Imogene M. Koelz

Imogene Koelz, age 100 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, August 01, 2015, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born April 05, 1915, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Alvin and Milda (nee Zobrist) Gilomen.

On August 23, 1933, she married Gerald Koelz who passed away on February 22, 1998.

Imogene was born on Deck’s Prairie and attended Giger School. She and her husband farmed the Koelz Farm in St. Jacob Township south of Highland, raising dairy, grain and livestock. She especially took care of her chickens, vegetable and flower gardens. She moved to Highland after her husband’s death. She enjoyed playing cards (Jass), spending time with her grandchildren, and family was important to her and she loved to cook. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday at the Expo Building at the Madison County Fair Grounds.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Delores J. “Dede” (Larry) Prott, Marine, IL
Daughter – Donna L. (Carl M.) Zobrist, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Sheri L. (Jim) Eveland, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kelly J. (Craig) Ammann, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Chad E. Zobrist, Highland, IL
Grandson In-law – Lonnie Meier, Troy, IL
Great Grandchild – Kayla (Craig) Kniepmann, Pierron, IL
Great Grandchild – Sara (Special Friend Cory Hopkins) Meier, Collinsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Whitney Meier, Troy, IL
Great Grandchild – Chelsey Ammann, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Morgan Capelle, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Ashton Zobrist, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Reese Zobrist, Highland, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Kristin (Derick) Payne, Highland, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Colton Payne, Highland, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Hayden Payne, Highland, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Gerald Koelz died 2/22/1998
Father – Alvin Gilomen
Mother – Milda Gilomen nee Zobrist
Grandchild – Gail Ann Meier died 8/10/2011
Sister – Gladys L. Clayton died 5/17/2011
Sister – Doris Halbert
Brother – Richard A. Gilomen died 9/19/2000

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 04, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, August 05, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 05, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Gary Kniepkamp officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Area Community Foundation or St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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