Obituary of Irene Marie Rich |

Obituary of Irene Marie Rich

Irene Rich

Renie joined the river of LOVE on Oct 11, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Her ashes will be spread in her home garden, also in Hawaii and her favorite spot on the Yuba River in California.

Irene Marie Rich was born Feb 1, 1951, was the last child born to Ralph and Florence Rich at Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She graduated from Chetek High School in 1969.

Renie spent the majority of her adult life in California. In 1995 she bought property in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near North San Juan and built her home there.

Renie met Lars Mader in Hawaii in 2012 and they married July 20, 2015 in Grass Valley. Every winter they returned to Hawaii for a few months.

Renie is survived by sisters, Betty Wheeler of North Freedom, Wisconsin, Winn Schillberg of Edmonds, Washington, and Kathy Hayes of Chetek, Wisconsin; brother Ralph Rich of Lakeville, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Barbara Strand and brother Dale Rich.

She was a teacher to all of us even in her last moments. She held fast to her mantras: no judgments, no complaints, live in the present moment, choose love over fear and with these, you will create the “ease of well being.” (her four favorite words).

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