• Alhambra,  Hamel,  Highland,  Marine

    Jean Tedrick

    Jean Tedrick, age 94 of Highland, IL, died Friday, August 24, 2018, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL. She was born July 19, 1924, in Tamalco, IL, the daughter of Earl and Gladys (nee Stone) Carman, Sr. On September 17, 1949, she married Robert Raymond Tedrick at Vandalia, IL. He passed away on June 21, 2009. She was a member of Crown Point Church, Vandalia, IL. She was also a member or the Former TOPS Club in Troy, IL. Dorothy was born at Tamalco, IL, the eldest of 11 children. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Vandalia, IL; where she grew up. After marriage they…

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    Velma J. Grotefendt

    Velma J. Grotefendt, age 91 of Marine, IL died Monday, August 06, 2018 at Greenville Nursing & Rehab. Center in Greenville, IL. She was born June 01, 1927, in Alhambra, IL, the daughter of Henry and Pauline (nee Siewert) Conrad. On October 16, 1947, she married Harold Frederick Albert Grotefendt at E & R Church in Marine, IL. He passed away on January 29, 2012. She was a member of United Church of Christ of Marine. She was also a member of Madison County Home Extension; Marine UCC Women’s Guild; Republic Women’s Club in Marine . Velma was born west of Alhambra where she grew up on the family farm.…

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    Joseph G. "Joe G." Wick III

    Joseph George “Joe G” Wick III, only child of Joseph George Wick Sr and Mary Irene Wick, née Ficsor, was born on October 21st 1944 in St. Louis, MO and died July 12th 2018 in Rosemead, CA. He spent his formative years in Ladue and St. Louis, MO with summer sojourns at his grandparents’ farm in Highland, IL and European tours with his mother. Joe found castles in Europe to ignite his imagination (at Warwick castle he expressed disappointment War might have have been taken off his surname and daydreamed about owning the castle) and would always think travel a useful object, but still missed his home. He was proud…

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    Leila E. "Lee" Riggs

    Leila E. "Lee" Riggs, age 89 of Alhambra, IL, died Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL. She was born on Wednesday, May 8, 1929, in Trenton, IL, the daughter of Clarence E. and Della M. (nee Gelly) Scott. On Saturday, April 16, 1949, she married Archie W. Riggs at Trenton, IL, who passed away on February 8, 2005. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Staunton, IL. She was former member Eden United Church of Christ and Women’s Guild of the Church, Edwardsville, IL. Leila was born at Trenton, IL. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1947. After her marriage…

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    Donald E. Schmid

    Donald E. Schmid, age 75 of Edwardsville, IL, died Wednesday, August 01, 2018, at DePaul Health Center – SSM in Bridgeton, MO. He was born on Friday, May 28, 1943, in Granite City, IL, the son of Berthold and Bernice (nee Schaefer) Schmid. On Saturday, February 23, 1974, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Hamel, IL, he married Diane L. Schmid nee Brown who survives. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Board Member of Roundup Committee of S.W. Electric; Retired Board Member of Hamel Coopertive Grain. Donald was born in Granite City, IL. He lived on a farm at Hartford, IL, and at age 5 years…

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    Elizabeth J. "Betty" Vollmer

    Elizabeth J. "Betty" Vollmer, age 73 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL. She was born on Wednesday, August 09, 1944, in Clayton, MO, the daughter of Arnold and Jeanette (nee Gehrs) Grapperhaus. On Friday, October 01, 1976, she married Robert A. Vollmer at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese, IL, who survives. She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL. Betty was born at Clayton, MO, raised on a farm at Maridale and Beckemeyer, IL; later moved to Highland, IL, and has lived here for 33 years. She worked at Artex, Highland, IL, as a factory worker for…

  • Alhambra,  Hamel,  Highland,  Marine

    Terri L. Munie

    Terri L. Munie, age 60 of Pocahontas, IL, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at her home in rural Pocahontas, IL. She was born on Tuesday, February 25, 1958, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Gerald D. and Marilyn A. (nee Seifried) Wenzel. On Friday, January 12, 1979, she married Denis D. Munie at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pierron, IL, who survives. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pierron, IL, Woodmen of the World Camp 105, Highland; VFW Auxiliary-Post #5694, Highland; Helvetia Sharpshooters Society, Highland; Highland Sportsmans Club; Highland Historical Society. Terri was born and grew up in Highland, IL. She was a 1976 graduate of Highland High…

  • Alhambra,  Hamel,  Highland,  Marine

    Charles A. "Bud" Strackeljahn

    Charles A. "Bud" Strackeljahn, age 82 of Highland, IL, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at his home in Highland, IL. He was born on Saturday, April 25, 1936, in Granite City, IL, the son of Albert W. and Gladys C. (nee Jilek) Strackeljahn. On Monday, October 31, 1955, he married Beverly C. Strackeljahn, nee Hug at Atlanta, GA, who survives. He was a former member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland and Loyal Order of Moose, Edwardsville; Member of – Helvetia Sharpshooters Society, Highland; Weinheimer Senior Citizens, Highland; Marine & Highland Sportsmans Clubs; O’Fallon Bass Casters Association. Charles Strackeljahn was born at Granite City, IL. He grew up in…

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    Anna K. St. Cin

    Anna K. St.Cin, age 91 of Newberry, FL, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Gainsville Health Care Center in Gainesville, FL. She was born January 06, 1927, in Princeton, KY, the daughter of Boyce and Mable (nee James) Mattingly. On September 02, 1950, she married Lawrence W. "Sonny" St. Cin in Alton, IL. He passed away on July 06, 2013. Anna was born in Princeton, KY and a graduate of Eddyville, KY High School. Anna and her husband move to Highland in 1960 to own and operate Sonny’s Place. They sold the tavern and shortly thereafter opened a Sporting Goods and Liquor Store from 1964 to 1974. Survivors include :…

