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Alice Marie Mandeville Wilhelm was given life into this world by the Lord God on December 7, 1930 in Hanna, Indiana, the daughter of James Weaver and Magdalena Martha (Rosenbaum) Mandeville. She was given new life in Christ in the waters of Holy Baptism on March 17, 1931 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hamlet, Indiana. She was called to eternal glory in Christ on April 21, 2022 having attained the age of ninety-one years, four months and fourteen days. 

She married William George Wilhelm on September 20th, 1951 in Hamlet, Indiana.  Early in her marriage she worked as a telephone operator in LaPorte, Indiana. After her children arrived, she became a mother and housewife.  They moved to Waterman, Illinois after her husband Bill retired in 1993.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley. There she was a member of the Ladies Aid, CSI (Christian Singles of Immanuel), LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League), and was a member of WOW (Women of the Word) for several years in Waterman.  Alice loved to play cards and board games with family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Dan) Cribben, and Mary (Craig) Keefe; five grandchildren, Kelly Keefe (Kevin Mark), Brian (Danica) Keefe, Lena (Ali) Alinejad, Curtis (Sheema) Cribben and Kathryn Cunningham; two great-grandchildren, Liam Keefe and Ayden Mark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Wilhelm; her daughter, Sherrie Linn Wilhelm; her great-grand-daughter, Amira Soraya Cribben; her brother, James Mandeville and her sister, Esther Elkins.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away: Blessed be the name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our sister Alice, who is now at rest in Christ, awaiting the resurrection on the Last Day. 

Funeral Arrangements 

Immanuel Lutheran Church — Hinckley, Illinois

April 30, 2022   –   11:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited to a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Service.