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Obituary: Rhonda Lee (Szabo) Irskens, Greenwood

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Rhonda Lee (Szabo) Irskens

Rhonda Lee (Szabo) Irskens, 52, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013, at her residence in Greenwood surrounded by her family and friends.

Rhonda was born Dec. 3, 1960, in Lafayette. She married Tyge Edward Irskens on June 27, 1987, in California.

She graduated from Okemos High School, class of 1979, in Michigan. She continued her education, graduating from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. She was a certified teacher of English as a second language.

She was a teacher’s assistant at Maple Grove and Sugar Grove elementary schools. Recently, she was an instructional assistant at Clark-Pleasant Intermediate School.

Rhonda was very involved in Relay for Life in Johnson County and Bible study fellowship. She was an active member at Greenwood Christian Church, where she loved to sing and praise God.

She was very proud of her children; they were her inspiration in life.

She loved the Lord, her Savior, that was her passion. Proverbs 3:5-6 was her life verse.

Survivors include her parents, Judith and Donald Brand of Florida; three children, Elisa, Seth and Nate Irskens of Greenwood; two brothers, Garry (Leah) Szabo of Oklahoma and Donald (Anne) Brand Jr. of Michigan; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and a large supportive community of Christian friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald J. Szabo; her husband, Tyge E. Irskens; and a brother, Charles Brand.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Irskens children’s trust fund at any Fifth Third Bank branch.

Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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