Jane F. Vahlkamp, nee Richter, age 87 of Breese, born August 21, 1928 in Breese, a daughter of the late Kasper and Rose, nee Heimann, Richter, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Aviston Countryside Manor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John B. “Jack” Vahlkamp, whom she married October 25, 1950 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese and he died February 3, 2004; a sister, Estelle Kueneke; brothers, Ray Richter, Norbert Richter, Richard Richter, and Casper Richter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Rose, nee Wilken, Vahlkamp; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Art Kueneke, Louisa Richter, Flora Richter, Dorothy Richter, Dorothy H. Richter, Colette Vahlkamp, Gene Niemeyer, and Paul Fehrmann.
Surviving are her children, Alan Vahlkamp and wife Janet of Walnut Hill, Julie Huels and husband Joe of Carlyle, Lisa Tebbe and husband Carl of Nashville, and Rose Huelskamp and husband Gerard “Shorty” of Breese; grandchildren, Leagha Woerner, Erika Thompson and husband Matt, Erin Amason and husband Jared, Alie and Abie Vahlkamp, Zachery, Cody, Ashley, and Alex Huels, Nick, Casey, and Max Tebbe, Colton, Dawson, and Adison Huelskamp; great-grandchildren, Alexius, Aurora, Aslyn, Jase, and Abel; her siblings, Lorene Niemeyer and R. Joe Richter and wife Barbara all of Breese; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Willene Fehrmann, Rose Marie Husmann and husband Ray of Breese, Lillian Fleckenstein and husband Jack of New Milford, CT, Fred Vahlkamp and wife Mary Jo of Decatur, Vernon Vahlkamp and wife Helen of Carlyle, Mary Huwa of Wheat Ridge, CO, and Lee Love and husband Dan of Albers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Vahlkamp was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Monica Altar Sodality in Breese, Daughters of Isabella Precious Blood Circle 718, Breese American Legion Post 252 Auxiliary, Clinton County Farm Bureau, former member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and Clinton County Homemakers Extension, former president and office holder of the St. Ann Sodality in Carlyle, and was a past 4H Leader for 7 years.
Jane along with her husband worked on their dairy farm in Carlyle until retirement and moved to Breese in 1995. She was an avid sewer, and later sewed over 200 quilt tops for church and also hand quilted. In addition to sewing and quilting, she also enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, spending time with her grandchildren, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Monica Altar Sodality, Pro-Life National Right to Life, or the American Lung Association and will be received at the funeral home.
The Breese American Legion Auxiliary will hold services at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Daughters of Isabella Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230