Leona R. Hartke, 89, of Sigel, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Lakeland Rehab & Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel with burial in St. Rose Cemetery in Montrose. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a 6 p.m. C.C.W. rosary. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Leona was born April 17, 1924, in Effingham, the daughter of Arthur and Agnes (Pruemer) Flach. She married Erban J. Hartke on June 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1967. Leona was the secretary/ treasurer with Home Farmers Mutual in Teutopolis for 28 years. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel and the Council of Catholic Women.
Leona is survived by her two sons, Tim (Barb) of Elgin, and Tom (Susan) of South Elgin; two daughters, Mary J. (Don) Gher of Bellevue, Wash., and Betty J. (Phillip) Sudkamp of Sigel; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Erban; and daughter, JoAnne.
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