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Harmine W. Scheffner

Harmine Wibben Scheffner, 89, Forreston, a loving mother, grandma and Oma passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

She was born on July 23, 1924 in Campen, Germany, and she came to America at the age of 4.  She was the daughter of Martin and Gertie (Henning) Janshen.

She married Robert “Bob” Scheffner on June 23, 1945 at St John United Church of Christin, Freeport. He died on June 13, 2003.

For 64 years she was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, belonged to the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Quilting Club.

Harmine and Bob farmed in the Stephenson County for 43 years.

She was chosen Farm Wife of Silver Creek Township in 1984.

She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

When she would see her grandchildren or great-grandchildren, you could see the love she had for them by her big smile.

She loved drinking German tea and serving it to her family and friends, and conversing in German with her brother, sister, cousins and friends.

She also enjoyed making bread and cookies, doing embroidery work, playing games, having a garden, and watching birds at her bird feeders.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Miller, Forreston, Bonita (Bill) Ross, Egan, and Marcie Scheffner, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Randy (LuAnn) Scheffner, Baileyville, Rolland (Vicki) Scheffner, Leaf River; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer (Frank) Perez, Judd (Angie) Miller, Julie (Tim) Page, Krystle (Christopher) Posey, Ryan (Ashlee) Scheffner, Wade Scheffner, James (Heather) Tapp, Nathan Tapp, Addison Tapp, Benjamin (April) Scheffner, Mandy Scheffner, and Lucas Scheffner; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jean Harrenstein, German Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; one son, Jerry; her parents, a brother, Joe Janshen; sister-in-law, Helen Janshen; brother-in-law, Marvin Harrenstein; and son-in-law, Wayne Miller.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, Freeport.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Freeport.

Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Harmine’s family invites friends to share a story or light a candle in her honor at

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