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Marcella (Wriede) Eilert
July 17, 1927 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Marcella Eilert passed away on July 13, 2023 at 6:02 p.m. at Litchfield Health and Rehab in Litchfield, IL. She was 95 years old.
Mrs. Eilert was born on July 17, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Henry Wriede and Wilma Blase Wriede. She attended Staunton High School and graduated in 1945. She married William Henry Eilert on June 8, 1947 at the Evangelical Church in Staunton, IL. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1988. Mrs. Eilert and her late husband owned and operated the Walshville Grain Elevator which she enjoyed very much. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive, IL.
Marcella had a large family that adored her. She had a smile that could light up the room and gave the best hugs. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and never turned down sweets. She loved her sleepovers with her three granddaughters, playing games, eating, and laughing till they cried. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Mrs. Eilert is survived by her two sons: Ray Eilert and David (Mary) Eilert, three granddaughters: Lisa (Jeff) Scanzoni, Lachelle (Ivan) Booth, LeAnn (James) Aloisi, ten great-grandchildren: Chelsea Milton, Kaitlyne Pollard, Stefanie Scanzoni, Lilly Booth, Abby Scanzoni, Samuel Booth, Ethan Booth, Andrew Booth, Ella Booth, Mason Aloisi, and six great-great grandchildren: Jacob, Taya, Ava, Myles, Nora, and Hayes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Harold Wriede.
There will be two visitations which will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive, IL. The first will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 5 - 8 p.m. and the second will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023 until the start of the service at 11 a.m. Pastor Ritter will officiate. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL. Lunch will be provided immediately after at the Immanuel Lutheran Educational Building.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church and Illinois Valley Home Delivered Meals.
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.