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JAMES EDWARD ADAMS, of Belleville, born April 10, 1930 in Chicago, journeyed to his heavenly home on June 17 after a battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers and in celebration of Peters life, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. US Hwy 50, OFallon, Ill.62269, or to H.I.S. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in OFallon Township.Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, OFallon. She was always generous and fun and continued to laugh, even to the end. John received great joy in traveling the U.S. and visiting historical battlefields and enjoyed running, hiking and camping. She is survived by a son, Cletus (Patricia) Bleisch of OFallon; a daughter, Sabia (Richard) Hinkle of Mascoutah; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandson. He was active in H.I.S.K.I.D.S., a support center for kids with cancer and their families.Caleb was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather Stilley Young; paternal great grandparents Helen and Stanley Zarzecki and Florence Wolf.Caleb is survived by his parents, Jeff and Robin Zarzecki, of Troy; brother, Luke Zarzecki and baby sister due to arrive in October, Bela Cate Zarzecki; paternal grandparents, Frank and Carol Zarzecki of Maryville; maternal grandparents, Joyce Young of Paducah, Ky; and Jimmy Young of Calvert City, Ky.; maternal great grandparents, Albert and Bernice Robison of Reidland, Ky; and Ina Mae Young of Benton, Ky.; aunts Beth (Frank) Catanzaro of Troy; Gwendolyn (Mitch) Henson of Dallas, Texas, and Jimmi Lyn (David) Manion of Covington, La., his girlfriend Katie Brinkman, his school aide of seven years, Michelle Jefferson, and many cousins and friends.Memorial donations in honor of Caleb are requested in lieu of flowers to H.I.S.K.I.D.S., 908 Laurel, Highland, IL 62249 or Wings Pediatric Hospice, 9890 Clayton Rd, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63124. The heavens will be a little brighter at night.Condolences may be extended to the family at Funeral: 1 a.m., Monday, July 13, at the funeral home with Bishop Joseph M. Logan officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, August 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Avenue, OFallon. Read today's latest news, headlines and updates from Belleville, Illinois and the Metro East. He retired from the U.S. Cease was honored with a memorial service at VFW Post 769, Quartzsite, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 8. Judy was more lovingly known as Ma and Nana as she was Ma to so many of Davids friends growing up and welcomed everyone in as if they were her own. ; eight grandchildren, Lucas J. Jim Deiters officiating. Ms. White worked for Belleville Shoe Manufacturing Company for 43 years. Kieran lived his life with fierce intensity, brilliance, creativity, and adventure. Please make memorial donations to your favorite charity. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at ROBERT E. BODE, 91, of OFallon, born April 7, 1918 in St. Louis, died Wednesday, April 15 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Lebanon. ; four grandchildren, William, Owen and Henry Hillesheim, Tristen Barton; and many nieces and nephews. Harry was a past Post Commander at the Collinsville VFW, retired from Keystone Wire Manufacturing and served in the US Army. JOHN J. JoAnn was also employed as the Child Care Director at RAF Lakenheath. A memorial visitation will be held 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, located at 102 W. Washington St. in O'Fallon. The Enterprise Grange will conduct a service at 6 p.m. and Masonic Services will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at OFallon First United Methodist Church. She met the love of her life, Paul, at a local dancehall, marrying on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1939 the beginning of a beautiful legacy. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army. He owned a construction business and collected many different woodworking tools. He was also a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 268 and had been employed by Brinkmann's Heating and Cooling in Waterloo.He was preceded in death by his mother, Johanna C. (nee Boyne) Blaise; his paternal grandparents, Stephen and Julia Blaise; maternal grandparents, Patrick A. and Johanna C. Boyne.Tom is survived by his father, Ernest Ernie Blaise of Swansea; two sisters, Stephanie (Louis) Feist of Ballwin, Mo. All funeral services are private.Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, OFallon. James Deiters officiating. Alfred liked to go fishing and was a lifetime member of the OFallon Sportsmans Club. Maria do Rosario da Silva Azevedo, age 78, born April 7, 1931 in Manadas, Caricello das Velas, Portugal, passed away following a brief illness on Sunday morning, Dec. 13, at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Belleville. Mr. Crawford was a retired member of the United States Air Force.