Germaine M. Nungesser

Germaine M. Nungesser, age 93, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, September 10 at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral services for 93 year old Germaine M. Nungesser will be held Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter or Brauns Terrace in Greenville. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Saturday, April 30, 1921, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Leo Albert and Elizabeth (nee Linenfelser) Seifried.
On October 30, 1940, she married Ralph C. Moss at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, who passed away on April 6, 1956. On January 7, 1963, she married Quentin M. Nungesser in Edwardsville, IL, who passed away on February 15, 1992.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a former member-St. Anne Altar Society of St. Paul Church; Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 5694-Past President; Highland Area Christian Women’s Club; and Weinheimer Senior Citizens’ Club.

Mrs. Nungesser was born at Highland, IL and grew up there. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1938. She attended Marinello Beautician School in St. Louis, MO. For many years, she had operated a beauty shop out of her home. From 1956 to 1969 she was a Dental Assistant for Dr. Thomas Barker at his practice in Highland. She continued to be a beautician for a number of years. Mrs. Nungesser enjoyed playing cards (Bridge and Pinochle), traveling, quilting, and dancing at area ballrooms. She was a volunteer with the Special Olympics and enjoyed being a server at the Senior Citizens’ Center. She was also instrumental in starting the Highland Animal Shelter in Highland, along with Dixie Morlen and Kae Schmitt.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Margo C. (Darwin) Wiess, Highland, IL
Daughter – Sandra E. (Kenneth) Duft, Pullman, WA
Grandchild – Timothy E. (Amy) Wiess, M.D., Munster, IN
Grandchild – Elizabeth A. (Mark) Reinders, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Ryan C. Wiess, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – K. Todd (Katya) Duft, Los Angeles, CA
Grandchild – Keeley E. Gant, Kennewick, WA
Great Grandchild – T.J. Wiess, Munster, IN
Great Grandchild – Hailey E. Reinders, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Jessica C. Wiess, Munster, IN
Great Grandchild – Jacob K. Reinders, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Terryne E. Gant, Kennewick, WA

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Leo Albert Seifried
Mother – Elizabeth Seifried, nee Linenfelser
1st Husband – Ralph C. Moss (Married 10/30/1940 at St. Paul Catholic Church-Highland; Died 4/6/1956)
2nd Husband – Quentin M. Nungesser (Married 1/7/1963 in Edwardsville, IL; Died 2/15/1992)
Sister – Lelia Steiner (Died Dec. 1997)
Sister – Agnes Konefes (Died May 1998)
Grandson In-law – Broderick Gant (Died 2/20/2014)