Alberta Louise Apke (89) of Effingham


Published on September 10 2013 3:46 pm

Alberta Louise Apke, 89, of Effingham died at 12:30am Monday, September 9, 2013 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Graveside services will be Friday, September 13 at 10:30am at St. Mary's Cemetery, Green Creek with Father Sylvano Pera officiating.  Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.  Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting.

Alberta was born September 13, 1923 in Marshall, the daughter of Houston and Gertie (German) Hilt. She married Joseph Apke on June 4, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1967.

Alberta is survived by her three sons, Alfred (Betty) and Dale (Carol), both of Effingham, and Jim (Marilyn) of Decatur; two daughters, Dolores “Jean” (Jim) Slaughter of Hinsdale and Joyce (Fred) Buhler of Effingham; brothers, Paul (Linda) Hilt of Watson; sister-in-law, Annie Pruemer; sixteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren also survive.

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Hilt; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice & Godfrey McClure and granddaughter, Anne Marie Apke.