Irene Mardorf March 8, 1927 – Nov. 2, 2020

Irene Mardorf

      Irene Mardorf, age 93, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness.

      Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Pastor David Ramesh officiated at the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospice. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, has taken Irene and her family into their care. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at

      Irene is survived by two sons, Clifford (Rose) Mardorf of Monticello; Les (Linda) Mardorf of Sand Springs; two daughters, Linda (David) Presar of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and Janet (Loren) Jellison of Marion; grandchildren Leslie, Valerie, Jason, Carrie, Justin, Mitchelle, Scott, Nicholas, Brian, and Michelle; two great-granddaughters, Amelia and Kassidy. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard, two brothers, Larry and Edward Siebels and an infant sister, Augusta.

      Irene Pauline Mardorf was born March 8, 1927 in Castle Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Garret and Frannie Schafer Siebels. Irene received her education at Castle Grove School #4. She married Richard Mardorf at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Castle Grove Township on Oct. 31, 1948. The couple farmed in Jones County near Monticello. Irene was an active part of the farming operation.

      Away from the farm, Irene was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where she was part of the sewing and quilting circle. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers around the house. Irene was a quiet, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and church community.

      The family would like to thank everyone at St. Lukes Hospice for the wonderful, loving and caring support during Irene's time with them .


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