Gabriel, Irene E., Saginaw, Michigan

Went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family Wednesday September 21, 2011. Age 91 years. Irene E. Talik was born December 20, 1919 in Saginaw to the late Joseph and Angelina (Bielak) Talik. She married Lloyd E. Gabriel December 3, 1935. He predeceased her August 9, 1976. Irene was a lifelong member of First Assembly of God in Saginaw. She was employed by General Motors until her retirement in 1986. Surviving are six children, Richard Gabriel, James (Chris) Gabriel, David (Melissa) Gabriel, Timothy Gabriel, Marcia Largent, and Charles Gabriel; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Julia Povich; special friends, Rev. Bill and Yvonne Severance; and many other loving family members and friends. Irene was predeceased by her daughter Sharon Gabriel; her grandson Kyle Largent; three brothers, Joe, John, and Frank; and one sister Helen. The family wishes to thank the staff of Linwood Residence, the staff of St. Francis Home and Irene’s loving church family at First Assembly of God for their kindness and care. Funeral service will take place on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (South M-47). Rev. Fred Smolchuck Jr. will officiate with interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Monday one hour before the service. Please consider a memorial offering to First Assembly of God in Saginaw.