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Irene Marie Luekenga

December 31, 1921 ~ July 10, 2015 (age 93)

Irene Marie Luekenga went to meet her family in heaven on July 10, 2015. She was born December 31, 1921 in Harlen Co., NE to Harry & Lena Watson. Went to grade school in Luke school (county school) where she graduated 8th grade, graduated high school in Naponee, NE in 1939. Married Gerald Charles Schimmels May 20, 1939, daughter Janice Marie was born in July 18, 1940 in Holdrege, NE. In 1942 they moved to Idaho, son James Wayne was born May 15, 1942 in Caldwell, ID. Lived in Parma, ID during WWII, moving to Caldwell, ID 1955. She lived there 20 years, husband Gerald passed away in 1969.

     1975 Irene married Conrad Weivoda and moved to Nampa, ID. Traveled with Conrad until he passed in 1989. 1993 Irene married Robert Luekenga and traveled to Yuma, AZ for eight winters, spent much time traveling in 1998 they moved to Willowbrook in Eagle, ID. They loved to dance at the 40's club, races at Meridian Speedway and grandkids soccer games. Robert passed in 2003.

     Irene leaves 6 grandchildren, Mike Robbins, Robert Robbins, Debbie Robertson, Mark Schimmels, Timothy Schimmels and Lena Amoah; step grandchildren, Mathew Caldwell, and Kimberly Carson. She also leaves 24 great grandchildren and sixteen great great grandchildren.


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