December 17, 1927 - December 11, 2021
Marilee Blessman, 93, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly Mason City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, Missouri. She was born on December 17, 1927 in Peoria to William J. and Kathryn J. (Peterson) Velde. Marilee is survived by her twin sister Marjorie Brownfield of Mason City; nieces Linda Liermann (Robert) of Missouri, and Karen Dollmeyer (John) of Delaware, nephews Kent Velde (Marcia) of Wisconsin and Randy Brownfield (Connie) of Mason City. Great nieces are Kathryn Thompson (Scott) of Missouri, Kelly Liermann of Oregon, Alexandra Velde of Virginia. Great nephews are Andrew Velde (Rebecca) of Virginia, Cole Brownfield (Jazmine) and Connor Brownfield (Kristine) of Mason City. Great-great nephew is Oliver Thompson of Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bill Velde. Marilee worked as a school secretary when she lived in Mason City and then worked at Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction in Springfield, and lastly at IBM in Springfield and St. Louis for many years. She enjoyed traveling, golfing, gardening, baking and spending time with family and friends. Marilee was a member of the United Methodist Church of Green Trails in Chesterfield, MO. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial to follow at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Green Trails, 14237 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 or to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St, PO Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699.
Marilee Blessman, 93, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly Mason City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, Missouri. She was born on December 17, 1927 in Peoria to William J. and Kathryn... View Obituary & Service Information
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