The Lady Comets soccer team defeated the Gillespie Miners, 5-2, on Monday. Two goals were scored by Eliza Boyd and Maria Reinhard. Brianna Wade scored one goal. Assists were credited to Katie Munshaw and Kailah Hilmes. Kassidy Alderman picked up the win in goal, making 6 saves, with Emily Gaffner making 1 save in limited action.
Laurine E. Thurnau
Laurine E. Thurnau, age 88, of St. Jacob, passed away Monday, April 21, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church.
She was born August 21, 1925, in Pierron, IL, the daughter of Melvin A. and Bertha M. (nee Rochelle) Knebel.
On October 24, 1951, she married Harold Paul Thurnau who passed away on June 23, 2013.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She was also a member of St. Jacob Fireman's Auxiliary; Madison County Home Extension; St. James Altar Society; St. Jacob Home Coming Association.
Laurine was born in rural Pierron. She was a 1943 graduate of Highland High School. After her marriage she and her husband moved to St. Jacob and she lived there until moving to Faith Care Center almost 6 years ago. She had worked as a Secretary for Attorney Don Rikke and as a Secretary for Obering Oil Company in St. Jacob. When she started her family she stayed home with her children. She sold Stanley Home Products and was Treasurer for the Village of St. Jacob for a number of years. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and was an avid Bingo player. She also enjoyed cooking, collecting cookbooks, walking, and helping with St. Jacob Strawberry Festival ( from its beginning), worked on St. Jacob History Book, being part of Community activities in the Village of St. Jacob, picking, eating and cooking strawberries. She enjoyed time with neighbors and babysitting her grandchildren. Laurine took care of her daughter Jane who was blind and on dialysis for over 10 years.
Survivors include :
Daughter - Mary A. Rottmann, Highland, IL
Son - James L. (Sandy) Thurnau, Galesburg, IL
Son - Steven G. (Susan) Thurnau, Saint Jacob, IL
Daughter - Judith L. (Louis) Berkley, Conway, SC
Grandchild - Shelli L. (Gary) Claro, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Dennis A. (April) Rottmann, Pierron, IL
Grandchild - Jenny R. Thurnau, Milwaukee, WI
Grandchild - Carrie A. Thurnau, Galesburg, IL
Grandchild - Bobby L. Berkley, Conway, SC
Grandchild - Stefan M.(Lyndsie) Thurnau, Florissant, MO
Grandchild - Cindy L. Berkley, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Stacey J. Thurnau, Collinsville, IL
Grandchild - Shari B. Thurnau (Fiancee Jeff Keffer), Collinsville, IL
Great Grandchildren - Eight
Great Great Grandchild - One
Sister - Ethel Ludwig, Afton, MO
Brother In-law - Warren (Betty) Thurnau, Saint Jacob, IL
Sister In-law - Olive Nungesser, Alhambra, IL
Sister In-law - Eleanor Pirok, Highland, IL
Brother In-law - Clifford (Betty) Thurnau, Edwardsville, IL
Sister In-law - Joan (George) Willaredt, Edwardsville, IL
Brother In-law - Robert (Dorothy) Thurnau, Saint Jacob, IL
Brother In-law - Dale Gerstenecker, Columbia, IL
She was preceded in death :
Father - Melvin A. Knebel died 4/9/1958
Mother - Bertha M. Knebel nee Rochelle died 4/29/1975
Husband - Harold P. Thurnau died 6/23/2013
Daughter - Joan Marie Thurnau stillborn died 8/23/1974
Daughter - Jane M. Thurnau died 3/9/1995 age 37
Grandchild - Mark Rottmann died 1/5/1995 at age 18
Brother - Leslie Knebel died 2/20/1993
Brother In-law - Delmar Nungesser died 8/31/1984
Brother In-law - Henry Pirok died 10/6/2012
Sister In-law - Jeanette M. Taylor died 12/15/2009
Brother In-law - Louis Taylor died 3/2/2011
Sister In-law - Lyla Gerstenecker died 11/3/2005
Brother In-law - Charles Ludwig died 3/2/2002
Leveda Elaine Hessenauer
Leveda Elaine Hessenauer, age 87, of Sorento, passed away Saturday, April 19 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Dorothy E. Schaeffer
Dorothy E. Schaeffer, age 91, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, April 22 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.
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