CHATHAM – Pauline Amelia Corrigan, 82, of Chatham died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
She was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Chatham, the daughter of Louis and Alvina Ludtke Wallner. She married Gerald Corrigan on Aug. 2, 1947; he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; and a sister, Amanda Boehme.
She is survived by two daughters, Paula (Michael) Pantone of Schaumburg and Marian (Mark) Kremitzki of Springfield; four sons, Carl (Mary) Corrigan of Springfield, Gary (Lois) Corrigan of Athens, Allen (Wanda) Corrigan of Rapid City, S.D., and Edward (Karen) Corrigan of Chatham; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way); two sisters, Anita Bloechle of Springfield and Alberta Nation of Jacksonville; two brothers, Richard (Winnie) Wallner of Litchfield and Herman (Mary) Wallner of Fordsville, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pauline was a lifelong resident of the Chatham area. She worked at Hobbs Manufacturing on the assembly line. She was also a retired cook for the Chatham school district and was a homemaker and farm wife.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chatham, member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary in Chatham, past 4-H leader, member and past president of Lutheran Women’s League, and member of Chatham Prairie Quilters. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crossword puzzles and spending time with her church family and grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chatham, with the Rev. Clarence Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.
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