Catherine “Irene” Lash, age 96 of Cecil, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with family at her side. Irene was born on November 2, 1920 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late William and Estella (Hilbrich) Quinn. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband, Ted, on Mother’s Day in 1970. Irene was the matriarch of her family. She was an avid Packer fan, keeping score ledgers from 1980 to the present. Irene also loved playing red eye dice with friends and spending time with family.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Shari (Randy) Hagel of Cecil; sons, Gerald (Tina) Lash of Placentia, CA, William (Sue) Ferguson of Munster, IN, John (Sharon) Ferguson of Oceano, CA, Thomas (Terri) Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN; adopted son, Calvin (Bobbi Jo) Chapin of Shawano; grandchildren, Jesse (Tasha) Hagel of Cecil, Michael Hagel of Cecil, Kimberly (fiancé Phil Noll) Hagel, Scott (Kim) Ferguson of Fresno, CA, Jon (Carri) Ferguson of Willits, CA, Elizabeth (Derek) Richardson of Arroyo Grande, CA, Alexandra (Chris) Mattern of Kent, WA, Joel Ferguson of Munster, IN, Nicole Lash of Placentia, CA, Christina Dewitt of Georgia; RJ (Amanda) Butte of Placentia, CA, Jeff (Beth) Hatos of Doddridge, AR, Mark Hatos of North Hollywood, CA, Michelle Hatos of Palmdale, CA, Janeen (Jim) Stone of Palmdale, CA, Nicole (Adam) Helton of Indianapolis, IN, Matt (Kate) Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN, and Lexi Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor (George) Adams of Paris, TX and Lorraine (Jack) Nelson of De Motte, IN. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted; daughter, Maureen Hatos; sisters, Ruth Govert and Maureen Thomas.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil (407 South Warrington Avenue, Cecil, WI 54111) from 10 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 pm with Father David Barrett officiating. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at