2005 Obituaries

December

Robert D. Bradshaw, 83, of Waterloo, died December 2, 2005, in Alton. He was born April 10, 2005, in Gorham, the son of the late William C. and Gertrude M Bradshaw nee White. He married the late Violet Bradshaw nee Pape in 1944. He is survived by his sisters Thelma Bozarth of Tuscola and Ruth (Robert) Harris of E. Alton; and nephews David Bradshaw, Don Bradshaw, Robert (Judith) Perrin, Alan Bozarth and Fred (Susan) Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Homer Bradshaw and nephew Steven Perrin. Mr. Bradshaw was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Masonic Lodge #787 in Waterloo. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown.

Paul T. McDonald, 65, of Freeburg, died December 2, 2005, in Belleville. He was born April 5, 1940, in Belleville, the son of the late Clarence B. and Fleta L. McDonald nee Mitchell. He married Margaret “Missy” McDonald nee Dundon in 1960. He is survived by his wife; sons Colin McDonald, Ryan McDonald and Neill (Niki) McDonald, all of Freeburg; grandchildren Andrew McDonald, Meghan McDonald and Breanna McDonald; brother Tom (Charlotte) McDonald of Freeburg; sisters Jane (Ted) Gale of Freeburg, Sheila (Phil) Richardson of Centralia, Ann (Bruce) Weik of Galesburg, and Mary Melvin of Freeburg; and nieces nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Mary Elizabeth “Libby” McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Freeburg. He was retired as a coal miner from Peabody Coal and later worked in maintenance at Freeburg Care Center. He was a member of the Freeburg Sportsman’s Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation was at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home in Freeburg. A funeral mass was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Freeburg, the Rev. Rene DuFour officiating. He is buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeburg. Memorials may be made to Freeburg Sportsman’s Club, St. Joseph School Library, American Caner Society, or in the form of masses.

Dorothy Huskey nee Zollner, 85, of Waterloo, died December 2, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born April 7, 1920, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Bartholemew and Kathleen Zollner nee Murgatroy. She was married to the late Daniel Huskey. She is survived by her children Daniel Huskey of Colstrip, Mont., Michael (Terisa) Huskey of Waterloo, Patricia (Ron) Caywood of Waterloo, and Thomas (Leslie) Huskey of Coeur d’Alene, Id.; grandchildren Karie (Ron) Kapise, Shelley Caywood, Ryan Caywood, Jennifer Caywood, Amy Huskey (David) White, Shane Huskey, Emily Huskey, Katie Huskey, Jarad Huskey, and Kaylynn Huskey; sister Kathleen (Carl) Harris of Melbourne, Fla.; brothers Eugene Zollner of Bellingham, Wash., and James (Jean) Zollner of Belleville; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandchildren Jessica Huskey and Andrea E. Huskey; sister Eleaner Behrens; and brothers Charles Zollner, Dan Zollner and Morris Zollner. Mrs. Huskey was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Renault and Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. She was a former quilter in Red Bud and Renault, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Renault, Fr. Roger Karban officiating. She is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Charles A. “Art” Harbison, 70, of Kansas City, formerly of Waterloo, died December 3, 2005, in Kansas City. He was born April 28, 1935, in Banner, Mo., the son of the late Charles A. Harbison and Evelyn Robert nee Walker. He was married to Karen Harbison nee Branson. He is survived by his wife; children Jody (Dennis) Schreder of Valmeyer; Karla (Mark) Gelino of Kansas City; Trisha (Carl) Goodman of Sparta; and Kristi Harbison (good friend Jessica Woods) of Kansas City; grandchildren Mandy (Jeff) Herring, Anthony Schreder, Casey Schreder, Keith Hoffmann Jr., Jamie Hoffmann, Jesse Gelino, Chuck Goodman and Samantha Harbison; great-grandchildren Haleigh Herring and Lucas Herring; friend David Martin; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Charles Harbison, sister Virginia Yeager, and brother Jerry Gum. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery.

William C. E. Ehlers, 87, of Columbia, died December 4, 2005, in Columbia. He was born August 15, 1918, in Kimmswick, Mo., the son of the late William A. and Elizabeth Ehlers nee Gebhardt. He married Dorothy H. Ehlers nee Hofstetter in 1947. He is survived by his wife; sons Gary (Gloria) Ehlers of Columbia, and Steven (Mary Ann) Ehlers of San Clemente, Calif.; grandchildren Dianne (John Hoffman of Columbia, Karen (James) Kuppler of Hinckley, Allyson Ehlers of San Clemente, Calif., Brady Ehlers of San Clemente, Calif., and Carter Ehlers of San Clemente, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Ellen Eisloefel of Belleville and Erma Ehlers of Belleville; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Ehlers attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He was self-employed as a farmer. He was a member of C & W Co-Op, Columbia Senior Citizens, National Farmer’s Organization, Monroe County Pork Producers and Columbia Gymnastic Association. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Bob Goddard officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

John P. Guttmann Sr., 89, of Valmeyer, died December 5, 2005, in Belleville. He was born January 24, 1916, in Valmeyer, the son of the late Charles and Anna Guttmann nee Miller. He was married to Helen Guttmann nee Unterseh. He is survived by his wife; son Allan (Catharina “Carin”) Guttmann of Waterloo; grandchildren Darren (Rachael Guttmann, Brent (Renee) Guttmann, and Collena (Timothy) Ahrens; great-grandchildren Connor John Guttmann and Felicity Helen Guttmann; sister Alice Fromme of Wartburg; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son John P. Guttmann Jr.; brothers Francis P. Guttmann, August Guttmann, George Guttmann and Charles Guttmann; and sisters Mary Boyer, Adeline Rusteberg and Anna Guttmann. Mr. Guttmann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer. He was also a member of American Legion Post #901. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer, Fr. John Ssebitosi. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer.

Robert F. Lepp, 77, of Columbia, died December 8, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born March 28, 1928, in Columbia, the son of the late Harry and Margaret M. Lepp nee Steffenauer. He married Shirley Lepp nee Stevenson in 1950 in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife; sons Robert (Pat) Lepp of St. Louis, and Joe (Barb) Lepp of Columbia; grandchildren John (Valerie) Lepp, Merritt (Todd) Derickson, Derrick Lepp, Jennifer Lepp, Christina Lepp, Natalie Lepp and Alex Lepp; four great-grandchildren; brother Charles (Mary) Lepp of Columbia; and sister Margaret Ann (Mike) Conrad of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents and son John M. Lepp. Mr. Lepp attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was retired from Ralston-Purina in St. Louis. He was a member of American Legion Post #581, Columbia Gymnastic Association and Knights of Columbus Council #6165. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

Joseph Michels, 76, of Waterloo, died December 8, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born June 8, 1929, in Yugoslavia, the son of the late Jakob and Elizabeth Michels nee Pletz. He was married to Barbara Michels nee Lautenbach. He is survived by his wife; children Elfrieda (Joe) Lloyd, Alfred (Donna) Michels, Barb (Terry) Hoselton, Marie (Bill) Schlemmer, Betty (Mike) Griffin, Kathy (Kenny) Goodman, Joe (Debbie) Michels, Rick (Patty) Michels, Sue (Lou) Stuart, John (Jackie) Michels, Debbie (Jeff) Blandford, and Diane (Joe) Lewis; 27 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and sisters Marian Delbo and Francis Bambach. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Maria Makarow. Mr. Michels was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. He was also a member of Waterloo Senior Center and was married 56 years. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Esther M. Johanning nee Jacobs, 92, of Fults, died December 9, 2005, in Belleville. She was born January 31, 1913, in Renault, the son of the late Henry and Wilhelmina Jacobs nee Kaestner. She was married to the late Walter A. Johanning. She is survived by her children Arlyn Widenhoefer of Albuquerque, N.M., Cletus (Frances) Johanning of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Wayne (Therese) Johanning of Waterloo; grandchildren Scott Widenhoefer, Sheri (Lawrence) Martinez, Michelle (Mark) Blalock, and Nathan Johanning; great-grandchildren Veronica, Dominic, Michael, Melissa, Matthew and Conner; brothers Vernon (Alvera) Jacobs of Waterloo, Henry (Darlene )Jacobs of Columbia, Melvin (Pat) Jacobs of Kirkwood, Mo., sister-in-law Elsie Offermann of Lena; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Nelda Jacobs, brothers Otto Jacobs and Wilmer Jacobs, and son-in-law Norman Widenhoefer. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault. She was a member of Ladies Aid and Waterloo Senior Center. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, Pastor Ralph Laufer officiating. She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault or KFUO Radio Station.
Walter C. Schmidt, 95, of Waterloo, died December 10, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born September 19, 1910, in Waterloo, the son of the late John F. and Mary Schmidt nee Loehr. He was married to the late Arlu L. Schmidt. He is survived by his son Fred (Pat) Schmidt of Waterloo; grandchildren David (fiancee Cori Livsey) Schmidt, and Kristina (Kevin) Juelfs; great-grandson Garrick Schmidt; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters Elsa (Emil J.) Mueller and Hulda (Willis) Koenigsmark; and brothers William B. (Helen) Schmidt and Armin Schmidt in infancy. Mr. Schmidt was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, where he served as president, secretary and elder, and was in the Men’s Fellowship. He was a charter member of the Waterloo Municipal Band, serving as president, secretary and treasurer. He was the superintendent and secretary-treasurer of the Waterloo Cemetery Maintenance District. He served at the district and council levels for Boy Scouts of America, and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1962. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mark Buck officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made or St. Paul United Church of Christ or BSA – Okaw Valley Council.

