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Irene Alice Eckel
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Obituary for Irene Alice Eckel

Irene Alice Eckel, 100, of Hadley died Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Irene was born April 18, 1918 in Williamsburg, Michigan to Bruce and Alice (Jones) Sayers. She graduated from Metamora High School, class of 1936. Irene married Lorain G. Eckel on April 25, 1937 in Hadley. Irene was first and foremost a loving mother and wife, busy raising her four sons. She also worked side-by-side with her husband at the family business, the Hadley District Dairy Association. The HDDA produced butter under the Oak Meadow and Linden labels. Irene was a long-term member of the Hadley Community Church. She enjoyed ceramics and knitting mittens & hats for family and friends.

Irene is survived by her children: Donald (Karen Michelson) Eckel of Grand Blanc, Larry (Roberta) Eckel of Lapeer, Ronald (Roberta) Eckel of Elba and Jeffrey (Debra) Eckel of Lapeer; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; eighteen great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Genevieve Coulter of Lapeer. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Lorain G. Eckel; two sisters: Eva “Toots” Hilliker and Louise Dudley and her aforementioned parents.

Visitation will be from 4-8PM Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 1021 South Lapeer Road, Lapeer, MI 48446. Irene’s funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, August 3, 2018 at Muir Brothers. Pastor Bruce Craner will officiate. Burial will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hadley, Michigan. Irene’s family will receive friends from 10-11AM Friday morning just prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hadley Community Church, P.O. Box 26, Hadley, Michigan 48440.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

2

Aug

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Visitation

Friday

3

Aug

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Funeral Service

Friday

3

Aug

11:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Cemetery Details

Location

Green Corners Cemetery

corner of Pratt & Green Corners Roads
Hadley, MI 48440


Memorial Contribution

Hadley Community Church

PO Box 26
Hadley, Michigan 48440
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