Evelyn Kreher

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Evelyn L Kreher, nee Kehrer, 83, of Freeburg, IL, born in Engelmann Township, on January 31, 1938, died, Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Kreher was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, and was the assistant supervisor for the Freeburg Township.  Her hobbies were gardening and baking.  Evelyn’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her proudest accomplishment.  The most precious time for her was spending time on the farm with her husband Joseph Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joseph C. Kreher Sr., whom she married on April 4, 1956, and who died on December 3, 2019; a son, Edward L. Kreher; her parents, Louis and Stella Kehrer, nee Curry; five sisters, Ethel Keller, June Pratt, Irma Hankammer, Stella Kehrer, and Florence Voegele; and five brothers, Louis, Edward, Russell, Robert, and Herman Kehrer.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph Jr. (Patti) Kreher and Kenneth (Lori) Kreher, both of Freeburg, IL; a daughter-in-law, Betty Kreher; seven grandchildren, Eric (Stacey) Kreher, Brian (Catherine) Kreher, Julia (Scott) Baltz, Daniel J. Kreher, Dr. Kelli Kreher Rocco (Andrew Rocco), Amy (Scott) Crean, and Blake Kreher; eight great-grandchildren, Avery, Hudson, and Brock Baltz, Edward Kreher, Louis and Hattie Jo Crean, and Harper and Emery Kreher; two sisters, Pearl (Rod) Rodriguez and Joyce Massmann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Joseph Catholic School, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, due to COVID restrictions.

Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

 

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18 Comments on Evelyn Kreher

Fay Monroe said : Guest Report May 27, 2021 at 6:42 PM

May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you grieve the loss of your mom. Praying for peace for you all and hugs to you all Sincerely Fay

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Julie Lowe Baker said : Guest Report May 27, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Joe and Kenny and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the whole family. May God Bless you. Losing a loved one is never easy, but with faith and strength and the love of your family and friends, memories of your Mom, will sustain you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tom Hill said : Guest Report May 26, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Sorry for your loss.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Ruth Buss said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 7:02 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family, on the passing of Aunt Evelyn. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May she rest in Peace!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Kay Gaebe said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 3:31 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the Kehrer Family during this difficult time

  • Addieville
  • Il
Jim &Breeze Hankammer said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM

She is in God's arms. Prayers and peace to her family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Gloria kehrer Jancek said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 7:38 PM

Aunt Evelyn you were a beautiful lady inside and out. You were there for me when I really needed a hand up. Love you to the moon and back.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
June Benedick said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 7:17 PM

Joe and Patti, sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • State
John Schrader said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 6:17 PM

Our sympathy to the family and friends I am sure you all have great memories of Evelyn. Keep them in your heart and mind Best wishes John Jeanne Schrader

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
beverly ruser said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 6:14 PM

for a wonderful woman and perfect friend. I will never forget good times and bad but most of all the laughs! Thank you for accepting me as "one of the family" almost!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Mosir said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the Kreher family in the loss of Evelyn.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Mary Mosir said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Thoughts and prayers for the Kreher family with the loss of Evelyn.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Pat Burns said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Deepest sympathy to the entire Kreher family on the passing of Evelyn. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Joyce Mense said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 12:40 PM

Kerher Family my sympathies to all hugs to all Joyce Mense

  • Freeburg
  • Ill
Michele Quirin said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 12:32 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers in the passing of Evelyn. May your treasured memories lift you up at during this sad time. Prayers for all! Jim and Michele Quirin

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Cletus and Stella Kaemmerer said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 11:51 AM

We will cherish our sweet memories of Aunt Evelyn. She was an amazing and kind person with a loving hug whenever we needed one. Even though she isn’t with us now, I know she is reunited with Uncle Joe and Ed. I hope that brings comfort to you guys. We love you all.

  • Caseyville
  • Illinois
Debi Boeving said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 8:05 AM

I had lots of dealings with Evelyn over the years between the Village of Smithton and Freeburg Township. She was one great lady to deal with. She was a great person. I know she will be missed by her family.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jack & Margie (Rodriguez) McQueen said : Guest Report May 23, 2021 at 5:12 PM

Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you - remember and cherish the happier memories and know you have another Angel in Heaven watching over you... ❤️🙏🏼❤️

  • Sebastian
  • Florida

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