PRINCETON — Marian R. Ihrig, 86, of Princeton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
Born Dec. 15, 1927, in Oreana, Ill., to James W. and Rachel R. (Hawkins) Bechtel, she married Willard H. Ihrig in 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church on the Hill. He preceded her in death in 2001.
She graduated from Argenta High School in Oreana. She was a farm wife and had also worked as a waitress at The Apollo Cafe, at Mulvane's Wallpaper and Paint, and at Gustafson True Value Hardware, retiring in 2001. She enjoyed socializing with her friends and neighbors, cross stitching, puzzle books, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her five children, Nancy Lillevold of Freeport, Lloyd (Sara) Ihrig of Bettendorf, Iowa, Wayne (Barbara) Ihrig of Princeton, Cindy (Kevin) Duffield of Chester Springs, Pa., and Jerry (Denise) Ihrig of Princeton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Bechtel of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and two brothers.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Princeton, with Pastor Scott Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.
The family would like to thank the staff of Liberty Village in Princeton for the extraordinary care they had given.
Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.