Verna L. Ratermann, 82, of Breese died on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 19 at St. Dominic Church in Breese, with Father Patrick Peter and Deacon Linus Klostermann officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on June 29, 1933 in Bond County to Henry C. and Ida (Frisse) Landmann. She married Henry “Bud” Ratermann on Nov. 22, 1956 at St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas. He passed away on Feb. 1, 2016.
Mrs. Ratermann was a homemaker and a member of St. Dominic Church and Sodality in Breese and the Daughters of Isabella Precious Blood Circle 718. She enjoyed quilting and was very devoted to her husband and family, and she absolutely loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Deb Gray of Breese, Barb (Dennis “Spunk”) Henken of Germantown, Rick (Rita) Ratermann of Breese, Connie (Dave) Tebbe of St. Rose, Denise (Gary) Vonder Haar of St. Rose, Julie (Brian) Boeckman of Breese, Kim (Randy) Peek of Aviston, Kelly (Karl) Klostermann of St. Rose and Brad Ratermann of Breese; grandchildren, Melissa (Rob) Swagler, Josh (Laura) Wintermann, Eric (Jamie) Henken, Laurie (Jeremy) Hemker, Carissa, Kirsten, Clint, and Kara Ratermann, John and Katie Tebbe, Jolyn (Brett) Huelsmann, Kayla and Ryan Vonder Haar, Luke and Amy Boeckman, Nicole and Tyler Peek, Ella and Carson Klostermann; great-grandchildren, Iris and Jude Swagler, Paityn, Corbin and Cannon Wintermann, Avery, Jayce and Sydney Hemker, Zane and Zander Henken, and Wyatt Huelsmann; brothers, Orville (Olivia) Landmann, Norbert Landmann, Leonard (Mary Jane) Landman, and Leo (Carol) Landmann, all of Highland; and a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Virgil Ripperda of Trenton and Rita Ratermann of Breese.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Thomas Wintermann; brothers, Alvin Landmann and Edgar Landmann; sisters, Rosilda Calliotte, Agnes Miller and Linda Willman; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl Calliotte, Eldon Miller, Darryl Willmann, Shirley Landmann, Pat Landmann, Alfred Ratermann, Sylvester and Mary Louise Ratermann, Ralph Ratermann, Melvin Ratermann, Richard Ratermann, Jerry Ratermann, Florentine Ripperda, Alvina and Victor Voss, Agnes and Ted Detmer.
Memorials may be made to Community Link, Mater Dei High School or St. Dominic Church.