Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
MONKEN, Amanda Marie "Mandy" (WESSEL)66 Highland IL CarlyleUB 30 Jun 2004 fch 

Amanda M. 'Mandy' Monken, 66

Amanda Marie "Mandy" Monken, 66, of Trenton died Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.

She was born Oct. 1st, 1937, in Carlyle, the daughter of Theodore and Ida Grete Wessel, Sr., and they preceded her in death. On Sept. 19th, 1959, in Carlyle, she married Norman L. Monken, and he survives in Trenton.

Also surviving is a son, Kenneth A. Monken of Trenton; five brothers, Leroy Wessel of Hoffman, Alfred Wessel of Chenoa, Elmer Wessel of Collinsville, Theodore Wessel, Jr., of Fernadine Beach, Fla., and Wayne Wessel of Carlyle; and three sisters, Hilda Armstrong of Odell, Ruth Hanenburger of Carlyle and Marcella Mensing of Hoffman.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Dorothy Lyman; and three brothers, Edwin, Gilbert and Irwin Wessel.

She was a homemaker. She graduated from Carlyle High School in 1955. She worked at Embroidery Works, Highland News Leader and worked as a painter and wall paper hanger. She bowled three to four days a week and was one of the top 10 lady bowlers in Highland for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 25th, at 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland, with Rev. Leonard Laetsch officiating.

Burial was in Highland City Cemetery.

Visitation was at SpengelBoulanger Funeral Home in Highland. 

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