Estelle C. Tonnies
Estelle C. Tonnies, age 98 of Albers, passed away Wednesday, February 26. Funeral mass will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden. Memorials are suggested to the Breese Caring First Nursing Home Activity Fund or the Clin-Clair Fire Department.
She was born February 22, 1916 in Damiansville, daughter of Frank and Anna (Hilmes) Fuehne. She married Vincent A. Tonnies on May 11, 1938 in Damiansville and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1978.
She is survived by her children, Elaine (Dennis) Behrmann, Steve (Susan) Tonnies all of Albers, Kathy (John) Frerker, Carol (Patrick) Hitpas all of Breese, Robert (Donna) Tonnies of Grass Valley, CA, Russ (Kimberly) Tonnies of Brentwood, TN, and Eric (Linda) Tonnies of Albers; two sons-in-law, Andrew Kramper of St. Libory and Ric Yeager of Sycamore; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; a sister, Rose Mary Spihlmann of Damiansville; a brother, Franklin (Bernice “Bim”) Fuehne of Damiansville; sisters-in-law, Rita “Butch” Fuehne of Damiansville, Lucille Fuehne of Bartelso, and Alice Perkins of Waxahachie, TX.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two daughters, Marion Kramper and Michele Yeager; a grandson, Dean Kramper; two sisters, Leona Eilering and Mary Ann Thoele; four brothers, Norbert, Cletus, Alfred, and Steven Fuehne; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Fuehne, Vincent Eilering, Alvin Thoele, Rich Spihlmann, Maurice Tonnies, Frances Tonnies, Claire Bernreuter, and Ruth Clark; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank & Bina Tonnies.
Mrs. Tonnies was a homemaker and operated Tonnies Store in Albers with her husband. She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and Altar Sodality. Estelle was a very proud, loving, and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was famous for her cookies; especially her oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and she loved quilting.
Ronald G. Dolly
Ronald G. Dolly, age 62 of Vandalia, passed away Monday, February 24 at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements.
Ron was born July 15, 1951 in Vandalia, the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Phelps) Dolly. He married April Wehrle on July 21, 1972 in rural Vandalia at Hurricane Creek Baptist Church. Ron was employed by Hosick Motors in Vandalia and Bear Arms Gun Shop in Brownstown. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove.
Ron is survived by his wife April Dolly of Vandalia; sons Colby Dolly and wife Dominique of Wildwood, MO and Cody Dolly and fiancé Chelsea Carlen of Terre Haute, IN; daughter Adrienne Dolly and fiancé Rick Brace of Merritt, FL; grandchildren Cayla and Peyton Dolly both of Wildwood, MO; brothers James Dolly and wife Sharon of Shobonier and Don Dolly and wife Elizabeth of Vandalia; and sister Sheila Branum of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Gary Dolly.
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