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Irene Hourselt


January 11, 1931
December 27, 2017


Irene Hourselt, 86, of Odin, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Odin Healthcare Center in Odin, IL. Irene was born January 11, 1931, the daughter of George and Effie (McDonald) Jourdan in Iuka, Il. She married Raymond P. Hourselt in Aurora, IL on September 31, 1951; they spent 58 years happily married before he preceded her in death on January 26, 2009.

Irene is survived by her loving children, Debra (Hourselt) Dennison of Odin, IL., Diana (Hourselt) Hogue and husband Wayne of Ripley, Miss., Duane Hourselt of Gowen, Mich., Darryl Hourselt of Odin, IL., Danny Hourselt and wife Sarah of Batavia, Il.; 15 cherished grandchildren; 20 precious great-grandchildren; caring brothers, Charlie Jourdan, Leroy Jourdan and wife Evelyn; devoted sisters, Mildred Dial, Violia Dial, Freda Goosetree and husband Tom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by both her parents, George and Effie (McDonald) Jourdan; husband, Raymond Hourselt; brothers, Tom Jourdan, George Jourdan; and sister, Marie Mills.

Irene was a homemaker, who loved her yardwork. She adored solving crossword puzzles, and treasured the time she spent with her family. She will be dearly missed by all that loved her.

Celebration of life services for Irene will be held privately by the family. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin. On-line condolences and memories of Irene may be shared with the family at