Wilma L. Honegger
January 25, 1937 – August 6, 2018
EAST PEORIA- Wilma Lou (Maurer) Honegger, age 81, formerly of Far Hills, East Peoria, IL, passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria, IL. She was surrounded by her loving family. Although she endured many years with Alzheimer’s disease, her gracious and gentle spirit remained.
Wilma was born January 25,1937 to Alphia and Clara (Heinold) Maurer in Fairbury, IL. On August 14, 1954 she married her high school sweetheart, John Honegger. They were married for 62 years until John’s death October 30, 2016.
Together, John and Wilma provided a loving Christian home for their three children who survive them: Jill (Robert) Gangloff, Michael (Diane) Honegger and Gina (Gary) Kempf. They were also blessed with nine grandchildren; Jenny (Billy) Schick, Luke (Amanda) Gangloff, Andrew (Rachel) Honegger, Adam (Kimberly) Gangloff, Tyler (Erika) Kempf, Ryan (Keighley) Kempf, Paige (Chase) Reatherford, Dane Kempf, Shannon (Caleb) Brachbill, and eleven great-grandchildren; Willow, Ella, Tate, Camden, Irelyn, Cole, Crew, Abigail, Lennox, Samuel and a great-granddaughter due in Nov.
Wilma grew up with four brothers and four sisters. Preceding her in death were Ray Maurer, Donald Maurer, Helen Zimmerman, Dorothy Hoffman and DeLoris Thomas. She is survived by Gladys Koehl, Howard (Eileen) Maurer and Larry (Becky) Maurer.
Wilma will be remembered for her thoughtful, encouraging ways and how she cherished her family and friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and always enjoyed each baby that she could hold.
Wilma was a member of the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church where she faithfully served the Lord and her church family. Her funeral will be at 10:00 Monday, August 13, 2018 at her church with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be 2pm until 5pm Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria and from 9 until 9:45am Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Edwards, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Skylines where Wilma received compassionate care for many years. Please visit www.woolsey-wilton.com for online condolences.
- Alphia Maurer, Father
- Clara (Heinold) Maurer, Mother
- John Honegger, Husband
- Jill and Robert Gangloff, Daughter
- Michael and Diane Honegger, Son
- Gina and Gary Kempf, Daughter
- Jenny and Billy Schick, Granddaughter
- Luke and Amanda Gangloff, Grandson
- Andrew and Rachel Honegger, Grandson
- Adam and Kimberly Gangloff, Grandson
- Tyler and Erika Kempf, Grandson
- Ryan and Keighley Kempf, Grandson
- Paige and Chase Reatherford, Granddaughter
- Dane Kempf, Grandson
- Shannon and Caleb Brachbill, Granddaughter
- ~ Willow, Ella, Tate, Camden, Irelyn, Cole, Crew, Abigail, Lennox and Samuel, Great Grandchildren
- ~ One Great Granddaughter due in Nov.
- Gladys Koehl, Sister
- Howard and Eileen Maurer, Brother
- Larry and Becky Maurer, Brother
- Ray Maurer, Brother
- Donald Maurer, Brother
- Helen Zimmerman, Sister
- Dorothy Hoffman, Sister
- DeLoris Thomas, Sister
- Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Honegger; brothers, Ray and Donald Maurer; sisters, Helen Zimmerman, Dorothy Hoffman and Deloris Thomas.
- Luke Gangloff
- Andrew Honegger
- Ryan Kempf
- Adam Gangloff
- Tyler Kempf
- Dane Kempf
- the Apostolic Christian Skylines
- Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
- Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
Wilma L. Honegger
August 12, 2018
We are so thankful your sweet mom's journey to Heaven is finally over and she is alive in the presence of our dear Savior, Jesus forever. You were all so blessed to have wonderful parents and their legacy lives on in each one of you now. We will pray for you as the Lord holds you close to heal your aching hearts.
We love you all so much,
Christine and Steven
wilbur and louise triplett
August 7, 2018
We loved John and Wilma.
They were both special to us. John flew to Michigan to fish with me and stayed
with us at our cottage. We had a wonderful time together. Wilma was such a sweet heart. She fought a good fight and now she can be again with John. We will never forget both of them. May God bless her family left behind. Our love.
Wilbur and Louise Triplett, Peoria...
August 7, 2018
To my lifelong special friend:
We shared all our growing up years together from early Sunday School, elementary school, high school and families growing up. Our life was good. Once life choose to take you down a different and private path our communications changed.
Each and every time I thought of you (which was often) I had the sweetest memories of all our fun together. We were both so fortunate to have also shared wonderful spouses who enjoyed each other as well .
Peace be with you as you now rejoin your beloved and give an extra hug to mine for me.
My love and and sympathy to Mike, Gina, Jill and your families. You had a beautiful and sweet Mother.
A friend ,
Helen F. Follmer
August 7, 2018
What a blessing to know that all of the confused days are over and your Mother is now at home with the Lord. And an added blessing to know that she also is with your Dad. He was so faithful in caring for her and now they are able to rejoice together again. I know you have many memories of your parents and the wonderful Heritage they have left for children, grandchildren and many wonderful friends. I am sorry I am unable to be there with you as much as I would love to be, but am unable at this time. I will be praying that you all will find peace and comfort in those many wonderful memories that are in your hearts and the Peace that only God can give. Trust in Him.