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Wylma M. Wachtel

Wylma M. Wachtel, nee Huntington, 84, of Hecker, IL, died October 10, 2020,  surrounded by her daughters and husband, in Hecker, IL. She was born April 30, 1936, in Kansas City, KS.

She is survived by her husband Delmar A. Wachtel; children Cathi (Brian) Schmieg and Janet (Bob) Hayes; grandchildren Cody (Justin) Rohlfing, Autumn (Nate Ruebke) Gleich, Jonathon (Jess) Hayes, Tyler (fiance Kayla) Hayes, and Matthew Hayes; great grandchildren Trey Rohlfing, Breck Rohlfing, and Oaklee Ruebke; and one surviving brother Robert Huntington of Jefferson, CO.

Wylma is preceded in death by her parents Roy & Beulah (nee Carr) Huntington; brothers and sister Leroy Huntington, Virgil H. Huntington, Lindy Huntington, Charles Huntington, Darrel Huntington, Boyd Huntington, and Darlene Thomas; and son-in-law Mikel Gleich.

She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL, Blessed Virgin Alter Sodality, St. Augustines Quilters, past officer of Sodality, past Extraordinary Minister of Church, St. Augustine's Church Choir, Hecker Community Center for many years, and Stand Chairman of Kirchenfest and indoor bingo. Her life was dedicated to her family and her community of Hecker. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her world.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Augustine Church - Hecker, IL
or Masses

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:15 AM Thursday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
Father Linus Umoren C.M. 
Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker, IL

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Delmar, and Family: Wilma was such a VIP for our Parish and community. She was always there. She always had that grin and energy that never stopped, She loved being a Catholic and supported our events. The Kirkenfest and bingos will miss Her and it will take a lot of us to step up and try to fill her shoes,which will never completely happen. Thank You Wylma and now You can sing with the big choir.

Dennis and Elaine Biffar Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

I love this lady. She always had a smile and loved to chat. My sympathy to her families. Take care, Kathy and Brian

Eileen and Charles Curran Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Hi Cathi, I am so sorry for your familys loss. Your mom was a beautiful woman. I will be praying for peace and love for you and your family
Rhonda and Rob Beaulieu

Rhonda Beaulieu Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM

Sending condolences to our Family, as we cherish the memories we have shared of Aunt Wylma. May your hearts be comforted, your memories treasured,. and your tears a reminder of how precious she will always be. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you gather to honor her.
Sincerely, Norma Jean and Mike

Norma Aguilar Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief and loss. Rev Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM