Irene H. Cassada

    Irene Helen (Budzen) Cassada passed away Septem-ber 9, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo.
    Irene was born December 23, 1929, at home in Detroit, MI. She moved to Paw Paw in December of 1945. Irene graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1947, and then went to cosmetology school. She worked for Audrey’s Beauty Shop in Paw Paw.
    Her father started Budzen Cement Products, where Irene became office manager and then co-owner. She retired when the business was sold in 1994.
    Irene was a very talented artist and generous with giving away her art. She was a supportive mother, grand mother, sister, and aunt.
    Irene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen (Wegrzyn) Budzen.
    She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Maria (fiance Eric Westbrook) Cassada; grandson, Brandon Cassada; sister, Christine (Jan) Terrill; niece, Jill (Dave) Meyle; grandniece and nephew, Ashley Steffey and Nick Meyle; nephew, Greg (Elizabeth) Terrill; great-niece and nephews, Joseph,  Grace, and Cyrus Terrill; and former husband and friend Robert Cassada.
    A memorial service will be held September 28, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home, 502 W. Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m.; service at 2:30 p.m.; luncheon follows.
    A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Paw Paw.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA or Hospice.


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