1920-2018

Irene E. Kappes, 97, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 6:25 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola, IL
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 East Van Allen Street, Tuscola, IL with Father Angel Sierra as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Pesotum, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL.
Irene was born on October 6, 1920 in Stringtown, IL, the daughter of Aloysius and Anna Scheddelbauer Kocher. She married John J. Kappes on February 24, 1941. He preceded her in death on November 22, 1991.
Survivors include her four sons: Maynard Kappes of Arcola, Gary (Becky) Kappes of Tuscola, Norbert (Mary Jo) Kappes of Yukon, OK and Dennis (Jane) Kappes of Tuscola; two daughters: Kathleen (Doug) White of Oakland and Karen (Michael) Brian of Tuscola, 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sister: Wilmajean Geier of Wendelin, IL.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, sons: Kenneth and Kevin Kappes, five brothers and three sisters.
She was a homemaker and parishioner of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Forty Martyrs Altar Society or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared via www.hilligossshraderfh.com