Henrietta M. Eilers, age 83, of Breese, passed away Saturday, January 31 at Breese Nursing Home. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 83 year old Henrietta M. Eilers will be Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the St. Augustine Catholic Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mrs. Eilers was born January 2, 1932 in Breese, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Hustedde) Niemeyer; they preceded her in death.
She married Ralph Eilers on August 12, 1952 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; he preceded her in death on January 6, 1996.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Eilers; a brother, Eugene Niemeyer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Bertha (Deimeke) Eilers; and brothers-in-law, Ralph Schrage and Walter “Wally” Eilers.
Surviving are her children, Paul (Kathleen) Eilers of Trenton, Linda (Kevin) Rademacher of O’Fallon, Joyce (Kenneth) Woltering of Beaver Prairie, Barbara (Jim) Foote of Belleville, Dale (Vicky) Eilers of Beckemeyer, and Karen Eilers of Breese; 12 grandchildren, Rachel (Cory) McDaniel, Kate (special friend Brandon Renschen) Eilers, Emily Eilers, Laura Rademacher, Amy (Joel) Frye, Alyssa Rademacher, Kyle Rademacher, Heather (Zach) Goebel, Russell Woltering, Dustin (special friend Kelsey Woods) Eilers, Tosha Eilers, and Zachary Eilers; 1 great-granddaughter, Paige McDaniel; a sister, Katie Schrage of Breese; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lorene Niemeyer, Rita (Frank) Voss, and Judy Eilers all of Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henrietta worked at the Wee Walker Shoe Factory in Carlyle, as a cook at the St. Augustine Catholic School in Breese, at the Western Clinton County Senior Services in Trenton, and at the funeral lunches hosted at St. Augustine Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and spending time with her family.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality, and the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary in Breese.
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Breese, IL 62230