Romonna Josephine Hunzinger Ochs
Posted on April 7, 2021
Updated on April 8, 2021
Romonna Josephine Hunzinger Ochs, 97, Sainte Marie, Ill., died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Olney.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sainte Marie, Ill., with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Sainte Marie, Ill.
Visitation will be held 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, and from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the church. In loving memory of Romonna, memorials may be made to the Sainte Marie Foundation or Carle Richland Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Romonna was born on Nov. 10, 1923, in rural Jasper County, the daughter of Herman and Emma (Fehrenbacher) Copper. She married Richard Hunzinger on June 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1964. She later married Lorraine “Johnny” Ochs on Feb. 11, 1989, and he survives.
Romonna graduated from Newton Community High School in 1941. During World War II, Romonna went to work as a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Evansville Defense Plant. She also had worked as a telephone operator, bookkeeper and florist.
Romonna retired after 25 years of service as the Postmaster of Sainte Marie.
Romonna is survived by her husband Johnny Ochs; daughters Susan (Roger) Wheat of Sainte Marie, Bonnie (Mark) Petty of Arcola, Ill., and Jane (Denny) Gordon of Olathe, Kan., grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren .She is also survived by Johnny’s loving children and grandchildren.
Romonna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, sister Dolors Brockett and brother Norman Copper.
Romonna’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Carle Richland Hospice, Lavender Ridge and her very special caregivers Amy, Jenny and Megan.
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