Irene Determan, 80, Mitchell, formerly Emery, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, October 14, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery, SD. Burial will be at the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.
Irene Annabelle Determan was born October 14, 1936 in Sterling, CO to Bernard and Anna (Bueltel) Determan. She moved with her family to Emery in 1941. She was confirmed at St. Martin Catholic Church and attended St. Martin Parochial School. Irene was a daycare provider for numerous families. Irene was a client of the Mitchell Adjust Training Center and now Lifequest in Mitchell. She will always be remembered for her cheerful smile and helpful ways. She will be missed.
She is survived by one brother, Virgil Determan of Sioux Falls, one sister, Norma Letcher of Freeman, sisters-in-law, Cecilia Determan of Emery, Helen Hilgenberg of Sioux Falls and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Cletus and Robert and two sisters: Ruth Kath and Maxine Schleich.