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Maurine Sue (Knigge) Vonderheidt

September 20, 1942 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 79)


Maurine Sue Vonderheidt, 79, of Brighton, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.

She was born on September 20, 1942, in Chester, IL, the daughter of the late Theodore and Alice (Chunn) Knigge.

Maurine married Jerome Vonderheidt on June 5, 1965, in Festus, Mo. He survives.

Maurine’s family will always cherish their memories with her. She was always involved in her children and grandchildren’s activities. Maurine served as a Cub Scout den mother and an Avon Representative. She was active with Meals on Wheels for 25 years, and enjoyed flowers, gardening, puzzles, crafts, and attending car shows with Jerome.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome; three children, Natalie (Todd) Garrison of Rosewood Heights, Jerome (Dody) Vonderheidt of Brighton, and Teresa (Rob) Leggett of Medora; grandchildren Steve (Terry) Garrison, John Garrison, Greg Garrison, Laura (Jimmy) Meiser, Elizabeth Retzer (Paul Stewart), Zach (Kayla) Retzer, Nicky Vonderheidt, Hannah (Alex) Burnett, Gerri Ann (Jake) Geoghagan, Deric (Brittany) Vonderheidt, Brett (Marrisa) Leggett, Matthew Lahey, Shelby (Glenn) Peterson, Diane (Ryan) Baumgartner, Jacob (Ashley) Leggett, Rachel Lahey (Wade McGee), Brandy (Joseph) Croquart, Karlena Lahey, and Whitney Lahey; great grandchildren Drake, Lindze, Haidn, Magnus, Emma, Aubrey, Madison, Rylee, Karter, Kynsley, Brooklynn, Jerry, Ayden, Zoey, Sandra, Sophia, Evan, Ryan, Aubrey, Sophia, Celia, Glenn, Chase, Bailey, Kylie, Emmalyn, Zoey, Emmett and E.J.; sisters Diane Hayes and Carla (Steve) McCaleb; numerous nieces and nephews.

Maurine was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Alice, and brother-in-law Donnell Hayes.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey.

Burial will follow at Fosterburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maurine Sue (Knigge) Vonderheidt, please visit our floral store.


November 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church (Godfrey)

Funeral Service
November 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church (Godfrey)

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