Della Vander

Jan 21st, 2003

Herrin – Della Vander, 80, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Della was born on January 27, 1922 in Herrin to Enrico “Henry” & Regina (Ruggeri) Monolo. She married John Vander on August 3, 1943 in Herrin. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2002.

Mrs. Vander was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.


Daughter & son in law- Martha & Don Ross- Herrin
Daughter & son in law- Kathy & Richard Dann- Energy
Daughter- Jerri Vander & Keith Copeland- Herrin
Adele Emery-Tellor & husband Tommy- Barnhart, MO
John Emery & Trish- Herrin
Michael Dann & fiance Cassie Evans- Herrin
Stephen Dann- Herrin
Rick & Renee Lowe- Herrin
Jennifer Lowe- Oak Creek, WI
Great Grandchildren:
John & James Emery- Herrin
Kerington Agnes- Oak Creek, WI

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one grandson; Joseph Emery.

The funeral mass will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2003 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate. Burial will follow at San Carlo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9:00 PM, Thursday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Because of her love for children, memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or Cabrini Hall and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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