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Irene Evelyn Ulmer, 92, died at the Longview Home in Missouri Valley on March 31.

She was born on January 23, 1927, to Charles and Alma (Williams) Achenbaugh in Carson. Irene was raised on a farm near Carson. Irene married Kenneth Tiffey on January 9, 1948, in Council Bluffs, and seven children were born to this union.

Irene married Jerry Ulmer on January 22, 1978. Irene worked at Bob’s Café in Woodbine and various other restaurants. She also worked construction in Harlan.

Irene enjoyed playing pool, cards and piecing together puzzles. She loved to watch Cubs baseball. Most of all, Irene loved watching her grandkids play sports and when they visited her at the nursing home.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ulmer; great-grandson, Cody Grandmont; step-son, Marvin “Bub” Ulmer; three sons-in-law, Mike Allen, LeRoy Allen, and Jim Schlensig; six siblings, Paul Achenbaugh, Anna Daniel, Ivadell Shook, Lorrain Markey, Virginia Nicoski, and James Achenbaugh.

She is survived by seven children, Linda Schlensig of Webster City; Anna (Darryl) Cleaver of Woodbine; Ken (Linda) Tiffey of Woodbine; Diane Allen, of Missouri Valley; Nancy (Larry) Evans, of Logan; Jean Allen and Joe Tiffey, both of Woodbine; step-daughter, Marcia Gracie of Des Moines; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Joan Petersen of Irving, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. Beth Fouts was the officiant.

The recorded musical selections were, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Alan Jackson, “Wings of a Snow White Dove” by Ferlin Husky and “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alan Jackson.

Irene’s pall bearers were her grandsons: Larry Zortman, Kristopher Allen, Jon Cleaver, Clint Jones, Jamie Cleaver, Matt Allen, Jason Allen, Cal Evans, Ryan Allen and Adam Allen. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.