Fidelis V. Vosholler, 78, Vernon

Fidelis V. Vosholler, 78, of Vernon, died on Friday, April 3, 2009, in her home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle, with the Rev. George Mauck officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lebanon at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the church. Day Funeral Home in Patoka was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Vosholler was born on Aug. 28, 1930, in Lebanon, the daughter of Arthur and Regina Mersinger Fohne. She married Paul Vosholler on April 24, 1952, in Lebanon.

She grew up in Lebanon and lived in Huey and rural Patoka before moving to rural Vernon 20 years ago. She worked at the Lebanon hat factory, a garment factory in O’Fallon and for several years at Miss Elaine’s factory in Centralia. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle. She had a produce stand at the Centralia farmers’ market for more than 10 years, selling homegrown produce. She enjoyed gardening and crochet, but most of all preparing a meal for and sharing it with her family at family gatherings.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Robert Vosholler and his wife Sonji of Patoka, Raymond Vosholler of Sandoval, John Vosholler and his wife Mitzie of Vernon, and Joe Vosholler and his wife Mary of Vernon; daughters, Carol and her husband Jim Thompson of Centralia, and Betty and her husband Dan Onken of the Philippines; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

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