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Willie and Wila Mae Crawford (nee Davidson), his wife, Claire Crawford (nee Hughes), his sister, Billie Jean Crawford, and a niece, Dana Williams.Mr. CLIFFORD "CLIFF" NELSON, 77, of Fairview Heights, born July 11, 1930 in Belleville, died Wednesday, June 4, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.Mr. He was proprietor of night clubs in both East St. Louis, and Waynesville, Mo.Rudolph's aunt, Josephine Hulett, organized the dayworkers in the U.S., receiving federal funding for the Household Technicians Organization. Christopher W. Hill, Senior Pastor Evangelical United Church of Christ officiating. He was a veteran of the US Army Reserves. He was a strong supporter of Special Olympics and Jefferson City High School athletics, especially volleyball. She is survived by a son, Bruce (Karen) Zink of Gahanna, Ohio; a daughter, Carla (Mark) Knuth of Madison, Wisc. She was a member of the Whiteside Federation of Teachers, Illinois Federation of Retired Teachers and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville. John was an owner/operator, driving for Stahly Cartage, retiring in 1987. Mike was a staunch Republican and very patriotic. She had worked as a sales clerk in several stores and had last worked at the Millersburg Store. Mrs. Brown was a fun-loving lady; she was strong-willed and adapted to being independent due to her husbands military assignments away from home. Calvary Cemetery in Shiloh. He was elected into the OFallon Volunteer Fire Department in October 1962, elected as chief in May 1981 and retired from the department in May of 1985. She was retired as an accountant from St. Clair County; she served on OFallon Township Board of Trustees for eight years, and served as Democratic State Central Committeewoman for four years and Democratic Precinct Committeewoman in OFallon for 42 years. He had a strong work ethic, and enjoyed the relationships he developed through his work over the years. Eddie graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1974. ; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Michael, Justin and Alexander; Sarahs five grandchildren, Malissa, Cheyna, Wyatt, Amanda, and Christyn; his furry friends, Mr. Screech, Pye, Spooky, Misty; Sarahs sister and brother, Una (Rether) Johnson, Lebanon, Walker (Judy) Wolford, Colorado Springs, Colo.He worked as a Teamster and laborer at Local 670, O'Fallon, and was a member of the Laborers Local 670, O'Fallon.Jack played basketball and baseball at OTHS, coached American Legion Ball, and Greater St. Clair County League. CASSANDRA RENEE WEBBER, age 22 of Columbus, Ohio passed away suddenly on Saturday February 28. ; Robert Deraas of Fargo, N.D.; Maureen Fischer of Nevis, Minn; and Duane Deraas of Cavalier, N.D.Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Ct., Maryville, IL 62062. Kendall is survived by his mother, Renee Michelle Glass of OFallon; his father, Kendall D. McLemore of Evansville, Ind. JEAN CLARK, 89, of OFallon, born December 12, 1918 in Ellington, Mo., died Sunday, November 23 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. Following the burial, a luncheon will be served at the church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shiloh. Born February 6, 1958 in Belleville, Christy worked at the Parkview Animal Clinic as a veterinary technician. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Sabaleski; mother, Evelyn, nee Rable, Ratterman; paternal grandparents, Frank and Helen Sabaleski; a son-in-law, Terry Timbrook; father-n-law and mother-in-law, Ben and Violet Karius; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Wayne Urban. This story was originally published January 26, 2009, 8:59 AM. Mr. Wagner retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Belleville, where he worked as the service manager in the auto department. Center, Belleville. Graveside service was at 3:00 p.m. at the St. James United Church of Christ Cemetery, Owensville, Mo., with the Rev. Burial of cremated remains will be at OFallon City Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, OFallon. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m.., Friday, Dec. 26, at Corpus Christi Church, 206 Rasp Street, Shiloh.