Audrey Loretta Kolar
Audrey Loretta Kolar, age 74, formerly of Damiansville, passed away Tuesday, March 11. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville. Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Murray Parent’s Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden is in charge of the arrangements.
Audrey is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ron; daughter, Laurie (Terry) Wohlfiel of Pewaukee, WI; and her three grandsons, Erik, Dylan and Nic, whom she affectionately called “the boys”. Also surviving is a brother, Melvin (Yvonne) Heimann of Breese, IL; sisters, Aurea (Dave) Frerker of Glen Carbon, IL, Grace Walker of Queretaro, Mexico, Donna (John) Goldman of Evanston, IL, and Lois (Rodger) Kalmer of Damiansville, IL; a brother-in-law Ralph Ottensmeier of Granville, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Bart Kolar; her brother, Lester Heimann; and her sisters, Norma Ottensmeier and Marlene Carmack.
Audrey was an advocator for her son and those who could not advocate for themselves. She patiently listened to any and all, unselfishly volunteered for her community and church, strongly stood for what she believed in, proudly supported and cared for her family members, and graciously helped anyone in any way that she could. She immensely enjoyed spending time with her family, especially “the boys”. She was the best audience for various sporting events, school activities and backyard fun. This drove her decision to leave her hometown of 65 plus years and move to Wisconsin to be closer to her immediate family. She had a heart of gold and the patience of a saint.
Rose Ambuehl, age 93, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 12, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 93 year-old Rose Ambuehl will be Saturday, March 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
She and her family were Dairy Farmers and she was also a restaurant cook and cared for the children of many families throughout the years. Rose was loved and was loyal to many who knew her she was a giver.
Survivors included her Daughter: Mary Lewis of Branson, MO;
4 Grandchildren: Brad Lewis, his wife Robin, Liberty, MO; Ty Lewis, his wife Tara, Branson, MO; Christy Jones, her husband Josh, Fort Worth, TX; and Heather Berbereia, her husband Nathan, Ozark, MO;
7 Great Grandchildren: Kyle Lewis, Kali Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Kelsey Lewis, Grantham Jones, Dalton Jones, and Hayes Berbereia; Nieces, Nephews, Great and Great-Great Nieces and Nephews;
She was preceded in death by her Parents: August and Julia (Pretti) Philippi;
6 Brothers: August Jr, Eugene, Robert, Joseph, Arthur, and Robert, who died in infancy;
1 Sister: Nora Hazel Philippi;
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