Our Obituaries

Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker

July 6, 1919 - October 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE- Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker, 98, of Belleville passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Colonnade Senior Living Center in O'Fallon, IL.She was born July 6, 1919 in Belleville to Arthur J. and Mary E. (nee Koch) Belleville. She married John "Jack" Sutherland and he preceded her in death. She later married Leroy Schifferdecker and he also preceded her in death.She is preceded in...
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Judith K. Busche

September 7, 1943 - October 16, 2017

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Mark Clatterbuck

September 17, 1950 - October 11, 2017

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James L. Hight

May 12, 1950 - October 7, 2017

NASHVILLE- James "Jim" L. Hight, 67, of Nashville, IL passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg.He was born May 12, 1950 in St. Louis, MO a son of Hattie Carroll and Belle Zora (nee Dees) Hight. He married Beverly Hackstadt. She preceded him in death on October 17, 2013.He is also preceded in death by his parents.Surviving are his brother, Jerry (Karen) Hight of...
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Kenneth Gene Steinberg

April 13, 1945 - October 4, 2017

Kenneth Gene Steinberg, 72, born, April 13, 1945, in Belleville Illinois, passed away October 4, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to everyone he met. He possessed a hardworking and dedicated personality that was his driving force daily to enhance the lives of those around him. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United...
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Kenneth G. Steinberg

April 13, 1945 - October 4, 2017

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Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer

October 23, 1922 - October 4, 2017

Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer (nee Aldefer), 94, born, October 23, 1922 in O'Fallon, Illinois passed away, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, peacefully with her loving daughter by her side.Geraldine married the love of her life, John Edward Schotemeyer on May 4, 1953 and to this union brought one daughter, Barbara. She worked as a Tech order librarian at the Scott Air Force Base until her retirement. She...
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Joyce M. Edwards

June 28, 1944 - September 30, 2017

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Joyce M. Edwards

June 28, 1944 - September 30, 2017

Joyce (Snooks) Mary Edwards (nee Bopp) 73, of Swansea, IL, born June 28, 1944 in St. Louis MO, joined our Heavenly Father on September 30, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Center in Lebanon, IL. Joyce retired in 2011 after working 22 years for the DOD USAF Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. Joyce graduated from Zion Lutheran School in 1958 and was a 1962 graduate of Belleville Township High...
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Harold D. Reddish

January 15, 1933 - September 25, 2017

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Harold D. Reddish

January 15, 1933 - September 25, 2017

Harold "Hal" D. Reddish, Retired Lieutenant Colonel. 84, born January 14, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, Illinois. Committed to enlist in the United States Air Force (USAF) before graduation from high school in Columbus, Georgia, and entered the service on 15 June 1951. Proceeded by train to Lackland AFB, San Antonio,...
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Kathleen Marchwinski

December 19, 1940 - September 22, 2017

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Alice Louise Korte

December 12, 1929 - September 19, 2017

Alice L. Korte, 87, of Belleville, died Tuesday, September 19th, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was a homemaker and later a secretary for the Internal Revenue Service, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, Ladies Sodality, and Quilting group. Preceding her in death were her parents, Julius and Louise, nee Wilhelm, her husband Frank who she married...
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Patsy Ann Wittenbrink

September 28, 1933 - September 17, 2017

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Dennis M. PULCHER

October 10, 1948 - September 16, 2017

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Sandra Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

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Sandra Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

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Sandra Sue Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Sandra Sue Daesch, nee Bruss, 66 born March 8, 1946 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on September 12, 2017 at her residence in Belleville, IllinoisSandra retired after 22 years of service from St. Elizabeth's Hospital as an environmental specialist. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois.Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Raydean Daesch and her mother...
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William H. Santanello

April 9, 1938 - September 6, 2017

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William H. Santanello

April 9, 1938 - September 6, 2017

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Natalie Renee Gloeckner

December 19, 1958 - September 5, 2017

Natalie Renee Gloeckner (nee Furfaro), 58, of Cahokia Illinois, born, December 19, 1958 in Fort Ord, California, passed away, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Alton, Illinois with her loving family by her side.Natalie possessed a very compassionate, affectionate and caring personality. There are not enough positive words to describe the unforgettable marks she left on all who had the pleasure of...
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Vincent Williams

