Biography Irene H. Mittelsteadt, age 88 formerly of Westfield, passed away on August 15, 2006 at Skaalen Home in Stoughton. She and her twin sister Evelyn were born on June 8, 1918 in Springfield Township, the daughters of Herman and Clara Wachholz. On August 25, 1940 she married Arden Mittelsteadt. They were married for 56 years and were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield, where Irene was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years. In 1982 she retired from Brakebush Brothers after 26 years of service. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Nellene) Mittelsteadt, Fitchburg; sister, Evelyn Otto, Westfield; sister in law, Serena Wachholz, Oshkosh; four grandchildren, Patrick Mittelsteadt, Madison, Tari (Steve) Lust, Brooklyn, Kevin (Brenda) Mittelsteadt, Wausau and Aaron (Rebecca) Mittelsteadt, Stoughton; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Madelyn, Jackson and Emily Mittelsteadt, Wausau and Aaron "AJ" Mittelsteadt, Stoughton. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Arden; son, Wayne and brother, Raymond Wachholz.
A funeral service for Irene will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Westfield with Vicar Ron Riemer officiating. Interment will be in Westfield East Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 397, Westfield, WI 53964. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield is serving the family.