FLANAGAN — Corinne A. Mundschenk, 88, of Flanagan, died at 12:07 p.m. Friday (Jan. 9, 2015) at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Visitation was Monday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home in Flanagan, and will be for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Her celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Flanagan, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Sculley officiating. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, Flanagan.
Corinne was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Flanagan, the daughter of John G. and Anna Alice Baumann Abels. She married Kenneth A. Mundschenk on June 5, 1949, at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Windtown. He passed away on June 20, 2008.
Surviving are three daughters, Lynnette Mundschenk, Flanagan; and Deanna (Dave) Janssen and Darla (Doug) Wilson, both of Gridley; two grandsons, Joshua (Katie) Wilson, Pinellas Park, Fla., and Noah Wilson, Gridley; sister, Elaine Rients, Flanagan; brother-in-law, Eugene P. Mullen, Pontiac; sisters-in-law, Catherine Pyka, Martinez, Calif.; and Elsie Wheeler, Albion, Neb.; brother-in-law, Harold (Ruth) Mundschenk, Eagan, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Gregory; one brother, Merlyn Abels; and three sisters, Norma Saxton, Phyllis Mullen and Marlene Weichman.
Corinne was educated in Flanagan rural schools and graduated from Flanagan High School. She taught school at Spires rural school for four years prior to her marriage.
She was a lifelong citizen of Livingston County, living in the town of Flanagan and rural area of Long Point. She and Kenny planted and harvested their farm crops together. They also raised a large garden with Corinne canning and freezing the produce from it. She enjoyed growing numerous flower beds and always enjoyed decorating her house and yard for every holiday season. One of her favorite hobbies was sending greeting cards to people for almost any occasion.
Corinne was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she participated in many activities: teaching Sunday school, assisting with the Christmas pageant, helping on the altar committee, serving funeral dinners and sewing quilts with the ladies’ group.
Her life was centered around her family and spending time with them, especially her grandsons, Josh and Noah and “granddaughter,” Katie.
Please direct memorials to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Wounded Warrior Project or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.