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Marsue Ann Wachtel

Marsue Ann Wachtel

Marsue Ann Wachtel age 71, of Chatham, IL formerly of Quincy passed away peacefully without pain surrounded by her family on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. Marsue was born October 22, 1947 in Keokuk, IA a daughter of Carroll "Bud" and Irma Mae (Thurnhoffer) Markey. She married John Lawrence Wachtel on April 15, 1972 in Quincy's St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and he survives.

Marsue had worked as an LPN at both the former St. Mary Hospital in Quincy and at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, IL. She was a graduate of Warsaw High School and The 1966 Class of Quincy School of Practical Nursing. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham. In 1986 she was faced with the trials and tribulation of a very rare and terrible disorder. Marsue never let her disorder define her life or her death and she never let it stop her from living her life to the fullest. The only thing she ever asked for was one more day and the good Lord answered her request giving her 33 more years. Among her favorite things to do were spending time with her family and traveling. Her greatest joys in life were watching her childern, nieces, and grandchildren grow into the beautiful people that they are today.

She enjoyed writing in her journals, looking at and constantly adding to her photo albums.

Marsue had a passion for traveling and traveled to all U.S. states except Alaska. She especially loved her trips to the Northwestern states and The Rocky Mountains.

In addition to her husband John, survivors include: Her three children: Aaron Daniel Wachtel of Sherman, IL; Carol Maureen Wachtel of Chatham, IL; Michael Joseph Wachtel of Littleton, CO; Grandchildren: Ashley Marie Wachtel; Gavin Michael Carl Wachtel, and Braidyn Matthew Gardner. Brother-in-law: Robert Baumann of Blandinsville, IL ; Nieces: Shelly (Emma Morrison) Baumann of Yuma, AZ and Donna (David) Lee and children Derek and Alex Lee of Wichita, KS, Daughters of her heart: Brenda Bart of Chillicothe, IL and Meghan Egan of Littleton, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irma and Bud Markey and a sister and best friend, Carolyn JoAnn Baumann.

Farewell our love, may you forever be at peace with your Father in heaven.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to Autism Speaks in honor of her grandson, Gavin Michael Carl Wachtel.

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From:
Laura J Churchill
Chatham, IL
Comments:
I so miss my best friend. My love and condolences to the family. We will never forget you.
From:
Donna Hummel
Louisville, KY
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So sorry for the loss of one so dear to all of us. When we visited my niece in Springfield each year we stopped in to visit with Marsue and the family. I always loved talking with her. She was always cheerful and funny. She will be missed terribly
From:
Brenda Bart
Chillicothe, IL
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Love you Mama. Give my mom a huge hug for me. I hoped you're dancing in the sky and singing in the angels choir.
From:
Mary Keller
Augusta IL, IL
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I worked with Marsue at St Mary when we both were young and single. Had so much fun with her but we were all about the business at hand, too. She was an excellent LPN. I know our patients loved Marsue!
From:
Carol Gronewold
Lima, IL
Comments:
John, sorry for your loss.
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Ed & Linda Berry
Quincy, IL
Comments:
John , We’d like to extend our sincere sympathy to you & your family . Marsue was a great nurse ,have fond memories of St.Mary Hospital days . Her name will be included in our Remembrance Memorial at our luncheon on April 9. God Bless all of you .
Sincerely,
Ed & Linda Berry
From:
Ann Wesbecher
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John, having Marsue working for me at St Mary was one of the nicest times of my life. She was a compassionate nurse and a true Christian nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. PEACE. Ann Wesbecher
From:
Jonathon Johnson
Payson, IL
Comments:
To Michael and the rest of the wachtel family I am so sorry about your loss. She is in heaven looking down and smiling!

Blessings and condolences.
From:
Mike & Barb Hutmacher
The Villages, FL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Marsue’s passing. John was a great husband and support during Marsue’s long battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and the family.
Mike & Barb Hutmacher
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Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
Comments:
John - so sorry I could not make the services for Marsue. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. She is at peace and with Jesus. You could not ask for more! Peace, my friend. Jay
From:
Lori Lane Nyi
Galesburg, IL
Comments:
I worked at St. Mary's in the mid to late 70s with Marsue. She was such a caring nurse and a kind and funny co-worker. All of her loved ones are in my prayers for peace and comfort.