Vera A. Foss Engelkes

Death:Monday, September 28, 2009
Ogle Co, Illinois

VERA A. ENGELKES, 91, of Rochelle, died Monday Sept. 28, 2009 in Rochelle Rehab & Health Center. She was born July 13, 1918 in Flagg Township, IL the daughter of Aaron & Ella Ludwig Foss. She married Albert W. "Bill" Engelkes in Oregon on Oct. 7, 1935; he died in 1993. Vera was a lifetime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Paynes Point. She had Country Kitchen at auction sales and also operated luncheons at Roe's Sale Barn. She is survived by daughters, Shirley (Stanley Valiulis) Frahm of Rochelle, Irma (Mike) Seaworth of Holcomb, and Sharon (Tom Johnson) Kirchner of Stillman Valley; son, Marvin (Margo) Engelkes of Stillman Valley; 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, & 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Eloise (Dave) Collins of Winnebago; and brother, Udell (Marilyn) Foss of Byron. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald, 2 sisters, grandson, Barry Engelkes, sons-in-law, Bill Kirchner and Randy Frahm, and a great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday Oct. 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point with Pastor Joanne Adrian officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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