October 10, 1923 - July 29, 2016


Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Irene C. Billig, 92, who passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Gerald Dalseth will officiate and burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Irene was born on October 10, 1923 in St. Cloud to Edmund and Helen (Konz) Schnettler. She married Lawrence “Larry” Billig on April 10, 1950 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Irene taught religion for many years at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Irene Is survived by her children, Lawrene “Lou” (Dale) Beuning of Fort Madison, IA, Margo (Dave) Dold of Cold Spring, Dave (Jeanette) of St. Joseph; daughter-in-law, Lou Ann Billig of St. Cloud; siblings, Gerry Johnson of Cold Spring, Helen Schnettler of St. Cloud, Ed Schnettler of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Fran Wilmes of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great greatgrandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Billig; son, Don Billig; siblings, Marianne Schlicker, Margaret McKeon, Loyola Hockert, Jack Schnettler, Devota Aigner, Dona Wilmes, and Carol Allen.