July 23, 2023

Irene Mae White

Irene M. White, 94, born June 22, 1929, in Cuba, KS to Herman and Mary Klaumann. She passed away July 22, 2023, in Lincoln, NE. She married the love of her life, Melvin White, February 24, 1949. They were blessed with 4 children.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Irene was active in American Legion Auxiliary 8-40, Eagles Club, grandchildren’s sporting activities, and was an avid racing fan.

She is survived by her children, Mary Leda Doeden (Dale Gerdes), Rex (Roberta) White, and Larry (Wanda) White; grandchildren, Larry Jr. (Stacy) White, Russell (Mitzi) White, Jeff White (Korey Mohr), Michelle (Jimmy) Bray, and Jarod Steiner; great-grandchildren, Cameron White, Mason White, Samuel White, William White, and Max Steiner; sister, Betty (Terry) Krull; sister-in-law, Anna White; and many nieces and nephews.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; daughter, Susan White; and brother, Clarence (Magdilena) Klaumann.

Visitation 5-7 PM, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE.

Funeral Service 11 AM, Friday, July 28, 2023, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE.


  1. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I love her picture and that beautiful smile. She was always so friendly with me at our 8 & 40 meetings and I was a total stranger but that didn’t bother her. Very kind individual and she will be missed.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Grandma White was such a wonderful lady. Always reminded me of Rick’s mom. Many, many fun memories of Grandma White at the Knoxville campsite bring a smile to our face.
    I know you have many memories as well that hopefully will help bring some comfort, smiles and laughter during this difficult time.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Irene and I worked together at the Parks and Recreation Dept. 1972-81. We were payroll clerks and sat side by side. Irene was a very kind mentor and a stickler for detail and accuracy. My toddler was in her daughter-in-laws day care. We loved to joke and laugh at work. I respected Irene for her work ethic. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  4. We wish to express our sympathy for your loss of your mother. She was a great lady

  5. It was an honor to be with Irene in her last days. She brightened my day by holding my hand. It was touching to see sich a loving family supporting her.


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