Wilma J Cuvelier

August 18, 1927 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 93)


Wilma J. Cuvelier passed away November 4, 2020 in the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care with her sons by her side after a short battle with the Coronavirus. She was born in Vigo County August 18, 1927 to Clyde and Opal Holchser Ellinger. She raised three children, Kenny Knust, Alan and John Martin; then added three other sons after her marriage to Frank Cuvelier in 1970. It was a busy household. Jeannie as she was known by all her knew her, was a source of joy to everyone she touched. She was a good daughter, sister, Mother, Wife and a great friend to many. A proud member of the First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute, she also kept busy as a charter member of the Otter Creek Homemakers Club, Prime Time and an associate member of the National Federation of the Blind for her local work in assisting with transportation for the blind. Also, she spent many years with other members of the church sewing lap blankets for distribution at local nursing homes. Most importantly, she loved fishing, picking berries and playing cards. Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, son Kenny Knust, husband Frank C. Cuvelier and sisters Virginia and Katie. She is survived by sons, John Martin and Alan Martin, Step-sons Fred Cuvelier (Sara), Steve Cuvelier (Monica), step-grandchildren Jennifer Weger (Tom) and Joe Cuvelier, step-great-grandchildren Hannah Weger and Trey Weger as well as several nieces and nephews. The last few years of Jeannie’s life were spent with the good people at Cannon Inn and Meadows Manor North, The family would to thank all of those kind folk for the care and compassion they always exhibited. Graveside services are Wednesday November 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park with Pastor Brett Parks officiating. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 was entrusted with arrangements. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to North Terre Haute Baptist Church or The Will Center Blind Deaf Blind Services Project. Mom, may the fish be biting and the berries plentiful. Online condolences may be made at

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