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Ann Jeanette (Bernardi) Wiesemann
October 24, 1932 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Ann Jeanette Wiesemann, age 90, of Danville, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Snyder Village to be with her beloved husband, Lloyd. Ann was born October 24, 1932, in Danville, Illinois, the only daughter of Edward and Freda Bernice (Bradford) Bernardi. She married Lloyd Wiesemann, November 10, 1951, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Danville. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2011.
Surviving are her four children, Julie (Michael) Henson, Peoria, Illinois; Jane (Dennis) Graham, Canton, MI; David (Annette) Wiesemann, Waukesha, WI; and John Wiesemann, Ft. Wayne, IN. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Stephen (Maggie) Graham, Shelby Graham (Jim) Flood; Jessica Henson (Mark) Klepacki; Allison Henson (Tony) Swanson; Rachael Henson (Kevin) McGee; Ashley Wiesemann (Sean) Hayes; Luke and Nate Wiesemann; Eric (Ashley Chin)Wiesemann, and Josh Wiesemann; 22 Great-grandchildren: Beau, Collins and Scotlyn Klepacki; Connor, Katelyn, Christian Lloyd and Carter Maupin; Mason, Henry and Charlotte Flood; Carly and Paul Graham; Finley and Quinn Hayes, Maddox, Nora, Liam, Tyson, Wyatt, Weston and Willow Wiesemann; Avery Swanson. A former daughter-in-law, Brenda (Frank) Doster; New Haven, IN, as well as several nephews and nieces also survive. Her parents, three nieces, and two brothers, Jim and Edward Paul Bernardi, preceded her in death. A beloved granddaughter, Beth Graham Maupin, of Canton, MI, preceded her July 21, 2011.
Ann and Lloyd were high school sweethearts and members of the first graduating class of Schlarman High School in 1949. She continued her education later in life, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University while in her fifties. She worked as a legal secretary for many years, and was engaged in the real estate business with her husband. While her children were young, she was a stay-at-home mom. Her retirement was in 1996 from the Danville VA Medical Center.
She enjoyed her home, writing stories about her family and playing and teaching piano. For many years she played organ at the Catholic churches in Danville. In recent years, several of Ann’s stories about her family were published. Raising her family was her proudest achievement in life. Her greatest joy was having her children at home for holidays and family celebrations. She had a strong sense of family and love for her husband, children, and grandchildren. With that came a deep pride in them and their accomplishments. Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Westville. In 1973, she founded Birthright of Danville, a pro-life organization and was its director until 1988. She believed strongly in the Right to Life for everyone, from conception to natural death, and worked in the pro-life movement for many years. She had been a Women’s Care Clinic and Faith in Action volunteer.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 4-7pm at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E Williams Street in Danville. A Rosary will take place at 3:30pm led by Father Sauppe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 231 N. State Street in Westville on Wednesday, October 25th at 10am. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Danville. Memorials may be made in Ann’s name to The Women’s Care Clinic, 1509 N. Bowman Ave., Danville, St. Jude, or masses for the deceased. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page.