• Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Betty J. Richter

    Betty J. (Rehkemper) Richter, 82, of Aviston, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at The Villas of St. James in Breese. Betty was born November 14, 1935 in St. Rose, IL, the daughter of August and Bernetta (nee, Ketterer) Rehkemper. She married Cornelius “Dick” Richter on May 21, 1957 in St. Rose and he passed away on January 28, 2012. Surviving are her six children, Deb (Tim) Shasserre of Swansea, Allen (Barb) Richter of Aviston, Joyce (Jeff) Burns of Belmont, NC, Sheila (Mark) Collom of Galesville, WI, Susan (Dan) Kistner of Bloomington, IL, and Neal (Sandy) Richter of Aviston; grandchildren, Adam and Ryan Henrichs, Sarah (Dan) Einhorn, Jason (Nicole)…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Theodore B. Vosholler

    Theodore B. “Ted” Vosholler, 91, of New Baden, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Clinton Manor Living Center in New Baden. He was born June 25, 1927 in St. Rose, the son of Theodore J. and Elizabeth, nee Dieckmann, Vosholler. He married JoAnn C. Dahm January 19, 1955 at St. Mary Parish in Belleville and she survives in New Baden. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Cathy (Norman) Thole, Jeanne Langenhorst, Linda (Allan) Becker, Nancy (John) Vincent, Ed (Tammy) Vosholler, and Mary (Terry) Eversgerd; grandchildren, Dana (Dave) Jansen, Danny (Nancy) Thole, Diane Thole, Donna (Justin) Rakers, Mike (Missy) Langenhorst, Michelle (Shane) Oertwig, Matt (Ashley) Langenhorst,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Brian Gerard Brandmeyer

    Brian Gerard Brandmeyer, 50, of Germantown, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his home. He was born March 1, 1968 in Breese, the son of Ralph H. “Rudy” and Patricia C., nee Luitjohan, Brandmeyer. He married Mary Ann Penney on August 17, 1991 at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville and she survives in Germantown. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Scott (Teresa) Brandmeyer of Damiansville, and Mikaela (Jacob Bickline) Brandmeyer; a granddaughter, Prestyn Brandmeyer; his mother, Patricia Brandmeyer of Damiansville; his mother-in-law, Audrey Penney of DeSmet, SD; his siblings, Roger (Mary) Brandmeyer and Anita (Jerry) Arentsen all of Damiansville, Doris (Myron) Thole and Lisa…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Nell Rose Southard

    Nell Rose Southard, 56, of New Baden, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born December 29, 1961 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Jacob and Doris, nee Johnson, Whitecotton. She married John Southard on August 7, 1993 in Nashville and he survives in New Baden. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Jacob “Hank” Southard and Katelyn Southard both of New Baden; her mother, Doris Whitecotton of Duquoin; her mother-in-law, Edna Southard of New Baden; her sister, Cindy Adams of Carbondale; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph & Dixie Southard, Pamela & Bill Latham, Leslie & Greg Sweet, and Richard Southard;…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Joyce Annette Michael

    Joyce Annette Michael, age 81, of Hoffman, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born April 29, 1937 in Wilkin County, MN, the daughter of Charles and Augusta, nee Stuehrenberg, Poppel. She married Roy Michael on June 11, 1960 at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Wolverton, MN and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2016. Joyce is survived by her children, Michele Hill and husband Dale of Hoffman, and James Michael and wife Connie of Centralia; three grandchildren, Megan Michael, Zachary Michael, and Orion Hill; two sisters, Margaret Barringer and husband Lyle of MN, and Della Albert and husband Carlton of KS;…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Richard Allen Moore

    Richard Allen Moore, 57, of New Baden, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Pyramid State Park in Pinckneyville. He was born June 7, 1961 in E. St. Louis, the son of John and Davetta, nee Raley, Moore. Richard is survived by a son, Anthony (Nicole) Moore of Mascoutah; a daughter, Jennifer Moore of Granite City; two grandchildren, Jack Gabrovic and Connor Moore; and his siblings, Margaret (Mark) Goldberg, Debi Moore, and Steve (Lisa) Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Liz Romanko, and a brother in infancy. Mr. Moore was an owner/operator of Blah Trucking and a veteran of the United States Navy.…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Leona M. Beckmann

    Leona M. Beckmann, age 84, of Carlyle passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born in Bartelso, Illinois on July 22, 1934 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Jansen) Mueller. She married Leo Beckmann at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso on June 30, 1954, and he survives in Carlyle. In addition to her husband, Leona is survived by seven children: Roger (Trish) Beckmann, Brenda (Roy) Paulsmeyer, Carol Beckmann all of Hoffman, Steve (Julie) Beckmann of Carlyle, Ralph (Donna) Beckmann of Carlyle, Karl (Doug Black) Beckmann of St. Louis, and Kim Beckmann of Carlyle; sixteen grandchildren: Ben (Kristy) Beckmann, Nicole (Christopher) Holle, Brian…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Roger L. Markus

    Roger Markus, 63, of Aviston, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at his home. He was born July 16, 1955 in Breese, the son of Louis J. “Bozo” and Marie L., nee Henken, Markus. Roger is survived by his siblings, Carol Wieter, Bob & Polly Markus, Jim Markus, Ivan & Bonnie Markus, Sandy & Marlin Fix, Joan & Paul Jinks, and Dave Markus; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Kathy Markus and Rita Markus; and a brother-in-law, Paul Wieter. Mr. Markus was a cabinet maker for R&D Woodworking in Aviston. He enjoyed playing and listening to music. Funeral Services…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Estella S. Stempel

    Estella S. Stempel, 90, of New Baden, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home in Mascoutah. She was born December 15, 1927 in Damiansville, the daughter of George and Mary (Luebke) Wobbe. She married Eugene F. “Gene” Stempel on April 14, 1948 in Damiansville and he preceded her in death on July 15, 1991. She is survived by her children, Donna (Dennis) Dressler of St. Libory, Sheila (Jim) McWhorter of Luling, TX., and Jeff (Jean) Stempel of New Baden; seven grandchildren, Dale (Jennifer) Dressler, Dawn (Alan) Reuter, Derek Dressler, Deanne (Tyler) Ross, Heather (Patrick) Juarez, Adam Stempel, and Megan (Corey) Swinney; great-grandchildren, Dean & Lauren Dressler, Grace &…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Dale F. Wade

    Dale F. Wade, 87 of Breese passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Aviston Countryside Manor. He was born on May 16, 1931 in Breese, the son of Edward and Frances (Monken) Wade. He married Marianne Hamers in Wiesbaden, Germany on November 27, 1954 and she survives in Breese. In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by two daughters: Gail Wade (John Henss) of Breese and Renee (special friend Ronnie Bell Jr.) Wade-Foehner of Breese; his grandchildren: Bailey (Paul) Rinella, Max (fiancée Karen Korte) Luksetich, Jenee (Ryan) Mitchell, and Maria (special friend Nick Tannahill) Foehner; great-grandchildren: James and Luke Rinella and Alexander Mitchell; his sister,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Loretta E. Meyer

    Loretta E. Meyer, 96, of RR Trenton, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Aperion Care Nursing Home in Mascoutah. She was born July 18, 1921 in Trenton, the daughter of Frank and Catherine, nee Loehr, Meyer. Loretta is survived by her nieces and nephew; Francis (Diana) Laux of Prospect Heights, Kathy (Dave) Rudy of Mascoutah, and Verlan “Bud” (Debbie) Laux of Trenton; she is also survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Marcell J. Meyer; two sisters, Cecilia B. Meyer and Agatha Laux; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Laux. Ms. Meyer was a homemaker and a member of St.…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Lawrence D. Carthy

    Lawrence D. “Larry” Carthy, 55, of Lebanon, entered the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 4, 1963 at St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis, IL, the son of Medric and Margie, nee Thompson, Carthy. He married Janet Marie Hanson on December 11, 1993 at St. Paul U.C.C. in Lebanon and she survives in Lebanon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary “Margie” Carthy of O’Fallon; a son, Stephen (Joya) Carthy of O’Fallon; two grandchildren, Ella MaryJane & Rayna AnnMarie Carthy; his siblings, Robert (Sheila) Carthy of Caseyville, James (Sharon)…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Emory Clifford Edwards

    Emory Clifford Edwards, 70, of Trenton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home. He was born November 9, 1947 in Mitchell, IN, the son of Clifford Fredrick and Orpha Helen, nee Tencher, Edwards. He married Emma Faye Dowdy October 6, 1973 at the Hatkins Chapel in Belleville and she survives in Trenton. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Shari L. (Clinton) Truett of New Baden; three grandchildren, William B. Childers, Jr. of New York, Elizabeth A. Childers of Georgia, and Candis Pressley of Illinois; eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, June (Roy) Lamb of Indiana, Bertha Pfeiffer of Illinois, Helen (Jim) Lewis of Indiana, and Bonnie…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Rita M. Zollner

    Rita M. Zollner, 92, of Albers, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born May 24, 1926 in New Baden, the daughter of John and Amelia, nee Hatzala, Frankovich. She married George A. Zollner November 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1968. Rita is survived by her four children, Rita (Jerrold) Chandler of Carlinville, George (Lois) Zollner of Breese, Gail Paustian of Highland Park, NJ., and Monica (Tim) Mroz of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Lt. Commander David (Rebecca) Chandler, Elizabeth Ann (Justin) Knoedler, Allison (Andy) Cassibry, George E. (Jackie) Zollner, Sara (Mike) Zezza, and Mike Paustian; 12 great-grandchildren; and…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Larry D. Towell

    Larry D. Towell, 66, of Carlyle passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois. He was born in Hillsboro, Illinois on December 4, 1951 the son of Thomas and Avis (Coleman) Towell. He married Marie Carriker in Litchfield, Illinois on May 1, 1970 and she survives in Carlyle. In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by two sons: Gary (Jennifer) Towell and Eric (Samantha) Towell all of Carlyle; four grandchildren: Lily and Calab Towell, Tyler Flood and Chrissy McCardy; two great grandchildren, Mason and Asher; his niece, Vicky Westbrook; nephew, Kevin Landers; brother-in-law, Keith Landers of Coffeen; sisters-in-law: Evelyn (Ivan) Blankenship of Litchfield,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Carl P. Bann

    Carl P. Bann, 85, of New Baden, IL, born February 28, 1933 in New Baden, died on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Carl graduated from New Baden Community High School Class of 1951. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War. He graduated from McKendree College in the summer of 1958, and attained his Masters Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in the summer of 1968. Carl taught in Wesclin School District #3 teaching at St. George in New Baden and St. Mary’s in Trenton before transferring to Wesclin Jr. High to teach 7th…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Bernice "Becy" Foppe

    Bernice F. “Becy” Foppe, 92, of Aviston, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Aviston Countryside Manor. She was born December 6, 1925 in Aviston, daughter of Herman and Theresa “Bertha” (Stoff) Fuhler. She married Ray Foppe on June 18, 1946 in Aviston and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1987. Becy is survived by her children, Donna (Mike) Nettemeier of Breese, Glenn (Colleen) Foppe of Carlyle, Tom (Mary) Foppe of St. Louis, MO, Bets (Ron) Eversgerd of Germantown, and Jeff (Shawn) Foppe of Springfield, TN; son-in-law, Jim Markus of Aviston; grandchildren, Cindy (Doug) Kuhl, Brent Nettemeier, Ryan (Sara) Nettemeier, Patrick (Danielle) Foppe, Kevin (Leslie) Foppe, Jill (Dwayne) Cunningham,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Rev. Jack W. Frerker

    Rev. Jack Frerker, 80, of Olympia, Washington passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia. He was born in Breese, Illinois on October 10, 1937 the son of John and Cleopha (Erlinger) Frerker. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Agnes Danehy Frerker and a brother-in-law, Bernard Wessel. He is survived by his siblings: Nancy Ann Wessel, Richard (Patricia) Frerker, Mary Agnes (Robert) Berndsen, , Robert James (Marjory) Danehy, Peggy (Richard) Hellige and Lynda Louise Frerker. Rev. Frerker held many degrees in philosophy, theology, religion and Humanistic studies. He was ordained at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois on June 1,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Herman E. Devine

    Herman E. Devine, 87, of New Baden, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home. He was born November 10, 1930 in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Clarence and Ella, nee Matherly, Devine. He married Thelma Rose Meddows and she preceded him in death on December 13, 1997. Herman is survived by his seven children, Michael (Carol) Devine, Linda Devine, Rose Anderson, Andrew (Jacquita) Devine, Martin (Susan) Devine, Richard (Stephanie) Devine, and Donald Devine; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Devine; a son-in-law, Roy Anderson; a sister, Isabelle Ealey; and three brothers, Leo, Bill,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Juanita Juenger

    Juanita Juenger, 90, of Carlyle passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born in Flat River, Missouri on December 8, 1927 the daughter of Barton and Iva (Rudluff) Lavrrar. She married Ralph Juenger and he preceded her in death December 19, 1985. Mrs. Juenger is survived by her children: Gene (Judy) Hogan of California, Larry Hogan of Collinsville, Diana (Gerald) Donaldson of Carlyle, and Kathy (Denny) Kuhn of Centralia; her stepson, Larry (Karen) Juenger of O’Fallon; stepdaughter, Sandy (Glenn) Rector of Centralia; ten grandchildren: Michael (Brook) Hogan of Oregon, Melanie (Tsegyal) Hogan and Leah Hogan of California, Shawn (Julie) Cunningham of Missouri, Kyle Donaldson…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Danny Bonds

    Danny Bonds, 71, of Carlyle, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. Danny was born on September 7, 1946, in Obion, Tennessee, the son of Blutcher and Estell (Green) Bonds. He retired from General Motors Company where he worked in the paint department. Mr. Bonds is survived by his daughter, Veronica Bonds of Lawrenceville, GA siblings, Brat Bonds and wife Irene of St. Louis; Susie Moffett of St. Louis and Mary Virginia Fix of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his parents – Blutcher and Estell Bonds; a sister, Willie Mae Gibson, and a brother, LB Bonds. A memorial service will be…