Irene Chalberg

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Irene Chalberg

Irene L. Chalberg, 85, of Floris, died at 2:21 a.m. August 6, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born March 8, 1933 in Washington, IA to Howard and Fern Smith Schantz. She married John W. Chalberg on October 5, 1969 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2012.
Irene owned Motel 63 in Bloomfield from 1997 until her retirement in 2007. She enjoyed cooking, painting, gardening, canning, quilting and sewing.
Surviving are her children, Lovie (Ron) Parker of Floris, Kathryn Fenton of Centerville, UT and Paul Fenton of Ottumwa; 8 grandchildren, Johnathon Woods, Michael Vinole, Stephen Dunaway, Brian Dunaway, Amanda Thompson, Khendra Fenton, Jeff Fenton and Chris Fenton; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Schantz; her mother, Fern Berkens and sister, Loraine Reid.
Her body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Floris Community Hall.
Published on August 6, 2018
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