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“Aunt Irene was always so loving and a beautiful soul. We will miss her smiling face, laughter and sweetness. Sending condolences to you all during...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Leo - Minesing, ON

“To the extended family of Irene Ferrier- Hi cousins, and all. I want to offer my heartfelt condolences. It is hard for me to miss Aunt Irene's...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Morton - Hamilton, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: James & Kelly Sarasien - IN

“Stan, Very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She was always very pleasant to your crazy friends - I guess all those St Jude's moms were. ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Phil & Patricia Poinsatte - OH

“So sorry for the loss of the beautiful redhead, Irene, whose undying love saved my Uncle Floyd. My mother, Berdina, has shared so many stories of her...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Evancho - Fort wayne, IN

“So sorry Stan to see if the loss of your Mother. Sorry I cannot attend her calling as I am in vacation. Prayers to you and your family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kenny Hannah - Fort Wayne, IN

“One of the sweetest persons I ever knew. Rest in peace Aunt Irene. Condolences to my cousins and the entire family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Robinette - Greenwood, SC

“so sorry to hear about your mother Mike. It is hard. We are thinking of you and Vicki. My prayers are with you two Nanette ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: bryan and nanette reed - IN

“The Ferrier Family:My prayers are with you and your families in the loss of your Mother Irene but in the trust of our beliefs, we know She is at...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: DeWayne Merckx - Mishawaka, IN

“She will be missed by many. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Annette Durbin Konupek - Macomb, MI

“Have always enjoyed your company Irene, you always made me and others laugh about the way we treated each other.....I know Floyd is glad you are now...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: PHILLIP MOORE - TN - Family

“Mike, Connie, Sharon, Julie, and Stan,Our hearts are broken for you. Your mom was the best. Sending love to you all.-Natalie and Keith ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Natalie Trott - Shrewsbury, MA


Irene A. Ferrier, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in New Haven, Indiana, Irene was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Schrader. During her working career she worked alongside the chefs at several restaurants until her retirement in 1993. The term "Prayer Warrior" describes Irene perfectly. Her unwavering faith in God, graceful personality which always carried a smile left a mark on everyone she met. She volunteered at St. Anne Home, enjoyed taking pilgrimages, and without a doubt loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and Our Lady's Blue Army. Surviving are her children; Michael (Vicki) Ferrier, Connie Robinson, Julie Gropengieser all of Fort Wayne, Sharon Pritchard, Stanley Ferrier both of Woodburn; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Don (Kate) Schrader of Fort Wayne, Paul (Mary Jo) Schrader of Auburn, Jeanette Durbin of PA, Mary (DeWayne) Merckx of Mishawaka, Margaret Moore of New Haven; sister-in-laws, Marlene Schrader, and Wanda Schrader. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ferrier; brothers, Richard Schrader, and John Schrader. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Robert D'Souza officiating. Calling at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a rosary service at 5:30 pm. Burial in St. John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Catholic Church, Heartland Hospice, or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com