Thelma Louise Kroening (77) of Altamont


Published on August 2 2013 3:19 pm

Thelma Louise Kroening, 77, of Altamont died at 7:19am Friday, August 2, 2013 in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning August 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday evening, August 4, 2013 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois. A second visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 9:00 am until 10:00 am Monday.  Burial Rites will be conducted at the church cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Thelma Louise Kroening was born December 22, 1935 in the St. Peter Community in Fayette County, Illinois.  She was born into the Christian family of Erwin and Martha (Bergman) Runge as an only daughter.  Thelma was baptized on January 6, 1936, confirmed her faith on April 2, 1950, and married Louis Johann Kroening on October 16, 1955 performing all ceremonies in the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Together, Thelma and Louie were blessed with three children: Donna, Jerry and Sandra. Thelma’s greatest joy in her life was her family. Spending time with her family and watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities brought her great happiness. She will be greatly missed by all.  Thelma was a graduate of the Altamont Elementary School in 1950, and the Altamont High School with the class of 1954. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and a 50 plus year member of the West Center HCE Effingham County.  Memorials may be directed to the Donor’s Choice.

She is survived by Her:Husband: Louis Johann Kroening of Altamont, Illinois...1-Son: Jerry (wife, Donna J.) Kroening of Altamont, Illinois...2-Daughters: Miss Donna L. Kroening of Altamont, Illinois and Sandra K. (husband, Jeff) May of Lake Jackson, Texas...4 Grand and 6 Great Grandchildren: Lucas (wife, Jennifer) Kroening of Altamont, Illinois and their children: Hayden Summers, Preston and Griffin Kroening, Dillon May of New Orleans, Louisiana, Zachary May of Lake Jackson, Texas, Amber (husband, Nathan) Schnarre of Altamont, Illinois and their children: Brayden, Adilyn and Liam Schnarre.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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