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 26, at Corpus Christi Church, with Msgr. After 20 years of employment, John retired from Illinois Bell as a central office technician and he also retired as a Technical Sergeant after serving more than 20 years in the U.S. Airforce. Melissa Lamont McGaw passed away on April 3, 2023. Condolences may be extended to the family at She was preceded in death by her parents ; her infant daughter, Vicky Ann; her brother, Edward Bud Rasp; and brother-in-law Henry Schwartz. There will be a walk through by the Legion of Honor at 7 p.m. followed by the Jester's at 7:13 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. He was a member of St. Clair Masonic Lodge 24, Belleville, and a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Fairview Heights.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nelson and Mary E., nee Stephenson, Nelson; four brothers, and six sisters.Surviving are his wife, Aletha M., nee Braun, Nelson; two daughters, Diane (David) Trimble of Belleville, and Beth (Keevin) Higgins of Fairview Heights; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Stephen Trimble, Kristina (Travis) Dallas and Kayla Higgins; and a great-grandson, Teagan Dallas.Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, with Pastor Jeff Bealmear, Christ United Methodist Church presiding. He is survived by his wife, Cristeta, nee Ilustre, Schmitz of OFallon; a daughter, Maria (Thomas) Roberts of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Donald D. Schmitz Jr of Las Vegas, Nev., William Schmitz and Mark Schmitz, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., two grandchildren, Ryan Roberts and Brendan Roberts, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Julia (Martin) Behnke of Manitowoc, Wisc., Shirley (Leonard) Zimmerman of Bellevue, Neb. Bernie was named Artists Guild of New York's "Artist of the Year" by age 30 and was the youngest person ever elected to the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1975 at the age of 43. Also surviving are her dear friends, Bob and Marilyn Grafton, Debby Dierkes, Leta Johnson, Mary Ann Scott, Clem Smith, Sylvia Trebing, the Trares family and her friends at the Senior Center. She was a past member of the VFW Auxiliary of Post 805 and a former member of the St. Clare Mothers Club. He was active in various community organizations including Optimists Club, Masons, and the O'Fallon Rotary Club, for which he served as President 1984-85. David Homer Wilkey, 68, of Denton, Texas, formerly of O'Fallon, Ill., died on April, 14 from complications from long standing health problems. Condolences may be extended to the family at David H. Wilkey. Tom Rankin officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Goodman, whom she married May 8, 1946 and who passed away July 5, 1979; her parents, Edgar and Genevieve, nee Stroben, Peerman; her stepmother, Beulah Peerman; and stepsister, Carol Peerman; grandsons, Steven M. Friedman and Michael K. Goodman; and great-granddaughter, Peyton M. Goodman. Also surviving are longtime friends, Bob Spencer of Louisville, Ky., and Don White of Chicago. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, September 25, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., OFallon, and from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, September 26, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, OFallon. Nancy is survived by her husband, Gerald Willis of OFallon, whom she married June 7, 1958 in Ralston, Neb. Gerry was born August 27, 1938, in Newark, N.J. She taught elementary school in New Jersey and had a positive impact on many young lives there. to Ivan Henry Ping and Hattie R., nee Elson, Ping. While at training with the White Sox, Ron became stricken with polio, thus altering the course of his life. Funeral service will be Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. BERNADINE E. SCHAU, 71, of OFallon, born February 9, 1938 in Lebanon, died Saturday, March 28, in OFallon. Memorial donations are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to Omaha Childrens Hospital for cancer and will be accepted at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home. A full obituary was previously published in the OFallon Progress. He graduated Mater Dei High School in Breese, class of 2005. Condolences may be extended to the family at Anyone who met her even briefly understood that she had an innate ability to quietly, yet profoundly, impact peoples' lives. Josephs father, Oliver C. opened the family dealership in 1914. He was a hard worker and a good husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, and many wonderfully supportive aunts and uncles who loved him like their own. Condolences may be extended to the family at will be held Wednesday, July 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Avenue, OFallon. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21 at O'Fallon United Church of Christ with Rev. Lorene was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and retired from Travelers Insurance as the supervisor of the automobile department. and Fr. