Adele Wesseler-Dumerer

Adele Wesseler- Dumerer was born Adele Knepper. She was born in Datteln, West Germany on November 9, 1929 and passed away on July 5, 2021 Elk Grove Village, IL

Adele came to America in 1957 while working as a nanny and was introduced to Herman Wesseler (US Army) by mutual German friends. Soon they married and later she became a housewife and raised four children:  Henry (Jill), the late Gary, Annette (Randy) Griffith and Andrew (Maria). She was a Loving Oma to 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grand Children. As well as Aunt and Great Aunt to family here in the US as well as in Germany.

Adele had 7 brothers and 1 sister.

Along with her husband Herman; she was the owner of the Village Bakery as well as later the Village Deli in Bensenville staring in 1967-1988. They later divorced in 1982.

Several years later Adele met and married Albert Dumerer in 1989 and shared a wonderful life in Middleton, WI. Moving then to DeKalb, IL and then much later in their senior years at Bridgeway Senior Living in Bensenville, IL

She loved cooking, gardening, knitting, crocheting, music, taking care of her family and a good coffee-klatch occasionally.

She was a good mother who often sacrificed her needs for the good of her family.

A Memorial Visitation will be held, Friday July 9, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 1:00 p.m. at St. Alexis Catholic Church, 400 W Wood Ave, Bensenville, IL. Interment Private.

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623

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