LANSING, IL - Irene Mary Lafferty (nee Podgorski) of Lansing, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the age of 88. Irene is survived by her husband, William Lafferty, Sr.; three children: Linda (Donald) Creamer; Nancy (Donald) Hill; Robert M. Lafferty; four grandchildren: Keith (Kelly) Williams; Traci Williams; Donald F. (Jennifer) Hill; Amanda (Marc) Arostegui; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son William J. Lafferty, Jr. She loved her family, friends and animals of any kind.
Friends and family may call at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Il., on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 3:00 until 7:00 PM. Funeral services for Irene will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Irene will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, IL 60409. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.schroederlauer.com