Irene L. Dickrell, 97, formerly of Chilton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care in New Holstein, Wisconsin.

Irene was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Stockbridge, to the late John and Mary (Schneider) Hoerth.

She graduated from Chilton High School with the class of 1938.

On April 14, 1945, she married Kenneth Dickrell at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Kloten. Kenneth preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1987.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton, Christian Women’s Society, Daughters of Isabella, and a 4H leader.

Irene is survived by her two sons, Duane (Linda) Dickrell of New Holstein and Lawrence (Sue) Dickrell of Neenah; four grandchildren, Julie, Cassandra, Natasha, and Nathaniel; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother Arthur (Jean) Hoerth of Stockbridge; and many other family members and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Mary Hoerth; her husband Kenneth; a grandson Kurt; sisters, Leona (Joe) Hanke, Lorraine (Claude) Meyers, Lillian (Rudy) Wettstein, and Verena (Rex) Sanderson; brothers, Al (Jenny) Hoerth, William (Loretta) Hoerth, Edmund Hoerth, and Anthony (Irene and Gladys) Hoerth.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein. The Rev. Pat Nelson SDS will officiate and Deacon Bernard Pat Knier will assist. Spring burial will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Chilton. Family and friends may call at Holy Rosary Church on Saturday morning from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

For additional information, please call the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit