Irma E. H. Weiss Mills


Irma E. H. Weiss Mills, age 94, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, August 12 at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 94 year old Irma E. H. Weiss Mills will be Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown. Burial will be Jamestown Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Jamestown Cemetery, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

She was born on Wednesday, March 16, 1921, in Jamestown, IL, the daughter of Gustav and Minnie (nee Remmert) Strotheide.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Jamestown, IL; Women’s Guild at St. Paul UCC; Quilters at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland.

Born at Jamestown, IL; grew up on the family farm. She married and lived in Highland, Millersburg and then purchased a farm south of the brick church in Bond County. She actively helped her husband with the farm. After her second marriage she moved off the farm to Greenville and after her husband’s death she moved to Faith Countryside Village, Highland. She belonged to Bunco groups, loved playing cards, gardening & canning. She made 100’s of quilts and blankets for Shriner’s Hospital and other hospitals. She loved caring for her family. She always wanted to “feed” her guests. Her great grandson was the highlight in her life. She enjoyed travelling all over the U.S., Mexico and Europe with her family.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Nancy K. (Robert) Goodson, Highland, IL
Son – Ronald G. (Linda) Weiss, Lake City, MI
Step Daughter – Mary Lou Finney, Bartonville, IL
Grandchild – Michael L. (Brenda) Goodson, Woodland, CA
Grandchild – Teresa L. Goodson, Casselberry, FL
Grandchild – Christopher C. (Stephanie) Weiss, Lubbock, TX
Step Grandchild – John (Kristi) Finney, Mapleton, IL
Great Grandchild – Aaron S. Weiss, Lubbock, TX
Step Great Grandchild – Melissa Finney, Mapleton, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Megan Finney, Mapleton, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Nathan Finney, Mapleton, IL
Sister – Pearl Gruen, Cottage Hills, IL
Sister – Eunice Wernle, Jamestown, IL
Sister In-law – Alice Potts, Altamont, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Gustav Strotheide
Mother – Minnie Strotheide nee Remmert
Husband – Commodore H. Mills (Married 2/27/1988) (died 3/10/1994)
First Husband – Ervin Weiss (married 11/11/1939; died 8/11/1984)
Sister – Luella Senn (died 05/12/2004)
Sister – Viola Strotheide (died 4/2/1977)
Sister – Hilda Gassmann (died 12/17/2007)

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

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