Marlene Stuckemeyer (87) of Altamont


Published on September 22 2023 7:30 am

Marlene Stuckemeyer, 87, of Altamont, died at 9:45 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2023 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 25, 2023 at St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church with Rev. David Speers officiating with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2023 and for one hour prior to service time both at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Cemetery Fund, ALIS or the donor’s choice.

Marlene Marie Stuckemeyer was born on Wednesday, May 20, 1936 at home in rural Louisville to William and Mary (Bergmann) Mellendorf. She was baptized on June 7, 1936, confirmed in her faith on May 28, 1950 and married Garold Dean Stuckemeyer on December 14, 1957, all at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Louisville.

She was a 1954 graduate of Effingham High School. She met Garold at Walther League Lutheran Youth group gathering at the skating rink in Effingham. She worked at Snower’s Garment Factory in Teutopolis, before becoming a full-time farm wife and homemaker. She worked alongside her husband on the farm. She was a true example of a loving, hard-working, strong, caring, easy-going, Christian woman. She was known for remembering birthdays and her meaningful life sayings.

She was a member of St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church where she was always willing to help with any church functions. She enjoyed going to her children and grandchildren’s events and baking for the family.

In addition to her husband of over 65 years, she is survived by; her daughter, Debra (Ron) Ohnesorge, Altamont; son, Troy Stuckemeyer, Altamont; and four grandchildren, Kayla (Nick) Wheeler, Beecher City, Cole (Ashten) Ohnesorge, Altamont, Brooke (fiancée Jacob Crow) Stuckemeyer and Tyler Stuckemeyer, Altamont; four great grandchildren, Elli, Max, Millie and Riggins; brother, Logan (Vera) Mellendorf, Altamont and sister, Karen Kearney, Matton

She was preceded in death by, her parents, sister and brother-in-law; Ruth and Ed Groth; and brother-in-law, Roger Dale Kearney. 

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