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Kathleen Celeste "Katie" Altgilbers

Kathleen Celeste "Katie" Altgilbers

Kathleen Celeste "Katie" Altgilbers, age 88, of 1516 Chestnut, Quincy, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in the St. Vincent Home from complications after suffering a stroke. She was born on January 5, 1932 in Quincy, IL the daughter of John & Amanda (Pinkard) Kahs. Katie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She married Wilfred Altgilbers on June 11, 1955 and would have celebrated 65 years together this year. He survives. Katie worked at the information desk and switchboard at Blessing Hospital, retiring in 1991 after more than 20 years.

Katie was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity. She was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the St. Francis Funeral Luncheons. Katie also enjoyed many years of visiting at Hardees with her Tuesday morning group.

Even though she was an only child, Katie married into a large family. In addition to her husband, Katie is also survived by:
CHILDREN: Ann Altgilbers and Karen Brothers both of Quincy; Jean Gore and her husband Gordon of Arvada, CO; John Altgilbers and his wife Angie of St. Louis, MO and Tony Altgilbers of Las Vegas, NV.
GRANDCHILDREN: Creighton Gore; Seneca Gore, Lindsay Brothers, Amanda Altgilbers and Frankie Altgilbers.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Camron Gore and Heaton Brothers
BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND SISTERS-IN-LAW: Frank Altgilbers, Ray Evoy; Carlene Wolf, and Nancy Zanger.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins including a special cousin, Viv Kiwala who was like a sister to Katie also survive.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers in law: Joe Altgilbers along with his wife Mildred; Norbert Altgilbers, Donald Altgilbers along with his first wife Mary and also his second wife Kathleen; sisters-in-law: Florine Sparrow along with her husband Elmer, Frances Evoy and a special cousin Clara Hessling.

Katie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Due to the restrictions for public gathering caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the funeral services for Katie are private. The family wishes to thank all of their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please feel free to send a card or note to Wilfred or the family directly or through the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested be made to the St. Francis Community Assistance (Food Pantry). The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Connie & Steve Phillips
Lexington, KY
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Our deepest sympathy to all of you...Aunt Katie was a sweetheart. Love to all of you. Connie
From:
Barb and Jim Oenning
quincy, IL
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Ann,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very sweet lady.
Give your Dad our sympathy.
Thinking of you, Jim and Barb
From:
Barb Lowe Wehmer
Quincy, IL
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You knew me as Barb Sparrow. I loved Katie very much. She was so sweet and kind. I will always remember her. So sorry for your loss, Willie.
From:
Linda Lucke
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Ann, I an so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your entire family.
From:
Mary-Ann K.Hyer
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Katie was such a nice person. She will be missed. Hugs to the family.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Ann and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Ray & Jan Allison
Pekin, IL
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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Katie was a wonderful person. I am sure she is still doing volunteer work in her new home.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. RIP
Jeff & Joanne
From:
Jeanette& Marvin Winking
Indianapolis, IN
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
From:
JOY HESSLING/DEBI MCCOLEZ
quincy, IL
Comments:
our sympathies go to the family of losing this wonderful and endearing Lady.
From:
Dory McNett
St. Louis, MO
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My heartfelt sympathy to the Altgilbers family. Keeping you tucked in my prayers. Thinking of you Ann.
From:
Becky Coelho
Quincy, IL
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Wil and family
I remember seeing Katie and Wil at the QU pool exercising with the Waterbugs, Also the loving couple helped us out in our time of need. Prayers for Katie and the family. God love you.