Mabel Brelje, 100, of Belleville, Illinois, formerly of Chester, Illinois, passed away December 29 with her family at her side.
She is a member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville. Mabel is a member of the Mary Martha Club, Carer and Sharers, and the Missionary Guild at Signal Hill. She is also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #58. Mabel retired from the Shopland Bakery. She belonged to several pinochle card clubs and thoroughly enjoyed card games with her friends and family. An avid knitter, she provided all the family with afghans and other pretty items. She loved her time with her family – especially her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: Edward and Cora (nee) Bueckman Gremmels
- Sister: Ardel Helfers
- Brother: Lester Gremmels
She is survived and lovingly missed by her:
- Daughter and son-in-law: Wayne and Donna Sympson
- Terri (Jonathan) Sympson-Andrews
- Catherine (Jim) Harding
- Alyssa (Jon)Todd
- Alexandrea (Jeremy) Tripp
- Ashley Harding
- Great-grandson: Andrew Harding
- She was a dear aunt to:
- Una Fay (Don) Wenz
- Janet (Joe) Helfers
- Marilyn Sue (Glenn) McGee
- Lois Ann (Bob) Driver
- Bob (Linda) Helfers.
Special thanks: The family is grateful for the comforting care provided by the staff of Cedarhurst Memory Care in Shiloh and Heartland Hospice. Many thanks to them. Many thanks to Pastor Jon Hemler from Signal Hill Lutheran for his many visits and pastoral care.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Signal Hill Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 10-11 am, Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral service at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor John Hemler officiating. A graveside service will be held at Paradise Cemetery in Bremen, Illinois at 1pm.