Irene Meingasner (nee Psikla) 87 of Hammond passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Meingasner who passed away in 1997; loving mother of Elaine (Joseph) Hansen of Hammond and the late Donald J. Meingasner; cherished grandmother of Dawn (Doyle) Godbolt and William (Michelle) Hansen both of Hammond; adoring great-grandma of Michael and Melissa Godbolt, Joshua DeArmond, Jacob and Jared Hansen; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister Ann T. (late Adrian) Kall.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10:15am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am at St. Casimir Church, Hammond with the Rev. William Oâ€™Toole, officiating; interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville; visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:00am to time of services.
Irene Meingasner was born on December 14, 1925 to Joseph and Anna (Janik) Psikla and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. She was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1943. Irene was a member of St. Casimir Church, Hammond, the American Legion, Whiting Post 80 Womenâ€™s Auxiliary, the BPOE, Whiting Lodge 1273 and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, BR. 452. Devoted to her family, Irene will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.