Anna M. Marquardt nee Schreder, 85, of Waterloo, died December 14, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born March 16, 1920, in Monroe County, the daughter of the late Michael and Theckla Schreder nee Wuertz. She was married to the late Robert L. Marquardt. She is survived by her children Ina Riebeling of Waterloo, Darlene (Harvey) Prange of Waterloo, Lewellyn (Sharon) Marquardt of Red Bud, Stanley (Bonnie) Marquardt of Waterloo, Bobbie Ann (Kevin) Farmer of Waterloo, and Ivan (Peggy) Marquardt of Waterloo; son-in-law Jim Early of Valmeyer; daughter-in-law Marlene Marquardt of Waterloo; grandchildren and great=grandchildren; sisters Lucille (Dewey) Meeks of Kimberly City, Mo., and Florence Price of Millstadt; brothers Albert (Karen) Schreder of Red Bud, Michael Schreder of Waterloo, Roy (Betty) Schreder of Red Bud, and Francis (Viola) Schreder of Ruma; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Yvonne Early, son Marvin Marquardt, two grandsons, one great-granddaughter, son-in-law Roy Riebeling, sister Agatha Riechmann and brother Edgar Schreder. Mrs. Marquardt was at member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. She was also a member of the Waterloo V.F.W. Auxiliary. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo.

Carl “Curley” Joslin Sr., 85, of Columbia, died December 16, 2005, in Columbia. He was born June 30, 1920, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Albert and Florence Joslin nee Rainy. He married the late Florence G. Joslin nee Mooney in 1941; she preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by his daughters Janice (Gary) Crawford of Columbia, and Sherri (David) Markham of Manchester, Mo.; grandchildren David Markham, Michael (I-Fei Chen-) Markham, and Katie (Adam) Thomure; sister Dorothy Kovorik of Caseyville; and brother Frank (Gladys) Joslin of Winter Park, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother Clarence Joslin. Mr. Joslin was retired from Phillips Petroleum in East St. Louis. He was also the former owner of Curley’s Tavern in Cahokia. He was a member of Centerville Men’s Club. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Lafayette Industries.

Vernon E. “Ben” Krug, 78, of Waterloo, died December 17, 2005, in Belleville. He was born November 3, 1927, in Princeton, Ind., the son of the late Vernon J. and Mildred M. Krug nee Sirles. He was married to Bonnie J. Krug nee Welder. He is survived by his wife; daughter Tonia E. (Steve) Phelps of Petersburg, granddaughter Erin (Kyle) Griffith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Carlos & Pat Welder of Newburg, Ind.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Krug was retired from NW & Southern Railroad. He was a member of the Princeton, Ind., V.F.W. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Matt Friz officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Virgil F. Kolodgie Jr., 77, of Waterloo, died December 18, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born March 27, 1928, in St. Louis, the son of the late Virgil F. and Mary Catherine Kolodgie nee Tierney. He was formerly married to Margaret M. Kolodgie. He is survived by his former wife; children Maggie (Steve) Black of Waterloo, Lisa Sankey of O’Fallon, Mo., and David (Tuffy) Kolodgie of St. Louis; grandchildren Christopher (Kelly) Black, Andrea (Tim) Hansel, Tanya Sankey, Kelly Sankey, Heather Kolodgie, Nicholas Kolodgie, Sarah Kolodgie, Dakota Kolodgie, Cheyenne Kolodgie and Ronnie Kolodgie; great-granddaughter Haley Luce; and a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Thomas Kolodgie, and brother Jim Kolodgie. Mr. Kolodgie was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a former Boy Scout leader. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America or the American Lung Association.

Erna B. Henerfauth, 80, of Waterloo, formerly of Valmeyer, died December 20, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born November 6, 1925, in Fults, the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Henerfauth nee Huebner. She is survived by her nieces Juanita Kent of Ames, Cecilia Vogt of Valmeyer, Patricia Floerke of Waterloo, Brenda Huebner of Waterloo, JoAnn (Manlee) Knobloch of Maeystown, and Helen (Frank) Jack of St. Louis; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Ervin K. Huebner and niece Ramona Williams. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. She is buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Fults. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Monroe County Care and Rehab Center.

