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Obituary: Irene E. Kobus

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Irene E. KobusIrene E. Kobus, nee Nagy, age 92, of Lansing, IL, formerly of South Chicago, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Beloved wife for 59 years of the late Raymond J. Kobus, Sr. Most loving mother of Kathleen Boller, Janice Sausman, and the late Raymond (Carol) Kobus, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Rachel (Brian) Majestic, Amanda Boller, Craig (Cassie Petoskey) Boller, Elizabeth (Jeff) Koenig, Rebecca (Lee) Simpson, Caitlin (Mike) Adler, Raymond Kobus III, Alyssa (Garrett) Dobbs, and Sarah (Kevin) Keesler; great-grandmother of Fiona Majestic, Parker Boller, Hannah, Emily, and Colin Koenig, Phoebe and Chloe Simpson, Benjamin, Caroline, and Evie Adler, Alexandra and Addison Dobbs. Dear sister of Sharlene (Phillip) Lundy, late Steven (late Jean) Nagy, and the late Eugene (late Phyllis) Nagy. Kind aunt of 47 nieces and nephews.

Irene worked at Marshall Fields in their cash office and at Salem Cross Apartments in Lansing, IL, as their assistant manager for numerous years. She enjoyed knitting, reading, and playing board games with family and friends. Irene welcomed everyone to her home at anytime and loved it. She enjoyed baking, cooking and doting on everyone who visited.

A memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 27, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Drive, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Charles Niblick officiating. Private inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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