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    Mary Schmitt

    View Mary Schmitt Mary Sue Schmitt, age 85 of Keyesport, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Cedarhurst of Greenville, Illinois.    Mrs. Schmitt was born on August 18, 1934, in Healdton, OK to Minerva Skaggs and Raymond Charles Smith. She moved to Illinois in 1942 and graduated from Brownstown High School in 1951. Mary loved playing softball and singing in the chorus in high school. She married Harold Lloyd Schmitt on April 19, 1953, in Brownstown. Mary worked at Utlaut…

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    Kenneth Hoffmann

    View Kenneth Hoffmann Kenneth D. Hoffmann, age 79 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019.    Mr. Hoffmann was born in Greenville, Illinois on January 17, 1940, a son of Melvin and Mabel (Zobrist) Hoffmann.  He married Marlene Korte on April 23, 1966, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle and she survives in Carlyle.    In addition to his wife Marlene, Kenny is also survived by his children – Lisa Hoffmann-Hempen of Highland, Illinois, Angie Hart and…

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    Kenny Hoffmann

    View Kenny Hoffmann Kenny Hoffmann, age 79 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019.    Services for Mr. Hoffmann are pending. Kenny Hoffmann, age 79 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019.    Services for Mr. Hoffmann are pending. View   Send Flowers

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    George Meyer

    View George Meyer George Meyer, age 81, passed away at Aviston Countryside Manor on Friday, December 6, 2019.    A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 8, 2019.  The service will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle with Rev. Scott Broughton, officiating.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until service time.    George Meyer, age 81, passed away at Aviston Countryside Manor on Friday, December…

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    Francis Almeter

    View Francis Almeter Col. Francis J. “Frank” Almeter, USAF, Retired, age 84 of Lebanon, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL on Friday, November 29, 2019.    Mr. Almeter was born in Sheldon, NY on September 10, 1935, a son of John and Anna (Reding) Almeter.  He married Diane Dunning at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, ME on June 6, 1959, and she survives in Lebanon.    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 7,…..

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    Janet Twenhafel

    View Janet Twenhafel Janet Ann Twenhafel, age 77 of Centralia, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.    Janet was born in Centralia on February 24, 1942, a daughter of Alvin W. and Edna Anna Emma (Knolhoff) Twenhafel.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed attending the Kaskaskia Workshop for over 37 years.  Janet also loved working puzzles, and her house was decorated with the puzzles she put together.  Janet was never one to compla…

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    Janice Fisher

    View Janice Fisher Janice Fisher, age 79 of Carlyle, passed away at the Carlyle Healthcare Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.    Mrs. Fisher was born in Bond County on May 28, 1940, a daughter of Cecil and Mildred (nee Moore) Peddicord.  She married John Fisher at the Greenville First Baptist Church on April 16, 1960, and he survives in Carlyle.    Mrs. Fisher is also survived by her daughter – Debra Kay Gough and husband Frank of Ashmore, Illinois; a grandson –….

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    Robert Ford, Sr.

    View Robert Ford, Sr. Robert E. Ford, Sr., age 74 of Keyesport, passed away at his home on Monday, November 11, 2019.    Mr. Ford was born in Nebraska on April 7, 1945, a son of the late William and Geneva (Miner) Ford.  He married Mary A. Knight in Centerville on August 25, 1962, and she preceded him in death on June 5, 2014.   Mr. Ford is survived by his children – George Ford and wife Chris, Robert Ford, Jr. and wife Elaina, Jeffrey Ford, Bill Ford and wife Chris, and K…

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    Charles Knuf

    View Charles Knuf Charles “Chuck” Knuf, age 64 of Breese, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 26, 2019.    Mr. Knuf was born in Breese on March 24, 1955, a son of Anthony “Tony” and Ella Mae (nee See) Knuf.  He married Kathie Boehne on October 1, 1977, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman and she survives in Breese.   In addition to his wife Kathie, Chuck is also survived by his daughters – Erin Robert and husband Tyler of Kirkwood, Missouri,… Charles “Chuck” K…

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    Agnes Thomas

    View Agnes Thomas Agnes L. Thomas, age 100 of Carlyle and formerly of Keyesport, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Carlyle Healthcare Center.   Mrs. Thomas was born on December 4, 1918, in East St. Louis, a daughter of Leo and Fern (nee Higgenbotham) Simpson.  She married Roy A. Thomas in June of 1942, in Wright City, Missouri and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2003.    Mrs. Thomas is survived by her three sons – James Thomas of Carlyle, John Thomas …

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    Setsuko Robbins

    View Setsuko Robbins Setsuko “Susie” Robbins, age 86 of Keyesport, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 19, 2019.    Mrs. Robbins was born in Naha, Okinawa on February 24, 1933.  She married Jerry Robbins in Okinawa in 1963 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1982.  She was also preceded in death by her partner of 32 years, Clarence “Butch” Townsend who passed away on February 25, 2017.  Susie loved playing bingo and pinochle, and she also enjoyed… Setsu…

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    Rosemary Hughes

    View Rosemary Hughes Rosemary C. Hughes, age 72 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.    Mrs. Hughes was born on March 20, 1947, in Breese, Illinois, a daughter of Joseph B. and Mary (nee Varel) Voss.  She married Tom Hughes on April 15, 1969, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle and he survives in Carlyle.   In addition to her husband Tom, Rosemary is also survived by her sons – Ryan Hughes and wife Margaret, and Josh… R…

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    Arthur Ripperda

    View Arthur Ripperda Arthur Ripperda, age 91 of Greenville, passed away at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.   Mr. Ripperda was born in Breese on April 2, 1928.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had worked at Hunter Meat Packing Plant.    Following his wishes, no funeral services will be held. More obituary information will be included. Arthur Ripperda, age 91 of Greenville, passed away at Greenville Nurs…

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    Bryan Buck

    View Bryan Buck Bryan Buck, age 55 of Carlyle, passed away at Memorial Hospital in O’Fallon on Friday, September 27, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Buck are pending.  Bryan Buck, age 55 of Carlyle, passed away at Memorial Hospital in O’Fallon on Friday, September 27, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Buck are pending.  View   Send Flowers

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    Donald Will, Jr.

    View Donald Will, Jr. Donald E. Will, Jr., age 53 of Belleville and formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Belleville on Monday, September 23, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Will are pending at this time.  Donald E. Will, Jr., age 53 of Belleville and formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Belleville on Monday, September 23, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr…. View   Send Flowers

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    Dorothy Sohn

    View Dorothy Sohn Dorothy Sohn, age 94 of Carlyle, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Aviston Countryside Manor.   Dorothy was born in Carlyle on July 23, 1925, a daughter of the late Ed and Helen (Forseman) Meyer.  She married Leonard Boatright on August 30, 1945, and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1963.  She married George C. Sohn on December 11, 1976, and he preceded her in death on December 8, 2011.    Dorothy is survived by 2 sons – Larry Boat…

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    Richard Wilken

    View Richard Wilken Richard William “Dick” Wilken, age 93 of Carlyle, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  He was born to Anton and Antoinette “Nettie” (nee Borgelt) Wilken on January 17, 1926.    Dick is survived by his sisters – Betty Wilken, Jeanette Wilken, Mary Reis, and Helen Monken and husband Edward, a brother-in-law – Irwin “Lou” Luebbers, and numerous nieces and nephews.    He was preceded in death by his… Richard William “Dick” Wilken, ag…

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    Lorraine Bruggemann

    View Lorraine Bruggemann Lorraine M. Bruggemann, age 85 of Carlyle, passed away at the Carlyle Healthcare Center on Thursday, September 5, 2019.       Mrs. Bruggemann was born on November 16, 1933, in Breese, a daughter of the late Dennis and Sophia (Popeck) Akers.  She married Joseph L. Bruggemann on June 9, 1973, and he preceded her in death on February 14, 2016.    Lorraine is survived by her children – Janice Brown and husband Ernie, Gerald Skiver and wi…

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    Wayne Michael

    View Wayne Michael Wayne Michael, age 70 of Hoffman, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in Friday, September 6, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Michael are pending at this time.  Wayne Michael, age 70 of Hoffman, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in Friday, September 6, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Michael are pending at this… View   Send Flowers

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    Bob Coates

    View Bob Coates Bob Coates, age 92 of Keyesport, passed away at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.   Mr. Coates was born on August 28, 1927, in Nason, IL, a son of Stanley and Susie (nee Flanagan) Coates.  He married Marilyn Elliott on October 13, 1957, in Keyesport, and she survives in Keyesport.   In addition to his wife Marilyn, Mr. Coates is also survived by his children – Toni Bailey and husband Paul, Tim Coates and wife Rhonda, and Steve H…

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    Justin Thacker

    View Justin Thacker Justin Thacker, age 38 of St. Louis, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019, in St. Louis.     Justin was the founder of Lab Gym in St. Louis and was a national champion and Olympic weightlifter.     Funeral arrangements for Mr. Thacker are pending. Justin Thacker, age 38 of St. Louis, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019, in St. Louis.     Justin was the founder of Lab Gym in St. Louis and was a national champion and… View   Send Flowers

