Mildred Endress

PRINCEVILLE - Mildred L. Endress, 90, of Eureka, formerly of Washington, Princeville and Williamsfield, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Eureka, Ill.

She was born in Princeville on Nov. 26, 1923, to William and Lydia Grimm Feucht. She was baptized on March 12, 1937, at the Princeville Apostolic Christian Church at the age of 13. She was united in marriage with Levi Endress on April 4, 1943, in Princeville. Together they raised seven children on their farm near Williamsfield until his death on April 5, 1970. She later lived in Princeville with her sister, Ruth Feucht, and spent her last years in Washington, Ill., and most recently at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Mildred is survived by her children, Larry (Becky) of Buda, Ralph (Elsa) of Hudson, Kay (Denny) Nieman of Sterling, Ohio, Linda (Jim) Vierling of Secor, Jerry (Luann) of Dunlap, Merle (Teresa) of Princeville, and Don (Sandra) of Morton; 25 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lyola (James) Ringger of Eureka; and one brother, Walter Feucht of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters.

A lifelong homemaker, Mildred loved gardening and making quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who expressed her love for the Lord by serving others.

The family wishes to acknowledge, with thanks, the loving care given to their mother by friends and staff at the Washington Condos and the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Washington and the Apostolic Christian Church in Princeville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Princeville, as well as from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka or Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made to the family via www.haskellhott.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 15, 2014