Irene Konat Dele­hant

July 15, 1922 - Novem­ber 28, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Irene Konat Dele­hant age 96 of San Fran­cisco, CA. died Novem­ber 28, 2018

Irene was born in Omaha, Ne­braska on July 15, 1922 to Gust Konat and Con­stance Ber­nica Konat. Fol­low­ing her grad­u­a­tion from Creighton Univer­sity in Omaha with a de­gree in So­ci­ol­ogy, Irene mar­ried John Wayne Dele­hant Jr. in Fe­bru­ary 1944. Irene and John lived many years in Omaha raising five chil­dren and serv­ing the com­mu­nity. Irene was ac­tive in the Junior League, Joslyn Art Mu­seum, Omaha Hear­ing School, Ber­gan Mercy Hospi­tals’ Guilds, Ak­sar­ben Ball Com­mit­tee among many oth­ers.

In or­der to be closer to their adult chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, Irene and John moved to San Fran­cisco, CA. in 1988. There Irene con­tin­ued to nur­ture three gen­er­a­tions with a big heart, a gen­er­ous spirit and end­less en­ergy. Sail­ing on San Fran­cisco Bay, host­ing at their condo in Lake Ta­hoe, trav­el­ing ex­ten­sively high­lighted by nu­mer­ous vis­its to Paris con­trib­uted to an ac­tive life. Over decades Irene be­came an ex­cel­lent bridge player and loved games of canasta with her fam­ily. Af­fil­i­a­tions in San Fran­cisco in­cluded: Junior League, Gar­den, Metropoli­tan and Saint Fran­cis Yacht Clubs. Irene’s abil­ity to live such a full life with kind­ness, strength and gen­eros­ity is her legacy.

In 2006 Irene was pre­ceded in death by her beloved hus­band, John. Irene is sur­vived by her fam­ily: Con­nie Sears of Healds­burg, CA.; John Dele­hant III, wife Su­san Sam­ple of Avila Beach, CA.; Su­san Guheen De­sau­tels, hus­band Marc of San Ma­teo, CA.; Tr­ish Las­sart, hus­band James of San Fran­cisco, CA.; David Dele­hant, wife Carolyn Koloski of Carmichael, CA.; nine grand­chil­dren and eight great grand­chil­dren. The im­me­di­ate fam­ily is gath­er­ing for a pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of life at Irene’s home in San Fran­cisco, CA.

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