Sheila Victoria Hugenberg

Sheila Victoria Hugenberg age 76, of Fowler, IL formerly of Quincy died on Friday, September 22, 2023, in her home.

Sheila was born February 11, 1947, in Palm Springs, CA, a daughter of Emile and Mercedes (Marquez) Rieux. She was married to Ernest Garnica for 5 years. On September 5, 1970, she married Donald Hugenberg, in Las Vegas, NV. She was happily married to Don until his passing on July 30, 2020.

Sheila was a homemaker, who excelled at taking care of others, was a phenomenal cook, and kept an immaculate home. She was an amazing caregiver, especially to her husband, a fierce protector of her family, and defender of her faith. She loved being a part of her grandchildren’s lives, supporting them in all their endeavors. She was an avid soap opera fan, especially The Young and The Restless, which she faithfully watched from the very first episode.

Sheila was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Left to cherish Sheila’s memory are her four children: Jessica Macdonald of Fowler, Illinois, formerly of the Philippine Islands, David (Jennifer) Garnica of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Erika (Eric) Sutton of Fowler, and Adria Williams of Geneva, Illinois; six grandchildren: Julia(Dan)Green, Arianne (Tyler)Daugherty, Brayden Nuessen, Jack Nuessen, Jasper Sutton, and Logan Sutton; great grandchild: Isabel Green, Birdie Green, and Baby Daugherty on the way.

She has five siblings: Darlene Romano, Lynn Dubois, Sharon Rieux, Randy Rieux, and Robin Sampson, all of California.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Eddie Marquez and a son-in-law, Rev. John Macdonald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery.

The family will greet friends at the Church on Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00.

Memorials are suggested to Quanada

Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, messages may shared online at


  1. Michelle Meyer on September 26, 2023 at 3:16 am

    My condolences to all those who loved her, especially her children. Jessica and I have been friends for many years, but I finally had the opportunity to meet Sheila (I was I introduced to her as mom), around a month before her passing. She welcomed me into the home with open arms and was kind and welcoming. I’ve been praying that God surrounds the family with His comforting arms.

  2. Mike and Cheryl Thevil on September 26, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Vicky Neiswender on October 4, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Adria, Erika, Jessica, David and family…… We are so saddened to hear of Shelia passing. She was such a lovely lady- so warm, kind and caring. We are sorry we were not able to attend her funeral. May God strengthen and comfort you during this most difficult time. Praying God will surround you with His love and draw you close to Him. With Love and prayers….. Randy and Vicky Neiswender

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