Leora G. “Trudy” Husmann

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Leora G. “Trudy” Husmann, age 92, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, September 17 at her home. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 92 year old Leora G. “Trudy” Husmann will be Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School or St. Dominic Catholic Church. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Husmann was born February 28, 1922 in Pinckneyville, IL to Gustave and Olga (Hoeft) Werner; they preceded her in death.

She married Bernard Husmann on February 22, 1944 at the St. Louis Cathedral; he preceded her in death on November 12, 2010.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Elsie Oakley, Evelyn Werner, Marj Werner, Marcella Poelker, and Loretta Dreher; and brothers-in-law, Oscar Oakley, Ambrose Singley, Floyd Clark, and Alfred Husmann.

Surviving is a daughter, Patricia Schurwanz of Breese; 4 grandsons, Sylvan (Devrah Otten) Schurwanz, Hilary “Alex” Schurwanz, Benedict (Rebecca) Schurwanz, and Matthew Schurwanz; 4 great-grandchildren Rowan and Aran Schurwanz, Peter and Hannah Schurwanz; brothers, Gus Werner and Leslie Werner; a sister, Lucille Clark; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Werner, Rose Husmann, and Fay Husmann; and brothers-in-law, Raymond Husmann, Frank Dreher, and Bernard Poelker.

Trudy worked for the U.S. Navy Dept. at the Naval Training Station in Waukegan, IL and later transferred to the U.S. Naval Training Station at Lambert Field in St. Louis, MO where weather conditions were more comfortable. There she met her husband, Bernard.

After Bernard was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, they moved back to his home town of Breese. After several years of being a “stay at home mom”, Trudy returned to work and was employed at the State Bank of Breese where she worked for 30 years before retirement. They then traveled over much of the United States in a motor home. Eventually, they spent the winter months in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Her favorite sport was golf.

She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese and the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary; she also was the past treasurer of the Mater Dei High School Mothers and Friend Club.