Irene Wenz

September 27, 1916November 9, 2013
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Irene E. Wenz (nee: Buyse), age 97, passed away November 9, 2013. Irene, also fondly known as “The Belgian Queen” was: the beloved wife of the late Leroy. Loving mother of Mickie (Bill) Blount, Chris (Doug) Sheppard, Greg (Jamie) Wenz and Denise (Michael) Ybarra. Proud grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 16. Visitation will be Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 3pm until 9pm with a scripture service at 7pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Visitation will continue on Friday, November 15, 2013 10:30 am until time of the funeral mass 11am at St. Thecla Catholic Church 20740 S. Nunneley, Clinton Twp, MI. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Capuchins, Gleaners Food Bank or The Salvation Army.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 15, 2013

Irene Wenz

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November 6, 2014

Thinking of you lots and lots granny. Missing you everyday. Xoxo

February 5, 2014

I love you grandma

Love, bre

November 17, 2013

Bye Mom, You will be greatly missed. You were an awesome mother, grandma and great grandma. I only wish that I had told you that more often. So glad that you are at peace now. Say hi to dad. Love you lots, your oldest.

your baby

November 17, 2013

Miss you Momma

November 14, 2013

I have fond memories of your Mom. She was caring and such a joy to be around. I remember, at an early age, visiting your Mom at Winkleman's with my Mom. It was a special day. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Beth Gravel,

Terri Farrugia

November 14, 2013

My Dear Friend Irene. I will miss you so very, very, much...You always made me laugh and your smile lit up the entire lobby.. Every delivery man, mailman, vendor ,etc was happy to come in the building just knowing they would be greeted with your flirtatious greetings....I am having a beer and a donuht in your memory Irene..Love to all of you.I will miss her and seeing all of you too.God Bless

Joel Lefaive

November 14, 2013

Our deepest sympathies. The Belgium Queen will live forever in everyone's hearts and great memories of her wonderful and loving life by many.

Jennifer DeFillippo

November 14, 2013

Aunt Irene was not only my Godmother, she was one of the greatest ladies I've ever known. She was loving & fun to be around ~ always a happy word for everyone she met. I will always miss her, will pray for her, will look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. God bless you, Aunt Irene, and may you rest in peace!! I love you!

November 13, 2013

Grandma Irene rocked! I can't wait to see her again in heaven. She will blow the roof off! Love you & will miss you Grandma Irene! Lucy Erb Cano

Nancy Mayes Koski

November 13, 2013

Irene - "The Belgium Queen" - You will be sorely missed.....
It has been alternating tears and giggles since I got the call she had passed away. So, so many great memories with her and her family - words cannot express how much they mean to me.
Second Mom, Best friend, Instigator, Accomplice - a truly great person who knew how to love and live life to the fullest.
Much Love to my Michigan Family and Friends - wish I could be there to celebrate her life with you all!