Verne Mundhenke, 90


Verne Mundhenke, 90, of Pawnee, died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn. Additional visitation will be from noon until the celebration of funeral mass at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 18, at St. Joseph’s the Worker Catholic Church in Chatham, with Rev. Joseph Molloy officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee. Bramley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Per CDC and Governor’s mandate masks are required in the building.

Mr. Mundhenke was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Morrisonville, the son of August and Theresa Cashen Mundhenke.He married Joan White on June 1,1953. Mr. Mundhenke served in the U.S. Navy.

He later worked for Tractor Supply for 17 years. Mr. Mundhenke was retired from the State of Illinois. He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Mundhenke was a member of St. Joseph’s the Worker Catholic Church in Chatham. He served on the Pawnee School Board and Pawnee Village Board.

Mr. Mundhenke is survived by his wife; six children, Janeece Robertson, Cindy (Mike) Murphy, Debbie (Terry) Agans, Steve (Jill) Mundhenke, Pam (Todd) Tarr and Scott (Jodi) Mundhenke; ten grandchildren, Bobby (Christina) Murphy, Megan (Jody) Crouch, Chris (Sarah) Agans, Melissa (Ricky)Lamberti, Kyle (Caroline) Mundhenke, Alan (Sarah) Mundhenke, Courtney(Jonathan) Schrage,  Katelyn Tarr, Chase and Ty Mundhenke; three step-grandchildren, Bree Robertson, Allison Kohlbecker and Nick (Nicole)Robertson; twelve great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert.

Memorials may be made to Pawnee Food Pantry, PO Box 304, Pawnee, IL 62558. Condolences may be left online at