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Irene (Dieter) Pesek

April 1, 1930 - May 8, 2020

Irene (Dieter) Pesek Irene (Dieter) Pesek
    May 8, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Memorial Service
  • May 8, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Private Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois

Irene (Dieter) Pesek, 90, passed peacefully on Friday, May 8th. Born on April 1, 1930, to Frank and Lena (Fortman) Dieter, she was the seventh of eight children. She spent her childhood in Wheaton, Illinois, married Joseph Pesek on November 29th, 1952, and went on to have six children of her own.

A devoted Catholic, wife, and mother, Irene cared for many during her 45 years as a nurse. Her legacy is one of concern for others–she recognized those that were lonely, talked to the stranger, and reached out to those that were going through hard times.  She loved being out in nature–especially bird watching–and she and her husband took their children on many camping trips across the country. Her vast collection of games, puzzles, and books was evidence of the activities she enjoyed sharing with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph, and their children (Diane Streamer, John Pesek, Patricia Behnke, Darlene Barrowclift, Jenny Risberg, and Jim Pesek), as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. 

Donations may be made in Irene’s memory to



Cindy and John Davidson from Inverness, IL

"Dear Pat and Family, You now have a special guardian angel watching over you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ~~GOD BLESS~~"

Francine A Mandel from Aurora, IL

"I loved this lady. I enjoyed her. Always worried about the person next to her. I will miss her greatly♥️🙏🏼"

Terry Brown from Wheeling, IL

"I remember Irene coming over to my place to check out the birds in my feeders. Also, many conversations by the campfire over the years by Pat and Dave's. Sorry for your loss. Terry Brown"

Terry Brown from Wheeling, IL

"I remember Irene coming over to my place to check out the birds in my feeders. Also many conversations by the campfire by Pat and Dave's. Sorry for your loss. Terry Brown"

Jean and scot wilfong from Cedarburg , WI

"Darlene and Todd, we were sorry to learn about your mothers passing, she is at peace..."

Anne Mueller from Elmhurst, IL

"I worked with Irene for many years at Elmhurst hospital. She was always the life of the party! So very sorry for your loss."

Colleen Doran Schuelke from Carol Stream, IL

"Jenny & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I have fond memories of her & your Dad, from when we were in high school. We had a lot of fun times at your house. She was so warm and welcoming. She will be greatly missed! I will keep you & your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs! Col"

Kathie Gust Linneman from Sugar Grove , IL

"Jenny and Family, Your mom always treated me like family. I will always hold her kindness and love in my heart. I remember countless days during high school and college when she welcomed me into your home. Sending you all love, hugs and sympathy."

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