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Ilene Trier, 95, of Kalona, formerly of Washington, died Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Pleantview Home in Kalona. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The family will greet friends from 10 – 11 AM before the service. Masks are required for the visitation and funeral. Burial will follow at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice and Pleasantview Home.
Ilene (Kennard) Trier was born September 14, 1926, on the family farm near Kalona, the daughter of Clyde and Violet (Shepardson) Kennard. She graduated from Kalona High School in 1944. On November 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Joe Trier at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keota. She lived most of her life in Washington, Iowa, and assisted her husband on the family farm. Ilene was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a former member of the Washington Community Y, and enjoyed the outdoors: nature, flowers, and birds, dancing, golf, and reading.
Survivors include daughter-in-law Shelley (John) Blakeney of Washington, Iowa; grandsons Aaron Trier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kyle Blakeney of Fremont, California; sister-in-law: LaVonne Kerkove of Ankeny, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ilene in death were her parents, her husband Joe in 1982, her son Tom in 1987, and her sister Isabelle Krantz.
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I have not seen Ilene in many years. Joe was my first cousin. There was a big age gap. I have very fond memories of them both. They were my Godparents. I am Majorie Sondags daughter I wasnt used to be singled out but they were always so thoughtful to bring me presents for my Birthday and Christmas for a long time. They were also friends with my in laws later on. Im so sorry for your loss and wish I could be there for her service. Know that she was a very Special Godmother to a poor little girl! Barb Sondag Davisson
Barb Davisson Dec 7 2021 12:00 AM
Cheryl - We're so sorry for your loss. You took such incredible care of your Aunt for the past five years and we know your heart is broken. Our hearts are with you. Ilene was an amazing woman and we're happy we could call her our friend.Don, Chris, Carrie, and Kathy Wells
CHRIS WELLS Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM
With our most sincere sympathy , The Anders family
Sarah Anders Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM
To Ilene's family,So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed visiting with Ilene when I did her hair. She ran around with my parents in their younger days & shared great stories with me.
Robin Shull Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM
R I P Aunt Irene God son Robert Crawford
Robert Dec 4 2021 12:00 AM
Prayers are with you all, His peace be with you always.
ruth (Earnest) Heck Dec 3 2021 12:00 AM
It appears she was the Godmother to many, including myself. Very obvious that she took this role seriously and that others took notice. Aunt Ilene will certainly be missed but forever remembered!Todd and Julie Krantz and Family
Todd and Julie Krantz and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Joe and my dad chip Trier were very close brothers and we spent time at their house as they did ours. We also played with Tom as kids. Now Ilene will be together with them.Are prayers & sympathyTamey & Jim Trier, Judy Trier & Carolyn White
Tamey & Jim Trier, Judy Trier & Carolyn White Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
In memory of IleneJerry and Linda Trier
Jerry and Linda Trier Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM