Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 15, 2013

Mildred Beitz


Effingham Daily News

STEWARDSON — Mildred M. Beitz, 87, of Stewardson passed away at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 1013, at her residence.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson, with Pastor Richard Bremer officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson, and one hour before service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospice, Trinity Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left online at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

    Mrs. Beitz was born Sept. 7, 1925, in her parent’s home in Stewardson, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Frances (Mietzner) Moran. She married Ervin H. Beitz on Sept. 14, l941, in Stewardson. They were married for 69 years.

    She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson. She and Ervin farmed for many years. Ervin preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2010.

    Surviving are her son, Ron Beitz (Tanya); daughters, Rhonda Vonderheide (Charley) and Dianne Whitt (Dave), both of Stewardson; son, Dennis Beitz (Mary) of Greely, Colo.; grandchildren, Randy Beitz (Marge) of Kentucky, Melody Smith (Gary) of Indiana, Tamara Boerngen (Doug) of Mason, Ryan Beitz (Rachel) of Shelbyville, Stuart Vonderheide (Tina) and Brock Vonderheide (Jamie), both of Stewardson, Bryan Vonderheide (Allison) of Mode, Tina Deters (Tony) of Sigel, Heather Bierman (Troy) of Wheeler, Justin Whitt (Amy) of Indiana, Sabrina Whitt of Rockford, Andy Beitz of Nevada and Melissa Richardson (Paul) of Colorado; great-grandchildren, Chris Beitz (Sally), Tisha Drake (Josh), Priscilla Beitz, R.J. Beitz, Isaiah Beitz, all of Kentucky, Megan and Morgan Smith of Indiana, Kelsey and Madison Boerngen of Mason, Fallynn Beitz of Shelbyville, McKenzi Vonderheide of Stewardson, Gabrielle and Noah Vonderheide of Mode, Emma, Marshall and Gavin Deters, all of Sigel, Kassie, Samuel, Stacie, Will and Jackie Vonderheide, all of Stewardson, Kate and Kimberly Bierman of Wheeler, Lauren, Isaac and Samuel Whitt of Indiana and Hannah and Noah Richardson of Colorado; great-great-grandchildren, Chloe and Sawyer Beitz and Theodore Drake; stepgrandchildren, Shane Smith (Kathleen) of Edgewood, Shelly Herboth (Frank) of Altamont and Holly Buenerkemper (Kraig) of Teutopolis, Jason Frey, John and Trevor Alward and Kaci Carter; great-stepgrandchildren, Megan and Jessie Herboth, Katelyn and Logan Smith, Lane, Kayla and Ryan Buenerkemper; and Velma Culver, sister-in-law.

    She was preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Moran; sister, Ruth Miller; sister-in-law, Cleo Moran; brothers-in-law, Clarence and Fern Beitz and Freddie and Aline Beitz; daughter-in-law, Janet Beitz; grandson, Rodney Beitz; and great-grandson, Eli Vonderheide.