Muriel L. Kreiling

MENDOTA - Muriel Lorene Kreiling, 97, of Forest City, passed away Jan. 6, 2018 at Heritage Healthcare in Mendota.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at the Forest City Community Church with Pastor Frank Brozenec officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito. Maas-Hurley Funeral Home in Manito handled the arrangements.

Muriel was born March 12, 1920 in Forest City to Howard and Bessie (Tomlinson) Zimmerman. She married Ralph Herman Kreiling, Sr. on Feb. 26, 1939 in Topeka. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay (Ron) Garman of Forest City; one son, Herman (Shirley) Kreiling of Mendota; six grandchildren, Kirk (Monica) Garman, Kyle (DeEtte) Garman, Julie (Kevin) Zinke, Jill (Chad) Wujek, Jason (Jessica) Kreiling and Jeff Kreiling; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Virgil (Pat) Zimmerman; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Miller and Shirley Brown; two brothers, Kenneth Zimmerman and an infant brother, Donald; one grandson, Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Dawson and Lennon.

Lorene was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother who was always devoted to the family farm, doing field work, caring for animals and raising a garden. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and baking. She was a member of the Forest City Community Church and the U R Welcome Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forest City Community Church, P.O. Box #31, Forest City, IL, 61532 or the American Diabetes Association.


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