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Katherine Juenger

Katherine Juenger

Katherine “Kate” L., nee Risley, Juenger, 86, of Sparta, IL; born on February 22, 1932 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Juenger was a homemaker.  She also worked for a time at the New Athens Shoe Factory and as a cook at Senior Manor in Sparta.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.  Kate enjoyed playing cards and camping.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Harvey and Mary Alice, nee Lloyd, Risley.  One son – Ronnie Juenger.  Three brothers – Jack Risley; Jim Risley; Larry Risley.  Two sisters – Mildred Miller; Shirley Cunningham.

She is survived by her husband – Hubert Juenger whom she married on January 1, 1950.  Her children – Diana (Phillip) Behiter of Swanwick, IL; Rhonda (Miles) Kessler of Tilden, IL; Randy (Jane) Juenger of Pinckneyville, IL.  Eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.  One brother – Fred (Donetta) Risley of Coulterville, IL.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00noon with Rev. Phillip L. Easton officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Tilden Cemetery in Tilden, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  2. Alice Shinevar says:

    Rhonda and Miles, Praying for God’s peace at this difficult time. God bless you and your entire family in the coming days.

  3. Bea Shannon says:

    Will miss you Kate. We had a lot of fun years camping together. You and Hubie meant the world to us. R.I.P. Kate and fly high with the Angels. Love you.

  4. Carla Fedderke says:

    Diana and family. I’m so sorry about your loss. I am in Chemo all day Thursday and will not be able to make it. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Debbie Kalecki says:

    To all my cousins, only wonderful, fond, loving memories of your Mom. She and Hubert are the best! Our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Love you all💜 Debbie & Dennis Kalecki.

  6. Paul wisely says:

    So sorry to here this she was a great lady thoughts and prayers to the family

  7. John and Pat Behiter says:

    Diana and Phil,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.
    May the memories of your mom bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless and may she rest in peace.

    John and Pat Behiter

  8. Melba Dunihoo says:

    Randy, Frank and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family in the coming days.

  9. Carol Malott says:

    My condolences to Kate’s family. Your mother was a loving person. R.I.P. KATE

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