Irene Bridgeman-Schendel

Died: December 8, 2016
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God received another angel, our beautiful mom, Irene Victoria (Jackson) Bridgeman-Schendel. She went home to be with God surrounded by her family on December 8, 2016 after a long illness. Irene was loved by so many and will be missed terribly. Born in Corning, Arkansas, and grew up in Cuba, Missouri. Irene met her first husband and father of her children, Walter Eugene Bridgeman in Missouri, they married in April of 1956 and had four beautiful daughters, Kathryn Jonas, Florence (Michael) Decker, Diana (Thomas) Pulcini, and Kimberly (Paul) Rabe. Walter passed away in 1980 due to cancer. She married her current husband, Roland Schendel in 1984, which gave Irene three step-children, Steve (Karen) Schendel, Patricia Patrick, and Christine (Brent) Brumfield. Irene was blessed with 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, 11 step-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. Survived by her husband, four daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild, sister, Mary (Jackson) Adair of Rockford, IL, brother, Earnest Holland of Cuba, MO, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband, Walter Bridgeman, parents, Lora (Emmons) Jackson, Williams Jackson, brothers, Noel Jones, Bud Jones, Judge Jones, William Jones, Ray Cavitt, Isaac Jackson, Howard Jackson, Robert Jackson, Jack Jackson, Chris Jackson, and sister, Susie (Jones) Vermes, and one step-grandson, Paul Schendel. Irene worked for the Moline Corporation in Belvidere for over 30+ years and when they closed their doors, she went to work for Rockford Tool Craft until her retirement. Irene loved crafting, shopping, traveling, and spending time with family. To sum up how she will be missed: Here is a poem regarding how she was loved: God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grew old. He made her smile of the sunshine, and he molded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes, he placed bright shining stars, in her cheeks, fair roses you see. God made that wonderful mother, and he gave that dear mother to me. Love, Your Girls.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Scott Nellis officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m.,  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008, there also be a visitation held from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. In honor of our Mother, please wear the color red to her services. Red was her favorite color and that would be a wonderful tribute to her. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations would be appreciated to place a bench at the cemetery in honor or Irene. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m.,  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008


Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service


Service Information

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Scott Nellis officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Garden of Memories


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations would be appreciated to place a bench at the cemetery in honor or Irene


 

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Born:
 
July 16, 2016
Irene’s early birthday party 2016
Irene’s early birthday party 2016
 
July 16, 2016
Irene’s early birthday party 2016
Irene’s early birthday party 2016
Died: December 8, 2016

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The staff of Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Paula Adair posted on 12/8/16

Aunt Rene will always hold a special place in our hearts. She was such an amazing woman. Thank you for all the great memories. Love you. Paula, Bree and Becci

 

Teresa (Bridgeman) Evans posted on 12/8/16

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Randi posted on 12/8/16

Aunt Rene is the most loving, caring and kind-hearted person. What I will remember most is how much she loved her family and welcomed me to be a part of it. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed. Until we meet again, love you to the moon and back.

 

Kimberly Bridgeman-Rabe posted on 12/9/16

Everyone who knew my Mom loved her she welcomed you and made you feel like one of her own. My sisters and I were TRULY BLESSED that God made this beautiful woman our Mother!

 

Shayla posted on 12/9/16

God bless and many prayers. Nanny was a wonderful lady, I always enjoyed to be around her. Hugs to you all.

 

Donette Bridgeman-Holman posted on 12/9/16

God has called home an angel. We have lost a beautiful sister-in-law and a wonderful aunt. Sending all our love from Willard, Jenny, Wanda, Terry, Rhonda, Donette, Tony, and Tracy Bridgeman.

 

Pat and Jerry Jones. posted on 12/9/16

We're so sorry for your loss and pray for strength. Hugs for all.

 

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