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Kelia A. (nee Swonger) Van de Riet

August 30, 1943 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 77)


Kelia A. Van de Riet, nee Swonger, 77, of Waterloo, IL, died July 14, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. She was born August 30, 1943, in Madison Lodge, KS.

She is survived by her husband Joe Van de Riet; children Jeff (Tracy) Dougherty, Kim (Mike) Gool, Pam (Joe) Messmer, Tricia Durbin; stepchildren Zoe (Ray) Weakly, Angie (Will) Gregson, Susan (John) Novack, and Jill (Glenn) Wehrheim; grandchildren Megan, Shannon, and Joey Dougherty, Cory, Josh, and Ryan Gool, Mindy (Dave) Kramer, Nathan (Chelsea) Messmer, and Austin Messmer, and Blake & Emma Durbin; great grandchildren Abby, Elsie, and August Kramer; 7 step grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren; sisters Charlene (Jim) Van de Riet and Neda Shields, nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Kelia is preceded in death by 1st husband Kenneth J. "Buster" Dougherty, son Joseph Doughtery, sister Karen (Albert) Schreder, brother Larry Dean Swonger, and brother-in-law Tommy Shields.

She was a member of St. Patrick Church Tipton, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

4 PM to 8 PM Monday, July 19, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Tuesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at St. Patrick Church in Tipton, IL
Father John Kizhakedan officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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July 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Quernheim Funeral Home
800 S. Market Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

July 20, 2021

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Quernheim Funeral Home
800 S. Market Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

Funeral Mass
July 20, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
5675 LL Rd
Tipton, IL 62298

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