Irene Rose Pieper was born April 20, 1945 in Cambridge, Minn. to Alex and Bebeanna (Marynik) Krzyzanowski. She was raised and attended school in the Cambridge area. On Sept. 14, 1963 Irene married David Pieper at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge. They made their home in Isanti where they raised five children. Irene was a compassionate and enduring person who was always there for her children, other relatives and friends. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, fishing, playing bingo, working on puzzles, listening to music and gardening. Irene especially enjoyed NASCAR. She was joyful, had a kind heart and she will be dearly missed.
Irene will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Shelly (Rosie) Pieper of North Branch, Rhonda (Harry) Horner of Finlayson, Rodney Pieper of Braham, Cindy (Todd) Voss of Brook Park, and Todd (Maria) Pieper of Mora; one brother, Louis Krzyzanowski of Isanti; two sisters, Frances Callin of Isanti, and Helen Erickson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren, Lydia, Joseph, Nichole, Rebecca, Dianne, Christopher, Greggory, Kyle, Kyle A., and Emily; 8 great-grandchildren, Mathiew, Aurora, Quinton, Alexzander, Jeremiah, Benjamin, Sadie and Able; and by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Bebeanna, and by her husband, David.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Father James David Hahn officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery with Todd Pieper and Todd Voss as urn bearers.