Wilhelmina “Wilma” Altergott Voelz, 89, of Paris, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, in Paris Healthcare Center. She worked at the Paris Community Hospital for 22 years until …
Wilhelmina “Wilma” Altergott Voelz, 89, of Paris, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, in Paris Healthcare Center. She worked at the Paris Community Hospital for 22 years until her retirement.
A funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial is in Hoult Cemetery, Chrisman. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Voelz was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Henry Christian and Emily Kufeldt Altergott. She married Lawrence Robert Voelz on Jan. 24, 1953, in Chicago. He preceded her in death March 10, 1999.
She is survived by her children, Tina Lee (Gary) Morefield of Arrowsmith, Lawrence Robert Voelz Jr. of Paris, Erick Charles (Ilane) Voelz of Champaign, Katherine Ann (Bradley) Ashmore of Savoy and Edward George (Debra) Voelz of Muddy; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers and six sisters.
Mrs. Voelz worked in the accounting department of Kraft Foods in Chicago and later for Sears, also in Chicago, until relocating to Paris.
She was involved with many clubs and organizations throughout her life. She was a member of Ladies Aid, a volunteer for Relay for Life, a member of St. John’s children and adult choirs in Chicago, a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Prospect Heights and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Paris. Aside from clubs and organizations, she enjoyed many hobbies as well. She loved making beautiful, crocheted doilies and giving them away as gifts. She enjoyed being outside in the spring and summer months tending to her flower gardens, baking delicious desserts, but most of all, she enjoyed socializing with her neighbors and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her beautiful smile will be missed.
The family offers sincerest gratitude to her second family, the staff at Paris Healthcare, for taking such loving care of their mother.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Paris, Paris Community Hospital Horizon Health or Paris Healthcare Center.
Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.