of Paris, AR
October 6, 1936 - August 13, 2021
Irene Ann Friemel, 84, a resident of Paris, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021, at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center.She was born October 6, 1936, in Paris to the late Joseph and Bertha (Huber) Vogelpohl. Irene worked at the home as a homemaker and later at the Coury House at the Subiaco Abbey. She was a member of the St Benedict Catholic Church and Mother's Society, Catholic Knights of America, Logan County Fair Board and a charter member of Subiaco Extension Homemakers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William G. "Bill" Friemel; three brothers, Joseph, Albert and Jerry Vogelpohl and a sister, Betty Vogelpohl.Survivors include a son, Tony Friemel and wife, Dawn of Subiaco; a daughter, Carolyn (Friemel) Paxton and husband, Jackie of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Alana Hicks and husband, Ben of Bono, Amanda Stroud and husband, Easton of Van Buren and Jacob and Matthew Friemel, both of Subiaco; a great grandchild, London Hicks of Bono; two brothers, Ray Vogelpohl and wife, Theresa of Perryville and Stephen Vogelpohl of Paris and a sister, Lucy Tausinger of Huntington.Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with rosary following at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco with Fr. Mark Stengel, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Jacob Friemel, Matt Friemel, Ben Hicks, Easton Stroud, Carl Vogelpohl and Robert Friemel. Alana Hicks and Amanda Stroud will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 201 Markham Center DriveLittle Rock, AR 72205 or Subiaco Academy Tuition Assistance, 405 North Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865.
We are so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She was a wonderful person.
Carolyn and Tony, I am so sorry to hear about Irene’s passing. She will be remembered for her quick laugh and friendly greetings. I loved her as a kid. She will be missed. Prayers for you and your families.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. She will always be remembered and live on in your heart and memories. Our prayers are with you.
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. She will always be remembered and live on in your heart and memories.
So saddened to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was so kind and I enjoyed talking with her. She always talked about her family so lovingly! Gloria
Words fail to express the sadness to hear of Irene's passing.I feel very fortunate to have known her as my sister-in-law.I am with you in spirit and always in my thoughts and prayers.We just have to remember losing a loved one leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.This is not a good-bye it's until we meet again. Love,hugs to Tony, Carolyn and family.
So sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She was a true friend to me for many years. When I was a young bride she was so kind to me. We had many quilting adventures, some of the happiest times I remember. I was in Subiaco EH with Irene and other friends. I will miss her. Wanda
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Irene has found her sweet peace.
We love you Carolyn, she is in a better place 💕prayers to you
A dear lady, friend and cousin. So sorry for this sad time in your lives Tony and Carolyn. Bill and Irene were very special people and though Bill had gone on before, I know he is walking with Irene once more in paradise.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Irene. May God provide your family comfort during this time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn and family. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you at this sad time and give you comfort and peace.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of the family and friends. She was a sweet lady.
I was blessed to have spent time with Irene over the last few years . She shared many fond memories of different parts of her life with me. She loved her family dearly!! She will truly be missed!!
Thoughts and prayers go out to Toney & Carolyn at these hard times.
So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. What a wonderful lady she was! Know we are with you all in thought and prayer.
Irene and her husband Bill were dear neighbors to us for years, we have so many memories. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you, family.
My symptoms go out to her family. She was an inspiration. She made some of the most beautiful quilt tops that I have ever seen.
I'm glad I got to know Irene over the past several years. Always, when I visited with her, bringing Holy Communion, she would offer to let me have any of the array of pills and meds she had spread out on her table, that I might want to take. And she bragged about her son Tony, who arranged everything so that she would take everything in proper order, and about her registered nurse daughter, who kept up with all her meds. A wonderful lady!
My sister, Pat, and I feel so fortunate to have known our cousin Irene. When we would be in Subiaco to visit our cousins, we would always stop by to visit with Irene. She would share stories of our relatives when they were younger. She was partly responsible for organizing our first family reunion after our mother, Ida Klaeger McNerney, passed away in 1987. We had not seen our relatives for many years so it was very special for us to reconnect with our cousins. We have stayed connected since then. We will be forever grateful for Irene’s work to get us all together. She will be missed but we know she is in a much better place.
So sorry for your loss. Irene was a warm, sweet, wonderful woman. May she Rest In Peace. We are praying for all of you.