January 16, 1984 - September 1, 2017

Vincent Michael Williams, 33, born January 16, 1984 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois with his family by his side.Vincent was a bouncer for Pop's Night Club and Concert Venue, Sauget, Illinois.Vincent was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Ethel Hemme and his paternal grandparents, Jessie Olen and Mary...
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Bryan Lee Bovinette

March 9, 1958 - August 31, 2017

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Dorothy A. Gildig

January 23, 1943 - August 30, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" A. Gildig (nee Tyas), 74, of Belleville Illinois, born, January 23, 1943, passed away on, August 30, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Dottie married the love of her life Bob Gildig at Saint Paul's Church in Belleville Illinois. The two were married for almost 54 years. Their union brought one son, Robert Jr. They enjoyed taking various RV trips around the country and exploring new...
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Dewain Edward Yearian

December 3, 1949 - August 28, 2017

Dewain Edward Yearian, 67, born, December 3, 1949 in East St Louis, Illinois, passed away, August 28, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Dewain was a 65 year survivor of diabetes and fought the disease with everything in his power. He was hard working and dedicated in various aspects of his life. He retired from City Bank as a clerk after almost...
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Marjorie Yvonne Dupee

December 27, 1935 - August 15, 2017

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Linda Sue Mc Craken

November 25, 1954 - August 13, 2017

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Helen Owens

December 14, 1923 - August 11, 2017

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Betty J. Todd

February 23, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Betty J. Todd, 88, born February 23, 1929 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Miss. Todd retired as a sales representative with General Electric after 35 years of service.Miss. Todd, was preceded in death by her long time love, Cliff Mantle; parents, Cecil and Junia, nee Rogers, Todd; a brother, Raymond Todd and a sister...
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Kimberly S. Widel

July 13, 1992 - August 5, 2017

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Bobbie Hogan

February 20, 1943 - August 5, 2017

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Bobbie R. Hogan

February 20, 1943 - August 5, 2017

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Kenneth Neil Price

August 28, 1959 - August 4, 2017

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Stephan Michael Sczurek

November 3, 1956 - August 4, 2017

SWANSEA- Stephan Michael Sczurek, 60, of Swansea passed away suddenly August 4, 2017. He was born November 3, 1956 in East St. Louis to Carl M. and Dorothy M. (nee Slovey) Sczurek. Surviving are his significant other, Kathy; sister, Carol (Edmonson) Sczurek of Florissant, MO; brother, Tom Sczurek of New Douglas; aunt, Jo Ann Dykes; three nieces; one nephew; and man's best friend, Nikka.A...
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Kenneth Neil Price

August 28, 1959 - August 4, 2017

WATERLOO- Kenneth Neil Price, 57, of Waterloo passed away Friday, August 04, 2017 at Bria Health Center in Belleville after complications from injuries sustained from an automobile accident this past April.He was born August 28, 1959 in East St. Louis to George "Red" K. and G. Ruth Enteman Price.He is survived by his sister, Karen Price Dudley; his nephew, Dylan Buckley; his Uncle, Art (Eileen)...
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Mary Ann LOPEZ

July 26, 1924 - August 1, 2017

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Mary Ann LOPEZ

July 26, 1924 - August 1, 2017

Mary Ann Lopez, nee Feldmann, 93, of Belleville, Ill. died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at her residence.Mrs. Lopez was born July 26, 1924 in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Herman Joseph Feldmann and Edna Mae, nee Fallin, Feldmann. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Alice Marie Mauser.Mary Ann was a homemaker, worked for the American Heart Association and at many retail...
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Joyce I. Burnette

December 25, 1932 - July 29, 2017

SWANSEA- Joyce I. Burnette, 84, of Swansea passed away Saturday July, 29, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.She was born December 25, 1932 in East St. Louis a daughter of Anthony Stanley and Violet (nee Irwin) Pawloski. She married Charles Burnette.Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Burnette of Swansea; her children, David (Louise) Burnette of Danbury, CT, Richard Burnette of...
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Joyce Ann Gummersheimer

