Alvina J. Feldmann, nee Rakers, 90
of Aviston, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Aviston Countryside
Mrs. Feldmann was born September 26,
1919 in Aviston,
IL to Henry G. and Theresia (Wilke)
Rakers; they preceded her in death.
She married Aloys Feldmann on April
24, 1940 at St. Francis of Assisi
Church in Aviston,
IL; he preceded her in death
on April 16, 2000.
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Henrietta Mondt-Septeowski
and Dorothy Kalmer; brothers, John Rakers and Edward Rakers; and
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Al Septeowski, Joe Mondt, Barney
and Leona Feldmann, Joe and Virginia Feldmann, and Katherine and
Surviving are her children, Robert
(Pat) Feldmann and Janet (Rev. Wayland) Middendorf all of Aviston,
IL; 4 Grandchildren, Connie Brown, Jeanette Craig, Wayland
(Michelle) Middendorf, Jr., and Stewart Middendorf; 10
Great-Grandchildren, Krystal Feldmann, Tammy, Thomas, and William
Brown, Andru Craig, Angela Carless, Haley, Tyler, and Dylan
Middendorf, and Ryan Middendorf; 1 Great-Great-Grandson, Tristen
Brown; a sister, Rita “Butch” (Cletus) Fuehne of Damiansville; a
sister-in-law, Clara Rakers of Breese; and a brother-in-law, Robert
Kalmer of Damiansville.
Alvina formerly worked as a
housekeeper at several houses in the area and as a cook at the
Trenton House Restaurant in Trenton, the Amman Restaurant in
Highland, and the Wil-Char Restaurant in Breese.
She was a member of St. Francis of
Assisi Church and Ladies Sodality in Aviston, Daughters of Isabella
Precious Blood Circle 718, Clinton County Farm Bureau, Auxiliary of
the Ursella Sisters, St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, and a former
volunteer at the Breese Nursing Home and Aviston Countryside Manor.
Alvina was also an avid card player and loved to quilt.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM
at St. Francis of Assisi
Church in Aviston with Fr.
Daniel Friedman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Francis
Visitation will be Friday, March 12,
2010 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese and again
on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9:00-10:45 AM at St. Francis of
Church in Aviston.
A prayer service will be held at
4:00 PM and the Daughters of Isabella will recite the Rosary at 7:00
PM Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to St. Francis
Church Cemetery Fund or to Clinton County Relay for Life and will be
received at the funeral home or at the church.