Erna van Buren (1918 - 2014)

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Erna van Buren

Erna van Buren, nee Moeller, 96, of Red Bud, Ill., born March 13, 1918, in Lenzburg, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Ill.

Mrs. van Buren was a homemaker and had retired from Red Bud Regional Hospital. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, St. John's Mission Society and the Sunshine Ministry of St. John's. Erna enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting and embroidery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos van Buren, whom she married on Aug. 31, 1941, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Bud, Ill., and who died Jan. 15, 2001; a daughter, Rita Ann; parents, William and Hulda, nee Lange, Moeller; two brothers, Wilmer and Paul Moeller; a sister, Lucille Deterding; two brothers-in-law, Leroy Fuhrhop and Harold Deterding; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Moeller.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan H. van Buren of St. Louis, Mo.; sons, Denis (Brenda) van Buren of Red Bud, Ill., and Richard (Laurie) van Buren of Red Bud, Ill.; grandchildren, Barry van Buren, Stacy van Buren, Wendy (Greg) Jones, Jamie (Joe) Korando and Jonathon van Buren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin (Ginny) Moeller of Red Bud, Ill., and Richard (Jane) Moeller of Red Bud, Ill.; sisters, Lois Fuhrhop of Red Bud, Ill., and Elsie (Wayne) Miller of Red Bud, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Edna Moeller of Red Bud, Ill. Erna was a beloved aunt, cousin and friend.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Expansion Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home, Red Bud, Ill., and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Red Bud, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Mark Nebel and Russell Koen officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Bud, Ill.

Funeral Home
Koch-Liefer Funeral Home
220 Locust St Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 282-2325
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 21, 2014