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Lois Ann Papenberg

August 25, 1940 — December 25, 2023

Lois Ann Papenberg, nee Kohler, 83, of Hecker, IL died  December 25, 2023 at the de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis, MO. She was born on August 25, 1940 to Edward and Helen Kohler, nee Toenjes.

    She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dale G. Papenberg, a son Todd, his wife Kim, and their children Chasity (Brandon) Harrison, and Josh; a son Brad, his wife Claudia, and their children Caralyn and Kelly; a son Jay, his wife Jami, and their children Claire and Caleb; a daughter Jill and her finance' Tim Huebner; a son Mark, his wife Jayci, and their children Jax and Nash; brothers Franklin Kohler and Richard (Dorothy) Kohler; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
    In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Victor and Elizabeth Papenberg, step mother-in-law Fern Papenberg nee Crook; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jane (Carl) French, sisters-in-law Helen Kohler and Phyllis Kohler, a niece Kathy Baxmeyer and her son Kadin.
    Although she spent most of her life living in Hecker, Lois was a Waterloo girl. She attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and High School. Lois was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church in Hecker where she was active in the Altar Sodality (past president) and the adult choir.
    Her greatest joy was being a Gibault Hawk mom to her five children and a Gibault Hawk, Waterloo Bulldog, and Immaculate Conception Crusader grandma to her eight grandchildren. Many were fortunate to call her sister, aunt, godmother, cousin and friend. A few were truly blessed to call her wife, mom, and grandma. Lois was a source of joy to all who knew her.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church
or Gibault Catholic High School

Visitation:
    4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    8:30 AM until time of service Thursday at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church

Funeral Mass:
    10 AM Thursday, December 28, 2023 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
        Father Von Deeke officiating
    Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker, IL

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2023

8:30 - 9:45 am (Central time)

St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL

310 N Main St, Hecker, IL 62248

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL

310 N Main St, Hecker, IL 62248

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