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Irene Giesbrecht

June 2, 1932 — September 21, 2018

IRENE GIESBRECHT, 86 of Madrid, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant.

Irene Becker Giesbrecht was born June 2, 1932, in Baca County, Colorado to Paul and Minnie (Smith) Becker, the oldest of 7 children. She attended school in rural Harvey County, Kansas. She gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite.

On February 10, 1967, Irene married William "Bill" Giesbrecht. They made their home at Tribune, Kansas where they farmed. Their union was blessed with three children, Sheila, Sheldon, and Clayton. In 1975, the couple relocated to Grant where they continued farming. Bill passed away unexpectedly in January of 1980. Irene went to work painting and wallpapering to support the family while continuing to manage the farm.

Irene lived her Christian life by example, showing a foundation of trust through the trials that came her way. She was spontaneous and had an unquenchable zest for the adventure of living. Family and friends were keenly important to her and she enjoyed sharing her many interests with them. Among these were traveling, piecing quilts, and going out for supper.

Irene was preceded in death her husband, her parents, a sister, Norma Klassen and 2 brother-in-laws.

Survivors include her 3 children, Sheila (Patrick) Binkley of Campbellsburg, IN, Sheldon (Tammy) Giesbrecht of Elsie, and Clayton (Karen) Giesbrecht of Madrid; 12 grandchildren; her siblings, Allen (LaJean) Becker of Halstead, KS, Rosalee Barkman of Steinbach, Manitoba, Melvin (Ivalee) Becker, Stella Becker and, Dean (Pauline) Becker, all of Halstead, KS; brother-in-law, Jack Klassen of Steinbach, Manitoba; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial has been established in Irene's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

Services will be on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Golden Plains Mennonite Church west of Madrid. Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

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