Marie E. Grubbs Krigsheuser

Marie Elizabeth Grubbs Krigsheuser, 95, of Karnak, died at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1915, in Grand Chain, the daughter of Charley Grubbs and Katherine Heisner Grubbs.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Olmsted, where she was a member and past president of the Ladies Aid of the church.

She was a homemaker and liked to cook and sew. She always had a garden and canned her vegetables. She raised chickens and sold eggs on the family farm, where she resided for the past 66 years.

On Dec. 9, 1933, in Grand Chain, Marie married Oscar J. Krigsheuser. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1974.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean Krigsheuser, on May 27, 1995; and by three brothers, John, David and Glynn Grubbs; and four sisters, Clara Grubbs, Annie Grubbs, Lena Austin, and Oma Jones.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Charles L. (Jeanette) Jones of Pulaski and Marshall (Hilda) Prochay of Harrisburg; several great-nephews, great-nieces, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Krigsheuser were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Olmsted with Pastor Paul Donner officiating. Interment followed in the Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain.

Memorials can be made to the Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery, c/o Anna Lee Heisner, 473 Big Stone Rd., Grand Chain, Ill. 62941.

Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge was in charge of arrangements.


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