Irene Marie Kayser Slovak

irene-slovak-for-galvnewsIrene Marie Kayser Slovak, 74, of Santa Fe, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her home. She was born February 25, 1942, in Toledo, OH. Irene was a dedicated wife, mother and member of the Catholic Church. She worked tirelessly defending the rights of the unborn by prayer, sacrifice, vigils, marches, and pickets. She also campaigned against the Equal Rights Amendment on radio and television and in live debates. She opened her home and her heart so many times over the years to anyone in need, providing not only help but also an example of charity and faith. Her love of God and strong faith were the center of her entire life and were most evident in her death.

Irene was preceded in death by her mother, Irene; father, Frank; brother: Frank; brother, Edward; and brother, Richard.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Julie; daughter, Sarah (Sr. Marie Sabina); and sister, Margaret.

Irene’s family will receive visitors from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 25, 2016, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. A rosary will be said at 7:30. A Requiem Mass will be said on Saturday, November 26, at 10:00 am at Stella Maris Catholic Chapel, 1131 Delaney Rd., La Marque, Texas 77568 with burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A reception at Stella Maris Catholic Chapel after the burial.


  1. Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.

    Fr. Frank A. Kurtz
  2. “I am not dying, I am entering life.” – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

    Rest in peace, beloved Aunt Irene.

    With love to Margaret, Joe, Julie and Sarah,

    Jeannie & Mary

    Jean Kayser
  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Be assure of my prayers.

    Gabrielle M. Miklaszewski
  4. A example of life and way to receive the God call.
    Sure you will be on God in etherna live, thanks for all you share with us
    God permit us follow all her Catholic examples
    We lost you temporaly but We won a angel that with help us from heaven

    Rafael Gonzalez
  5. Ever the reflection of Christ’s Love for us all! We’re so blessed to have known you dear friend.

    John & Elizabeth Green

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