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Irene J. Triana

1927 - 2008


Irene J. Triana, 81, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.


Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.


Memorials may be given to the church or the Autism Society of America.


The former Irene Jeanette Giese was born in Lake Mills on Jan. 21, 1927, daughter of Walter and Doris Giese.  On April 19, 1947, Irene married Nicholas Triana at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.


She was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School and a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, its church choir and ladies aid.  She was also a former member of the Euterpe Club and Saturday Club, and was a volunteer at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown and its Companion to Terminally Ill Program.  Irene had also served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts at Webster School.  She enjoyed baking, cooking, walking and playing cards.


Survivors include her husband, Nicholas Triana of Watertown; a son, Terry (Teresa) Triana of Watertown; four grandchildren, Angela Triana, Matthew Triana, Lyndsey Kuehl and Korin Kuehl; a great-grandchild, Eagen Beck; two sisters, Delores Stauffer of Jefferson and Phyllis (John) Vergenz of Cambridge; a brother, Merlin Giese of Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Irene was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Florence Nitka; and a brother, Robert Giese.


Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown




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