Our Obituaries

Robert Everett Anderson

January 9, 1924 - January 2, 2018

Lt. Col. Robert E. Anderson, Jr. USAF (Ret.) 93, of Marco Island, FL., born January 9, 1924 in Metropolis, IL., passed away on January 2, 2018.Bob started his flying career as a navigator in the early days of Pan American Airlines, having graduated from Port Arthur College in Texas. During WWII, most of Pan Am's aircraft were pressed in to military service and Robert found himself in the Army...
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Glenna Jean Welmon

October 1, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Glenna Jean Welmon (nee LaTempt) , 86, born, October 1, 1931 in East St Louis, Illinois and passed away on December 29, 2017 in Edwardsville, Illinois.Glenna was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She was very crafty and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed playing with her pets. Glenna married the love of her life, Claude Welmon and this union brought 7 children. She enjoyed her...
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Dennis E. Calliss

November 16, 1947 - December 26, 2017

Dennis Erle Calliss, 70, of Swansea (formally of Marion, IL), passed away peacefully at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.Dennis was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Herrin, IL, to William and Agnes (Harris) Calliss.Dennis Erle Calliss, 70, of Swansea (formally of Marion, IL), passed away peacefully at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital,...
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Opal L. TOLBERT

February 17, 1933 - December 25, 2017

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Larry G. Neemann

August 15, 1939 - December 23, 2017

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Robert C. Sommer

April 18, 1945 - December 19, 2017

Robert C. Sommer, born April 18, 1945 in East St, Louis, IL, passed away Dec. 19, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from civil service. He was a member of the O'Fallon United Church of Christ where he was a bookkeeper for seven years and a past-president of the consistory. Bob loved umpiring, especially interacting with the kids...
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Mafalda Clark

January 29, 1931 - December 16, 2017

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John M. Stallons

February 17, 1940 - December 16, 2017

John Morgan Stallons, III, 77, of Belleville, IL, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur, MO, with his loving family by his side.John, also known as Jr., was born February 17, 1940 in Cadiz, KY. He graduated from East St. Louis High School and continued working at the 13th street Market until he got a job at Illinois Power, now Ameren, as a lineman and retired from...
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Ronald Dale Ziska

August 18, 1933 - December 12, 2017

Ronald D. Ziska, 84, of Dawsonville, Georgia, born August 18, 1933, in Belleville, Illinois, passed away, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Gainesville, Georgia.Ron Ziska was one of 3 boys and grew up in Signal Hill, IL and spent time on his family's farm on the weekends. He and his brother Dave and father Fred had horses and he loved playing cowboys and Indians on horseback and hunting, fishing and...
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Rose Kern

September 1, 1914 - December 10, 2017

Rose Kern, nee Cerneka, 103, of Belleville, Illinois, born, September 1, 1914 in Albion, California, died, December 10, 2017 at Morningside of Shiloh.Mrs. Kern was a homemaker and a member of several card clubs. She was a member of St Paul's United Church of Christ.Mrs. Kern was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Kern Jr., her parents, Peter and Anna Cerneka nee Jevsnik; her son, Ronald...
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Gregory Leon Lopez

March 12, 1923 - December 10, 2017

Gregory Leon Lopez, 94, of Granite City, Illinois, born, March 12, 1923 in Fairmont, Illinois passed away and entered his heavenly home on December 10, 2017 in Glen Carbon, Illinois.Gregory also known as "Greg" to family and friends possessed a dedicated and charismatic personality. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving during World War II and, the Battle of the Battle...
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Shirley J. Sedlak

October 20, 1930 - December 9, 2017

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Marjorie J. Harris

April 24, 1924 - December 7, 2017

Marjorie J. Harris, 93, of Federal Way Washington, born April 24, 1924 in Tilden, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Federal Way, Washington.Mrs. Harris retired as a dental assistant for the Late Dr. Nick H. Feder. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Major "Vic" Harris; and her brother, James J. Woods.Surviving are her...
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Jeanine L. Stewart

March 20, 1951 - December 6, 2017

Jeanine L. "Nini" Stewart, 66, of Dupo, Illinois, born March 20, 1951, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois. Jeanine dedicated her life to educating; serving the Cahokia School District 187 for over 30 years, as an art and grade school teacher. Her passion was art and she loved painting, drawing, and even coloring all her life. She was a...
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Gilbert Henry William Dyroff

