Irene McGahey

Date of Death: Jan 11, 2022
Irene McGahey

1961 - 2022

Irene McGahey, 60, of Waupun, passed away January 11, 2022 at Ripon Community Hospital.

Irene was born July 3, 1961 in Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Marlene Loomans Kraintz. Irene graduated from Berean Academy at Waupun Baptist Church and later received two degrees in English and teaching. On December 23, 1999 she married Ted McGahey. She loved to shop and get dressed up to go to dinner with her husband.

Irene is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ted; three brothers: John (Ann) Kraintz, Dan (Dawn) Kraintz, and Mike (Jean) Kraintz; and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents.


There will be a visitation at the Waupun Senior Center on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 12 noon until the 1 p.m. time of service. Lunch will follow.



  1. Karen Wessels Says: January 12, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Ted and all of the Kraintz family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you!

    -The Wessels Family

  2. Brenda Marshall Says: January 13, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    So sad, I babysat Snooki when I was a teenager. A very sweet girl

  3. Karen Kraintz Says: January 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Our condolences to Snooki’s (Irene) husband & all of her family. She was a great cousin. She’ll be greatly missed by so many. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Betty Krenz Says: January 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Leaving my condolences. I knew your family.

  5. Emily Terpstra Says: January 13, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    My thoughts, prayers, and love are with Ted and all of the Kraintz families. Irene was very special to me, a dear cousin, and I am going to miss her.

    It’s comforting to know that she is with her Lord and Savior, and that she has been reunited with her mom! I am sure that was a joyous reunion!

  6. Sharon Pausig Says: January 13, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Ted in the passing of his beloved Irene. Also condolences to her family. Always enjoyed her singing at church services in Markesan! Now she’s singing with the angelic choir and praising her Lord!

  7. Garda R Ebert Says: January 14, 2022 at 6:26 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time?

  8. Mari Kuhnle Says: January 14, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Dear Ted and all the family,
    We are so sad about your loss. Irene, one of my first cousins, daughter of beloved Aunt Marlene and Uncle Al, was about 8 years younger than me. I remember her dark hair and sparkly black eyes. I remember that in her younger days her nickname was Snooki. I also remember the time she and her family stayed on our family farm when we were gone on vacation. When we arrived home we discovered (to our dismay) that Irene and her brothers had enticed the barn cats (mousers) to the house by feeding them milk and other food!! She had a very warm and kind heart. Because of the virus and our distance away in Mississippi, we cannot be there on Sunday in person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Much, much love, Roger and Mari Kuhnle

  9. Kris Koerner Says: January 16, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Ted & Family
    You will miss Irene and her kindness.
    Remember the fun and the laughter that you had together

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