Eileen Martha Brandenburger, nee Siebert, 87, of New Athens, IL, born December 2, 1929, in Freeburg, IL, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Brandenburger was a devoted farm wife, mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, bird watching, enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and was a bit of a gambler. She was a member of the Broad Hollow Grange. She also belonged to the World Organization of China Painters and the Prairie Porcelain Painters.
Eileen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Melvin W. Brandenburger, whom she married on April 29, 1950, and who died on April 17, 1997; her parents, Elmer and Lulu, nee Mueller, Seibert; three brothers, Elton Siebert, Roland Siebert, and Elmer Siebert Jr; and one daughter-in-law, Wendy Brandenburger.
Surviving are her five children, Richard Brandenburger of Biddleborn, IL,
Keith (Jan) Brandenburger of New Athens, IL,
Timothy (Kelly) Brandenburger of New Athens, IL,
Angela (Joel) Hentzel of McCalla, AL,
and Tina (Eric) Gerfen of Freeburg, IL;
two sisters, Luella Elenz,
and Rose Marie (Ray) Brown;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.
Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.