Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís United Church of Church in Gerald.
Irma Freida Johanning Vogt Thenhaus, 99, of Gerald, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Grandview Health Care Center in Washington.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1919, to Henry and Amelia Hanna (Janssen) Johanning at Hooper, Nebraska.
She was first united in marriage to Elmer Vogt on Aug. 12, 1936, and he passed Nov. 17, 1976. She then married Esco Thenhaus on Nov. 24, 1978 and he passed on Sept. 9, 2001.
Irma was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald. She enjoyed quilting at church and volunteered with numerous organizations in Gerald. She enjoyed her family, playing Pinochle, music and dancing and was greatly remembered for homemade pies and applebutter. She was presented the Pioneer Citizen Award October 28, 2009 by the Gerald Chamber of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amelia Johanning; husbands, Elmer Vogt and Esco Thenhaus; brothers, Wilfred, Raymond, Delmar and Harry Johanning; and sister, Henrietta Danz.
She is survived by her children, Donald Vogt and wife Betty of Gerald, Bob Vogt and wife Linda of Centralia, Carol and husband Dr. John Crane of Washington, Nancy Schmidt and husband Lonnie of Creve Coeur, Jeff Vogt and wife LuAnn of Gerald and Dorothy Thenhaus Gauzy and husband Jerome of Sullivan; brother, Vertis Johanning and wife Hallie of Leslie; sisters, Lois Schollmeyer of Sullivan and Grace Altemeyer of Kirkwood; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 28 great, great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald with Pastor Glen Hollander officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Gerald.