October 26, 1924 - December 4, 2017

Gilbert Henry William Dyroff, of Columbia, born October 26, 1924 in East St. Louis, passed away December 4, 2017 in Belleville.Gilbert graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School on June 10, 1942. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy on April 30, 1943 and served as a Machinist's Mate and Special Artificer Optical Second Class. He served on the USS Melville at LaHavre France on D-Day and was...
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Arthur Eugene Kearns

September 23, 1931 - December 2, 2017

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Clyde Stanley Hickman

July 24, 1938 - November 28, 2017

Clyde Stanley Hickman, 79, was born on July 24, 1938 in Lebanon, Illinois, to the union of Stanley and Viola Hickman. Clyde passed away and entered his heavenly home on, November 28, 2017 in Swansea Illinois, with his loving family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; Stanley and Viola (Crumer) Hickman, and his brother, Robert Hickman. Clyde accepted Christ as his Lord and savior...
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John Sauer

September 17, 1943 - November 26, 2017

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Michael Colin Holle

April 22, 1977 - November 17, 2017

Michael Colin Holle, 40, of Swansea, Illinois, born April 22, 1977 in Belleville Illinois, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in St Louis Missouri with his loving family by his side.Michael formerly known as "Mike" to family and friends possessed a dedicated and driven persona. His most precious moments were those spent with his family, especially his daughters. He took the utmost pride and...
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Henry John Olliges

May 2, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Henry J. Olliges, 91 of Belleville, Illinois, born May 2, 1926 in Germantown, Illinois, passed away November 17, 2017, in Freeburg, Illinois.Henry proudly served his country in the United States Army, during World War II. He owned and operated Henry's Automotive in Belleville, Illinois for many years. He served as Captain with the East Side Volunteer Fire Department in Belleville. He devoted...
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Vana Joyce ALLGIRE

March 17, 1934 - November 13, 2017

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Vana Joyce ALLGIRE

March 17, 1934 - November 13, 2017

Vana J Allgire, Swansea, IL born on March 17, 1934 in St. Louis, MO, passed away on November 13, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center in Lebanon, IL.Vana spent most of her life being a stay-at-home mother to her four children. She was an active member of the Franklin School PTO during her children's elementary school years. She attended all her children's school and sports activities and...
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Samuel P. Guge

October 20, 1929 - November 13, 2017

Samuel P. Guge Sr, 88, of Caseyville, Illinois, born October 20, 1929 in East Prairie, Missouri, passed away, Monday, November 13, 2017 with his family by his side.Sam possessed a dedicated persona and was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He married his wife on July 15, 1969, Sandra Crossland. Sam worked as a millwright foremen at the Granite City Steel Mill for almost 40 years until...
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Mary Dameron

November 9, 1940 - November 10, 2017

Mary H. Dameron, nee Gorman, 77, of Jerseyville, IL, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born Nov. 9, 1940 in Collinsville passed away Nov. 10, 2017 in Jerseyville.Mary was married to her high school sweetheart, Gary W. Dameron, for 54 years. Their life together took them from their hometown of Collinsville, IL to Springfield, IL twice, to Cincinnati, OH, to Waterloo, IL, and back home to Collinsville...
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Paul E. Seibert

April 13, 1922 - November 10, 2017

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Patricia J. Rettle

December 7, 1947 - November 8, 2017

Patricia Jane Rettle, nee Switala, 69, of Swansea, Illinois, born December 7, 1947, in Belleville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at home.Patricia spent her career with Memorial Hospital in Belleville as a dietary aide for almost 40 years. She was a past member of the Mascoutah Sportsman's Club's Ladies Axillary. She also enjoyed attending the Stock car races at Belle-Clair...
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Lowell Eugene Brown

February 6, 1941 - November 7, 2017

Lowell "Gene" Brown, 76, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born, February 6, 1941 in East St Louis, Illinois passed away on his 58th wedding anniversary, on November 7, 2017 with his family by his side. Lowell, formerly known as Gene to friends and family, possessed a charismatic personality, dedicated persona and was devoted to his family. It was truly the biggest part of his life. He met the love...
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Kennath L. Ford

