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Irene C. Adamchuk

Passed peacefully from this life Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved daughter of the late Michael and the late Mary (nee Demko) Adamchuk. Remembered by cousin Joseph Adamczuk, 2nd cousins Gayle (nee Adamczuk) (Frank) Larkin and Howard (Deb) Adamczuk, many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her Aunt Pelagia and Uncle William, cousins Russell, Daniel, Eugene and Bernice and 2nd cousin Laurel (Adamczuk) Machado. Irene was a very faithful woman and had a great love for her Church. She served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Allis Chalmers and Pabst Brewery. Irene liked to joke about being an “unofficial taste tester” at lunch. Employees at Pabst were allowed two beers per day. She had a “twinkle” in her eye when she told that tale. Irene was a wordsmith and loved a good intellectual conversation as well as sharing good jokes and puns. She loved music and had a large classical music collection. She played tambourine in her high school band and also played percussion in the Navy band during her service. She was a great historian and could talk for hours about local and global politics. She loved languages and could greet you in any number of them. Just two days before her passing her last words to us were “Arrivederci”! Irene and the family share gratitude to Anthony Staskunas for guidance and support during her illness, in handling her affairs and estate, and are especially grateful for the faithful and loving friendship of Ron and Karen Hayward, Steve Rewa, and Bobbie Larson. Irene was interred shortly after her passing at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11:45 AM, following the regular 10 AM Sunday Service, at Holy Protection Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1231 W. Scott St. If desired, memorials to Holy Protection Ukrainian Orthodox Church are suggested.

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  • Gayle Adamczuk Larkin says:

    Irene Catherine Adamchuk was my father’s first cousin. I remember her from my youngest years… My family went to visit her family from California when we went to visit my father’s family in Medford, Wisconsin. She was always so elegant, beautiful, and smart. She was a great historian… always aware of what was going on in the world.

    I always loved visiting Cousin Irene in Milwaukee when I took my children to the Medford farm for summer visits. She loved to go out to lunch at the Pegasus restaurant. We love to go there now to celebrate her life.

    She loved to sing and dance. She was a very special person. She is missed. In gratitude for knowing her, Gayle

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