Irene Gwizdz Artrip

February 26, 1935July 26, 2011

ARTRIP, Irene (Gwizdz) – Age 76, of Waterford, formerly of Flint and Lapeer went to be with her Lord Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Mrs. Artrip was born February 26, 1935 in Flint the daughter of Rose and Frank Gwizdz. She graduated from All Saints Catholic School in 1953. In 1957 Irene married Bob Artrip in Flint. She moved to Lapeer, retired from J.C. Penny in 1997, moved to Texas before returning to Waterford. Surviving are children, Mary Artrip of Waterford, Rozanne Mensik of Texas, David (Lisa) Artrip of Commerce; grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Callie and Bryan; sisters, Janet Hyde, Frances Hibbard; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Artrip was preceded in death by her husband Bob July 19, 2000 and sisters, Mary Valkoun, Ann Mitoraj, Hedy Ruth. Friends may visit the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc. A Rosary will be prayed 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Church. Father Anthony Majchrowski will officiate. Burial will follow at new Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Rosary Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 29, 2011

Irene Gwizdz Artrip

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Keith Sperling

August 1, 2011

Mary, Rozanne, and David,

I'm very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, my deepest sympathy to each of you. I will keep you in my prayers. I have a lot of fond memories of her, growing up as your neighbor.

Kim Cicalo

July 31, 2011

Mary, Rozanne, & David, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. My most deepest sympahty to you and your family for your loss. She is in a better place, and was the most sweetest lady.
Kim Sperling

walt & margaret snell

July 31, 2011

sorry we did not know of irenes passing until after burial on friday. walt worked with your dad and we visited them and met for lunch many times while in texas. we would have been at the funeral home had we known in time. our sympathy to all of you children and family. she and i kept in touch always during the holidays in december. will miss her.

Bill and Nita Artrip

July 29, 2011

Mary, Rozanne and David, Uncle Bill and I are so very sorry to hear of Irene's passing. We are deeply sorry that we could not attend, but was not possible at this time because of health problems.
We loved Irene very much and had a lot of respect for her. Know that our love and thoughts are with each one of you.
Uncle Bill and Aunt Nita