June 24, 1957 - July 26, 2017

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George Washington Beltz

March 13, 1927 - July 25, 2017

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Joyce L. Meier

April 2, 1932 - July 25, 2017

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George Washington Beltz

March 13, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Dr. George W. Beltz, long-time resident of Kirkwood, Missouri died peacefully in his home in Steelville, Missouri on July 25, 2017. He was 90 years old.George was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Sager Beltz. George is survived by his children and grandchildren; son, George Sager Beltz and grandson, Connor Jason Swan of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Jessica Beltz-Mohrmann, son-in-law, Al...
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Dolan Heard

December 1, 1952 - July 25, 2017

Dolan Heard, 64, born December 1, 1952 in Oakland, California, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.Dolan was a retired Captain for the United States Airforce. He was a member of the Optimist Club. After retiring from the military, Dolan worked as a Stock Broker, Financial Advisor and a Business Developer for CDM Technology.Dolan loved his family....
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Marjorie Hope Harford

February 28, 1919 - July 22, 2017

Marjorie Beare Harford, age 98 years, of Columbia, Il. Passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Garden Senior Living in Columbia. Marjorie was born February 28, 1919 in Ellis Grove, Il., The daughter of Lawrence and Ruby Beare. Marjorie had survived three husbands; Byron Boyington whom she married in 1941, Virgil Seymour whom she married in 1945, and William Harford whom she married in 1966...
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Opal R. Wetzel

July 16, 1932 - July 14, 2017

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Opal R. Wetzel

July 16, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Opal R. Wetzel, nee Mason, 84, born in East St. Louis, Illinois on July 16, 1932 passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, Missouri.Opal was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Caseyville, Illinois, She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wetzel; parents, Harry and Stella, nee Midkiff,...
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Mildred Lebkuecher

October 29, 1919 - July 13, 2017

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Nida J. FOY

June 2, 1938 - July 8, 2017

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Nida Jo Foy

June 2, 1938 - July 8, 2017

Nida J. Foy passed through the gates of heaven on July 8, 2017 at the age of 79. She died peacefully at the loving personal care home of Minerva Ortega in San Antonio, Texas.Nida lived with her family in O'Fallon, IL and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She lovingly cared for her husband whom suffered from a debilitating stroke in 1981. Her grandsons were her pride and joy. She...
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James B. Smith

May 17, 1940 - July 6, 2017

James B. Smith, 77 born May 17, 1940 in Black Rock, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, Illinois.At an Early age Jim enjoyed driving tractors and helping on the family dairy farm. He moved with his family to East St. Louis at the age of 14 and went on to excel in basketball and baseball at ESL Senior High. Jim's leadership abilities developed early...
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Jon M. Hellmann

April 1, 1955 - June 28, 2017

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Ruth Emma Strayhorn

October 3, 1927 - June 26, 2017

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Ruth E. Strayhorn

October 3, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Ruth Emma Holda Strayhorn, 89, of Columbia, Illinois, passed away on June 26, 2017 at Oak Hill Nursing Home. She was born October 3, 1927, in Mitchie, Illinois, daughter of the late Arnold and Arlena, nee Mueller, Trost. She was happily married to the late William O. Strayhorn for 28 years until he preceded her in death on August 25, 1978. Ruth worked at Western Egyptian Nutrition Site in...
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Patrick A. McKinney

August 26, 1942 - June 11, 2017

Patrick A. McKinney I, 74, of Belleville, Illinois, born on August 26, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on June 11, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mr. McKinney proudly served his country in the United States Army. He began his career as a sheetmetal worker and retired as a business manager for Local 268 after more than 40 years. Patrick was a member of the Mississippi...
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Randy E. Stein

September 25, 1954 - June 9, 2017

Randy E. Stein, 62, of Fairview Heights, IL, born September 25, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stein was a loving family man who enjoyed watching University of Illinois sports and going on family vacations. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Belleville. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick A. and...
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Deborah J. Dougherty

