Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Obit of Viola (Weishaupt) Augsburger

Viola M. Augsburger, 96, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:08 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home in Chatsworth. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow services at Germanville Township Cemetery in Rural Chatsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to Chatsworth United Methodist Church or the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family. Viola was born September 18, 1920 in Mackinaw, Illinois a daughter of Joe and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Sinn) Weishaupt. She married George Augsburger on December 13, 1942 in Mackinaw, IL. He passed away on May 5, 2002. She is survived by her children: Joan (Galen) Haren of Cullom, IL, Paul (Jan Kester) of Fairbury, IL, Judith of Chatsworth, IL, Phil (Tita) of Irving, TX, Joyce (John) Grana of Beach Park, IL, Jean (Richard) Loercher of Whitefish, MT, Perry (Alma) of Fairbury, IL, and Janet Jennings of Sun City, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two foreign exchange students: Gabriell of Uruguay and Satchet of Turkey; her siblings: Karlie Weishaupt of Mackinaw, IL, Elsie Goeken of Pekin, IL, and Joe (Margaret) of Ft. Meade, FL; four sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. Viola was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, one step great granddaughter, two sisters, and three brothers. Viola was a homemaker and also worked at Fairbury Hospital for about 20 years as a nurse’s aide and did mending at the nursing home in Piper City for several years. She was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth prior to its closing. Viola was a past member of the Livingston County Home and Community Education, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Viola was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Viola M.  Augsburger

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