Laura Tiemann

SHEFFIELD -- Laura Tiemann, 96, of Sheffield died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her home.

Born June 1, 1907, in Kewanee to Achille and Elizabeth (Hilleware) Beauprez, she married Frederick Tiemann in April of 1930 in Kewanee. He died Sept. 24, 1966.

She attended Visitation Grade School in Kewanee. She was a business woman in Kewanee for more than 45 years. She owned and operated the A&W Root Beer stands in Kewanee and Wethersfield, and became a franchise operator of Sandy's Inc. She also owned and operated the Maid Rite in Kewanee.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Flemish American Club, both in Kewanee.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Vandersnick of Annawan and Lorraine (Mike) Clucas of Galva; one son, Frederick "Mickey" (Bonlyn) Tiemann of Godfrey; one brother, Edmund Beauprez of Kewanee; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John in infancy, and Maurice and Rene; one son-in-law, Eugene; one daughter, Elsie Tiemann; and one grandson, Gary Vandersnick.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church, Kewanee, with the Rev. Chris Haake as the celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services today in the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. (Bureau County Republican, Feb. 28, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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