Mary Louise Haege|
Mary Louise Elizabeth Haege, 89, of Nashville, Ill., born Aug. 10, 1927, in Nashville, Ill., departed this life at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, Ill.
Mrs. Haege's first job was with the Washington County Soil Conservation office. In 1948, Mary Louise and her husband founded Haege Construction Company where she served as vice-president and secretary for over 26 years. She was also active with the family farm operation near Nashville, Ill.
Mary Louise enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States. She was a past officer with the National Motor Coach Association. She particular enjoyed spending winter in Texas and later became a full time resident of Harlington, Texas. She recently moved back to Nashville, Ill.
Mary was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and was a member of the Dorcas Circle of the church. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Daughters of the Nile of the Ainad Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean W. Haege, whom she married on Nov. 24, 1946, at North Prairie Methodist Church in North Prairie, Ill., and who died July 23, 2012; her parents, Arthur and Louise H., nee Garholz, Dueker; a great-granddaughter, Faith Pruett; and two sisters-in-law, Doris and Arlene Dueker.
Left to mourn her passing are her three daughters, Connie Lou (Donald) Williamson of Nashville, Ill., Bonnie Sue (Alvin) Buss of St. Libory, Ill., and Roxanne (Larry) Pruett of Nashville, Ill.; a son, Aaron (Sharon) Haege of Nashville, Ill.; two brothers, Warren Dueker and Bertram Dueker all of Nashville, Ill.; grandchildren, Jeff (Haeli) Williamson and children, Tyler, Zachary, Garrett, and Emma Louise all of New Minden, Ill., Charles (Kelly) Williamson and children, Reid and Rylan all of Marion, Ill., Mike (Tara) Williamson and children, Elsie Ann, Daisie and Bowman all of Taylorville, Ill., Elliot (Carrie) Buss and children, Tristan and Sydney of Highland, Ill., Julianne (Pete) Hogan and children, Riley and Madaline all of Hinckley, Ill., Allen (Anne) Buss and children, Brock and Evie of St. Libory and Carrie Louise Buss of St. Libory, Ill., Brent Pruett and son, Braden of Sesser, Ill., Travis (Heather) Pruett and sons, Nolan and Luke of Aviston, Ill., Bradley (Julia) Haege and daughter, Madison and Daniel (Emmalee) Haege and daughter, Milly all of Nashville, Ill.; and cousins, other relation and friends.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital or the St. Paul United Church of Christ and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, Ill., and from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, Ill. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at St. Paul United Church of Christ with Pastor Beverly Kahle officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville, Ill.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Nashville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 3, 2016