July 28, 1934 - November 6, 2017

Kennath L. Ford, 83, of Shiloh, IL, born July 28, 1934 in Senath, MO, passed away Nov. 6, 2017 in Shiloh.Mr. Ford retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years as Civil engineer. He then worked another 20 years at FKG Oil (Moto) as their maintenance supervisor. He loved Gold Wing motorcycles, camping and traveling. Above all, his favorite times were those spent with his grandchildren whom he...
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Josephine Mary Bitter

August 15, 1921 - November 5, 2017

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Margaret Jean Kovacic

July 12, 1937 - October 31, 2017

Margaret Jean Kovacic (nee Racener) of West Palm Beach, Florida went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2017 at the age of 80.Margaret was very special to all who knew and loved her. She was married to the love of her life for over 50 years, Bob Kovacic, and to this union brought two children. She enjoyed decorating, making flower arrangements, gardening with her husband and art. She was...
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Ray Sans

June 25, 1932 - October 31, 2017

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Gertrude C. HOLTGRAVE

November 27, 1930 - October 29, 2017

Gertrude C., nee Vosholler, Holtgrave, 86, of Fairview Heights, IL, born November 27, 1930 in Highland, IL, passed away October 29, 2017 in Swansea, IL.Mrs. Holtgrave was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she served on St. Ann's Altar Society. For over 20 years she worked faithfully in the cafeteria at Pontiac Jr. High school. Above all, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and...
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Shirley M. McMULLEN

June 15, 1932 - October 26, 2017

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Kathleen L. Wieland

September 21, 1925 - October 26, 2017

Kathleen (Kay) Laurette Wieland, nee Nelson, 92, of Belleville, IL, born Sept 21, 1925, in Raleigh, NC, died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. Paul's Senior Center in Belleville.Kay was a long-time member of St. George's Episcopal Church, where she was very involved, having served as treasurer, and volunteer at Toddhall Retreat Center. She had formerly served on the Board of Directors at the...
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Juanita Charlotte Neel

May 24, 1921 - October 21, 2017

Juanita Charlotte (nee Kinder) Neel, 96, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born on May 24, 1921 in Millersville, Missouri, passed away on October 21, 2017 in Swansea, Illinois.Juanita graduated from East Saint Louis high school in 1939 and shortly after married Virgil Neel. She was an active member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia, Illinois for over 50 years, along with being the...
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Nancy L. VOELLINGER

October 29, 1952 - October 21, 2017

Nancy L. Voellinger, 64, of Collinsville, Illinois, formerly of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born October 29, 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Highland, Illinois.Nancy was past parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She dedicated her career and life to being a caregiver and helping those who needed it. She worked as...
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Aleta Katheryn Dressel

July 11, 1918 - October 20, 2017

Aleta Katheryn Dressel, nee Evans, 99, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, was born on July 11, 1918 in rural O'Fallon, Illinois, and passed away on October 20, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Aleta was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon, Illinois. She was also a member of the O'Fallon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Aleta was a gracious and dignified woman who...
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Sophia Mahmood

April 24, 1993 - October 17, 2017

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Keith Wayne Geissert

July 24, 1946 - October 16, 2017

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Donald Sylvester Schanz

May 6, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Donald S. "Donnie" Schanz, 71, of Mascoutah, Illinois, born May 6, 1946, in Mascoutah, Illinois, passed away, Monday, October 16, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Donnie worked as a truck driver and did body repair on automobiles. He was a past member of the Mascoutah Sportsman's Club. He was a food connoisseur and enjoyed barbequing. He loved spending time with friends and never met a stranger. ...
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Geissert Wayne Keith

July 24, 1946 - October 16, 2017

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Mary Frances Richey

February 3, 1917 - October 14, 2017

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Jean A. SPURLOCK

April 11, 1938 - October 13, 2017

Jean A. Spurlock, nee Turnbaugh, 79 of Caseyville, Illinois, born on April 11, 1938 in Havre De Grace, Maryland, passed away October 13, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Jean worked for Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Il, Sunset Hill Memorial in Edwardsville, Il, and Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Il.Mrs. Spurlock is preceded in death by her daughter Mary Jean Gallagher, nee...
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Walter D. Minton

February 28, 1925 - October 13, 2017

Walter D. Minton, 92, of Shiloh, Illinois, born February 28, 1925, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Friday, October 13, 2017, at home, surrounded by family.Walter proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as a chief clerk to the superintendent and retired from Southern Railroad after 42 years. He was a member of the O'Fallon First Baptist...
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Steven R. Krug

