Saturday, March 20th, 2010
Irene R. Hoying, 78, 13498 Renee Drive, McCartyville, died at 5 a.m. March 19, 2010, at her home.
She was born April 10, 1931, in Shelby County, to Albert and Mathilda Schmitmeyer Schipper. On May 6, 1950, she married Virgil M. Hoying, who died Sept. 19, 1978.
Surviving are six children, Tom (Deb) Hoying, Troy, Paul (Donna) Hoying and Dave (Linda) Hoying, McCartyville, Margaret (Peg) Hoying, Atlanta, Ga., Betsy Hoying, San Francisco, Calif., and Mary (Steve) Liening, Minster; a sister-in-law, Teresa Schipper, Botkins; a brother-in-law, Ken Fortman, Glandorf; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Linda Hoying Smuland; two brothers, Norbert and Leonard Schipper; and a sister, Mary Ann Fortman.
She retired from Minster State Bank and was a 4-H advisor and member of the Shelby County ARC. She also was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville, and its rosary and altar sodality, church choir and mission commission.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Revs. John Tonkin and Vincent Hoying officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Shelby County ARC or the church's mission commission.