Esther A. Stumpf nee Nobbe, 85, December 20, 2005, of St. Louis, was born June 9, 1920, in Valmeyer. She was married to the late Charles Stumpf. She is survived by her children Marlene Marquardt of Waterloo, LaVerne (Keith) Mentel of Osage Beach, Mo., Ronald (Sandi) Stumpf of Waterloo, Roger (Susan) Stumpf of Waterloo, and Richard (RuAnne) Stumpf of Waterloo; David Stumpf, Robert Stumpf, Lisa Mentel, Michael Mentel, Steven Marquardt, John Marquardt, James Marquardt, Jeremy Marquardt, Bradley Stumpf, Amanda Stumpf and Charles Stumpf; great-grandchildren Dustin Wedel, Kayla Marquardt, Alex Marquardt, Boean Marquardt, Bryce Marquardt, Lindsy Marquardt, Gillian Marquardt, Alexis Stumpf and Adam Stumpf; sisters Ruth Offermann and Edna Rabbermann; brother Roy Nobbe; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Marvin Marquardt, grandchild Marvin Marquardt, great-grandchild Madeline Marquardt, and brother Louis Nobbe. Mrs. Stumpf was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She was retired from MAR Graphics and had worked at Knaust Mushroom Farm. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved quilting, sewing, her plants and her family. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ of St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Margaret M. Daab nee Pullen, 83, of Columbia, died December 21, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born October 17, 1922, in Dupo, the daughter of the late Hezekiah C. and Mary Elizabeth Pullen nee Wright. She was married to the late Reuben “Mustard” Daab; he preceded her in death in 1980. She is survived by her children Carol (Richard) Kelling of East Carondelet, Nancy S. Boyd of Belleville, and Thomas R. Daab of Millstadt; grandchildren Jill Boker, Roy Kelling, Brenda Gladser, Travis Kelling, Zachary B. Daab, Tom Boyd and Jay Boyd; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Raymond Pullen. Mrs. Daab attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a member of American Legion Post #581, Immaculate Conception Altar Sodality, ICS Mother’s Club, Columbia Senior Nutrition Site, 4-H Leader, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or Monroe County Care and Rehab Center.

Ralph L. Lane, 78, of Waterloo, died December 22, 2005, in Eldorado. He was born November 30, 1927, in Eldorado, the son of the late Earl and Mary Lane nee Minshull. He was married to the late Rowena Lane. He is survived by his children Richard (Nancy) Lane of Columbia and Rosalind Lane of Eldorade; grandchildren Sonja Rodon, Nicole (Jason Toon) Lane, Erika Lane, Amy Lane, Rachel (Dan) Lipp, Grant Lane and Ramona Tucci; great-grandchildren Veronica White, Taylor Lipp, Paige Lipp Samantha Lipp, Matthew Lane and Ava Lane Toon; brother Jerry (Dorothy) Lane of Eddyville; sister-in-law Shirley Lane of Eldorado; brother-in-law Norman (Delores) Vaniman of Sacramento, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Lane was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother Larry Lane. Mr. Lane was past president of the Illinois State High School Speech Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Arthur Foster officiating.

Mary Lou Hankammer nee Kolmer, 79, of the Columbia-Waterloo area, died December 23, 2005, in Columbia. She was born October 15, 1926, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Arthur and Carmelita Kolmer nee Vogt. She was married to Raymond E. Hankammer. She is survived by her husband; John (Lorraine) Hankammer of Savannah, Ga., Jane (Dave) Van Vertloo of Edwardsville, James (Debra) Hankammer of Waterloo, Judy (Mark) Paisley of Waterloo, Joan (Greg) Galey of Evansville, Ind., and Joyce (Dave) Peterson of Atlanta, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Dusold, and ASC Elizabeth Kolmer; brothers Leroy (Jean) Kolmer and Joseph (Liz) Kolmer; sisters-in-law Marie (William) Killian, Bernice (Dale) Newton and Theresa (Don) Weber; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Joseph A. Hankammer in infancy, brothers James Kolmer and John Kolmer in infancy, and sister ASC Shirley Kolmer. Mrs. Hankammer was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Mary & Martha Society. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to SPPS, Gibault High School or in the form of masses.

Agnes C. Gregson nee Kreher, 89, of Hecker, died December 24, 2005, in Columbia. She was born February 10, 1916, in Hecker, the daughter of the late John and Frances Kreher nee Neff. She was married to the late Cletus J. Gregson. She is survived by her children Marilyn Stamm of Red Bud, Glen Gregson of Hecker, Joanne (Jim) Cowell of Red Bud, Ruth (Ron) Davinroy of Millstadt, Marie (Michael) Lewis of Millstadt, and Gary (Terri) Gregson of Hecker; grandchildren Lisa (Brad) Glazebrook, Craig (Marci) Stamm, Brian Gregson, Tracy (John) Koch, Derek (Tiffany) Gregson, Gina Gregson, Chad (Nancy) Cowell, Jamie (Jim) Hohgrefe, Emily Cowell, Ryan Davinroy, Jordan Lewis, Megan Gregson and Kristen Gregson; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Braun of St. Louis, Eleanor Braun of Hecker, and Isabelle Wittenauer of Freeburg; sisters-in-law Marcella Heyl of Hecker, Alberta Snell of Red Bud, Marian Gregson of Red Bud, and Louise Gregson of Red Bud; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Clarence Kreher and Sylvester Kreher. Mrs. Gregson was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker. Memorials may be made in the form of masses.