July 6, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Steven R. Krug, 75, of Belleville, IL, born July 6, 1942 In Belleville, passed away October 8, 2017 in Swansea, IL.Mr. Krug was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Belleville where he was active in the Men & Ladies Fellowship. After working as a foreman for East St. Louis Castings Co., Steve became an officer for the Belleville Police Dept. in 1973. While with the department, he...
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Lisa Denise Jones

October 30, 1965 - October 8, 2017

Lisa Denise (nee Cox) Jones, 51, born on October 30th, 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away at her father's residence in Collinsville, Illinois on October 8th, 2017. She was the manager of the Spring Garden Restaurant for several years. Lisa was a natural born leader, but will be remembered most of all by what she did with the "dash between her dates". She was preceded in death by her...
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Sally A. Szakacsi

August 18, 1945 - September 30, 2017

Sally Ann Szakacsi, nee Denninger, 72, of New Douglas, IL, formerly of Collinsville, born August 18, 1945 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away September 30, 2017 in Springfield, IL.Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Opal, nee Potter, Denninger; and two daughters, Ruth Ann Szakacsi and Dusty Spivey.She is survived by a son, Bryan Szakacsi; three grandchildren, Ashley Hayes,...
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Scott D. Eddy

January 5, 1948 - September 26, 2017

Scott D. Eddy, 69, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of Dixon, IL, born January 5, 1948 in Dixon, passed away September 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Professionally, Scott was an insurance agent for over 20 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, #779 in Dixon where he served as their Exalted Ruler. In his free time, he loved to play golf. A musician since the age of 14, Scott played the drums...
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Donald L. Joines

August 30, 1944 - September 24, 2017

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Patrick Lee Good

June 19, 1953 - September 23, 2017

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Levi G. Miller

January 29, 1999 - September 20, 2017

Levi G. Miller, 18, of Collinsville, IL, born January 29, 1999 in Belleville, IL, passed away September 20, 2017 in Collinsville.Levi was an incredibly bright light in a dark world. His smile and laughter were contagious. He was loving and kind to all who knew him. He had a love for animals of all kinds and would have had a Zoo if his mother had let him.Levi was also an avid car enthusiast...
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Samuel Winfield Baugh

September 15, 1930 - September 19, 2017

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Jumana Abdallah

April 7, 1963 - September 18, 2017

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Jumana Abdallah

April 7, 1963 - September 18, 2017

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Dwayne J. Schaller

June 26, 1962 - September 15, 2017

Dwayne J. Schaller, 55, of Belleville, IL, born June 26, 1962 in Belleville, passed away September 15, 2017 at his residence.Dwayne worked as a General Contractor in Belleville, a job he truly loved. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, dedicating four years of service. He was also known as the world's greatest professional Jet Ski rider, and if you didn't believe him, he had the award to...
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Carlton Wiley Estes

October 11, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Carlton W. "Babe" Estes, 92, of Maryville, IL, born October 11, 1924 in Williford, Ark, passed away September 15, 2017 in Maryville.Babe retired from National Stockyards as a livestock handler. Following his retirement, he worked at Scuba Duck carwash in Collinsville. He was also a former member of the Collinsville Nazarene church. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an...
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Marilyn D. Lunsford

October 16, 1935 - September 11, 2017

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Sterling M. Hamilton

November 1, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Sterling "Skip" M. Hamilton, Sr., 70 of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1946 in Boston, MA, passed away September 11, 2017 in Shiloh IL.Mr. Hamilton was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. He owned and operated Hamilton Electronics in Belleville for 38 years. He was an avid scuba diver and recognized for his role as a rescue diver. Skip loved bass fishing, CB's, and operating his ham radio...
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Naoma J. WALSH

August 13, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Naoma J. Walsh, 87, nee Theis, of Belleville, IL, born August 13, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, IL passed away September 10, 2017 at her residence.Naoma proudly retired after more than 35 years of service to K-Mart where she worked as a Sales Associate. She was a wonderful homemaker who cared for her husband, children, and grandchildren and always kept her home in immaculate condition! She was a woman...
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Patricia Ann Blaies