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    Carol Powers

    View Carol Powers Carol Sue Powers, age 81 of Bixby, OK and formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Sand Plum Assisted Living in Bixby on Thursday, August 29, 2019.    Mrs. Powers was born on December 17, 1937, in Centralia, IL, a daughter of Walter H. and Alice E. (nee Short) Reitemeier.  She married James J. Powers (Jim), who she met at Scott AFB, on November 2, 1958, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2005.   Carol is survived by a …

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    Dorothy Brown

    View Dorothy Brown Dorothy M. Brown, age 86 of Beckemeyer, passed away at Breese Nursing Home on Thursday, August 22, 2019.    Mrs. Brown was born in Wade Township on December 20, 1932, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (nee Roberg) Langhauser.  She married Maurice “Bud” Brown at St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer on August 5, 1952, and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1991.    Dorothy is survived by a daughter – Marilyn Diekemper and husband Raymond,… Dorothy …

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    Martha Lehmkuhl

    View Martha Lehmkuhl Martha Lehmkuhl, age 95 of Carlyle, passed away at Breese Nursing Home on Monday, August 19, 2019.    Martha was born in Madison, Illinois on November 19, 1923, a daughter of Carl and Anna (Lehrmann) Zacharias.  She worked as a secretary at Metropolitan Life in St. Louis and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle.  Martha loved animals, especially her cats.  She also enjoyed gardening and talking to people, as she knew no… Martha Leh…

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    Roger Kottmeyer

    View Roger Kottmeyer Roger Kottmeyer, age 71 of Boulder, passed away at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, August 11, 2019.   Mr. Kottmeyer was born in Centralia, Illinois on September 30, 1947, a son of Arthur F. and Elda C. (Reinkensmeier) Kottmeyer.  He married Georgine Behrman on September 6, 1969, at St. Ann Church in Nashville and she preceded him in death on December 10, 1992.    Mr. Kottmeyer is survived by his two sons – Matt Kottmeyer and wife Tracy of Mt. V…

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    Glennamae Ingels

    View Glennamae Ingels Glennamae Ingels, 94, of Orlando, Florida went to her heavenly home on July 31, 2019. Glennamae was one of five children born to Glenn and Marie Adams in Springfield, Illinois on April 27, 1925. She married Robert Ingels in 1943. He preceded her in death, along with her parents, siblings, and son-in-law, Joe. She is survived by her daughter, Anna (Jerry) Williams of Summerfield, Florida; daughter Amy Burdeau of Carlyle, Illinois; son, Lon Ingels of Orlando, Florida; seve…

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    Ron Rolfingsmeyer

    View Ron Rolfingsmeyer Ron Rolfingsmeyer, age 71 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon on Sunday, July 28, 2019.    Mr. Rolfingsmeyer was born in Breese on September 23, 1947, a son of Christopher and June (Crisel) Rolfingsmeyer.  He married Donna Guthrie on September 21, 1968, at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle and she survives in Carlyle.    In addition to his wife Donna, Ron is also survived by a daughter – Tina Klasing and……

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    Harold Schmitt

    View Harold Schmitt Harold Lloyd Schmitt, age 92 of Keyesport, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.    Mr. Schmitt was born on January 19, 1927, in Keyesport, Illinois, a son of John Henry and L. Leauvon (nee Elliott) Schmitt.  He married Mary Sue Smith on April 19, 1953, in Brownstown, Illinois, and she survives in Keyesport.  In addition to his wife Mary Sue, Mr. Schmitt is survived by his sons – John David Schmitt of Chicago and Harold Kent Schmitt and wif…

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    Marceline Gratiaa

    View Marceline Gratiaa Marceline Catharine Gratiaa, age 85 of Carlyle, passed away at Breese Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.    Marceline was born on August 14, 1933, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Philip and Genevieve (McGroarty) Gratiaa.  She graduated from St. Louis University in 1955, and was one of the first 3 women to graduate from SLU with a degree in electrical engineering. She then graduated from St. Louis University with a Master’s degree in Mathem…

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    Shirley Hermsmeyer

    View Shirley Hermsmeyer Shirley Hermsmeyer, age 83, formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday, July 21, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Hermsmeyer are pending and will be available on Tuesday. Shirley Hermsmeyer, age 83, formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday, July 21, 2019.     Funeral arrangements for Mrs…. View   Send Flowers

