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Amy E. Waterkotte

Amy E. Waterkotte

Amy E. Waterkotte, age 49, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in St. Vincent's Home. She was born on March 15, 1969 in Quincy the daughter of James & Sharon (Schildt) Waterkotte. She was a 1987 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Amy was a Medical Billing Specialist most recently working at Quincy Medical Group.
During her free time Amy loved to travel, visit auctions and spend time with her many friends. Especially important to Amy was spending time with her family specifically her nieces and nephew. Most recently her time was spent fighting cancer with dignity strength and a positive attitude that impacted those she interacted with. She also continued her daily activities including her volunteer work at the Horizon Food Bank.


Amy is survived by:
HER FATHER: James E. Waterkotte of Quincy
SIBLINGS: Erik and his wife Emmy of Cincinnati, OH; Todd Waterkotte of Phoenix, AZ; and Katie Vitale of Beardstown, IL
NIECES AND NEPHEWS: TJ Waterkotte, Anna Waterkotte, Isabella Vitale, Gabriella Vitale and Hayley Cox.
AUNTS & UNCLES: Jerry Waterkotte, Janet Waterkotte, and Carol Harvey and her husband Don
Numerous cousins and other relatives also survive.

Amy was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon, her grandparents, an uncle John Waterkotte, and her cousin Jason Harvey.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Catholic Elementary School Foundation (Q.C.E.S.) for a Scholarship to be established in Amy's name, the Sharon Waterkotte Scholarship at Quincy Notre Dame, St. Francis Catholic Church or to the Blessing Cancer Center. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Sara Gould
Chesterfield, MO
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Amy fought with such courage and strength, never complaining, and setting such an example for all of us. I cherish the conversations we shared, and am glad her soul is now free.
From:
Dana Smith
Quincy, IL
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I enjoyed working with Amy at Blue Cross for several years. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. May her memories keep her close in your heart.
From:
vicki s calvert
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy goes out to Mr. Waterkotte, and all of Amy's family. I was a good friend of Amy's when we were both working at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Amy's kindness, generosity, and great sense of humor, are the things that I remember the most. I know she will be missed, but I am so thankful that she no longer has to suffer.
From:
Randy Strode
Springfield, IL
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Jim, Erik, Todd and Katie
I am so sorry for your loss. My wife Kerri and I send our sincere condolences. My sister, Robin, actually alerted me to Amy's passing. I was shocked to say the least. I pray for peace as you walk through this most difficult time. God Bless!
From:
Tiffany Gallamore-Steinhauser
Quincy, IL
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Dear Katie, Jim, and the entire Waterkotte family—Thoughts and prayers to you all in this time of sorrow. I hope you find comfort in knowing Amy is no longer suffering. I am sure she is happily reunited with her mom and will always be watching over you all.
From:
Dick & Pat Wentura
Quincy, IL
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Dear Jim,
Thinking of you.
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Linda Raufer
Springfield, IL
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Jim and family I am so sorry to hear about Amy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
From:
Kathy Williams
Quincy, IL
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Jim, Katie and family - thinking of you and sending prayers for comfort! So very sorry for your loss.
Kathy & Jim
From:
Anita gallaher
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It was a pleasure to be one of the cna's that got to care for amy in her final chapter on earth she was a amazing person who ill never forget i love her smile her sassy sense of humor rest easy for you are a angel love
From:
Patty and Whitney Green
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Our prayers are with you all. May your happy memories with Amy sustain you and find comfort that she no longer is suffering.
From:
Barbara & Dale Hoebing
Blue Springs, MO
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Our deepest sympathy to all. I know Amy will be missed. I am sure Sharon was there to welcome her home. Sending our prayers.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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Jim, Todd, Eric, and Katie:
I am so saddened. Amy was a freshman my first year of teaching at QND. The Class of '87 will always be a part of my heart. Like all of you, she was kind, caring, made the best of friends, and loved her family above all else. I will pray that God graces you with only the best memories of the time you spent with your daughter and sister. Rest in peace, Amy.
From:
Steve Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Jim, Katie, Erik and Todd,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Amy. While it is never easy to lose a loved one, it is much harder to watch them suffer. At least you can look forward to being reunited in Heaven for Eternity. I coached Amy in Volleyball and Basketball and one thing I always admired about her is that she always gave it her all. May God Bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
From:
Richard & Fern Heitholt
Yorkville, IL
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Dear Jim, Jerry, Janet, Carol ,
We are sorry that you have lost a beloved daughter and niece. She leaves a valiant spirit for dealing with misfortune. We pray for the good people she leaves behind. God Bless!
From:
Sheri Busse
Quincy, IL
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I’m so sorryJim. God rest her soul.
From:
Sharlene Peter
Sun City Center, FL
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Dear Jim and family;
Please receive my sincere condolences On the passing of Amy. I know she fought a valiant fight against cancer and with such a great attitude. God Bless
From:
Pam La Frenz
Marshall, MO
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Sorry for your family's loss and I believe Amy is at peace now. Take care of each other.
From:
Mariann & Jon Barnard
Vicksburg,, MI
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Dear Jim and Family, you are in our prayers, and we ache for your loss.
From:
George and Wyllia McClure
Beardstown, IL
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Katie and family,
While we did not know your sister petsonally, we are aware how close and supportive your family was to her. Our thoughts are with you, hoping that you all find peace with her passing.
From:
Mary (Polhans) Butler
Blue Grass, IA
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I deeply sorry for your loss, My love to the entire Waterkotte Family~ Mary