Elvera Ann “Blondie” Trame

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Visitation Location

    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso

  • Service Date

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Service Time

    1:00 p.m.

  • Service Location

    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso

  • Full Obituary

    Elvera Ann “Blondie” Trame, nee Tonnies, age 97, of Bartelso, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.


    She was born January 23, 1924 in New Baden, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth, nee Rensing, Tonnies.  Elvera married Edward “Pete” Trame on October 30, 1947 at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1977.


    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Eleanor (Al) Wiegmann, Larry (Vera) Tonnies, Norbert Tonnies, Cletus Tonnies, Lorene Koopman, Marilyn Mueller, and Dolores (Phil) Hocher.


    Elvera is survived by her children, Linda (Bruce) Butler of Eau Claire, WI, Denise (Justin) Cole of Edina, MN, and Floyd (Denise) Trame of Bartelso; grandchildren, Kristen Butler, Ryan (Sheila Donovan) Butler, Nina (Ted) Swartz, Evan Cole, Ashley Goestenkors, and Collin (Megan) Trame; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Maggie, Jack, Halle, Rowan, and Eli; and brother-in-law, Butch Koopman of Belleville.


    Blondie formerly worked at Ed Frank Jewelry in Carlyle and later at Town & Country Florist in Breese.  She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Bartelso.  Elvera lived life fully.  She enjoyed time with family and friends, her church, dancing, gardening, music, and sewing.   She especially celebrated the Christmas season.


    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. James Buerster presiding.  Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.


    COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required, social distancing, please keep your visit brief and mass will be limited to 100 people.


    Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30. 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso.


    In lieu of flowers, plants, or other gifts, memorials may be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church and will be received at the visitation or by mail to Moss Funeral Home, 535 N. 5th, Breese, IL 62230 who is serving the family.



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