Roanoke - Imelda Mary Monge, 94, of Roanoke, passed away at 5:08 pm on Saturday January 2, 2016 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.
She was born March 20, 1921 in Metamora, IL to Vitus Otto and Gertrude E. Schierer Waldschmidt. She married Joseph T. Monge on March 5, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Metamora, IL. He passed away on May 2, 1985.
Surviving are her three children, Myron D. (Sylvia) Monge of Roanoke; Lauren D. (Donna) Monge of Commerce, GA; Virginia (Sam) Smith of Pegram, TN; five grandchildren, Miles (Angela) Monge; Trent (Anji) Monge both of Roanoke; Heather (Mike) Fredrickson of Newark, IL; Nick Monge of Loma Linda, CA; Ryan Monge of Delaware, OH; eight great grandchildren, Taylor, Maddie, Ben, Clare, Bennet & Emory Monge; Paige and Avery Fredrickson; two brothers, Leonard (Kathryn) Waldschmidt of Varna, IL; Denis Waldschmidt of Washburn, IL; one sister, Anna Jean (Ron) Krolak of Scottsdale, AZ; one brother-in-law, Tony Nauman of Metamora; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Norbert and Julius Waldschmidt; two sisters, Viola Presley and Loretta Nauman; and two sister-in-laws, Mary and Connie Monge.
Imelda had worked at Caterpillar during the war and then worked as a Cook for Roanoke-Benson Unit District 60 for many years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke and was a member of the altar and rosary society. She loved to play cards, cook for her family and was especially known for her chocolate chip cookies and homemade cinnamon rolls.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday January 8th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke. Monsignor Charles Beebe will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Thursday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke with a rosary service being held prior to visitation at 4:30 pm. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.
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Roanoke, IL 61561
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