Florence B. Ilges

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      Florence B. Ilges, age 92, of Breese, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Breese Nursing Home.

      She was born February 15, 1928 in Breese, the daughter of the late George and Catherine, nee Reilmann, Poelker.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Laverne B. Ilges, whom she married November 19, 1946 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese and who died September 20, 2019; son, Kevin Ilges; and siblings, Ralph Kruse, Wib Kruse, Dorothy Meyer, Al Poelker, George Poelker, and Marcella Rolfingsmeier.

      Surviving are her children, David (Terri) Ilges of St. Louis and Susan (Michael) Borgelt of Parker, CO; daughter-in-law, Loretta Ilges of Houston, TX; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Schadegg of Breese.

      Florence formerly worked at Southern Illinois Breeding Association and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese and was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Breese and an honorary member of the HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary.

      A private graveside service will be held in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

      Memorials may be made to the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 252 and will be received through Moss Funeral Home in Breese who is serving the Ilges family.

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