August 14, 1938 - September 7, 2017

Patricia Ann Blaies, 79, of Freeburg, Illinois, born August 14, 1938, in East St. Louis, Illinois, peacefully, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Freeburg, Illinois, surrounded by her loving family.Pat worked for Associates Finance in Fairview Heights, until her retirement in 1994. She was an avid reader with a good book always in her hands. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting...
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James Allen Truell

July 19, 1954 - September 4, 2017

James Allen Truell, 63, of Caseyville, Illinois, born July 19, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois.Jim enjoyed fishing and passed his passion onto his daughters and family. He loved music and played in several country/rock bands. He could play just about any instrument by ear but focused on guitar, keyboard, and vocals. He was considered by...
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Freda June Samples

August 18, 1932 - September 4, 2017

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Edward M. OBERMEIER

August 19, 1937 - September 3, 2017

Edward "Fast Eddie" Melvin Obermeier, 80, born on August 19, 1937 in Venedy Township, Ill., passed away on September 3, 2017, at home surrounded by his loved ones, in Belleville, Ill.Edward was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Belleville, Ill for over 57 years. He was also a previous member of the Moose Lodge 1221 in Swansea, Ill. He loved getting his haircut and really enjoyed cutting...
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Ruth J. DAHM

March 27, 1920 - September 1, 2017

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Rosemary Daggett

October 28, 1952 - August 31, 2017

Rosemary Daggett, 64, of Belleville, IL, born October 28, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away August 31, 2017 in Belleville.Mrs. Daggett retired as case worker with the Illinois Department of Human Services. In her free time she enjoyed caring for her flowers, shopping, and watching television. Rosemary and Steven were able to enjoy their extensive travels together, as they visited places...
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Jerold W. Hutchison

February 27, 1937 - August 30, 2017

Jerold W. "Jake" Hutchison, 80, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Feb. 27, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away August 30, 2017 in Belleville, IL.Mr. Hutchison retired after 30 years with Cotton Belt railroad in East St. Louis. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. In his free-time he enjoyed woodcarving, gardening and reading books. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan...
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Alice M. DONATO

May 29, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Alice M. Donato, nee Hemmer, 79, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born May 29, 1938, in Lebanon, Illinois, passed away, Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Alice was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She loved gardening and tending to her flowers; especially, her rose bushes. She enjoyed camping and loved her dogs. Every holiday season...
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William Howard Dunham

August 31, 1947 - August 26, 2017

William H. Dunham, Jr., 69, of Belleville, IL, born August 31, 1947 in Gastonia, NC, passed away on August 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Mr. Dunham retired as a Tech Sergeant after 20 proud years of service in the U.S. Air Force and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. During that time he spent six years in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, then Korea where he met his wife, the Philippines and...
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Steven Michael Field

January 1, 1966 - August 20, 2017

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Patricia A. Schmidt

January 12, 1934 - August 18, 2017

Patricia Schmidt, 83, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Cahokia, IL, born Jan. 12, 1934 in St. Louis, MO, passed away August 18, 2017 at her residence.Patricia's kind spirit and demeanor was displayed throughout her life as she filled the roles of caretaker and homemaker. Her greatest love was her family, which stretched five generations.She was preceded in death by loving relatives and friends,...
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Louella Mae Eiskant

January 22, 1935 - August 17, 2017

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Christopher Lyle Davis

October 13, 1971 - August 15, 2017

Christopher L. Davis, 45, born October 13, 1971 in Alton, IL, passed away on August 15, 2017 in Belleville, IL from an apparent heart attack.Chris will always be remembered for his free spirit and his kind and helpful nature towards friends and family. Known for being an excellent cook, he regularly prepared meals for his fellow workers at Roesch, Inc. where he worked many years as a welder. He...
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Roy Eugene Carter

July 20, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Roy Eugene Carter, 89, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born July 20, 1928 in Amagon, Arkansas, passed away, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Roy proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his sister, Lmay Schuerger, of Troy, Illinois and many nieces, nephews, other relatives...
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Harry H. HUSSMANN

February 4, 1929 - August 13, 2017

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Frances V. Brown

January 6, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Frances V. Brown, nee Hillhouse, 92, born January 6, 1925 in Marie, Arkansas, passed away August 13, 2017 in Belleville, IL.Frances loved spending time with her family, especially time spent spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, needlework, gardening, and swimming with her friends at the YMCA. She was a long-time faithful member of St. Matthew's United Methodist...
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Robert L. Tweedy

September 28, 1933 - August 4, 2017

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James Bass

January 30, 1946 - August 4, 2017

James "J.B." Bass, 71, of Fairview Heights, IL, born January 30, 1946 in Varner, Arkansas, passed away August 4, 2017 as his residence.James loved spending time with his grandkids and his family was extremely important to him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Addie B., nee Fortune, Robinson; a daughter, Carmella McIntyre; three brothers, Clarence Bass, John Lee Henderson, and...
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Thomas E. Foltz

June 13, 1950 - August 4, 2017

Thomas E. Foltz, 67, of Belleville, IL, born June 13, 1950 in Marshall, MO, passed away August 4, 2017 in Belleville.Tom was a proud Navy veteran with 10 years of active duty service. He worked in the Information Technology field. He spent time at the Pentagon and was well traveled in Europe and many other global places. Tom would spend the next 33 years working for Dow Jones/The Wall Street...
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Edward H. Barfield

September 10, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Edward H. Barfield, 82, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Belleville, IL, born September 10, 1934 in Diswood, IL, passed away August 3, 2017 in San Antonio. Ed retired as an Installer for the Western Electric Company. He was a former member of Westview Baptist Church and the Angler's Club.He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria M., nee Harris, Barfield, who died May 25, 2001; his...
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Deborah A. Lorsbach

December 23, 1949 - July 30, 2017

Deborah A. Lorsbach, nee File, 67, of Glen Carbon, IL, born on Dec. 23, 1949 in Alton, IL passed away on July 30, 2017 in Glen Carbon.Deborah worked as a Registered Nurse at Eden Village Retirement Community in Glen Carbon. She loved her career and it showed in the way she connected so strongly with those patients under her care. Her diligence was recognized as she obtained a Master's Degree in...
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Linda Petrosky

November 28, 1951 - July 29, 2017

Linda Sue Petrosky, 65, of O'Fallon, Illinois, born November 28, 1951, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Mascoutah, Illinois.Linda was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, a city she loved dearly. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wayne State University. She devoted her life to nonprofits and charitable work. She began her career and found her niche with the Detroit Institute...
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Jennie L. Gabel

February 2, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Jennie Lee Gabel (nee Dittle), 83, of Fairview Heights, IL., born on February 2, 1934 in Belleville, IL., passed away in Fairview Heights, IL., July 28, 2017.Jennie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She and her seven children lived in many locations during her husband's 25 year naval career. She participated in the Naval Drama Guild and performed in many plays. She also loved reading...
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Shirley R. GAMLIN

August 27, 1929 - July 27, 2017

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Wayne R. Obst

April 13, 1937 - July 25, 2017

Wayne R. Obst, 80, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 in his home in St Petersburg, FL. He was born on April 13, 1937 in Belleville, IL to Luin and Esther Obst of Belleville, IL. Wayne grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1955. He attended Indiana Tech & Belleville Area College receiving his AD degree in Civil Engineering. Wayne served in the...
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Roma Marie Renspurger

May 1, 1929 - July 24, 2017

Roma Marie Renspurger (nee White), 88, of Trenton, Ill, born on May 1, 1929, passed away on July 24, 2017 in Breese, Ill.Roma married Eugene "Jim" Renspurger on February 18, 1950 in East St. Louis. Roma worked at the post office in Trenton, Ill for over 27 years, and became the Post Master in 1975. When the Cub Scout program was formed, Roma was one of the first Den Mothers. She was also a ...
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Frank Sabo

November 9, 1932 - July 23, 2017

Frank J. Sabo, 84 of Red Bud, Illinois, born November 9, 1932, in Trenton, New Jersey, passed away, Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Red Bud, Illinois. Frank had previously lived in Belleville, Prairie du Rocher, and Lebanon, Illinois. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He loved working in sales. He was a route salesman for Old Vienna Potato Chips and later sold insurance for...
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Imogene Abernathy

October 5, 1927 - July 21, 2017

Abernathy, Imogene (nee: Jackson), of St. Charles, MO, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Lucian Abernathy, Jr.; beloved daughter of the late Frank and Mertis Jackson; devoted mother of Dianna (Larry) Gean, Shelia Kay (James) Gallamore, and Brett (Lillian) Abernathy; cherished grandmother of David (Mary) Gean, Mark (Sheryl) Gean, Susan (Gary Jenkins) Gean,...
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James W. Cooley

January 27, 1921 - July 20, 2017

James W. Cooley, 96, of Brighton, IL, the son of the late George and Tennie Ethel, nee Lofton, Cooley passed away on July 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy. He was one of five children hailing from the boot hills of Missouri and was born in Swift, MO.James was a veteran that served in the army during World War II. Upon his return, James worked at Sea Pass Seafood...
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Robert L. McKINLEY

July 22, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Lake View Memorial Gardens.
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Ruth Reuss

December 26, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Ruth Reuss (nee Stephens), 84, of Imperial, MO., born on December 26, 1932 in Clarendon, Tex., passed away on July 12, 2017 in Imperial, MO.Ruth was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ of Centralia, Ill. She loved painting oil canvases and acrylic, along with crocheting and quilting. Ruth owned her own beauty shop for 25 years in Belleville, Ill., by the name of Ruth's Beauty Nook. She...
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Clara Mae Bullard

January 15, 1925 - July 10, 2017

Clara M. Bullard, 92, passed away July 10, 2017 at 9:56 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Vinna Beasley, of East St. Louis, Illinois.Clara graduated from Edwardsville High School and later married Floyd Bullard, of Collinsville, Illinois. Their life together started in Collinsville, then Edwardsville and then Worden in 1967. They lived there together until the love of her life...
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Charles Anthony Mendes Fernandes

November 13, 1977 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL.
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Charles Anthony Mendes Fernandes

November 13, 1977 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL.
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J. Kay Strack

September 5, 1946 - July 3, 2017

J. Kay Strack, 70, of Highland, Illinois, formerly of Boulder, Colorado, born September 5, 1946, in Wood River, Illinois, passed away July 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.Kay was an avid golfer and softball player. She taught physical education for 32 years in the Boulder Valley School District. Her passion for coaching was evident as she led Abe's Babes to the National...
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Zoe L. Vorce

June 9, 1933 - July 2, 2017

Zoe L. Vorce, 84, of O'Fallon, IL, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL, born June 9, 1933 in Detroit, MI passed away on July 2, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, IL.Mrs. Vorce was a long time and faithful member of the Methodist faith. She devoted much of her time as a volunteer to many different hospitals. She loved to play bridge and watching her grandchildren grow up. Above all else, family...
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Jerry Donald Gibbs

December 3, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Jerry Donald Gibbs Sr., 87, born, December 3, 1929, in East Saint Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday morning, July 2, 2017 in Fairview Heights, Illinois.Jerry possessed a charismatic personality and was a joyous person to be around. He was a dedicated and very proud man. He made sure that his family's happiness was his top priority. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Navy,...
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Pamela Sue Lee

August 27, 1952 - June 26, 2017

Pamela "Pam" Sue Lee, nee Hayes, 64, of Collinsville, Ill., born on August 27, 1952, in East St. Louis, Ill, passed away on June 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO. Pam was a member of the Alpha and Omega Christian Fellowship Church in Collinsville, Illinois. She loved horses, swimming, and dancing to her own rhythm. Pam was known as an outgoing, free spirited woman. She was also as a loving...
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Patrick Bradshaw

June 25, 1955 - June 24, 2017

Patrick N. Bradshaw, 61 of Dupo, IL, born June 25, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Mr. Bradshaw was a skilled mechanic, working over 30 years for James "Pete" Richardson. He had a true love for classic cars, especially Mustangs and Cougars! Above everything else, Pat was very family oriented and adored his 2 granddaughters.He was...
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Lester L. Murray

January 23, 1919 - June 24, 2017

Lester L. Murray, 98, of Swansea, Illinois, born, January 23, 1919, in Doniphan, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St Paul's Home, in Belleville, Illinois.Lester proudly served his country in the United States Navy, having served for 20 years until his retirement. He was a World War II, Pearl Harbor survivor. He had also worked 20 years for the United States Government at the...
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Lynn E. Tiedemann

November 7, 1950 - June 22, 2017

Lynn E. Tiedemann, 66, of Fairview Heights, Ill, born on November 7, 1950 in East St. Louis, Ill, passed away on June 22, 2017 in Swansea, Ill.Lynn married the love of her life, Steve, in 1971 in Maryville, Ill, and was notorious for her laugh and always being happy. She was a member of the Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends from the Smokey Mountains...
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