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Margie E. Ertmoed

Margie E. Ertmoed
  • November 14, 1932 - February 25, 2018
  • Morton, Illinois

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MORTON ~ Margie Ellen Ertmoed, 85, of Morton, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin.

Born November 14, 1932 in Pekin to James E. and Bessie M. (Petty) Lane, she married Ernest E. Ertmoed on April 5, 1953 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dr. Ernest E. (Diane) Ertmoed of Springfield; five daughters, Diane (James) Jackman, Denise (Gary) Nash, both of Pekin, Cindy (David) Sinn of Delavan, Elaine Ertmoed and Judy (David) Cooksey, both of Pekin; thirteen grandchildren, Ernest Eric (Kelly) Ertmoed, Matthew (Lora) Ertmoed, Brett (Jenny) Ertmoed, Valerie (Bryan) Cheek, George (Tina) Jackman, Paul (Jennifer) Nash, Joshua (Alyson) Nash, Jennifer Sinn, Janice (Jeremy) Hanshaw, Michael Sinn, Christina Sinn, Stephen Cooksey and Derek Cooksey and eleven great-grandchildren.  Margie was looking forward to the birth of two more great-grandchildren later this year.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James E. Lane.

Margie was a 1950 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

A former den mother and Girl Scout leader of Troop 427 in Pekin, Margie was a member of the Pekin Mother of Twins Club and selected as Pekin’s mother of the year in 1972 by the Jay-C-Ettes & Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce.  She worked outside the home for 10 years for JC Penney as a personnel clerk in Pekin.  In earlier years, Margie first worked at Soldwedel Dairy in Pekin, where she met her husband, Ernie.

She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, where she served on the Evangelism Committee and was a Stephen Minister.  She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin.  At St. John’s, she was a former Sunday school teacher, past president of the Women’s Guild, served on the evangelism committee, a member of the couples club and participated in Clowns for Christ.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, making crafts, traveling and especially scouting out and visiting covered bridges.  Spending time with her family and particularly her grandchildren was important to her.  Margie had the gift of hospitality and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  She also enjoyed portraying Mrs. Goodwitch on Halloween for her grandchildren.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton.  Pastor Jeff Anderson and Pastor Mark Anderson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, and also from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Woodrow Cemetery in rural Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Vision for Christ, 325 East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550 or to Illinois CancerCare Foundation, 8940 North Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615.

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