Irene Marie Gardner


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1. Kenneth Earl Doll Sr.

Irene Marie Gardner 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 30 Apr 1917, Hanna, LaPorte, IN, USA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Kenneth Earl Doll Sr. on 19 Jun 1937 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN 1
  • Died: 4 Nov 2012, Valparaiso, Porter, IN at age 95 1
  • Buried: Hanna: Hanna Cemetery, LaPorte, IN, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: L5TY-N8J.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: The Times of Northwest Indiana: obituary of Irene Marie Doll, 9 Nov 2012, Munster, Lake, IN. Irene Marie Doll (nee Gardner), 95, of Wanatah, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the VNA Hospice Center of Porter County. She was born on April 30, 1917 in Hanna to Oscar and Linda (Kitchenmaster) Gardner.

Irene worked as a homemaker and helped her husband run the family farm. She was his right-hand man. She was a longtime member of the Hanna-Prairie Township Farm Bureau, lifetime member of Merry Prairie Club, the Hanna Methodist Church Circle, CVE Club, and the Senior Citizens of Wanatah and LaCrosse. Irene was a wonderful seamstress making clothing for all of her children; she made all of her daughters bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and cheerleading outfits for family and friends. Irene enjoyed gardening, canning and freezing everything they grew. She loved going to dances with her husband. Irene was an amazing caregiver taking care of many of her family members over the years.

On June 19, 1937 in LaPorte, Irene married Kenneth Doll, Sr., who preceded her in death last November. She is survived by four children: Kenneth (Margaret) Doll, Jr. of Union Mills, Carole Welkie of Union Mills, Deanna (Robert) Young of LaPorte, and Jeanene (Rick) DuShane of Grand Haven, MI; daughter-in-law, Sharon Doll; one brother, Harry (Carolee) Gardner; sister-in-law, Mrs. (John) Lucille Gardner; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two children: John Doll and Mary Ellen Doll; son-in-law, Glenn Welkie; sister, Willo (Richard) Pierce; brothers: Robert (Lucille) Gardner and John Gardner.

A funeral service was held at Wanatah Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Hanna Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice or the donor's choice.

Irene married Kenneth Earl Doll Sr. on 19 Jun 1937 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN.1 (Kenneth Earl Doll Sr. was born on 13 Jun 1913 in Hanna, LaPorte, IN, USA,3 5 died on 13 Nov 2011 in Hanna, LaPorte, IN, USA 5 and was buried in Hanna: Hanna Cemetery, LaPorte, IN, USA 5.)


1 The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Indiana., 9 Nov 2012, obituary of Irene Marie Doll.

2 The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Indiana., 9 Oct 2004. Obituary of John D. Doll Sr.

3, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 53159. John DeVerl Doll. Father Kenneth Earl Doll. Mother Irene Marie Gardner.

4 The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Indiana., 17 Nov 2011, obituary of Kenneth E. Doll Sr.

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