Obit: Hemmersbach, Edmund A. (1916 - 2008)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Hemmersbach, Herricks, Tomac, Motter, Welker, Ehrman, Peckenpaugh, Craig, Steffen, Thorson, Merlock, Brown

----Source: Loyal TRG 27 August 2008

Hemmersbach, Edmund A. (29 JUN 1916 - 22 AUG 2008)

Edmund A. Hemmersbach, 92, died peacefully on Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2008, at his son’s home, with his loving family and caregivers at his side. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Morris. The Rev. Richard Smith officiated. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Edmund A. Hemmersbach was born on June 29, 1916, in Hoven, S. D., to Frank and Catherine (nee Herricks) Hemmersbach. He received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School, St. Mary’s Ridge. On Sept. 23, 1944, he married Christina Tomac in Greenwood. Most of their married was spent in the Lisbon and Morris areas. He farmed in the Lisbon area, was employed at Morris Federal Paper Board and spent his retirement years helping his son, Vic, in his business. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, and fishing.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Stan) Motter, Morris; three sons, Victor (Jean) Hemmersbach, Morris, Ray Hemmersbach, Morris, and Joe (Kay) Hemmersbach, Morris; 11 grandchildren, Ed (Pam), Matt, Jason (Kristen), Trisha, Brian and Mark Hemmersbach, Sarah (Tim) Miller and Leslie (Carl) Welker, Sam and Stephen Motter, and Tara (Mike) Ehrman; nine great-grandchildren, Raesha, Joshua, Taya, Nicole, Katie and Justin Hemmersbach, Christian and Spencer Ehrman and Delaney Welker, his two caregivers, Sheryl Peckenpaugh and Peggy Craig; one brother, Wilbert Hemmersbach; four sisters, Helen Steffen, Fieda Thorson, Angela Merlock and Lydia Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, on Oct. 8, 1998; one son, Edmund R. Hemmersbach in 1965; and five brothers, Alfons, Henry, Linus, Raymond, and one in infancy.

Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception School Endowment Fund, First Baptist Church Building Fund, or Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice.

Fruland Funeral Home, Morris, Ill., assisted the family with arrangements.



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