September 11, 1953 - June 3, 2017

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Elmer Dintelmann

February 18, 1924 - May 31, 2017

Elmer W. Dintelmann, 93, of Millstadt, Illinois, born on February 18, 1924 in Harrisonville, Illinois, passed away on May 31, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri with his family by his side.Mr. Dintelmann started his career at John Fabick Tractor Company as a mechanic and retired as a service training manager after 40 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 815 in Mascoutah,...
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Andrea M. Jackson

October 29, 1975 - May 24, 2017

Andrea M. Jackson, nee Szewczyk, 41, of Belleville, Illinois, born on October 29, 1975 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.Andrea proudly served her country in the United States Army. She was a loving and wonderful mother to her three children. She was a production manager at Counsilman-Hunsaker. Andrea enjoyed being...
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Stephen L. Barnett

April 3, 1951 - May 23, 2017

Stephen L. Barnett, 66, of Collinsville, Illinois, born on April 3, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Stephen was employed by Memorial Hospital as a recovery room clerk for 17 years. He was a driver for First Student Bus Company for 5 years and then worked at Denny's as a server and manager. Stephen loved his family and his fur...
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Robert Bien

September 10, 1957 - May 22, 2017

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Dorothy M. Forsee

February 26, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Dorothy M. Forsee, nee Huskamp, 92, of Freeburg, formerly of Belleville, Illinois, born on February 26, 1925, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Forsee was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7980 in Millstadt, Illinois. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all...
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Lewis R. Scott

October 21, 2004 - May 16, 2017

Lewis R. Scott III, 12, of Jacksonville, Florida, born on October 21, 2004 in Orlando, Florida, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Lewis was a joyful child who loved life and his family. He enjoyed swimming, playing baseball, basketball and Xbox Live, traveling to the beach and spending time with his cousins and friends. He earned a purple belt in karate...
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Sondra Y. Kramer

March 14, 1935 - May 15, 2017

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Jayne M. Klein

October 4, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Jayne Marie Klein, 74, nee Valine, born on October 4, 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away at deGreeff Hospice House, St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Mrs. Klein retired at Dupo High School in 1997 after more than 30 years of teaching. Jayne was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and cooking, but her most precious moments were those spent with...
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Mary K. Hill

February 3, 1933 - May 8, 2017

Mary K. Hill, nee Wachter, 84 of Belleville, Il. , born February 3, 1933 in E. St. Louis, Il., died May 8, 2017 at the Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Hill attended the Villa Hills Baptist Church in Belleville. She was formerly employed by Ultra Life Laboratories and Kmart in Belleville, Il. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, a member of the PTA and the gathering place for the boys...
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Evelyn P. Jarvis

May 8, 1925 - May 8, 2017

Evelyn P. Jarvis, née Vinson, passed away May 8, 2017 on her 92nd birthday. Evelyn was born May 8, 1925 in Golconda, Illinois to Thomas and Myrtle Vinson. After she raised her six children, she was employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Illinois in the housekeeping department until her retirement. Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Thompson, who passed away...
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Kenneth L. Vaughn

April 27, 1922 - May 3, 2017

Kenneth L. Vaughn, USAF (retired), 95, of Belleville, Illinois, born on April 27, 1922 in Lisbon, Ohio, passed away on May 3, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side.Mr. Vaughn proudly served his country throughout a distinguished military career. In 1940 he enlisted as a Private in the Army and retired in 1968 as a Colonel in the Air Force. He was a decorated WWII combat veteran...
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Sandra Kolman

October 25, 1948 - May 1, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" Kolman, nee Bush, 68, of Belleville, Illinois, born on October 25, 1948 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on May 1, 2017 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home in Mascoutah, Illinois. Mrs. Kolman was an avid music lover and book enthusiast. She enjoyed gardening, being humorous and playing Mrs. Claus at Dupo grade school for many years, but her greatest moments were those spent with her...
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Evelyn Jeanette Read

June 4, 1920 - April 20, 2017

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Evelyn Jeanette Read

June 4, 1920 - April 20, 2017

Evelyn Jeanette Hacker Read, 96, and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully on April 20, 2017, with her daughter at her side. Born in Auburn, Nebraska, to Cecil and Alma (Martin) Hacker, Evelyn attended Peru State College, and worked as a teacher. To serve her country, and to have an adventure, in 1944, she joined the WAVES and worked for the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC. ...
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Florence Lilian Tolar

