Irma E. H. Weiss Mills, 94, of Highland, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.
She was born Wednesday, March 16, 1921, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Gustav and Minnie (nee Remmert) Strotheide.
Irma was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Jamestown; active member of Women’s Guild at St. Paul UCC; Quilters at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland.
She was born at Jamestown and grew up on the family farm. She married and lived in Highland, Millersburg and then purchased a farm south of the brick church in Bond County. She actively helped her husband with the farm. After her second marriage she moved off the farm to Greenville and after her husband’s death she moved to Faith Countryside Village, Highland. She and her husband had enjoyed dancing with groups of friends. She belonged to Bunco groups, loved playing cards, gardening and canning. She made hundreds of quilts and blankets for Shriners Hospital and other hospitals. She loved caring for her family. She always wanted to “feed” her guests. Her great-grandson was the highlight in her life. She enjoyed travelling all over the U.S., Mexico and Europe with her family. She and Ervin enjoyed dancing with groups of friends.
Daughter - Nancy K. (Robert) Goodson, Highland
Son - Ronald G. (Linda) Weiss, Lake City, Mich.
Stepdaughter - Mary Lou Finney, Bartonville, Ill.
Grandchild - Michael L. (Brenda) Goodson, Woodland, Calif.
Grandchild - Teresa L. Goodson, Casselberry, Fla.
Grandchild - Christopher C. (Stephanie) Weiss, Lubbock, Texas
Great Grandchild - Aaron S. Weiss, Lubbock, Texas
Step Grandchild - John (Kristi) Finney, Mapleton, Ill.
Step Great Grandchild - Melissa Finney, Mapleton, Ill.
Step Great Grandchild - Megan Finney, Mapleton, Ill.
Step Great Grandchild - Nathan Finney, Mapleton, Ill.
Sister - Pearl Gruen, Cottage Hills, Ill.
Sister - Eunice Wernle, Jamestown, Ill.
Sister In-law - Alice Potts, Altamont, Ill.
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Gustav Strotheide
Mother - Minnie Strotheide (nee Remmert)
Husband - Commodore H. Mills (Married 2/27/1988) (died 3/10/1994)
First Husband - Ervin Weiss (married 11/11/1939; died 8/11/1984)
Sister - Luella Senn (died 05/12/2004)
Sister - Viola Strotheide (died 4/2/1977)
Sister - Hilda Gassmann (died 12/17/2007)
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown, Ill., with Pastor Don W. Propeck, officiating.
Interment will be at Jamestown Cemetery in Jamestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ; Jamestown Cemetery or St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association.