Alice F. Luitjohan, 77, of Albers, Ill., born Aug. 17, 1936, in Lookingglass Twp., Ill., died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Trenton, Ill.
Mrs. Luitjohan was a cook at St. Damian School in Damiansville and what is now Good Ol' Days Restaurant in New Baden. She was a member of St. Damian Parish and Altar Sodality. Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Luitjohan, whom she married on June 18, 1957, in Damiansville and who died Feb. 16, 2006; her parents, Ben H. and Mary, nee Toennies, Korte; a son, Dean Luitjohan; two sisters, Marie Rolves and Sister Mary Judith Korte; four brothers, Ed Korte, Joe Korte, George Korte, and Ferd Korte; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louis Rolves, Francis Luitjohan, Agnes Korte, Carol Jean Korte, Anna and Ray Spihlman, Clara and Gualbert Emig, Vince Horstmann, Lloyd Warnecke, Maynard "Bud" Zobrist, Allan Frey, Rudy Brandmeyer, Al Luitjohan, Joe and Darlene Luitjohan, and Agnes and Lawrence Goebel.
Surviving are her children, Darrell (Kathy) Luitjohan of Highland, Ken (Anne) Luitjohan of Albers, Diane (Phil) Krydynski of Highland, Dennis (Denise) Luitjohan of Damiansville, Tim (Diane) Luitjohan of Albers, Donna (Nick) Duncan of Highland, and Norma ("Tater") Hund of New Baden; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and expecting two more great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alvina Luitjohan of Damiansville and Sister Florence Korte, ASC of Ruma; three brothers, Jerome "Dick" (Clara) Korte of Collinsville, Ray Korte of Belleville, and Cyril "Pete" (Jane) Korte of Highland; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Veronica Korte of Florida, Marie Horstmann, Rita Warnecke, Delores Zobrist, and Millie Frey all of Highland, Pat Brandmeyer of Damiansville, Frances Luitjohan of Grantfork, Eileen Luitjohan, and Paul and Mary Ann Luitjohan all of Highland.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hempenfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville, Ill., with Rev. Jack Joyce officiating. Burial will follow at St. Damian Cemetery in Damiansville, Ill.
HEMPEN FUNERAL HOME, New Baden, Ill.
Hempen Funeral Home
15 E. Hanover New Baden, IL 62265
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 20, 2014