January 2, 1919 - April 19, 2017

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William E. Lawrence

January 15, 1920 - April 17, 2017

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Judith Hoerr

October 13, 1941 - April 15, 2017

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Judith Talbot Hoerr

October 13, 1941 - April 15, 2017

NASHVILLE- Judith Talbot Hoerr, 75, of Nashville passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Friendship Manor Heatlhcare Center in Nashville.She was born October 13, 1941 in Belleville, a daughter of Clarence and Clara (nee Roth) Talbot. Judy was raised on a farm near Freeburg and attended Freeburg schools graduating from Freeburg High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in...
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Audrey A. GUETTERMAN

November 27, 1934 - April 13, 2017

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Emma Lou Christine Poppe

July 22, 1928 - April 13, 2017

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Audrey A. Guetterman

November 27, 1934 - April 13, 2017

Audrey A., nee Gerlach, Guetterman, 82, born November 27, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her Belleville, residence.Audrey was a retired Ward Clerk for St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Charles P. Gerlach and Ina L., nee Avery, Jondro and her sisters, Jeane (Otis) Carver and Janet Helbig...
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Richard Ebersohl

January 27, 1939 - April 4, 2017

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Ellen Elizabeth Paule

January 26, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Ellen Elizabeth Paule, 81, born January 26, 1936 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IllinoisMiss Paule retired from St. Clair Courthouse as a Switchboard Operator after 42 ½ years of service where she met many of her lifelong friends. She loved being with friends and traveling. Miss Paule loved sitting on the front porch with her...
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Cari Ann Bowen

October 5, 1978 - March 28, 2017

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Mary K. Deatherage

November 7, 1958 - March 27, 2017

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Olean Tochtrop

January 14, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Olean Tochtrop, nee Pulley, 91, of Freeport, Illinois, born on January 14, 1926 in Cumberland City, Tennessee, passed away on March 23, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Center. Mrs. Tochtrop is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Fione, nee Goodwin, Pulley; her husband, Marvin Tochtrop; one son, Roger Tochtrop; her four brothers; and her five sisters. Surviving to cherish her memory are her...
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Ruth C. Kohlenberger

November 22, 1920 - March 8, 2017

Ruth Kohlenberger died Wednesday afternoon at Bria Healthcare Center in Cahokia Ill. She was the oldest daughter of Herman and Mary Julius and survived her husband, Henry Warren Kohlenberger, her oldest daughter, Nancy Lee Kohlenberger Williams, her son, Ronald Lee Kohlenberger and grandson Mark Lee Williams. She is survived by her youngest daughter, Bonnie Sue Kohlenberger Kohl of Las Vegas, Nev...
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Eunice Audrey Huch

August 17, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Eunice A. Huch, 86, of Belleville, Illinois, born on August 17, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, Illinois with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Huch was an avid bowler for more than 50 years and became a member of the Belleville Women's Association Bowling Hall of Fame. She enjoyed being at the Lake of Egypt, skiing, and watching...
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Donald H. McCann

February 12, 1929 - March 3, 2017

Donald Hugh McCann age 88 of Belleville, IL. Born February 12, 1929 in E. St. Louis, IL, died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital Belleville, Illinois.Mr. McCann retired from National Lead Co. (Tara Corp.) in St. Louis, MO after 47 years. He also worked for the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mr. McCann graduated from Belleville West High school in Belleville, IL. He was...
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Vera A. Wiesen

October 30, 1925 - March 2, 2017

Vera A. Wiesen, nee Denny, 91 born October 30, 1925 in Desoto, Missouri, passed peacefully away surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Four Fountains Nursing Home, Belleville, Illinois.Vera was employed for many years as a cook in the Belleville at The Capitol Restaurant, 114 Club, and Karen's Bar and Grill plus the many different name changes at these restaurants.She enjoyed...
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Terry Lee Seaman

February 15, 1963 - March 2, 2017

Terry Lee Seaman, 54, of Belleville passed away suddenly Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence.He was born January 15, 1963 in East St. Louis, Illinois, preceded in death by his parents Henry Seaman and Patricia (Carl R.) Henderson.Mr. Seaman worked at Scott Airforce Base for over 15 years.Surviving are his daughter, Nikki Seaman; grandchildren, Madison Trujillo and Makylie Trujillo; two...
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Barbara Jean Cable

