Margaret Josenhans

August 23, 2018

Margaret Sophie Josenhans, 89, of St. Anne, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2018) at Riverside Medical Center’s Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.

She was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Brooklyn N.Y., the daughter of Frederick and Marie Weber. Margaret married Rudolf W. Josenhans on Dec. 29, 1956.

They raised their three children in Ridgewood, N.Y. During that time, Margaret worked in the New York Public School System as a special education paraprofessional for more than 20 years, while she and her family attended Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Glendale, N.Y., where they made lifelong friends. In 2006, Rudolf and Margaret made their new home in St. Anne to be near family and grandchildren. During that time, they enjoyed being a part of Peoples Church in Bourbonnais.

“Margaret will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her great love for her family and other ‘adopted’ family members and her ability to make friends wherever she went,” her family said.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and brother, Gerhardt Weber, who was posthumously awarded the Korean War Distinguished Service Cross, and his wife, Jane.

Surviving are her husband; and her beloved children, Daniel (Lynda) Josenhans, of Levittown, N.Y., Ruth Josenhans, of Lucas, Texas, and Heidi (Brent) Prairie, of St. Anne; three grandchildren, Aron Josenhans, Greta Prairie and Luke Prairie; as well as much-loved nieces and nephews in Texas and Michigan.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Cotter Funeral Home in Momence. An additional time for visitation will be from noon Friday, Aug. 24, until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Peoples Church in Bourbonnais, with the Rev. Greg Eilders officiating.

Interment will take place in Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Aroma Township following the services.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39

Please sign her online guestbook at cotterfh.com.


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