Irene Doll Obituary

Irene Josephine Doll
Irene Josephine Doll

December 14, 1931 - November 24, 2018
Born in St. Rose, Illinois
Resided in Wheaton, Illinois


Irene J. Doll, nee Wessel, was born on December 14, 1931 and passed away peacefully November 24, 2018. Irene was the loving and fiercely loyal wife of Carroll "Chris" Doll, and devoted mother of 7 children: Doug (Kristie), Mark (Marie), Ann (Steve), Mike (Sherry), Kathy and Mary (Mike) and deceased infant daughter Elizabeth, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Irene and Chris were both from farming families and met when she worked for Chris's family apple orchard. They raised their family in Iowa and southern IL and were very happily married for 67 years. Irene was a role model for her many friends and her fellow church members at St Boniface Catholic Church, in Edwardsville, IL where she and Chris lived for 47 years. She loved to read, quilt, watch Jeopardy and bake (while whistling and humming) the best pies in the world. Irene and Chris moved to Wheaton IL to be closer to family and Irene made new friends at Wyndemere retirement community where they have lived the past 5 years.

Irene was a no-nonsense, salt of the earth, hardworking and God-fearing woman, who passed these qualities on to her family and to all that knew her. She was honest, intelligent and pragmatic. In her later years, as she faced devastating Alzheimer's Disease, she did so with courage, dignity and a healthy sense of humor. She leaves a legacy of devoted family who will keep her memory alive for many more generations.

A memorial mass will be offered on Saturday, 12/15/2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Winfield IL at 11:30am.
A gathering to celebrate Irene’s life will take place in the school hall immediately following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Alzheimer’s Association ( or Northwestern Medicine Hospice (




Memorial Mass
Irene Doll
0S233 Church Street
Winfield, Illinois 60190
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:30 AM