Obituary: Irene A. Shambour

Irene Shambour
Irene Shambour

Irene A. Shambour, age 79 of Cologne, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at St Bernard Catholic Church with Father Gregory Abbott as Celebrant of the Mass; visitation with reviewal was Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and at the church in Cologne with no reviewal one hour prior to the Mass; A prayer service was held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening; interment was in the church cemetery. Urn bearers were the grandchildren, Rebecca, Lance, and Luke.

Irene was born on Sept. 13, 1933 in Jordan, Minn., the daughter of Phillip and Margaret (Zaun) Stocker. She was baptized and confirmed at St John’s Catholic Church in Jordan and on July 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Bernie W. Shambour in Turlock, Calif. Irene shared many interests and hobbies with Bernie, her husband, including gardening, fishing, motorcycle trips and camping, classic car shows, occasional trips to the casino, and their seasonal home in Sarasota, Fla. Irene enjoyed her grandchildren and her family pets, she had a special relationship with each of them. Irene was a member of St Bernard Catholic Church in Cologne. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Irene is preceded in death by grandchildren Chelsey and Phillip Shambour, father and mother Phillip and Margaret Stocker, brothers Elmer, Ralph, Melvin Stocker and sisters Theresa Huckenpoehler and Marcella Johnson; brother-in-law Jack Shambour.

Irene is survived by her loving family, husband Bernie and children Lin Baldwin of Minnetonka, Pat Shambour of Carver, Bernie (Karen) Shambour of Cologne, and Mark Shambour of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughter Rebecca Shambour and fiance’ Cole Pedraja, grandsons Luke and Lance Baldwin of Arcata, Calif.; sisters Rosalia (Emanuel) Kes of Chaska, Sister Josephine Stocker of Minneapolis, and brother Willie (Ruth) Stocker of Jordan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leonard and Eleanore Shambour of New Prague, Jane Shambour of Florida; nieces, nephews, and many friends and relatives.

Arrangements were made with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia (