O'Brien, Irene Irene O'Brien, 85, of Plover, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2016, surrounded by her children. Irene was born on September 29, 1931, in Stevens Point, and was the daughter of Joe and Johanna (Kaminski) Hamerski. The family moved to Plover from Custer in 1941. After graduation from PJ Jacobs High School, Irene worked in Milwaukee. In 1952, she married Dorr O'Brien and they settled in her home town of Plover. Irene and her husband Dorr owned and operated O'Brien Oil Company in Plover for 36 years. They retired in 1989. They loved to travel and spent many years touring the country in their RV. They were also able to visit many countries on cruise ships. Irene and her husband always enjoyed a fishing trip to Canada. Irene was active in local government and served on the Plover Police and Fire Commission. Irene is survived by her children: Sandra, Dennis, Dale (Lori) and Julie Snyder (Dan). Very proud grandmother of six grandchildren: Jeremy (Katie), Shannen, Lance (Beth), Andrea (Wes), Eric and Rachel. Irene's great-grandchildren are AJ, Zoey, Easton and Caleb. She was looking forward to two more great-grandchildren who are due later this year. She is also survived by her sister, Gerry (Larry) Stuczynski; and a special niece, Cindy O'Brien. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Dorr; her parents; her brothers, Joey and Donnie (Mary); and sisters, Marlene and Rita (Leonard) Bannach. Family members are most appreciative of the care provided by Plover Family Practice, Aspirus Health Care and Cardio Vascular Associates in Wausau, Aspirus Hospice, River View Lodge and the Lodge at Whispering Pines. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established later. A graveside service was held at St. Bronislava Cemetery in Plover. A celebration of life gathering will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 11 am until 2 pm at the Sky Club in Plover. Pisarski Community Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Plover is honored to be assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com .
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