Mary “Lorraine” Huelskamp


Mary “Lorraine” Huelskamp, age 82, of Breese, passed away Saturday, July 18, at her home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 82 year-old Mary “Lorraine” Huelskamp will be Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Mater Dei High School, or the Henrichs-Watanabe Scholarship.

She was born March 25, 1933 in Carlyle, a daughter of Casper J. and Mathilda, nee Diekemper, Krebs.

Mrs. Huelskamp worked alongside her husband for several years in the kitchen at Mater Dei High School. She was a devoted member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Monica Altar Sodality, and Quilting Committee in Breese, the Clinton County Serra Club, and the Associates of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph “Dennis” Huelskamp, whom she married June 28, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle and he died January 11, 2012; a granddaughter, Brooke Robert; sisters, Rita Jansen and Florence Wolters; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clem Jansen, Sally Krebs, Ted Luebbers, Dick Lampe, Geraldine and Tony Luebbers, Herman and Lawrence Huelskamp in infancy, Jerome Huelskamp, Gerald Huelskamp, and Bob Wikman.

Surviving are her children, Kathie (Kevin) Korte of Breese, Theresa (Chuck) Luitjohan of Breese, Geralyn (Mick) Albers of Germantown, Doris (Tom) Goestenkors of Aviston, Bernadette Henrichs of St. Louis, MO, Gerard “Shorty” (Rose) Huelskamp of Breese, Denise (Bill) Trickey of Pierron, Angie (Pete) Fields of Highland, Mary Jo (Bill) Luitjohan of Pierron, Mark (Karen) Huelskamp of Breese, and Matt (Christa) Huelskamp of Highland; 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Clarence Krebs and Helen Luebbers both of Carlyle, and Dolly Lampe of Breese; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph Wolters of Albers, Sr. Julia Huelskamp, PHJC of Donaldson, IN, Rose Aline (John) Saufnauer of St. Louis, MO, Eleanor (Al) Fiascone of Batavia, Lorine Wikman of Culver, IN, Lorene Huelskamp, Erwin (Maxine) Huelskamp and David (Mary Beth) Huelskamp all of Breese, Tom (Jeanette) Huelskamp of Santa Ana, CA, Joey (Marilyn) Benhoff of Evansdale, IA, and Mary Roberson of Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230

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