Korbein, Irene F., Saginaw, Michigan


Loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the St. Francis Home. Age 96 years. Irene Fenner Johnston was born on September 29, 1916, on Spencer Road in Garfield Township, MI, to the late Thomas A. and Laura A. (Fenner) Johnston. She was married to Russell F. Korbein on February 21, 1938, in Saginaw. After 67 years together, Russ predeceased her on December 26, 2005. Irene was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her hobbies of needlework, knick-knacks, puzzles and card games. Surviving are her two children and their spouses, Richard T. (Sharon) Korbein, Hemlock; Dianne K. (Thomas) Harvey, Saginaw; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Ann (Jeff) DeMary; Crystal Korbein and Dave; Misty Johnston; Richard R. (Gina) Korbein; Thomas and Amber Alfano; Wendy Garinger; Thomas R. (Denise) Harvey; Lesli Ann (Robert) Landeryou; Lance F. (Amy) Harvey; many great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kennedy, Hayden, Reiss Harvey; Hadley, Ashlyn, Kyle, Camryn and Kody Landeryou; Rachel Ciskowski; Devon and Macie; Sienna; Matthew; Erica, Jordan and Kendra; Taylor, Aubre and Tommy; Christopher, Jarod and Alley; sister-in-law, Sue Ann Smith, Marcellus, MI; also several nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her sister, Vivian Leonard. The Celebration of Irene’s Life will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. Dr. Robert L. Emrich will officiate. Burial will follow on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at graveside in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of her service. Memorial contributions may be given to First Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Memories and sympathies of Irene may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.