Irene Dressler of Yorkton, formerly of Churchbridge, passed away Dec. 1, 2020, at Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the age of 87 years.
Irene was born on June 22, 1933, to Mary (Lesser) and Phillip Fatteicher in the MacNutt district. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Zora. She was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, MacNutt.
Irene met Andy at a dance when she broke the heel of her shoe and Andy stepped in to fix it for her. When Andy proposed, Irene initially said “I’ll have to think about it.” She said farming was a hard life and she was happy to have a steady income working at the Langenburg hotel. Well, she said yes. They were married Nov. 30, 1954 and danced through life for the next 66 years.
Their marriage was blessed with three daughters: Debbie, Donna, and Shannon. Andy and Irene were partners in the house and in the field. Irene even had her own combine. Irene’s cure-all medicine was her homemade chicken noodle soup and camphor ointment for your chest. She loved reading, especially with warming her feet in the oven.
Andy & Irene loved travelling which took them to Hawaii, Nashville, Mexico, and Las Vegas and on several Caribbean cruises.
Irene worked hard and valued play time. She always said “You can’t have anything nice when you have kids” so, although she loved nice things in her home, she always had toys out and was happy to let children play hairdresser tugging at her hair.
Irene and Andy moved to Yorkton in 1998. This allowed them to easily attend activities that their grandchildren were in. They had wonderful neighbors and friends that they shared good memories with.
Irene was predeceased by her daughter Shannon, parents Mary and Phillip Fatteicher and sister Elrose Schmidt. Irene leaves to mourn and cherish her life: her husband Andy, daughters Debbie (Russ) Hanchuk and Donna (Graeme) Mund. Grandchildren: Kristen Seipp (Quinn), Ryan Hanchuk (Morgan), Michael Mund, and Braden Mund (Clio). Great grandchildren: Camdyn and Parker Seipp.
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