Wilma Stephan

Wilma Stephan

Wilma Stephan, 84, formerly of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in her home town of Alzey, Germany.

Wilma was born on Feb. 5, 1935 in Alzey, the daughter of Otto and Wilhelmine Kern Stephan. She married Ronald Chanley in Germany and came to the United States. She was a seamstress, tailor and worked as a cook in various restaurants and nursing homes in the area. She was a member of the Lutheran faith. Wilma had a daughter, Gabrielle, who married Donald Wheatley. Wilma returned to Alzey in 2014 to be with her family there.

She is survived by three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four brothers in Germany, Hans, Erich, Adolf and Gerhard Stephan.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gabrielle “Gabby” Wheatley, on April 15, 1996; her parents; two brothers; and a sister.

Gravesite services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist Wilma’s family during their time of loss.

Online condolences can be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.   


Jones, Roberta Glenn Miller, died Aug. 6. Services: 3 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Oaktown Morris Chapel United Methodist Church.

Morris, Rhonda Michelle, died Aug. 26. Services: 1 p.m. CDT today at Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery.Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services todayat the funeral home. Condolences: www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

Schlotterbeck, Herbert Martin Jr., died Aug. 18. Memorials: Kokomo Symphonic Society (kokomosymphony.com), Dance Kaleidoscope (dancekal.org), or the Episcopal Church of All Saints (allsaintsindy.org). Condolences: www.shirleyandstout.com.

Strahle, Donna Kay, died Aug. 24. Services: 4 p.m. on Sunday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home in Washington. Visitation: 1 p.m. until the hour of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Friends for Animals. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.


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