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Hedwig 'Hedy' Elligsen

Hedwig 'Hedy' Elligsen

Hedwig 'Hedy' Elligsen, age 88, of Quincy, died on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. She was born on December 3, 1930 in Dohren-Emsland, Germany, the daughter of Anton & Helene (Meyer) Schene.

Hedy came to the United States in 1950 as a student and lived with her uncle, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. B. Schnelton at the St. Boniface Rectory in Quincy. She was married to Philip Elligsen on June 7, 1958. They were married to each other for 60 & ½ years. Hedy was a community leader, active in many endeavors. Hedy was also a qualified German Baker who operated Hedy's Cookies in Quincy and Hedy's German Bakery in St. Louis Union Station. Hedy was also the motivating force in her husband's business.

Hedy was heavily engaged in church work, social work and the business of making friends. Hedy was an avid antique collector who loved going to all the sales with her daughter-in-law. Hedy and her husband loved to travel around the United States and also made five trips to Europe, where Hedy loved shopping for antiques.

In addition to her husband, Philip, Hedy is also survived by:
TWO SONS: Erich Elligsen and his wife Norma and John A. Elligsen
TWO DAUGHTERS: Frances E. Rawlings and Mariellen Dowell and her husband Phil.
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Hedy Marie Elligsen and Annalies Dowell.

Hedy was preceded in death by all of her siblings and grandchildren: Erich Elligsen, Jr., Christian Philip Elligsen, and Norma Christina Elligsen.

Private graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Larry Mulch at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy. The services are private for members of her immediate family per Hedy's wishes. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor's choice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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From:
Mick und Carmen Myers
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Unser herzliches beileid an die ganzen familie.
From:
Norma
Quincy, IL
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Hedy was a wonderful Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.
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Becky Moore
Laporte, IN
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Erich / family..My thoughts are with you all as losing your momma can be the worst..
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Alan Obert
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. Good memories as a child of spending time with your family and the friendship that our mom's had with one another. You all are in my thoughts.
Alan
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Lauren Coy
Quincy, IL
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Hedy was very much loved by her family and those around her. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. May God be with her and her family during this difficult time.
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Erich Elligsen
Quincy, IL
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I am a son that can truly say I had the worlds best mother, she worked her fingers to severe arthritis, and would give her last cent to help anyone in need. No matter how tough times would get there would always be a meal on the table, she would always eat last. Her life was her family and her will to live for her family was stronger then her body. No matter how painful life had become for me she always held my hand and wiped my tears, no matter how busy she was she took the time to talk to me. She was a mother that was very proud of her family. My heart is broken. I love her so much and I know she knew it, our family is close and work to please GOD even though the road has been bumpy at times. The world is a darker place since her spirit left to be with GOD. I can honestly say every thing she did was for the good, and I can honestly say I was never ever embarrassed or ashamed of my mother. She held her family and me on a pedestal while caring for others. Her last moment were happy and smiling to be home with her family. She is a child of GOD and always told us to put GOD before everything. I'm sure he is proud of her. I miss every moment but know we will once again be together when my job is done here. I pray I can only live to the level of values and love that she lived. I LOVE YOU MOM.
From:
Philip Elligsen
Quincy, IL
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my heart is broken--I have never known a kinder, sincere and moral person than Hedy. I have had the honor of living with her for 60 years. I look forward to the first opportunity to be with her again.
From:
Rhonda Chesney
Kinderhook, IL
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So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
From:
Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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We were blessed to have enjoyed her wonderful bakery products and to tour "their complex" and enjoy the craftmanship. What a blessing your family has been to the city of Quincy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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NICKLAUS Hopper
Florisant, CO
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I'll never forget the sweet smell of bread baking and going on trips to st.louis. running around the house in her wooden shoes she used to have,her amazing stories but most importantly that she was my grandma love and miss you always