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    Randall D. Schrage

    Randall D. "Randy" Schrage, age 48 of Pocahontas, IL, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. He was born February 11, 1970, in Springfield, IL, the son of Theodore G. and Marie I. (nee Drake) Schrage. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was also a member of Jamestown Coon Hunters Association; National Whitetails Unlimited. Randy was born in Springfield, IL. He grew up on the family farm east of Jamestown where he learned to milk cows and drive a tractor. He was a 1988 graduate of Greenville High School. He worked for Basler Electric in Highland; Top Ag in…

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    Lawren D. "Rene" "Larry" Mueller

    Lawren D. Mueller, age 92 of Saint Jacob, IL, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton, IL. He was born June 08, 1926, in Highland, IL, the son of William and Sedelia (nee Weder) Mueller. On August 20, 1949, he married Margaret R.E. "Micky" Ratchford at Highland, IL. She passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006. He was a member of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church. Lawren Mueller was born in Highland, Illinois, on June 8, 1926. Known as Rene as a boy and Larry as an adult, he grew up in Highland and graduated from Highland High School in 1944. Born to be an author, Mueller…

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    Jean F. Knebel

    Jean F. Knebel, age 95 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, July 07, 2018, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL. She was born on Saturday, November 11, 1922, in Troy, IL, the daughter of Edward and Anna (nee Capelle) Wise. On Monday, March 10, 1947, she married Harold J. "Harry" Knebel at Edwardsville, IL, who survives. She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL. Jean was born in Troy, IL. She graduated from McCray-Dewey High School, Troy, IL, in 1940. She enjoyed being a cheerleader for McCray-Dewey High School. She attended and graduated from Brown Business College. She worked for Famous and Barr in St.…

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    Dorothy C. "Dottie" Thole

    Dorothy C. "Dottie" Thole, age 91 of Highland, IL, died Thursday, July 05, 2018, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL. She was born on Sunday, October 17, 1926, in Aviston, IL, the daughter of Theodore and Helena (nee Wolters) Frohn. On Wednesday, April 26, 1950, she married Joseph G. Thole at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Aviston, IL, who passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2000. She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, former member of Daughters of Isabella; former member of St. Anne Altar Sodality. Dottie was born in Aviston, IL. After graduating from St. Francis School in Aviston, IL, she moved to…

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    William C. "Billy" Counts

    William C. "Billy" Counts, age 61 of Highland, IL, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in O Fallon, IL. He was born on Wednesday, March 27, 1957, in Kennett, MO, the son of Nubblie Johnson and Treva Mae (nee Counts) Bradshaw. William was born and grew up at Kenneth, MO. The family moved to Washington Park, IL. He worked at Eckert’s Farms for a brief period, did odd-jobs for a number of years. He moved to Highland 16 years ago. He loved to hunt, fish and camp. He was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed playing Bingo and watching stock car races in Highland. Survivors include: Daughter – Misty…

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    TSgt. Derek C. Hunt USAF Retired

    TSgt. Derek C. Hunt USAF Retired, age 64 of Highland, IL, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL. He was born March 31, 1954, in Torrance, CA, the son of Donna J. Miller. On August 15, 1982, he married Lisa A. Clark in the Phillippines. Derek was born in California and at age 6 his family moved to Cincinnati, OH. He played AA Baseball for Cincinnati Reds after graduating High School and prior to joining the Air Force. He entered the US Air Force after High School and attained a College Degree while serving. He served in the Philippines in a Security Program. He also…

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    Shirley A. Essenpreis

    Shirley A. Essenpreis, age 72 of Pocahontas, IL, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville, IL. She was born August 21, 1945, in Hillsboro, IL, the daughter of Dan and Mary (nee Brown) Balla Jr. On January 15, 1965, she married Barry L. Essenpreis at Caseyville, IL. He passed away on Wednesday, September 09, 2015. She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Adam and Eve’s and UFO at Church. Shirley was born in Hillsboro, IL and grew up in Donnellson, IL. She graduated Hillsboro High School in 1963. She attended Beauty College in St. Louis.…

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    Erma D. Rodemer

    Erma D. Rodemer, age 90 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL. She was born February 02, 1928, in Mc Lean, IL, the daughter of Blackburn and Mary (nee Loveall) Huff Sr.. On December 24, 1952, she married John R. Rodemer. He passed away April 18, 2003. Survivors include : Daughter – Carole A. (Michael) Ervin, Alhambra, IL Grandchild – Dana J. (Brian) Jarvis, Alhambra, IL Grandchild – Celena D. (Marty) Donohoo, Joppa, AL Great Grandchild – Taylor Jarvis Great Grandchild – Jaden Jarvis Great Grandchild – Jayme Holmes Great Grandchild – Rachel Hadden Great Grandchild – Ashley Fleming Great Grandchild –…

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    Major Willard R. "Will" Volentine, USA Retired

    Major Willard R. "Will" Volentine, USA Retired, age 91 of Staunton, IL, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Staunton, IL. He was born on Tuesday, November 09, 1926, in Staunton, IL, the son of Willard C. and Nola T. (nee Reinholt) Volentine. On Saturday, January 27, 1951, he married Maxine J. Volentine nee Jones at Staunton, IL, who passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Staunton, IL; former member of Hope Lutheran Church, Highland, IL; VFW Post 1241, Staunton, IL (Past President); American Production & Inventory Control Society (an International Organization) (President in 1973); International Conference Chairman…