Irene Lundt Shayer, 87, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral Services were held Sept. 21 at Christ United Methodist Church Worship Center in Toledo with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama.
Irene was the daughter of Walter and Pearl (Leonard) Lundt. She was born on Sept. 3, 1926, near Elkport.
On Jan. 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Gerald Shayer at the First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20, 2013. They lived all of their married life in the Tama-Toledo area. Irene worked for the South Tama County School District as a secretary for 24 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald, of Tama; two children, Christine (Quentin) McCune of Tama and Joel (Andrea) Shayer of Launceston, Tasmania; two granddaughters, Jill (Scott) Hiestand of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Jessica (Tom Jr.) Tesar of North Liberty; and three great-grandchildren, Emily and Brooke Hiestand and Tripp Tesar.
A memorial fund has been established.