Marie M. Hemker, nee Wiese, 85 of
Bartelso, died Monday, February 15, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Hemker was born September 25,
1924 in Wheatfield Twp. to Charles and Mathilda (Steffen) Wiese;
they preceded her in death.
She married George Hemker on
November 24, 1949 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle; he
preceded her in death on February 9, 2004.
Surviving are her children, Ronald
(Kathy) Hemker of Andrews, IN, Charlotte (Clete) Timmermann of
Beckemeyer, Dale (Marlene) Hemker of Bartelso, Gerald (Linda) Hemker
of Germantown, Pat (Arnie) Steinkamp of Bartelso, and Mary Ellen
(Victor) Brown of New Minden; 18 Grandchildren, Corey (Holly)
Timmermann, Shanna (Eric) Deiters, Pam (Justin) Benhoff, Dustin
(Ashley) Timmermann, Curt (fiancée Alicia Wuebbels) Hemker, Melanie
(Brandon) Rakers, Amanda (Dan) Riddle, Kyle Hemker, Jessica (Craig)
Kuhl, Jennifer (Jason) Huels, Tyler Hemker, Tracy (friend Mike
Falconio) Hemker, Nathan (friend Kayla Peppenhorst) Steinkamp,
Jonathan (friend Brianne Moeller) Steinkamp, Zack Steinkamp, Sam
Brown, Erica Brown, and Scott Brown; 10 Great-Grandchildren, Reece
and Grace Marie Deiters, Alayna and Mariah Benhoff, Riley Marie
Riddle, Alyssa and Adelyn Kuhl, Trevor Huegen, Kaydence Hemker, and
Baby Timmermann; and a sister-in-law, Bernadine Hemker of Bartelso.
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ervin, Roy,
Clarence, Vernie, Leo, and Willard Wiese; sisters, Lorine Wiese,
Ethel Wiese, Lavina Diekmann, Dorothy Junker, Esther Woker, and
Agnes Lappe; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wiese, Christine Wiese, and
Babe Wiese; and brothers-in-law, Bernard Diekmann, Paul Junker,
Edward Woker, and George Lappe.
Marie was a homemaker. She was a
member of St. Cecilia Church and Ladies Sodality, Clinton County
Farm Bureau and The Bartelso Young at Heart Club.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm at St. Cecilia
Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer and Deacon Bob
Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia
Visitation will be Wednesday,
February 17, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Thursday, February
18, 2010 from 11:00 am to
1:30 pm at the Moss Funeral
Home in Germantown.
Memorials can be made to St. Cecilia
Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at
the funeral home.