Irene Mayer of Pierre died June 5, 2012 at Maryhouse. Services were held June 9 at United Church of Christ with Pastor Susan Carr officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.
Irene Caroline Koch was born on Aug. 16, 1932 to Chris and Minnie (Steensen) Koch in Sully County. She graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1950. She earned her teaching certificate and taught country school in Sully County.
Irene worked for the Department of Health Vital Records in Pierre. She married Eugene Mayer on May 4, 1956.
She is survived by her children: Sharon (John) Bernier, Robert (Bridget) Mayer, Linda (Jim) Cruse and Michael (Kimberly) Mayer; brother, Richard Koch; three sisters: Marian Johnson, Emma (Daniel) Schramm and Martha Weischedel; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Eugene.