Emma Wunderlich

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Emma Lee Wunderlich, nee Triefenbach, 87, of Shiloh, IL, born September 12, 1933, in Marissa, IL, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Morningside of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Wunderlich was very active with St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, and most recently Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. She enjoyed singing and was a member of both the St. Paul UCC Choir and the Concordia United Church of Christ Choir. She taught vacation bible school, was a member of the church counsels, the Women’s Day Fellowship, and countless others. Mrs. Wunderlich was involved in the Boy Scouts Troop 66, and various PTAs at both Jefferson Elementary School and Whiteside Elementary School. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved being there for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Albert R. Wunderlich, whom she married on May 3, 1952, and who died on January 17, 2020; a son, Albert L. Wunderlich; her parents, LeRoy and Mildred, nee Nevill, Triefenbach; and a sister, Donna (Fred) Collins.

Surviving are three children, Mark (Rita) Wunderlich, Mary Ann (Jim) Rafferty, and John Wunderlich; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Wunderlich; seven grandchildren, Carrie (Justin) Brown, James (Annie) Rafferty, Matthew (Shelley) Wunderlich, Michael Wunderlich, Rachel (Matt) Hausmann, Brian Rafferty, and Michael O’Brien; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Ella Brown, Aubrey and Brayden Rafferty, and Thomas and Emma Wunderlich; a brother, Lee Triefenbach; and a sister-in-law, Madeline Moore.

Memorials may be made to Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, or to “Wunderlich’s Wonderland”, which you can find on GoFundMe or make checks payable to Franklin Elementary School, for the new playground.  301 North Second Street, Belleville, IL, 62220. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family services will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Emma Wunderlich

Jim and Nancy Rosborg said : Guest Report May 08, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Our sympathy goes out to the Wunderlich and Triefenbach families. Emma Lee was a wonderful lady who will be missed. May the strength of family and friends be with her loved ones at this time and always.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tom and Elizabeth Minton said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2021 at 10:26 PM

Sorry for your loss. Emma will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Nancy Maggard said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2021 at 2:13 PM

I have so many happy memories of spending time at Mary Ann's home when we were growing up. We were very lucky to have many fun, loving, and grand memories with your parents. Mary Ann, you are a dear friend, and my heart is saddened for such a precious loss. I pray that the love of God's presence brings you and your family comfort.

  • Sarasota
  • FL
Debbie Meyer said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2021 at 9:32 AM

What a sweet lady. She was another “mom” to all of us in the East C/East D Street neighborhood. Back in the days when whoever’s home you were playing at they were your parents. She will be missed. Deepest sympathies to the Wunderlich family. Debbie (Hausmann) and Terry Meyer

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sharon Smith said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2021 at 8:33 AM

So sorry to hear of Emma Lee's passing. She was a wonderful neighborhood "mom" to all. George & Sharon Smith Allen Yocks Bob and Cindy Yocks

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2021 at 7:51 AM

Our sympathy to John and all the family. You had wonderful parents.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marie Gemmingen said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2021 at 8:40 AM

Emma Lee was a lovely lady. I so enjoyed our talks when Al was talking church business. She and Al were so in love. I will miss them both. Emma Lee was the best secret pal, she is now officially God's angel.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tim wallisch said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2021 at 8:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.

  • Lake st. Louis
  • MO

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