Tammy (Tami) Renee Fedyna Irwin, 47 of Lake Geneva, WI, passed away on October 26, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center surrounded by family and friends following a long courageous battle with cancer.
Tami was born on January 25, 1971 in Chicago to George and Diane Fedyna. Tami graduated from Badger High School, Lake Geneva, WI in 1989 and completed 2 years of college. On May 8, 1999 Tami gave birth to her beautiful daughter Georgia Grace who was the light of her life.
Tami was self-employed as a Professional Organizer. Although her job, it was just another avenue in Tami’s life to touch so many lives in unexpected ways. Her clients were also her friends. She used her creativity to bring life to their visions for their homes.
Tami had many true joys in her life. First and foremost was her daughter. Tami was very involved in Georgia’s school activities. A highlight for Tami was being a cheer mom. Her home was always full of young ladies needing their hair done or sparkles added to their cheeks. There was always food and treats available and air mattresses blown up for many sleepovers. When it wasn’t filled with cheerleaders there were always friends and family sitting around her front table enjoying a game or conversation.
Tami loved to be outdoors. Gardening was her passion and well known among many in Lake Geneva. Every season her garden space would be transformed into a magical place where friends were excited to go visit and have a cup of coffee. Tami also had a soft spot in her heart for animals. She would rescue or provide a home for strays that would then become part of her brood.
Tami had an adventurous spirit. She loved a spontaneous adventure with friends and family where there was no plan but was filled with laughter and many special moments. Tami believed in living every moment of life to its fullest. She taught many to appreciate the moments of life and her positive outlook was contagious.
Tami’s daughter, Georgia Irwin, of Lake Geneva, and her parents George and Diane (Zytkiewicz) Fedyna of Lake Geneva survive her. Tami’s cousin and best friend Renee (Tony) Devito and their children: Anthony and Andrew all survive her. Tami’s Uncle Thomas and Aunt Karen Zytkiwicz and her cousins: Joshua, Thomas Emily Megan, Sara Zytkiwicz, Debbie Cannistra, Bonnie Ricica, Ricky Fedyna, Cindy Fedyna, Sherre Bogoff Ricia all survive her. Tami’s in law’s: Sam & Evelyn Irwin of Council Bluffs, IA and Judy Irwin and Jerry Farr of Mesa, AZ and Tyler Irwin of Apache Junction, AZ, father of Georgia, all survive Tami.
Tami was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ted and Grace Zytkiewicz, David and Virginia Fedyna. Tami’s Aunt Marion Fedyna, Uncle Charles Ricica, Uncle Richard Fedyna, Aunt Darlene Fedyna, and Aunt Marianne Zytkiewicz also preceded her in death.
Services will be held at Derrick Funeral Home on November 4, 2018. Visitation will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm with a service to follow. Coffee and dessert will be available following the service for a time of fellowship.
In lieu of flowers donations will be made to Georgia Irwin for educational endeavors. If you would like to make a donation online please use the "Appeal for Donation" tab on the left side of your screen, just above the Guest Book tab or you can mail your donation to the address listed below.
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Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services is more then honored to be assisting Tami's family during their time of need.
Georgia Irwin C/O Derrick Funeral Home
P.O. Box 730, Lake Geneva WI 53147