Irene B. Katele died peacefully of metastatic ovarian cancer at her home on Dec. 20, 2016, surrounded in love by her family and friends. Irene was in the compassionate care of Agrace home hospice for six weeks. She had been diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in October 2008. Irene was 58 years old.
Irene was a brilliant teacher and artist who touched the lives of so many undergraduate and law school students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lifted the souls of family and friends with her magnificently designed fiber art. Irene inspired us with her gift of clear-minded legal, historical and personal writing.
A memorial service will be held at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at UW Madison campus at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. A visitation will be held from noon until the service at the UW Union South.
Commemorating a cornerstone
Read more about Irene Katele in this piece, penned by former L&S staff writer Tom Ziemer.