Irene Eugenie Titus — Austin
AUSTIN — The funeral Mass for Irene Eugenie Titus will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joe Fogal officiating. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mrs. Titus, 84, of Austin, died Tuesday (April 1, 2008) at the Sacred Heart Care Center.
Irene Eugenie Hebert was born March 28, 1924, in Saskatchewan, Canada. She attended schools at Radville and St. Boniface, and completed nurse training at Tache Hospital in Winnipeg. She worked as a nurse at Thief River Falls Hospital and worked at State Farm Insurance in Roseville from 1952 to 1962. She became a United States citizen on May 27, 1959. On Aug. 12, 1961, she married Richard Titus at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis. She worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, at the hospital in St. Croix Falls, Wis., and at the medical center in Austin. She got her real estate qualifications and worked for Brill Real Estate, now Fuhrman Real Estate. The couple taught ballroom dance classes for nearly 25 years. She was a member of St. Augustine WCCW-St. Anne’s Unit and the Austin Cotillion Club. She enjoyed playing cards and started her own Duplicate Bridge Couples Group. In retirement she was involved with the Philomathian Library and Gift Shop and gave classes through the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Jacqueline (Jeff) Grossmann of Colts Neck, N.J., Renee Titus of Bloomington, Ill., Michelle (Darrin) Gray of Waconia and Noelle Titus of Apple Valley; six grandchildren; and her siblings, Rollande Guilbault, Louis Herbert, Aline Brunet and Maurice Herbert, all of Canada. She was preceded in death by a sister.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin, with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary, and a 7:30 p.m. wake service, and for an hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice or the Association of Frontal-Temporal Dementia, 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.
Mayer Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.