Paul J. Riebeling, 76, of Columbia, died December 25, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born September 21, 1929, in Waterloo, the son of the late Frank and Mary Riebeling nee Haberl. He married the late LouAnn T. Riebeling in 1949; she preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by his children Connie (Ernest) Everett of Columbia, Cindy (John) Baker of Columbia, and Cheryl (Robert) Decker of St. Louis; grandchildren Chad (Kim) Everett, Brad (Kim) Everett, Jesse Baker and Josey Baker; great-grandchildren Kyle Everett, Emily Everett and Ashley Clinton; brother Carl (Bernice) Riebeling of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brothers Gerard Riebeling, William Riebeling, Robert Riebeling and Roy Riebeling. Mr. Riebeling was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was retired fro Pennsylvania Truck Lines in Fairmont City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6165. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

George A. Riebeling, 83, of Columbia, a prominent retired farmer and public official, died December 28, 2005, in Waterloo at the Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 23, 1922, in Columbia, the son of the late George C. and Eva T. Riebeling nee Schneider. He married Dorothy Riebeling nee Taake in 1946.

Mr. Riebeling is survived by his wife; daughters Cheryl (Norman) Hooten of Murphysboro, Janet (Dennis) Trost of Waterloo, and Judy (Tom) Garleb of Valmeyer; grandchildren Karen Kuppler, Theresa Holly, Justin Garleb and Julia Garleb; great-grandchildren Grant Kuppler, Abigail Kuppler and Trey Holly; sister Dorothy Schaefer; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mildred Ramsey.

Mr. Riebeling was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He was a retired grain and livestock farmer. He was a member of Columbia Blue Lodge #474 AF & AM, Monroe Service Co. Board, Columbia Unit 4 School Board, Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals, Monroe County Fair Association, Waterloo Sportsman’s Club, State Fair Inspector, Monroe County Pork Producers, Monroe County Polled Hereford Association, Order of the Eastern Star, and he was a Shriner.

After retiring from farming, Mr. Riebeling served with distinction as the coordinator of the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency for many years. During his tenure as head of the Monroe County EMA, Mr. Riebeling headed up the local response to the Flood of 1993. His leadership drew widespread praise from local, state and federal officials. Officials from the Illinois EMA held up Riebeling’s efforts in Monroe County as a model for other counties to emulate. He was called upon several times to speak at seminars and workshops about his experiences with the flood.

Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, Pastor Bob Goddard and Rev. Bill Groennert officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 4-H Foundation, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or the Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Elfrieda F. Wetzler nee Fehrenz, 90, of Maeystown, died December 30, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born April 1, 1915, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late Theodore and Johanna Fehrenz nee Goeddel. She was married to the late Roland Wetzler. Mrs. Wetzler is survived by her niece Vicky Butler and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Viola Fehrenz, and brothers Melvin Fehrenz, Oscar Fehrenz and Wilbert Fehrenz. Mrs. Wetzler was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, or the St. John United Church of Christ Organ Fund.

Ambrose L. Harbaugh, 94, of Red Bud, died December 30, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born May 27, 1911, in Waterloo, the son of the late John and Margaret Harbaugh nee Moskop. He was married to the late Arneta E. Harbaugh. Mr. Harbaugh is survived by his children Raymond Harbaugh of Centralia, Donald (Luci) Harbaugh of St. Louis, Roger (Linda) Harbaugh of Orange, Calif., Charles (Carol) Harbaugh of Freeburg, LaVerne (Michael) Krebel of Evansville, Shirley (Michael) Turner of Waterloo, Wilfred (Susan) Harbaugh of Red Bud, and Michael Harbaugh of Jackson, Miss.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Arneta E. Harbaugh, daughter-in-law Karen Harbaugh, grandson Timothy Krebel, a sister and brothers. Mr. Harbaugh was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud. He was also a member of Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council #1334. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, Fr. Thomas Stout officiating. He is buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud.