January 26, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Barbara J. Cable, nee McVey, 84, of Cahokia, Illinois, born on January 26, 1933 in Herrin, Illinois passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 26, 2017 with her family by her side. Barbara retired from Scott Air Force Base as a medical recorder after many years. She was an avid reader and talented seamstress. She enjoyed yard sales and her friends, but her greatest moments were those...
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Edna M. Gribler

February 7, 1926 - February 24, 2017

Edna M. Gribler, nee Juengel, 91, of Belleville, Illinois, born on February 7, 1926 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on February 24, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Gribler was always a busy woman, either selling Avon, gardening, or canning tomatoes. She sold her homegrown strawberries on a local route for many years. In Edna's earlier years, she belonged to The Mother's Club and was an apartment...
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William Bradley

March 3, 1934 - February 12, 2017

William "Carl" Bradley, 82, born March 3, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Carl was a retired Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force, retiring after 22 years of service in 1975. Carl was a member of Beacon Hope Church of God for over 20 years in Alabama and he was a member of the Crossview Assembly of...
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Denise Marie Conner

July 21, 1975 - February 11, 2017

Denise Marie Conner, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, born on July 21, 1975 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Denise bravely battled breast cancer for more than a year. After her diagnosis, she lived her life to the fullest by traveling to Mexico and Las Vegas. Denise loved life and was always laughing. She enjoyed St. Louis...
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Herman Lee Parker

December 14, 1940 - February 10, 2017

Herman Parker, 76, of Las Vegas Nevada, passed away Friday, February 10th.Herman was born at his home on December 14th, 1940 in East Prairie, Missouri to Samuel Bryles and Evelyn, nee Mayabb, Parker. He attended Cahokia High School and received Bachelors, Masters and Specialist degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Herman enjoyed a long career as a high school auto body teacher,...
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Ricky G. Keller

April 17, 1968 - February 6, 2017

Ricky G. Keller, Jr., 48, of Collinsville, Illinois, born on April 17, 1968 in Roanoke, Va., passed away on February 6, 2017 at his home in Collinsville, Ill.Mr. Keller was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors. He loved winemaking and cooking, as well as watching Looney Tunes and The Three Stooges. Ricky was a kid at heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him....
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Betty J. Thorpe

March 15, 1928 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
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Joel A. Berner

February 2, 1942 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
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John F. Kozonasky

December 27, 1950 - January 28, 2017

John "Koz" F. Kozonasky, 66, died Jan. 28, 2017, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 27, 1950, in Trenton, New Jersey, to John M. and Hazel Ruth (Coonrod) Kozonasky. He married Claudia McGinnis on Sept. 7, 1984, in Alton, Illinois, and she survives.John was a member of the Cherry Street Baptist Church. He was active in the Boy Scouts before earning...
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Marian Austin Foppe

April 28, 1937 - January 28, 2017

Marian A. Foppe, nee Moss, 79, of Belleville, Illinois, born on April 28, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on January 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Foppe was a secretary for Atlas Enamel, St. Louis, Missouri and Miles Reporting Company. Marian was a longtime member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois. She was a loving and dedicated wife,...
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Virgil L. Saul

May 2, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Virgil L. Saul, 96, born on May, 2, 1920 in Jacob, Illinois, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Illinois. Mr. Saul proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1942-1945. He retired from Allied Chemical Company in East St. Louis after 50 years as welder. Virgil was a longtime resident of Belleville and a member of St....
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Valerie C. Broers

September 10, 1929 - January 25, 2017

Valerie C. Broers passed away January 25, 2017. Born Valerie Devine in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mervin and Ethel (Kalal) Devine, Big Val was indomitable, a force to be reckoned with, and her family is bereft without their matriarch. Valerie, who was her high school's valedictorian, attended Wittenberg College and later earned a nursing degree after she raised her four daughters. She was a bridge...
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Janet Gail Sloan

December 31, 1949 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
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