Irene was a lifelong resident of Karnes County. She was born Oct. 5, 1920 in Panna Maria, TX to Domin Pieprzyca and Emelia Yosko Pieprzyca. Irene and Gene Dworaczyk were married Sept. 29, 1952 in Falls City, TX. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hobson; a member of the Altar Society; and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a Bookkeeper, having worked at the Panna Maria Co-op, and later McClane Motor Company for many years.
Survivors include: her husband Gene Dworaczyk of Hobson; and sisters Tillie T. Dziuk of Karnes City, TX and Alice Jendrusch of Falls City.
Proceded in death by her parents; brother Ben Pieprzyca; and sisters Rosie Dworaczyk, Sally Malik, and Bootsie Jendrusch.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with a funeral mass being celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011. Interment followed in the Falls City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tim Pieprzyca, Bob Dziuk, Tracey Jendrusch, Tommy Jendrusch, Stevie Jendrusch, and Craig Rotter.
Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.