Irene R. Dunkel - 87
5/11/1929 - 4/9/2017
of Yorkville, Illinois
Irene R. Dunkel, 87, of Yorkville, Illinois passed away, Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. She was born May 11, 1929 in Deerfield, KS the daughter of Luke and Regina (Fross) Schreivogel. She married Ted Dunkel on October 1, 1949 in Lakin, KS. Irene taught ceramics for several years and did numerous shows. She owned and operated Dunkel Ceramics. Irene enjoyed cooking for her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Charletta File of Sandwich, IL and Sharon (Larry) French of Yorkville, IL, two sons, Tim (Janet) Dunkel of Prairie Farm, WI and Tom Dunkel of Chicago, IL; seven grandsons, Craig (Janet), Eric, Scott, Jeremy, Brett, Keith (Emilee) and Joshua; four great grandchildren, Briana, Anthony, Tyler, and Kaden; one sister Genevieve (Mike) McVey of Garden City, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Eugene “Sonny” Schreivogel, two sisters, Thelma Bivens and Ellie Lockhart.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Pavilion Cemetery Yorkville, IL, with Rev. Al Arellano officiating. Burial of her urn will follow in Pavilion Cemetery Yorkville, IL. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home Sandwich, IL. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com
Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home
606 E. Arnold Road
Sandwich, IL 60548
Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Pavilion Cemetery Yorkville, IL, with Rev. Al Arellano officiating. Burial of her urn will follow in Pavilion Cemetery Yorkville, ILView Irene R. Dunkel's Guestbook