nuedlingirenemIrene M. Nuedling, age 86, of Saukville, WI, formerly of East Norport Drive, Port Washington passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

She was born on May 26, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Adlor and Hilda Klein Gagne. Irene grew up in Port Washington, WI and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, later taking a job at the former Montgomery Ward Store in town.

On November 7, 1953, Irene married August F. “Dutch” Nuedling of Milwaukee at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. Together they started their family, living on North Harrison Street. After a few years and a few children, they moved to East Norport Drive. Irene worked at Modern Equipment Manufacturing Company for a few years, later working in the office at St. Alphonsus Hospital.

Irene was a friend to all. She enjoyed being active with her children and their families or St. Peter’s parish where she had been a member for many years. Dutch and Irene played golf together and played Sheepshead. Irene looked forward to time spent with friends at McDonalds and Culvers every week.

She is survived by her children Jay (Maria) Nuedling of Atlanta, GA; Jean (Ken) Klopp of Fredericksburg, VA; Kim (Patrick) Tilka of Pensacola, FL and Rick (Maria) Nuedling of Saukville. Irene is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters Florence Beil of Wauwatosa and Shirley Dalske of Saukville, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dutch on December 28, 2003, her sister Pat Franks and her brothers Donald and Bud Gagne.

Funeral services 11:30AM Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Kelly Lemens, Minister of Care, St. John XXIII parish presiding. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington. Visitation 9:30-11:30AM Saturday, October 22 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials to Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1119 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI for resident activities are appreciated.

Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.



  1. Dear Jay, Jean,Kim, Rick and family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Irene passing. I was talking to my dad last night and he informed me of her passing and that her service was this past Saturday. I wish I would of known but unfortunately found out to late. I want to offer all of you and your families my deepest condolences and pray for peace and strength during this time of loss. May Jesus comfort you with His Love and Grace as He has done for me when my mother and brother Steve moved to Heaven. With all my sympathy,

  2. Dear Cousins, Very sorry to hear about Irene’s passing. Irene was my 1st cousin. Her Dad and my Mom (Florence) are siblings. I am doing a family tree of ALL the Kleins on I would be VERY grateful for any and all information about Irene’s children, spouses, grand children and great grandchildren. Any one else reading this who has information on the Klein/Wester family, I would appreciate hearing from you too. My email address is

  3. Maria and family…We are so sorry about Grandmas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Willie & Debbie Lorenz & family

  4. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It was nice living so close to all of you when you grew up. Irene was always so nice. I have not seen her in few years but always asked you how she was doing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ronda (Gosewehr) Haasch

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