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“To Vohs family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Irene many years at Macomb, she was one of the nicest people I've ever met. God Bless all...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Betti - Friend

“Dear Joe and family,I was so sad to read about Irene's passing in the newspaper. I am so sorry I could not be there to pay my respects, but I was out...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Michele Wagner - warren, MI

“Dear Joe So very sorry to read of Irene's passing. Can't help but remember so many great times together at all the various St. Sylvester Parish...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Don and Elaine Hoffman - FL

“It is with much sadness that we heard of Irene's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Joe and the family. We will remember the friendship and good...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dolores and Family Roy - Warren, MI

“It is with much sadness that we heard of Irene's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Joe and the family. We will remember the friendship and good...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dolores Roy and Family - Warren, MI

“It is with much sadness that we heard of Irene's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Joe and the family. We will remember the friendship and good...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dolores and Family Roy - Warren, MI

“Joseph, my deepest sympathy God be with you and family at the loss of Irene, your neighbor from Kings Forest Condo on Austin Ave, Charles Greene ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Greene - Clinton Township, MI

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim,My condolences on the passing of your mother.... ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Muschong - Punta Gorda, FL

“Dear Vohs family,it is with deepest sympathy in hearing of Mrs. Vohspassing...our thoughts and prayers are with youin your time of loss.Caroline &...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: gerry bankowski - warren, MI

“Grandma Irene my whole family loves you. We will see you again in heaven. Say Hi to Grandpa John for me. I had fun when the farm came to your...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Adeline Shornack - Grandchild

“My sweet brother I want to thank u for choosing Irene. And let u know I am so grateful to have a sister in law that was also mother to me. She...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia (Patsy) Warner (Vohs) - MI

“Dear Joe and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time, but always dwell on the love and joy that...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Glen and Lois McAlpine - FL


Irene C. Vohs, age 88 of Clinton Township, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. A farmer's daughter, Irene was born August 7, 1928 on the family's dairy farm in Warren Township, Michigan to the late Henry and the late Alvera (nee: Grobbel) Ruhlman.

A proud graduate of North Branch High School's Class of 1946, it was right about the same time just 3 years later that Irene's life would be delightfully changed when she shared her wedding vows with the love of her life, Joseph A. Vohs on June 22, 1949. This June would have marked their 68th Wedding Anniversary, so that simply means that they did share over 67 wonderful years together,…building a home, raising a beautiful family, and growing deeper in love with each passing day.

Aside from the love, care and nurturing she poured into her family, Irene also worked for many years at St. John Macomb Hospital (formerly South Macomb Hospital) where she was employed as a Medical Supply Clerk. After extending the utmost in dedicated service to the hospital and her community, Irene accepted her well-deserved retirement.

When she was away from work, Irene enjoyed a number of varied pastimes that always led to fun and making great memories with family and friends alike. On a nice, sunny day, you would have often found Irene out on the golf course taming the links and hoping for that elusive Hole-in-One. In keeping with the realm of the outdoors, camping was another pastime that provided her wonderful memories of exchanging the concrete jungle for a taste of Michigan's back-country and the unique camaraderie that is always a part of the camping experience. For something a bit more homespun, great fun seemed to always ensue each time the playing cards came out. Nothing much else says a good time quite like sitting around the card table, slingin' the cards, and sharing in great conversation with fellow competitors.

But of all the activities that drew upon Irene's attention, there were none more heartfelt and special than those that called upon her faith. Possessing a faith that touched countless lives over the years, Irene was simply a humble and devout servant of her Lord. Blessed and honored to be one of the founding members of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren, she was also a charter member and officer of the Ladies Guild. Dedicated and actively involved in many aspects of the church, Irene also poured herself into many of the church's charities and charitable events. From helping to serve communion to the sick and homebound, to teaching Catechism both at church and in the home, her devotion to helping others went unspoken. And just when you'd think she gave her all, Irene often found herself donning the cleaning smock as she washed, starched and ironed all the church's linens. It's been said that servanthood comes in many different colors, so that means that Irene was definitely one of St. Sylvester's shining rainbows.

Yet of all that brought Irene joy, the pleasures of family and sharing together are what stirred her heart the most,…and God certainly blessed her with a host of loved ones to enjoy. Some of her dearest and most anticipated moments in life were those wrapped around the congregation of family at the reunions. Having the opportunity of visiting with loved ones you don't regularly see made the reunions quite special for Irene. But whether at a reunion or simply in the backyard, the blessings of family are what made her heart sing.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, Irene leaves behind a storehouse of warm and wonderful memories for all to cherish who were blessed and fortunate to have known this fine lady. Throughout her life's journey, Irene touched a multitude of hearts and souls and ministered to the lives that God brought along her path. Though she never reached out expecting anything in return, you can just imagine as she heard the Lord say, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant."

Beloved wife of Joseph. Dearest mother of Kenneth (Kathy), Steven (Patricia), Christine (Charles) McConnell, James (Lori), and Diane O'Donnell. Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 20. Cherished sister of Lucille (Edward) Schank, Thomas (Leona), Joseph (Joann), Dolores (Seth) Griffin, Gertrude (Veron) Steele, and preceded in death by siblings, Monica, Joan, Catherine, Mary, Anthony, and Robert.

Visitation for Irene will be held Sunday, March 26th from 3-9pm, with a 7:00 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. She will lie in state on Monday from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Ronald Catholic Church in Clinton Township.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

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