IRENE (CARLSON) CRONE
Irene Crone June 17, 1922 - July 29, 2015 ZIONSVILLE - Irene Mae (Carlson) Crone, 93, of Zionsville, IN, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 11:20 p.m. EST. Irene was a long-time resident of Elkhart, IN before moving to Noblesville, IN in 1995. Irene was born in South Bend, IN on June 17th, 1922 to Ruth Lillian (Bergman) and Cunning Adolph Carlson.
She was married on November 17th, 1945 to John N. (Jack) Crone who preceded her in death in 2009.
She is survived by her two sons, John (Kathy) of Noblesville, IN and Garry (Kathy) of Zionsville, IN; five grandchildren, Lindsay Kaplan (Chuck) (Noblesville, IN), Scott (Indianapolis, IN), Brian (Austin, Texas), Adam (Indianapolis, IN) and Brandon (Nashville, TN); and two great-grandchildren, Hadley Kaplan (Noblesville, IN) and Collin Kaplan (Noblesville, IN). Irene is also survived by three siblings, Mrs. Pauline Pickenpack, Mrs. Joann Mays, and Mrs. Beverly Chachulski.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mrs. Ruth Moore, Mrs. Gertrude Tuesley, Mrs. Evelyn Brandley, Mrs. Margaret (Peg) Webster Berger and Mrs. June Nawrot and her brother, Gustav Carlson.
Irene graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1940.
She worked at Bendix Corp. in South Bend, IN where she met her husband, Jack. After marrying, they relocated to Elkhart, IN where they raised their two sons. Irene was a devoted Mother and Housewife. In 1971, Irene went back to work at E.H. Tepe Co., Inc. of Elkhart as an office manager. Irene and Jack retired to Mishawaka, IN in the early 1980's before relocating to Noblesville, IN in 1995 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Irene was confirmed and a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in South Bend, IN. After relocations, she was also a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Mishawaka, IN and the United Methodist Church in Noblesville, IN. In keeping with her Swedish family tradition, Irene always loved to cook, bake, and sing. She also loved collecting, shopping, playing cards and talking with family and friends. But, it was Irene's love for children that will always be remembered. Of course, she loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And seeing nieces and nephews and, later, their children. But, Irene's love for all children will not be forgotten. Her deep-rooted Christian faith and legacy of love will leave a lasting imprint on those she touched in her life.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 5th, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in South Bend, IN with Pastor Ryan Cooper officiating. Friends may call at 10:15 AM (just prior to the Memorial Service). A graveside service will be held immediately after the Memorial Service at Riverview Cemetery in South Bend, IN followed by a luncheon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Bend, 3025 E. Edison Road, South Bend, IN 46615. To sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence go to chapelhillmemorial.com.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Aug. 3, 2015.