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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945
Dorothy L. Kalmer



Visitation: Monday, February 2, 2004      4:00-9:00 PM
                  Tuesday, February 3, 2004     8:00-10:30 AM 
Services:   Tuesday, February 3, 2004      11:00 AM
                St. Damian Catholic Church, Damiansville                  


Dorothy L. Kalmer, nee Rakers, 78, of Damiansville, died Saturday, January 31, 2004 at her residence

She was born August 18, 1925 in Aviston to Henry T. and Theresia (Wilke) Rakers; they preceded her in death

Also preceded in death by a son Kenneth Kalmer, a granddaughter Traci Lynn Beckmann, Brothers Edward Rakers and John Rakers, a Sister Henrietta Mondt-Septeowski, and brothers-in-law Aloys Feldmann, Joe Mondt, and Al Septeowski, and nephews Michael Rakers, Donald Fuehne, and Ronald Haas

She married Robert Kalmer on May 20, 1947 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston; he survives in Damiansville

Also surviving are sons Garry (Sharon) Kalmer, Michael Kalmer, and Kevin (Ann) Kalmer all of Damiansville

Also surviving are daughters Marilyn (Jerry) Beckmann of Highland, Linda (Robert) Athmer of Aviston, Beverly (Terry) Gebke of Bartelso, Mary Kay (Ron) Langenhorst of Germantown, and Karen (Dan) Seelhoefer of Bartelso

19 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren

Also surviving are sisters Alvina Feldmann of Aviston and Rita "Butch" (Cletus) Fuehne of Damiansville

Also surviving are sisters-in-law Clara Rakers of Breese and Annie Kalmer of Trenton

Dorothy along with her husband co-owned Kalmer Lumber and Pallet in Damiansville where she also served as the Secretery

She was a member of St. Damian Church and Altar Sodality

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 11 AM at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville with Fr. Donald Eichenseer officiating. Interment will follow at St. Damian Cemetery, Damiansville

Visitation will be Monday, February 2, 2004 from 4 to 9 PM and again on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 from 8 to 10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

Memorials can be made to Clinton County Relay for Life or to the American Diabetes Association and will be received at the Funeral Home



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