July 1, 1931 - November 16, 2021
Irene “Tootsie” (Krentz-Beitler) Skoog July 1, 1931 – November 16, 2021 Irene “Tootsie” was born July 1, 1931 in Ossineke, Michigan to Bertha Krentz Ware and Reynold Beitler. Irene married William C. Skoog on June 5, 1954 and they made their home in Fraser, Michigan raising two daughters. Tootsie owned her own cake decorating business and also worked for Baskin-Robbins decorating cakes. After Bill retired in 1992 they moved permanently to Hubbard Lake, Michigan. They traveled and became “snowbirds”, spending winters in Sun City, Arizona. In June 2016 they moved to Grand Ledge, Michigan to be closer to their daughters and grandsons. Her hobbies included ceramics and crafting. Tootsie was a wonderful cook and enjoyed to be in the kitchen preparing meals, canning and freezing food. Mom and dad had a wonderful life together. Mom was the #1 best wife, mother and grandmother in the world. Survived by her daughter, Debbie (Ron) Pettit and grandsons, William Clayton Pettit and Eric Lee Pettit, great grandchildren, Eliza Irene and Skylar Marie Pettit all of Ionia, Michigan; brothers, Robert (Karen) Ware of Belding, Michigan; son-in-law, Mark Williams and brother-in-law, Tom Trooier. Irene is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Skoog; her parents; special mother, Lydia Beitler; mother and father-in-law, Eino and Edessa (Dippel) Skoog; daughter, Linda Marie Skoog-Williams; sister, Barbara Trooien and brother, Kenneth Beitler; sister-in-law, Lela Beitler. According to Irene’s wishes cremation has taken place. Services and interment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.
Irene “Tootsie” (Krentz-Beitler) Skoog July 1, 1931 – November 16, 2021 Irene “Tootsie” was born July 1, 1931 in Ossineke, Michigan to Bertha Krentz Ware and Reynold Beitler. Irene married William C. Skoog on June... View Obituary & Service Information
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Irene “Tootsie” (Krentz-Beitler) Skoog
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