Obituary for Irene J. O Brien

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Irene J O'Brien, 97 of La Crosse, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Benedictine Manor.

She was born August 17, 1919 in La Crosse, WI to Peter J. and Hattie Wendling. She married Matthew J. O'Brien on Oct 17, 1942 in Macon, Georgia.

She is survived by two daughters, Peg (John) Beirne and Mary Secky, both of Holmen, WI, 9 grandchildren and their families, 14 great-grand children and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son (Michael J. O'Brien) and son-in-law (Steve Secky).

The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at

Irene's family will be forever grateful for the love and care which she received from the staff at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.