Alberta M. Dieckmann nee Miller, 76, of Waterloo, died December 31, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born April 29, 1929, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late Albert J. and Mary C. Miller nee Larsie. She was married to the late Albert P. Dieckmann. Mrs. Dieckmann is survived by her daughter Cheryl Mallon of Waterloo, and granddaughters of Jenna (Michael) Aichs of St. Louis and Katie Mallon of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Dieckmann was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Loretta L. Arb nee Roediger, 89, of Columbia, died November 1, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born June 22, 1916, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Otto and Selma Roediger nee Buettner. She married the late Melvin N. Arb in 1945. She is survived by her sister Ruth Crittendon of Columbia, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters Ella Keck, Selma Forness and Emma Eisiminger, and brothers Arthur Roediger, Eugene Roediger and Ottmar Roediger. Mrs. Arb was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. She was retired from Emerson Electric/Southwestern Bell. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Berniece E. Sondag nee Mueller, 92, of Waterloo, died November 2, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born September 17, 1913, in Mitchie Precinct, the daughter of the late Fred D. and Myrtle Mueller nee Agnew. She was married to the late William T. Sondag. She is survived by her children Myrtle Ann Frierdich of Waterloo and David (Carol) Sondag of Waterloo; grandchildren Stacy Sondag and Curt (Ericha) Sondag; sister Doris (Stanley) Kohnz of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Arnold Mueller and Orvis Mueller, sister Marzella Rippelmeyer, and brother Milfred in infancy. Mrs. Sondag was a member of Royal Neighbors of America. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Fr. Larry Lemay officiating. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville.

Jerry D. Trehearne, 49, of Waterloo, died November 2, 2005, in Altamont. He was born March 21, 1956, in Peoria, the son the Kent Trehearne and Mildred Korth nee Campbell. He was married to Brenda Trehearne nee Dowell. He is survived by his parents; wife; children Jason Trehearne of Hill AFB, Utah, and Elizabeth Trehearne of Waterloo; siblings Jill Trehearne of Montana, Yvette (Mark) Collister of Harrison, Tenn., Yvonne (James) Delk of New Castle, Ind., John Patty of Peoria, and Kent (Kandy) Trehearne of Anderson, Ind.; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Trehearne was a member of Road Raptors and was a former Boy Scout leader. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert officiating.

Judy V. Melliere nee Garleb, 66, of Prairie du Rocher, died November 2, 2005, in Prairie du Rocher. She was born September 9, 1939, in Valmeyer, the daughter of the late Felix and Ella Garleb nee Macke. She married Gerald Melliere in 1962. She is survived by her husband; children Suzanne (Mark) Wilson of Prairie du Rocher, Sandra (Mark) Ottoson of Waterloo, and Roger (Chrissy) Melliere of Prairie du Rocher; grandchildren Cynthia Wilson, Tiffany Wilson, Kenneth Wilson, Andrew Ottoson, Ashley Ottoson, Cassidy Melliere and Austin Melliere; brothers August (Donna) Garleb of French Village, Mo., and Leroy (Pat) Garleb of Valmeyer; aunts Vera Pflasterer of Waterloo and Leona Frank of Washington; father-in-law Xavier Melliere of Prairie du Rocher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Joy (Bob) Stafford of Florissant, Mo., Fay (Delbert) Kueker of Prairie du Rocher, and Ron (Jeannette) Melliere of Modoc; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Melliere was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, Rev. Ralph Laufer officiating. She is buried at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Renault.

Alfred E. Trost, 76, of Waterloo, died November 7, 2005, in Geneva. He was born November 1, 1929, in Harrisonville, the son of the late Fred W. and Elsie T. Trost nee Roth. He was married to Maxine Trost nee Politsch for 54 years. He is survived by his wife; children Wilma (Michael) Ruby of O’Fallon and Barbara (Mark) Ehrhardt of North Aurora; grandchildren Sarah (Matthew) Cundiff, Laura Ruby, Lisa Ruby, Alex Ehrhardt, Lauren Ehrhardt and Drew Ehrhardt; and a sister, brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Mr. Trost was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. He was a lifetime member of Morris Lodge #787 and Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Southern Illinois. He was also a member of Ainad Shriners, and A.A.O.N.M.S. of East St. Louis, and he served on the Kolmer Memorial Cemetery Board. He retired as an Illinois State Apiary inspector and he retired from Union Electric after more than 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kolmer Memorial Cemetery Chapel Fund.

Lawrence W. Schmitz, 92, of Renault, died November 8, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born February 27, 1913, in Kidd, the son of the late John and Helena Schmitz nee Hoefft. He married the late Agnes E. Schmitz nee Schicker in 1940. He is survived by his children Ronald Schmitz, Kenny (Emily) Schmitz, Lynn (Michael) Riebeling, and Lisa (Kenneth) Sager; grandchildren Keith, Mathew, Andrew, Zachary, Caroline and Haley; brother Clarence (Pearl) Schmitz; and sisters-in-law Olive Bergman and Mildred Schmitz. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandchildren Angela and Jeffrey; and brothers Albert Schmitz, Celia Schmeig, Josephine Menke, Oscar Schmitz, Robert Schmitz, Vera Gregson and Delores Schmtiz. Mr. Schmitz was a member of Our Lady of Good Council Church. He was a retired carpenter of local 1361 and was a member of the Waterloo Knights of Columbia. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Our Lady of Good Council Church in Renault, Fr. Roger Karban officiating. He is buried at St. Mary’s cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to the Jeffrey Schmitz Memorial Fund through Our Lady of Good Council Church.

