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Alma A. Muenter

Alma Anna Muenter, 95 of Hoyleton, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. 

Alma was born on July 23, 1927 in Hoyleton, the daughter of Gustav and Anna Reinkensmeier Rommelmann. She was united in marriage to Alden H. Muenter on September 16, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton by Rev. Reith. 

Adlen preceded her in death on November 10, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Carl Rommelmann; a sister, Eunice Strickert; a sister-in-law, Doris Rommelmann and a nephew. 

Left to mourn her passing are two sons, Mike (Shirley) Muenter and Jim (Kate) Muenter, both of Hoyleton; a daughter, Chris (Don) Strom of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother-in-law Rev. Robert Strickert of Statesboro, Ga; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Eschmann, Christopher (Kristen Smith) Muenter, Cole, Shane, Shae and Maren Strom and Jesse (Lisa) Muenter; four great grandchildren, William and Ella Eschmann, Camden and Atli Muenter; three nieces, three nephews and their families.

Alma was a graduate of Nashville High School, where in 1945 her class voted her most likely to become a St. Louis Cardinal Bat Girl. She worked in accounting at Clover Leaf Grain Elevator and later as a secretary at Continental Telephone Company, both in Hoyleton. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton where she taught Sunday School, was active in the ladies aid, LWML, chime choir and bible study. She was a volunteer at the Braile Center in New Minden from 1998-2014, a beloved 4-H leader, member of the Hoyleton Community Club and Hoyleton American Legion Auxillary. She was passionate about the St. Louis Cardinals, enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, learning and sharing her knowledge with family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton with Rev. Nathan Wollenberg officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Southern Illinois District for either their Scholarship Fund or Pastor’s Gift Fund. 

Styninger Funeral & Cremation Chapel in Hoyleton is in charge of local arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com or on the funeral homes Facebook page.

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