A Family Funeral Home

Irene Mathews Sipher

October 2, 1916 - January 2, 2023
Racine, WI



Friday, January 27, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
St. Mary Catholic Church
7606 Lakeshore Dr.
Racine, WI 53402


Friday, January 27, 2023
11:00 AM CST
St. Mary by the Lake Catholic Church
7606 Lakeshore Dr.
Racine, WI 53402


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Falcon Lake Nursing Home
200 Carla St.
Zapata, TX 78076

Life Story / Obituary


Irene (LaBelle) Mathews Sipher passed away at 3:30 AM Monday January 2, 2023, at Falcon Lake Nursing Home in Zapata, Texas with family present.

Irene was born October 2nd, 1916. She was 106 years old at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Mathews and her second husband Melvin Sipher, 0ne grandson, as well as several sisters and brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Mathews) Hempel and Betty (Mathews) Strike Ortiz, one sister, Angeline Reinhardt, one son-in-law James Hempel, 6 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grand Children, 4 Great-Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Irene and her husband Roy were owners of a Jeep dealership and Mathews Auto Sales and Repair.

Visitation will be January 27, 2023, from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Mary's by The Lake Catholic Church, 7606 Lakeshore Drive, Racine Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers Memorials to Irene may be sent to: Falcon Lake Nursing Home 200 Carla Street, Zapata, Texas 78076