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois State University Housing Services Student Employee Scholarship Fund or the Siteman Cancer Center. There will be an OFallon Laborers Local 670 walk through at 7 p.m. followed by an OFallon Fire Department walk through. Mrs. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Scoby; mother, Jeanette, nee Hulett, Scoby-Purvis and stepfather Johnny Purvis. JOANN F. MITCHELL, 67, of Swansea, born July 8, 1942 in Clearview, Okla., died Thursday, September 10 at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Belleville. Richard served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Dr. Martha Thierheimer and Rev. They moved to San Diego, Calif. in 1939 where Lou began working for Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation on the B-24 Flight Line. Condolence may be extended to the family at He fought in WW II, Korea and Vietnam. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting Mrs. Belsheim grew up in Iowa, attending school in Hampton. Oliver D. was well known to people across the region for greeting customers at the door of the dealership, personally answering the phones and appearing on the dealers television ads that also featured a talking moose. JOHN RAY PERRY, 79, of OFallon, born July 16, 1929 in Cabot, Ark., died Tuesday, June 30 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; Leo and Dorothy, nee Rile, Klug. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin J. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus 4239.He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman T., Sr. and Audrey M., nee Green, Cooper; and brothers and sisters, William Cooper, Bertram A. Cooper, Rebecca and Myrtle Cooper. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. He also was a self-taught carpenter and made many of the wooden furnishings in his home and gave his woodwork as gifts to family, friends, and his church. ; stepfather, Herman Jessup of Madison, Ind. JOYCE ELLEN RATLIFF, nee Theis, age 49, of Troy, Ill., born November 25, 1959 in St. Marys, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, July 20, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital after a courageous 14-year fight against complications from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. JONATHAN CHARLES SCOTT, 48, of Fairview Heights, formerly of Belleville, beloved father, husband, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on September 18. Honored repeatedly by the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy, and a recipient of the Belleville News Democrat Salute to Women Award (1987), she spent . AUGUST CLEMENS NEFF, age 81, of OFallon, born Sept. 29, 1927 in Beaver Prairie, Ill., passed away Tuesday, December 9, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis County. She was proud of her articles that were published almost every month in the Red Lobster Tails newsletter. Gary Kniepkamp officiating.Interment will be at Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob.Memorial contributions may be made to to the family or donors choice.Arrangements were handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sandra Lee Skafidas; parents, John J. and Mollie M. nee Chesser, McGinnis; Niece, Patty McGinnis. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and condolences may be sent to the family at services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday July 2, at College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.Schildknecht Funeral Home, OFallon, was in charge of arrangements. She worked as an OB Nurse at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Belleville, and many other hospitals during her travels with her husband while in the United States Air Force.She was preceded in death by her husband Charley F. Sheppard, Sr., CMSgt, USAF (retired) on June 7, 2001; her parents, Alphonse and Cecelia, nee Weimer, Schlueter; her son, Randal and her daughter, Cynthia.Surviving are five sons, Michael (Denise) Sheppard of Seattle, Wash., John Sheppard of OFallon, Ronald (Dianna) Sheppard of Jacksonville, Ark., Charley Sheppard, Jr. of Chicago, and Kenneth (Bethany) Sheppard, Sr. of OFallon; two daughters, Deborah Sheppard West of OFallon and Ann Marie Sheppard of OFallon. She also leaves behind three precious great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devin May of O'Fallon, and Evelyn Sunnquist of Chicago; as well as an adored sister, Mary E. Vogt of O'Fallon; three sisters-in-law, Dottie (Glen) Johnson of Irving, Texas, Darleen Kadell of Swansea, and Timmy (Wayne) Feldman of Godfrey; many dear nieces and nephews. Thirty-seven years later, he retired in 1976 from General Dynamics as an aerospace engineer. Condolences may be extended to the family at Charlotte worked as a unit coordinator for 30 years