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Shirley A. Trame

Highland 07/29/2022

Shirley A. Trame, age 85 of Highland, IL, died Friday, July 29, 2022, at Cedarhurst of Troy in Troy, IL.

She was born on Sunday, January 17, 1937, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Lester and Matilda (nee Donnelly) Monken.

On Tuesday, August 07, 1956, she married Bernard H. "Ben" Trame at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, who passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2003.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.

Shirley was born in Highland, IL, and grew up in St. Morgan (5 miles south of Highland). Worked 3 1/2 years at Trenton Shoe Factory; raised her family for 20 years; and cleaned houses for several Highland families. She started at Artex International in 1972 and worked there for over 28 years; also continued cleaning houses, and retired in January of 2000. She enjoyed her daughters, grandchildren & great-grandchildren; Shirley liked collecting Angels, watching T.V. (quiz shows), visiting the boat, and playing rummy and poker with her family and friends.

Survivors include Daughter - Lynn Marie (Ronald) Holtkamp, Highland, IL; Daughter - Kathleen Ann (David) Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Grandchild - Gregory David (Bethany) Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Grandchild - Aaron Christopher (Lindsey) Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Sister-In-Law - Mary Jane Orlet, Highland, IL; Sister-In-Law - Rose Monken, Highland, IL; Great Grandchild - Leighton Elizabeth Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Great Grandchild - Beckett Gregory Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Great Grandchild - Sadie Jacqueline Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL; Great Grandchild - Rhett Christopher Mersinger, Saint Jacob, IL.

She was preceded in death by her Father - Lester Louis Monken - who Died 1/17/1989; Mother - Matilda (nee Donnelly) Monken - Died 1/14/1969; Husband - Bernard H. "Ben" Trame, Jr. - Died 11/26/2003; Brother - Deal Lester Monken - Died 10/24/2014; Brother - Darwin Calvin "Dart" Monken - Died 6/10/2013; Sister - Phyllis Pearl Brooks - Died 4/14/2010; Brother - Don L. Monken - Died 8/14/1967; Step Mother - Nina Pohl-Monken - Died 3/25/1994.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, August 05, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

The funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 05, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Fr. Pat G. Jakel, Pastor, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois, officiating. 

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.


Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home


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