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“Don and family, Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers for you all. God Bless. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Tom and Rena Miller - Sterling, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers and sending hugs and love to you all. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Eva Wiemken-Marion - Bradley, IL


Ida Mae Wiemken, 85 of Sterling, IL died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born on August 24, 1932 in Woosung, IL the daughter of Harry Dale and Faye Geraldine (Brown) Houpt.

Ida Mae married Don Wiemken in Royce City, TX on July 2, 1985. She was employed at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, IA from 1964-1974. She then worked for Dixon State School from 1975-1983 and Edgewild Nursing Home in Sterling from 1984-1989. Ida Mae enjoyed traveling during her retirement and spending the winters in Alabama. She also enjoyed reading, making quilts, and doing crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Don; her children, Duane (Beverly) Schommer, Darrell Schommer, Diane VanLaningham, Denise (Steve Leathers) Schommer, Don (Amanda) Schommer; and step-children, Forrest (Donna) Wiemken, Christa (Allen) Hicks, Howard (Barbara) Wiemken, and Doris (Bill) Crews; one sister, Fern Wiemken of Folkston, GA; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren, one expected in April; and a nephew, Stanley Houpt.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry Dale Houpt, Jr.; her step-daughter, Judy Weigle; her step-son, Alan Wiemken; a son-in-law, Harold VanLaningham; a step-great grandson, Peter Miller; and a step-great granddaughter, Erica Kerley.

Visitation will be Monday, November 20, 2017 at the McDonald Funeral Home 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. followed by a service at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Jason Borton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Arrangements completed by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com