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Frances Catherine (Ernst) Weitekamp
April 15, 1935 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Frances Catherine "Fran" Weitekamp, age 88, of Raymond died 10:12 am, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at her home in Raymond with her family by her side.
Visitation will be held from 3 -5 pm on October 22, 2023 at St. Raymond Catholic Church 406 Mc Elroy St, Raymond, IL 62560.
Funeral Services will be held on October 23, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Raymond's Catholic Church in Raymond, IL with Fr. John Hannigan officiating.
Burial will be in St. Raymond's Catholic Cemetery in Raymond, IL.
Fran was born April 15, 1935 in Coffeen, the daughter of of Arthur William and Catherine Barbara (Sommer) Ernst.
After graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1953, Fran moved to Springfield, IL to work at Franklin Life Insurance Co.
She married Roy L. Weitekamp on February 9, 1957 at St. John's Catholic Church in Coffeen. Roy preceded her in death on January 19, 2012.
She was a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church and St. Raymond Altar and Rosary Society . She was a Homemaker and and Farmwife. Fran and her husband were active members with the Illinois Pork Producers Association. She was a founding member of the Panhandle Food Pantry. She loved gardening, playing cards, and painting. She
also liked to crochet hats and to sew dresses that were donated to charities. Most of all she loved to visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren..
Fran is survived by five children, Dianne (husband Jeff) Hampton, Dale (wife Kim) of Raymond. Allan(wife Laurie) of Farmersville, Jane Bynum of Maryland Heights, MO and Nancy (husband John) Gonzenbach of Waterloo, IL. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by; her parents, one sister Marie Terneus, three brothers, Lester Ernst, John Ernst, and Henry Ernst
Memorials may be made to Panhandle Education Foundation, Raymond Park District or St. Raymond Cemetery or Asbury Cemetery
Condolences to the Family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com
Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the Family.