Linda F. Carle nee Wright, 63, of Columbia, died November 9, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born February 21, 1942, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late William Wright and Nellie (Ray) Volner nee Waterman of St. Louis. She married John J. Carle in 1964. She is survived by her husband, sons John J. Carle Jr. of St. Louis and Michael (Julie) Carle of Prairie du Rocher; daughter Carol (Del) Paris of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Venus Wolff of Columbia; brother William (Joyce) Wright of Dupo; and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Carle retired from International Lighting in St. Louis. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home in Columbia, Pastor William Groennert officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Jeanette Melba Wirth, 69, of Waterloo, died November 9, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born November 7, 1936, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Albert L. and Clara M. Wirth nee Loehr. She is survived by her brothers Arthur (Wanda) Wirth of Waterloo and Royal (Shirley) Wirth of St. Louis; sister-in-law Leota (Herb) Roider of Waterloo; special friend Pat Buyat of Waterloo; and nieces, a nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Herbert Wirth and friend Oscar Fehrenz. Ms. Wirth was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She was a member of Human Support Services and a former member of Special Olympics. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Thelma Faye Clifton nee Miller, 85, of Waterloo, died November 10, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born January 26, 1920, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Iven and Clara Belle Miller nee Dillow. She was married to the late Dwight L. Clifton; he preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by her sons Lowell (Tina) Clifton of Waterloo, Charles (Sue Ann) Clifton of Lebo, Kan., Ralph (Veronica) Clifton of Monroe, Ga., and Larry Clifton of Perryville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sisters Maxine Connelly of Monroe, Ga., and Mary Hahn of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Joyce Clifton, one brother and two sisters. Mrs. Clifton was a charter member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Columbia. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rob Morris Chapter #98. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Bethany United Methodist Church, Pastor Ron Chase officiating. She is interred at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church.

Gene Gray, 74, of Columbia, died November 10, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born June 6, 1931, in Mayfield, Kent., the son of the late Noah and Gertie Gray nee Givens. He married Joy M. Gray nee Calhoun in 1951. He is survived by his wife; daughters Karen (James) Mercer of Columbia, and Sharon (Brian) Thompson of Columbia; son Jeff (Donna) Gray of Waterloo; grandchildren Sarah (Josh), Jonathan (Elaine), Brandon, Jennifer, Andrew and Rebecca; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Gray, sister June O’Brien, half-brothers Homer Stanfill and Joe Stanfill, and half-sister Mattie Mae Constantine. Mr. Gray was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia. He was retired from Daimler-Chrysler in Fenton, Mo., as a tinner. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #110 in St. Louis. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church, Jonathan Peters officiating. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Missions Fund.

Mary D. Woods nee Dunham, 84, of Columbia, died November 10, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born May 26, 1921, in Macomb, the daughter of the late Carl N. and Marie Dunham nee Brown. She married the late James Carl Woods in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1967. She is survived by her daughter Marcy (Ron) Altschuh of Waterloo; grandchildren Patti Freeland, Conni Mether, Debbie (Mike) Anderson, Danny Altschuh and Kenny (Linda) Altschuh; great-grandchildren Kyle Freeland, Neil Freeland, Ashley Freeland, Angie Anderson, Mikey Anderson, Jerrod Kennedy and Klaiton Altschuh; great-great-grandchild Bryce Freeland; stepsons Dale (Doris) Woods and Don (Babe) Woods; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Betty (Junior) Oliver and Bonnie Miller; and brother Edward Dale Dunham. Mrs. Woods was a member of United Methodist Church in Cahokia. She retired from W.T. Grants. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. She is interred at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to multiple sclerosis research.

Shirley M. Schmidt nee Hofstetter, 69, of Columbia, died November 11, 2005, in Columbia. She was born September 11, 1936, in East Carondelet, the daughter of the late Elmer and Julia Hofstetter nee Noble. She was married to the late Earl E. Schmidt. She is survived by her sisters Joann (Jerry) Woodward of Columbia and Edna (Ray) Wetzel of East Carondelet; nephews Edward Wetzel of Granite City and Elmer (Debbie) Wetzel of East Carondelet; nieces Caroline (Robert Jr.) Simcoke of St. Charles, Mo., Mary (Michael) Langford of Hartford, Ala., and Carrie (Michael) Quante of Columbia; six great-nephews and four great-nieces. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Rev. Mark Queener officiating. She is buried at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt. Memorials may be made to Columbia Public Library.

