Irene Lucille Antil
Irene Lucille (McCalpin) Antil, age 82, of Waverly, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 6, 1924 in Marysville Township, Wright County, the daughter of Martin and Florence Dalbec McCalpin.
Irene and Lawrence A. Antil were joined in holy marriage Aug. 26, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Irene was formerly employed at Tonka Toys in Mound, Green Giant Canning in Winsted, and also did housecleaning.
She enjoyed gardening and canning, and baking for others.
Irene was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and its C.C.W. She also belonged to American Legion Post 305 Auxiliary.
She is survived by loving husband Larry Antil; five children: Kenny (Patty) Antil, Bonnie (Mel) Belland, all of Waverly, Patty (Dennis) Roufs of Maple Grove, Daniel (Robbin) Antil of Pflugerville, Texas, and Lori (Jim) Rozeske of Waverly; 12 grandchildren: Kevin Antil, Chris Kittock, Kelly Marquette, Jill Belland, Michael Belland, Jennifer Wisnefske, Jason Roufs, Kimberly Jackson, Adam Rozeske, Jackson Rozeske, Norah Antil, and Jordan Antil; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Irene is further survived by three sisters, Antonnette (Bill) Smith of Buffalo, Betty Alger of Delano, and Geraldine (Jim) Motzko of Watertown; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Florence McCalpin; sisters Mayme, Goldie, and Kate; and brothers, Francis, Robert, and George.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier was the celebrant. Special music included “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “Song of Farewell,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “In The Garden.” Soloist Maria Antil sang “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagles’ Wings.” Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Honorary casket bearers were Jennifer Wisnefske, Jill Belland, Kelly Marquette, Kimberly Jackson, Chris Kittock, Norah Antil, and Jackson Rozeske.
Casket bearers were Kevin Antil, Michael Belland, Jordan Antil, Jason Roufs, Adam Rozeske, and Tom Ogle.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.