Mabel A. Budde (88) of Effingham


Published on November 19 2012 12:51 pm

Mabel A. Budde, 88, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Effingham, with the Rev. Ted Gall officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lane in Effingham. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church and from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday before the services. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

Mabel was born on March 14, 1924 in Jackson Township, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Genaust) Schmohe. She married Earl E. Budde in 1954, and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2001.  Mabel was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham. She was a member of the Lydia Guild and Ladies Aid of the church. She had worked at the Illinois Glove
Factory in Effingham and was an Avon sales representative for over forty years.

Mabel is survived by her children, Mary Ellen Zumwalt of Altamont, Dan Budde of Neoga, Ruth (Don) Rhodes of Effingham, and Joe (Carol) Budde of Effingham; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Adam) Huston, Catherine Miller, David Zumwalt, Sarah (Adam) Bryant, Matthew Budde and special friend, Jill, Brandon Wendling, Stacy (Jake) Nelson, Paige Rhodes, Emma Budde, and Tori Budde; great-grandchildren, Blayne Huston, Blayke Huston, Noah Zumbahlen, Nicholas Miller, Xavier Bryant, Hailey Bryant, Uriah Bryant, Jaxon Budde, and Brody Nelson; and sister, Erna A. Niccum of Effingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl.