Milbank, SD-A Celebration of Life for Irene Stehly, 83, of Milbank will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Stephanie and Pat DeFea’s residence, 14995 479th Ave., Milbank. All friends and relatives are encouraged to attend. There will be no formal services.

Irene died on November 1, 2018, in Milbank. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 28, 1934. Irene was married to Paul Hermans and lived in Northern Minnesota for many years until moving to Milbank in 2004.

Irene was an accomplished watercolor painter and received many awards for her work. She loved visits from her kids and grandkids and also playing cards everyday with her husband, Paul.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Hermans of Milbank; her seven children, Theresa Stehly of Sioux Falls, Liz Stehly (Theresa Hawthorne) of Minneapolis, MN, Mike Stehly of Sioux Falls, Pat Stehly of Hot Springs, SD, Dr. Christine Stehly (Steve Beare) of Aberdeen, Stephanie DeFea (Pat) of Milbank and David Stehly (Shawn) of Lakeville, MN and eight grandchildren, Jordan Stehly, Sarah Stehly, Emily Stehly, Tommy DeFea (Leah), Ryan DeFea, Peter DeFea, Max Beare and Rachel Beare.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.