Mae E. Illeck, 92, of Tecumseh, passed away January 6, 2009, at the Napoleon, OH Lutheran Nursing Home. Mae was born August 3, 1916 in Milton, Pennsylvania the daughter of Raymond and Minnie (Kerr) Weikel.
On January 15, 1948 she married Stephan Illeck in Milton, Pa. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1980.
She was a graduate of Milton High School, Bloomsberg State Teachers College, Bloomsberg, PA, and Siena Heights University with her Masters and Specialist Degrees. She was a lifelong educator starting in a one room schoolhouse in rural Milton, PA to Eschwege, Germany where she was a principal/teacher to children of the U. S. Army. She retired from the Tecumseh Public Schools after 37 years of service.
Mae was a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh being their first organist and choir director. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Tecumseh Business and Professional Women, Tecumseh Monday Club, Tecumseh Music Club, Lenawee County Retired Teacher Assn and the 3 L's at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Mae is survived by one daughter, Suzanne (Philip) McCartney of Bryan, OH; one son, Gregory (Lynn) Illeck of Anderson, S. C.; 4 grandchildren, Christopher McCartney, Michelle (Timothy) Umbaugh; Steven and Shawn Illeck and great grandson, Eli Umbaugh.
Besides her husband, Stephan, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Gladys.