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Irene Deschner, 96, Beloit

BELOIT – Irene Rosella Marie (Ackerman) Deschner was born on July 20, 1922 in Rexford, Kansas to Henry and Henrietta (Rall) Ackerman, the second of five children and only daughter. She died at the Hilltop Lodge, Beloit, Kan. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at the age of 96. She moved with her family to Hoxie, Ka. when she was one year old. She graduated from Sheridan County High School in 1940. In 1942 she moved to Beloit, where she was employed as a Laboratory/X-Ray Technician at the Beloit Community Hospital. Irene met her future husband, Ernest Deschner at Zion Lutheran Church. They were married on October 15, 1944 and settled on the family farm south of Beloit, where Ernest was born and where the couple lived and operated their farming business for 50 years.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband Ernest, grandson Allen Deschner, and brothers Gilbert Ackerman and wife Norma, Carl Ackerman and wife Janese, and Richard Ackerman. Irene is survived by her three children and their spouses: Dennis and Carola Deschner, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Jean and Walter Wesselowski, Hays, Kan.; and Dr. Marilyn and John Buchheister, Kitty Hawk, NC. Irene is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, her brother, Robert Ackerman and wife Alice, Park, Kan. and sister-in-law Gloria Ackerman, Beloit, Kan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, with family present from 7-8 p.m. at the Roberts Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation. Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left at

Beloit Call

P.O. Box 309, Concordia, Ks. 66901

Phone: 785-738-3537