grace and Ben Weston, Mallory and Jacob Yirsa,
Jack, Kyle and Bryan Nieciak
Brother in law: Raymond Nelson of Green Valley, AZ
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Angeline Auger, husband John F. Yirsa:
Son: James F. Yirsa
Sisters: Rose Hayden, Lucille Paulson, Jeanne Zupan, Christine Mack,
Yvonne Cody, Rita Hubka, special twin sister Mary Maines
Brothers: Henry Auger, Eugene Auger, Emil Auger
Infants: Lucy, Emil and Christine
Irene owned the Yirsa Convalescent Home in Gladstone from 1951 to 1960. She was an avid bowler in the Gladstone area for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting and donated hundreds of pairs of mittens to various charities. Many individuals still cherish the intricate sweaters Irene made for them. For many years Irene was the breakfast cook at the Terrace Bay where many enjoyed her famous sweet rolls and homemade bread.
Prayer services will be held privately by Irene