Irene Mauch, 88, a long-time Sunnyside resident, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Yakima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 13, 1918 in Hurdsfield, N.D., the daughter of Reinhold and Freda (Free) Haeger. On Aug. 22, 1937 she married Jake Mauch in North Dakota. They moved to Sunnyside in 1963.
She is survived by four daughters, Betty Brown of Beatty, Ore., Arlene Pool of Union Gap, Billie Clements of Toppenish and Mona Worrell of Sunnyside; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Haeger of Spokane and Melvin Haeger of Spearfish, S.D.; and two sisters, Dorothy Erickson of Wisconsin and Gladys Ladd of South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Don Mauch and Howard Mauch; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2006, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Toppenish's Elmwood Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.