Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home. Age 89 years. The daughter of the late Chester and Geraldine (Jones) Cabay, Irene was born July 18, 1928 in Bay City, Michigan. She married Ronald Stockel who predeceased her. Irene was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant. She was an avid golfer and played on a league at Maple Hills Golf Club. Irene enjoyed going to the casino and loved spending time with her family.
Surviving are two daughters, two sons and their spouses, Lauren Lopez, Bay City; Mark and Shirley Griske, Mt. Pleasant; Marjorie and Charlie Wehner, Saginaw; Ronald and Christy Stockel, Bethlehem, Georgia; Irene’s grandchildren, Donald Lopez, Gavin Wehner, Spencer Ann Wehner, Taylor Stockel. Irene was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Terry Lopez.
Honoring Irene’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Michigan Lutheran Seminary.
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