Cecilia A. “Celia” Kreke


Cecilia A. “Celia” Kreke, nee Hilmes, age 91 of Beaver Prairie, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

She was born August 14, 1924 in Wade Twp., to Bernard and Mary, nee Fuhler, Hilmes: they preceded her in death.

She married Clarence Kreke on September 24, 1947 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Beckemeyer and he preceded her in death January 23, 1996.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, John and Edward Hilmes; and sisters, Elizabeth Schroeder, Clara Mann, and Rose Deiters.

Surviving are her children, Loretta Kreke of Beaver Prairie, Marilyn Kreke of Beckemeyer, and Dennis (Bobbi) Kreke of Carlyle; 2 grandchildren, Joann Liu and Gary (Shannon) Kreke; 3 great grandchildren, Zachary, Alex and Cole Kreke.

Celia was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

She was a member of St. Felicitas Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality, and Beckemeyer American Legion Post 1227 Auxiliary.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Felicitas Catholic Church in Beaver Prairie with Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in St. Felicitas Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, March 18, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Felicitas Catholic Church in Beaver Prairie.

Beckemeyer Legion Auxiliary members will hold services at 10:00 am at the church.

Memorials can be made to Carlyle Health Care Center Activity Fund or HSHS Hospice and will be received through Moss Funeral home in Breese or at the church.

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