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Marie Ella Falk, 92, of Stewardson, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Born April 7, 1924 in Stewardson she was the daughter of Albert and Emma (Schultz) Wittenberg. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in May of 1924, was confirmed and joined Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson on May 16, 1939. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg. She worked at Brown Shoe Factory in Mattoon until 1945. She married Joe Falk December 29, 1945 in Stewardson. Together they owned and operated the Findlay and Stewardson Fabric Center until the late 80s. Marie enjoyed sewing and quilting. Surviving are her children Jacque (Rick) Stodden of Stewardson, Frank Falk of Ft. Worth, TX, six grandchildren Jennifer, Kathie, James, Kirtis Stodden, Jessica (James) Byers and Jacob Falk, four great-grandchildren, two brothers Lloyd (Shirley) Wittenberg, Paul Wittenberg both of Effingham, many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one son Jeffrey, one sister and five brothers. Visitation will be Monday, December 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steven Becker officiating. Burial will be at the Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson is assisting the family. Maries family invites friends to share a story or light a candle in her honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2016
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