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    Jean Engelhardt

    View Jean Engelhardt Jean M. Engelhardt, age 64 of Carlyle, passed away at Carlyle Healthcare Center on Sunday, July 14, 2019.   Jean was born in Breese on February 12, 1955, a daughter of Kenneth L. and Elvera M. (nee Hediger) Engelhardt.  She was a cook for Clinton County Senior Services for over 30 years.  Jean had many hobbies and interests, and she loved fishing.     Survivors include a brother – Joey Engelhardt of Carlyle; a sister – Carolyn Lake of Posey; …

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    Mary Heinzmann

    View Mary Heinzmann Mary Nancy Harbison Hintz Heinzmann, age 97 formerly of Carlyle, passed away at St. Paul’s Senior Community in Belleville on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Mary was born on January 13, 1922 in Equality, IL the eighth of nine children of William Broten Harbison and Lula May Church. She met Bob Hintz in 1940, they married in 1949. He had gone off to the Army and they married after his discharge.  He preceded her in death on November 13, 1974. She married Lester Heinzmann on July…

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    Joyce Claypool

    View Joyce Claypool Joyce A. Claypool, age 68 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon on Monday, July 1, 2019.   Mrs. Claypool was born in Breese on July 11, 1950, a daughter of Marvin and Mildred (nee Cruth) Guthrie.  She married Dewayne Claypool in Reno, Nevada on May 31, 2004, and he preceded her in death on November 26, 2004.    Joyce is survived by her children – Bobby Reynolds and wife Lornie of the Philippines, Beth Schubel and husband… Joy…

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    Willie Macon

    View Willie Macon Willie T. Macon, age 78 of Greenville, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2019.   “Our journey with our Daddy has been amazing. He has taught us many priceless lessons. Most importantly he showed us to always have the heart of a warrior.” Thank you Daddy, you will be missed. Willie is the son of Willie Macon and Willie Mae Stokes Macon; was born August 29, 1940 in East St. Louis Illinois. Willie’s family moved to a farm in Greenville, Illinois… Wi…

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    Nancy Zieren

    View Nancy Zieren Nancy A. Zieren, age 67 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Louis University Hospital on Saturday, June 22, 2019.    Nancy was born on October 14, 1951, in Breese, Illinois, a daughter of Regis and Cleo (Winkeler) Krebs.  She married John Zieren at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle on August 18, 1972, and he survives in Carlyle.    In addition to her husband John, Nancy is also survived by her mother – Cleo Krebs of Carlyle; her boys – Brad Zieren and… Nancy…

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    Oliver Davis

    View Oliver Davis Oliver Davis, age 92 of Beckemeyer, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Carlyle Healthcare Center.    Mr. Davis was born on December 27, 1926, the youngest of Agnes and Earl Davis’ children.  He served with the US Marine Corps in China during WWII and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He married Leona Rose Hussman of Germantown Illinois on January 7th, 1948.  They had three sons – David Davis (Ann) of Aberdeen, MS, Donald Davis (Carleen Ca…

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    Alice Goldsmith

    View Alice Goldsmith Alice Goldsmith, age 84 of Beckemeyer, passed away at Aviston Countryside Manor on Sunday, June 16, 2019.    Ms. Goldsmith was born on August 19, 1934, in Beckemeyer, a daughter of Herman J. and Slinda Jane (nee Reupke) Goldsmith.  Alice worked and Wee-Walker at Trim Foot Shoe Factory for over 34 years, until her retirement in 1987.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.  Alice enjoyed crafts and spending time with family.   …

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    Quinton Zapp

    View Quinton Zapp Quinton A. Zapp, age 29 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.    Mr. Zapp was born in Nashville, Illinois on March 12, 1990, a son of Bill Zapp and Donna (Stroud) Wilson.  Quinton was a Christian who enjoyed working on cars, especially his Mustang.  He worked as a mail truck driver for the United States Postal Service.    Quinton is survived by a son – Connor Zapp and Connnor’s mother, Lisa McElrea; his mother –… Qu…

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    Charles Hammel

    View Charles Hammel Charles Bernard “Butch” Hammel, age 87 of Carlyle, passed away at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.    Mr. Hammel was born on December 15, 1931 in Huey, Illinois, a son of the late Barnhard and Agnes (Wilken) Hammel.  He married Lucy Mae Lanham on September 9, 1951, in Boulder, Illinois, and she survives in Carlyle.    In addition to his wife Lucy Mae, Butch is also survived by his children… Charles …