|Marlene A. Hergert|
|October 31, 1931 - February 25, 2011|
|of Milan, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 03, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 04, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Interment: March 04, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge, IL |
|Marlene A. Hergert, 79, of Milan, IL, died Friday February 25, 2011 at her home. |
Services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge, IL. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated later.
Marlene was born October 31, 1931, in rural Milan, the daughter of Alfred Kempf, Sr. and Viola Taylor Kempf. She married Stanley W. Hergert on February 16, 1949 in Taylor Ridge, IL. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1994.
Marlene was a homemaker. She enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and others children in her home.
She attended St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Milan. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America and served as a troop leader for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.
Survivors include her children (and spouses), Mary Katherine (Doug) Hamilton, Vista, CA, James Robert (Linda) Hergert, Bluegrass, IA, John Edward (Mary) Hergert, New Boston, IL, Timothy Daniel Hergert, Taylor Ridge, IL, Thomas Lee Hergert, Rock Island, Ruth Ann Hergert, Rochelle, IL, Mark Allen Hergert, Milan, and Matthew Eugene (Amber) Hergert, Milan; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Marlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Alfred “Bud” Kempf, Jr.
Marlene was my grandmother and will be greatly missed. One of my fondest memories with her was learning how to fish. She had amazing patience when it came to teaching me how to bait my hook.
Sorry I wont make it to the funeral but I love you very much grandma!
-- Rachel Hamilton-Stephens
It is sad to see her gone, she helped me in so many ways not to mention Connor her great grandson. I will miss her dearly and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
-- Angela Creger
I'm so sorry to hear about Marlene. I just learned about it from the Fri paper. She was a very nice neighbor and a sweet lady. Karen
-- Karen Casper