Judy M. Wilke, age 65, of St. Rose, passed away Monday, August 18. A funeral mass for 65 year old Judy M. Wilke will be held Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hempen-Nordike Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to Adorers of the Blood of Christ or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
She was born June 5, 1949 in Highland, daughter of Aloysious G. and Frances I. (Weis) Luitjohan. She married Thomas W. Wilke April 4, 1970 in Grantfork and he survives in St. Rose.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Frances Luitjohan of Grantfork; four sons, Alan Wilke and Kevin Wilke both of St. Rose, John Wilke of Glen Carbon, and Dale Wilke of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Andre and Aurora Wilke both of Edwardsville; a brother, Larry (Tina) Luitjohan of Grantfork; six sisters, Shirley (Lawrence) Schwarz of Grantfork, Bonnie (Jim) Wesselmann of Breese, Janet (Leonard) Thole of Highland, Barbara (Tim) Martiszus of Trenton, June (David) Schmelter of NC, and Marlene (Jerry) Vosholler of Highland; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roman Wilke of Aviston, Hugo Wilke of St. Rose, Bernard Wilke of Pittsburg, PA, Genevieve Thole of Breese, and Ann & Wilbert Weis of Pierron.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ann Wilke in infancy; two brothers-in-law, Otto Thole and Herb Clements; and sisters-in-law, Dolores Wilke, ASC, Thecla Clements, Rose Mary Wilke, and Mary Ruth Wilke.
Mrs. Wilke was a dietary aide at Highland Healthcare. She was a member of St. Rose Parish and altar sodality.