at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Belleville, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights. Kieran Moulton Shell, born in San Francisco on June 5, 1997, died in San Francisco April 22, 2023. He served in the US Air Force, as a meteorologist, for 20 years, retiring as a Major. Marilyn was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Bearden (nee Norman), and her sister in law, Audrey Bearden.Marilyn was the mother of two children, Anne Marie (Mike) Nowak of OFallon, and Raymond Edward Darby and girlfriend Leslie Bassett of West Palm Beach, Fla.; also surviving, a brother, Harold Bearden of Lockport, Ill. and seven grandchildren, Anthony, Colton, Rebecca and Victoria Nowak; Rowan, Natisha and Sonja Darby.Masses may be made to St. Clare Church. In addition to her husband, Julie was preceded in death by her parents, David H. and Rose, nee Michau, Roberts; her son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Dora Lee, nee Busch, Schulte; two brothers, Raymond and Clyde Bip Roberts. Find an obituary, get service details, leave condolence messages or send flowers or gifts in memory of a loved one. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday July 2 at the Moss Funeral home in Trenton. Funeral service was at at Wolfersberger Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald J. Since coming to the local area, she attended Shiloh United Methodist Church and volunteered at West Main Nursing Home in Mascoutah and the hospital at Scott AFB. Wades favorite hobby was traveling on his scooter and was an avid member of several scooter clubs. Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 6 at St. Clare Catholic Church. PETER DICKERT MACLAUGHLIN, SR., age 73, of OFallon, born October 27, 1935 in Atlanta, Ga. passed away Thursday morning, June 11, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Rebecca had worked at various jobs, including nursing homes, restaurants, and motels. Condolences may be extended to the family at ; his parents, August and Josephine, nee Reimer, Kampen; one brother, Herbert Kampen; and two sisters, Ada Heidel and Eleanor Conley. She was a wonderful Nana to her only granddaughter Kaylie, and a very dear and loving daughter, sister, aunt, great aunt, Auntie Judy and friend. Metro-East News | Belleville News-Democrat. He was a 1976 graduate of OFallon Township High School and an avid hunter and football fan. She was instrumental in starting the Gay/Straight Alliance at OFallon High School, participated on the bowling league and played softball for many years on the OFallon Park League. BETTY MCALLISTER, 78, of OFallon, born June 9, 1930 St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Swansea Rehab & Care Center. Condolences may be extended to the family at He was a member of the United States Bowling Congress and bowled at many alleys in the metro east. HELYNNE FRANKLIN, nee Upham, 71, of O'Fallon, born April 10, 1937, in Crawford (Elmo), Texas, died on Friday, June 27, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.The pillars of her life were her Bible, her family, art, and love of all animals. Wood of Albuquerque, N.M., Maureen R. Weiland of Bozeman, Mont., Eric J. Weiland of Vancouver, British Columbia, Nicholas J. Yaeger of Jefferson City, Mo., Emily B. Yaeger of Jefferson City, Mo. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann, nee Webb, Adams; a son, Randall Adams; parents, Lemeul Anderson and Emma Della, nee Bailey, Adams; two brothers, Robert and Herbert Adams; and two sisters, Pearl Walls and Christina Faye Finlay. Bill graduated from OFallon Township High School in 1980, then attended Nashville Auto-Diesel College in Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Willie J. Wellmaker, three brothers; Frank Bill Drain, Eddie Lewis, Sonny Lewis and two sisters; Ophelia Hall and Sarah Winchester.She is survived by seven children, Bobbie Oakley of OFallon, Sandra Henderson of Edwardsville, Johnny (Felicia) Oakley Jr. of Swansea, Sakina (Clarence) Robinson of Aurora, Colo., Donnell (Cassandra) Oakley Sr. of Waddell, Ariz., Paula Oakley of Collinsville, Courtney (Fonda) Oakley Sr. of OFallon; 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, four sisters, Ora Lee Rivers of OFallon, Georgella Combs of Lebanon, Early Mae Lewis of Omaha, Neb., Frenchie Lewis of Compton, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews.Condolences may be extended to the family at will be held Tuesday, October 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, OFallon.Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Donnell Oakley Sr. officiating.Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Stanley A. Huber, age 88, of Fairview Heights, born November 21, 1921 in Belleville, died on Sunday, November 29 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. Mr. Neff was a Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a laborer in Local 670, OFallon. TY, 1941 The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Shriners Hospital for Children. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Bernetta, nee Joseph, Bode; wife, Martha G. Sis, nee Schildknecht, Bode; a daughter, Kathleen Ann Bode; son, Robert David Bode; and a brother, Howard Bode. after an extended illness. Schildknecht Funeral Home, OFallon, is in charge of arrangements. Military honors will be rendered by US Army and OFallon VFW Post 805. He is survived by his wife, Lu Ann (nee Schau) Henry; son, Thomas Wayne Henry; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Henry, all of OFallon; five sisters, Mary Ann and Roy Winans of Belleville, Janet Wilson of Belleville, Jean and Douglas Karius of Shiloh, Patricia and Donald Gillium of Belleville, and Carol and Jerry Carroll of OFallon; four brothers, Gerald and Brenda Henry of Belleville, John and Sherry Henry of Pensacola, Fla., Robert and Shelia Henry of OFallon, Michael and Gwen Henry of Belleville; sister in-law, Laurie and Jeff McCoy of OFallon; grandfather in-law, Raymond Hasemann of Lebanon, cousin, Tracey and Joleen Schau, of OFallon, and many many nieces and nephews. 2023. He served in the US Army in the 1950s, during the Korean Conflict. Charles Weik. Mr. and Mrs. Haak recently moved from Westport, Ind. Robert had been employed by King Motor as a truck driver for Labarge Pipe and he was a member of the Teamsters Local 600.He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Carrie, nee Bolkie, Brauch; his wife, Virginia, nee Wilmsmeier, Brauch; and brothers, Benjamin Jr. and Gary Brauch.Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Jr. (Debby) Brauch of St. Louis, and Rodney (Judy) Brauch of Arnold; a daughter, Constance Susan (Paul) Worley of Fairview Heights; four sisters, Jean Anderson of Binghamton, N.Y., Eilene Patterson of OFallon, Nancy Harper of OFallon, Judy Workman of Fairview Heights; a brother, Dan (Norma) Brauch of St. Peters; three grandchildren, Fritz Worley of St. Louis, Jill (Michael) Young of Webster Groves, Mo., Tammy (John) Messmer of Olatha, Kan.; and four great grandchildren, Sharon Messner, Michelle Messner, both of Olatha, Kan., Fritz Worley Jr and Heidi Worley, both of Fairview Heights.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donors choice. Margie was a talented seamstress and enjoyed gardening and yardwork. He then was a Federal Records Clerk at the Federal Record Center on Page in St Louis, for several years before leaving to pursue ambitions to be an entrepreneur. Condolences may be extended to the family at May God put his arms around you and surround you with his grace. Our Town: OFallon prosperity through the eyes of an immigrant, Gruesome freak accident in P.E. Robert (Bob) Prokopf, age 70, of Oakville, MO, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born June 19, 1952, in East St. Louis, IL passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023 surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, with Rev. MYRTLE ESTHER BEUCKMAN, age 92, formerly of OFallon and East St. Louis, born November 21, 1915 in East St. Louis, to Lester A. and Louise, nee Adelsberger, Pfeiffer passed away Sunday morning, July 20.Mrs. He was a gifted athlete, who played basketball and baseball, and participated in track and field events. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastors Robert Downs and Freda Snyder officiating. 2023. Etta was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini basketball; she enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and tending to the birds at her feeder. He was active as a volunteer fireman in Mulberry Grove, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, nee Pfeiffer, Schultz of OFallon, six children, Michael (Diane) Schultz of Belleville, Larry (Laurene) Schultz of Millstadt, Patrick Schultz, David Schultz, Donna (Scott) Adams, Kimberly (Jim Wilson) Schultz, all of OFallon; two sisters, Martha Brown of Dongola, Ill., Beulah (Carl) Marrs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Henry Jr. (Janet) Schultz of Collinsville, Bobby Schultz of Marion; seven grandchildren, Michelle Schultz, Lyndsey Adams, Rachel Peery, Matthew Schultz, Kristen Maisel, Phillip Schultz, and Joseph Hunter-Schultz. He retired as a line worker at General Motors. Blackie was an Illinois and Missouri Professional Engineer, an Illinois Land Surveyor, a member of the Illinois Highway Engineers, serving as President in 1954 and on the Board from 1955-1957. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 19 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 West Washington St., OFallon.

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