Frances M. Ratermann, age 91 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Aviston Countryside Manor in Aviston, IL.
She was born on November 21, 1927, in Aviston, IL, the daughter of Henry and Mary (nee Koelker) Timmermann.
On November 20, 1951, she married Virgil W. Ratermann at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Aviston, IL. He passed away on July 16, 1993.
She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of former St. Anne Altar Sodality; St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary; Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.
Mrs. Ratermann was born in Aviston and attended St. Francis School. She worked at Huber Shoe Factory in Aviston for two years, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland for two years, and St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis for three years. After her marriage, she returned to Highland and worked for thirty years at St. Joseph’s Hospital when her children were older. She retired in 2000 and continued to do “In Home” care locally for years. She also volunteered with the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary and Altar Sodality at St. Paul Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, reading, playing cards, especially Euchre and Pinochle, and going on day trips. Frances was always kind and considerate, very independent.
Survivors include :
Daughter – Carol M. (Daniel) Hilmes, Breese, IL
Daughter – Diane E. (John) Vaughan, Bakersfield, CA
Son – Kent J. (Linda) Ratermann, Breese, IL
Grandchild – Jennifer L. (Gary) Towell, Carlyle, IL
Grandchild – Jonathan D. (Vicki) Hilmes, Breese, IL
Grandchild – Andrea D. (Fiance Keith Haynes) Ratermann, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Ethan L. (Significant other Rebecca Franke) Ratermann, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – Jacob M. Vaughan, Bakersfield, CA
Great Grandchild – Lily Towell, Carlyle, IL
Great Grandchild – Caleb Towell, Carlyle, IL
Great Grandchild – Lainey Frances Hilmes, Breese, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Numerous .
Brother – Arthur H. (Darlene) Timmermann, Highland, IL
Sister – Florence F. (Francis) Huelsmann, Highland, IL
Sister-in-law – Dee Ratermann, Carlyle, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Henry T. Timmermann
Mother – Mary C. Timmermann nee Koelker
Husband – Virgil W. Ratermann – Died 6/16/1993
Sister – Alvira (Joseph) Poettker
Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law – Margaret (Ray) Rolfingsmeier
Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law – Ann (Joseph) Lampe
Brother-In-law & Sister-In-law – Lawrence (Hilda) Ripperda
Brother-In-law & Sister-In-law – Hubert (Minnie) Ratermann
Brother-in-law – William Ratermann
Brother-in-law – Herman Ratermann
Sister-In-law – Barb Timmermann
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, with Father Pat G. Jakel officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Aux. Scholarship Fund; Masses ; American Cancer Society; or Donor’s Choice.