Mary Ann Hellmer, nee Descher, 88, of Waterloo, IL, died January 10, 2019, in St. Louis, MO. She was born June 12, 1930, in Lawrence, NE.
She is survived by her children Janice Augustine, Michael Hellmer (friend Candace), and Sharon (Dean) Ries; unofficially adopted son John Koerber; grandchildren Karen (Matt) Altes, Jenny (Adam Burghardt) Augustine, Emily (Dan) Stroisch, Michelle (Adam) Barbosa, John (Tiffany) Ries, and Mark Ries; great grandchildren Andy, Maggie, and Catie Altes, Stella and Penelope Burghardt, Henry and Clark Stroisch, Jacob & James Ries, and Charlotte Ries; sister Rosemary (Jim) Law; brother Joe (Annette) Descher; sisters-in-law Mickey Descher and Delrose Descher; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Anselm H. Hellmer; parents Alfred J. & Agnes (nee Ross) Descher; siblings Annette (Orville) Nobbe, Catherine (Ray) Schmidt, Bob Descher, and Jim Descher.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
SS Peter & Paul School
11 AM Saturday, February 16, 2019 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL