Jan. 22, 1925 – July 20, 2021
RACINE — On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Irene Michna, 96, matriarch of the Michna Family, found peace in her home on the family farm she loved, while surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Irene was born in South Milwaukee on January 22, 1925, to the late Alexander and Sophie (nee: Werhanowicz) Konlock. On June 10, 1944, Irene married Frank C. Michna. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2006. Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Irene was the kindest of hearts, a beacon of love, her quick wit and kind sense of humor made her a bright light to all who knew her. She had a beautiful perspective on life that saw the positive in most things, and her good-natured humor brightened up any day.
Irene’s favorite activities were antiquing, picking wild berries, wildflowers, sunrises and sunsets, chocolate, and the simple pleasures in life. Irene loved babies, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her love, creativity, and sense of adventure continue to reflect on us all.
Survivors include: her children: Sharon (Bruce) Pittsley, Frank J. (Anne) Michna, Charles (Valerie) Michna, Philip (Lisa) Michna, Ronald Michna, Donald Michna, Maureen (Robert) Wolff, Lee (Tracy) Michna, Renee (Andy Weber) Michna, Blaise Michna and Dorothy (Ronald) Bocciardi; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren; and her brother, Rudy Konlock. Irene is also survived by other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her grandchildren: Chuck Michna, Tiffany Michna, Jeremiah Michna, and Tommy H. Michna; brothers and sisters: Eugene Koonlock, Robert Konlock, Evelyn Amann, Marion Burrows, and Florence Konlock.
Funeral services for Irene will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. with Deacon Robert Starr officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at Bohemian National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m.
Special thanks to the staff of Ascension Hospice, especially nurse Heather, for their care and compassion.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave.
Racine, WI 53402