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Alvera C. Haxel

Alvera C. Haxel

Alvera C. Haxel, age 75, of Quincy, died on Friday, September 24, 2021 in her home. She was born on December 11, 1945 in Quincy, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Grawe) Wand. Alvera married Theodore "Ted" Haxel on April 12, 1969 in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2017.

Alvera began working at the W.C.U. right out of high school and continued to work as an insurance underwriter for Western Catholic Union for 50 plus years, retiring at the age of 70. She was also an Avon Lady for 20 years, she loved visiting with people. She was a graduate of St. Anthony Grade School and Notre Dame High School.

She was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a devout Catholic. Alvera regularly participated in W.C.U. and Special Olympics events. She had a big heart, and never met a person or an animal that she wouldn't help or take-in. Alvera enjoyed many years of QND Bingo, she loved playing cards, especially Golf (the card game) and Pinochle. She was always planning her garage sale stops and had a gift for collecting knick-knacks.

Her family and grandchildren were her life. Alvera and her brothers and sisters were very close, and a get-together wasn't complete without music and singing.

She is survived by:
SIX CHILDREN: Jennifer (Darin) Huntley; Joseph (Mary Beth) Haxel; Sarah Hinkamper; Gregory (Dana) Haxel; Anna Haxel and Alice Rosa.
GRANDCHILDREN: Benjamin (Shelby) Goodman; Daniel (Brenna) Goodman; Caleb Huntley; Zachary Schraer; Ethan Haxel; Tabitha Haxel; Reagan Hinkamper; Reese Hinkamper; Emma Haxel; and Avery Haxel.
GREAT GRANDSON: Bennett Goodman.
SIBLINGS: Jim (Judy) Wand; Sr. Mary Ruth Wand, SSND; Marcia (Fred) Maranski; Carlene (Steve) Blickhan; Barb Wand; and Larry (Mary) Wand.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Alvera was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law, Brett Rosa.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the church. Memorials may be made to Adams County Special Olympics.

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From:
Sharon L Brown
Hamilton, IL
Comments:
I'm sorry for loss Alice and Anna
Sharon Brown
From:
Becky Warning
Quincy, IL
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I have know Alvera forever and worked with her for 30 years. She was always smiling regardless of her circumstances. She will be sorely missed by anyone who knew her.
From:
Mary Fuller
Quincy, IL
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Haxel Children, i am very sorry for your loss. Alvera was a lovely person and i am sure she will be missed
From:
Benita Boone
Pittsfield, IL
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My Thoughts and Sympathy are with all the Haxel Kids & There Families! I work with Ted at Walmart Supercenter! I was a Member of St. Anthony for 33 years! Got to No Ted his Wife Alvera & Kids very well! My Condolences are with you all! GOD BLESS 🙏
From:
Joy Jurrens
Quincy, IL
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We knew Alvera as a friend from church and she was our Avon lady for many years. She has always had a heart of gold and was such a dear mother to her children and grandchildren. She cared for her husband and was always there supporting him in his illness. Her family was her life. She will be missed.
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Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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I had the pleasure of working with Alvera for many years. She was well respected for her vast knowledge of life insurance products and evaluating insurance applications. When I arrived at WCU in 1988 Alvera was working in the Sales Department. She later worked in the Underwriting Department and served as Chief Underwriter. I was blessed to have worked with her for 27 years. She had s great personality and was well liked.
From:
Jan Ewalt
Quincy, IL
Comments:
You all have our deepest sympathy and will be in my prayers. Alvera was a special lady.
From:
Lonny B Lemon
San Tan Valley AZ, AZ
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To the Haxel family:
I was saddened to hear of the loss of the family matriarch, Alvera. I remember so vividly seeing her at every type of QND event, supporting the school and her kids. She especially loved Bingo Sundays. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the days ahead, and that HE fills your hearts with only great memories you shared with her. God Bless.
From:
Sr. Jane Wand
Booneville, MS
Comments:
I have always enjoyed talking with Alvera. Recently I was in Quincy and stopped by to see her. She was the same, positive woman, trusting in God. You, her children, can be so proud of your mom.
From:
Dana L DeLucia
Saint Louis, MO
Comments:
Sister Mary Ruth and family, You have my deepest condolences on the loss of Alvera. I know she fought bravely, had a huge heart and was loved by so many. My family and I will keep you in our prayers.
The DeLucia Family
From:
Lance Smith
Cleveland, OH
Comments:
I was taken in by this lovely lady and shared a home for a couple months. I helped with house cleaning cause her age and abilities limited her. She loved my son like her own. I'm sorry for your loss ANNA AND ALICE along with the rest of the family.