Irmgard M. Altenbern, 76, formerly of Whispering Meadows in Port Washington died Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington.

She was born in Hanover, Germany on January 22, 1929.  She was a model in Germany.  She met Raymond Sendek of Michigan and they were married in Germany in December of 1953.  They moved to the United States and raised a family in Milwaukee.  Raymond preceded her in death in the early 1970’s and she moved to the Northshore.  She met Russell Altenbern of Michigan and they married in 1974 in Milwaukee.  He preceded her in death in 1984.  Over the years she had been a hostess and waitress at a few Milwaukee restaurants.

She is survived by her children Dan (Roberta) Sendek of Sacrament, California, Marc (Wanda) Sendek of Loveland, Colorado and Jennifer (Randy) Dahlbacka of Bessmer, Michigan.  Further survived by grandchildren Rachel and Austin Sendek, sister Helga (Karl) Mueller of Germany, other relatives and friends.  Preceded by her husbands and a brother.

Rev Kenton Wendorf officiated family services at Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.