Robert George Steahle Sr., 72, of Cahokia, died November 12, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born February 2, 1933, in St. Louis, the son of the late George and Kathryn Steahle nee Sickman. He married Helen Mae Steahle nee Ringling in 1955. He is survived by his wife; son Robert G. Steahle Jr. of Columbia; granddaughter Megan M. Steahle; great-granddaughter Addison Mae Steahle; and sisters June (Donald) Mabrey of St. Louis and sister Jeris (Ronald) Funk of East Carondelet. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mathew Steahle, sister Jean Cromley and brother George Martin Steahle. Mr. Steahle was retired from Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing in St. Louis. She was a member American Legion Post #581 and Proctor and Gamble Retirees. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Mark Reyling and Fr. Gerald Hechenberger officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Backstoppers, Catholic Charities or in the form of masses.

Bethany Nicole Guebert, 18, of Red Bud, died November 13, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born April 16, 1987, in St. Louis, the daughter of Mark and Sharon Guebert nee Juelfs of Red Bud. She was survived by her parents; brother Eric Guebert of Sparta; grandmothers Shirley Juelfs of Red Bud and Nina Guebert of Red Bud; boyfriend Jason Markotay of Sparta; and an aunt, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Kimberly Guebert, maternal grandfather Gene Juelfs, paternal grandfather Edwin Guebert, uncle Daniel Guebert and great-grandparents. Ms. Guebert was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. John’s Youth Group. She was in the FFA, 4-H Federation and National Honor Society. She was a college student and worked at Ruma Convent. Visitation was at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud. A funeral service was at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Bud.

Raymond M. Kohlmeier, 83, of Waterloo, died November 15, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born September 23, 1922, in Waterloo, the son of the late Theodore and Sophia Kohlmeier nee Hohnbaum. He was married to Lillian Kohlmeier nee Thorburg. He is survived by his wife; children Leon (Kathleen) Kohlmeier of Waterloo, Karen Kohlmeier of Waterloo, and Sandra Kohlmeier of St. Louis; grandchildren Candice Kohlmeier, Cara Lee Kohlmeier, Clint Kohlmeier, Carin Kohlmeier and Ebony Sherod; sister Audrey Hoffmann of Waterloo; brothers Sylvester (Clara) Kohlmeier of Waterloo, Fremond Kohlmeier of Waterloo, and Wilbert Kohlmeier of Waterloo; brother-in-law Lewis Lich of Waterloo; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lorena P. Lich. Mr. Kohlmeier was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg. He was a member of Waterloo VFW Post #6504 and Waterloo American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, Pastor Stuart Rethwisch officiating. He is buried at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Wartburg. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Cemetery Fund of Holy Cross Nativity Fund.

Barbara A. Buettner nee Wilson, 61, of Hecker, died November 16, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born October 21, 1944, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Wilson nee Klinger. She was married to Lloyd Buettner. She is survived by her husband; children Wendy (James) Maag of Waterloo, Lyle (Christine) Buettner of Collinsville, and Renee (Doug) Minton of Howard’s Grove, Wisc.; grandchildren Leah Maag, John Maag, Luke Buettner, Cynthia Buettner, Logan Buettner, Gabriel Minton and Anna Minton; sister Jeanette (Mark) Pflueger of Red Bud; brothers William (Barbara) Wilson of New Athens and Ronald (Kathy) Wilson of Hecker; and sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Buettner was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, where she was involved with Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. She was a former member of Monroe County Ambulance Service and a former Thrivent officer. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Pastor Stuart Rethwisch officiating. She is buried at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Wartburg. Memorials may be made to Tim Beckendorf Ministries of Lutheran Bible Translators, Camp Wartburg or Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg.

Reverend Joseph D. Hansmann, 69, of Hecker, died November 16, 2005, in Belleville. He was born June 24, 1936, in Lawrenceville, the son of the late Joseph F. and Magnolia Hansmann nee DeWeese. He was pastor of St. Michael Church in Paderborn and St. Augustine Church in Hecker. He was ordained June 2, 1962. Visitation was at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker. A funeral mass was at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Bishop Edward Braxton officiating. He is buried at Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Lawrenceville. Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker of St. Michael’s Church in Paderborn.

Daniel W. Cheek, 78, of Evansville, died November 17, 2005, in Chester. He was born July 3, 1927, in Valmeyer, the son of the late Elta and Sarah Cheek nee Osborn. He was married to Dolly Cheek. He is survived by his wife; children Ann (John) Holland of Tilden, George (Pat) Cheek of Evansville, Kenneth (Charlene) Cheek of Nakomas, Daniel (Marilyn) Cheek of Lawton, Okla., Sandra Jeff of Cleveland, Ohio, Donna (Donald) Davis of Dover, Ark., Robert R. (Brenda) Cheek of Waterloo, Betty (Tom) Bievenue of Prairie du Rocher, Linda (Norman) Robert of Evansville, Pamela (Greg) Selleck of Alma, Colo., Tina (Mike) Porter of Red Bud, Laura (Larry) Willcutt of Jerusalem, Ark., and Aaron Cheek of Perryville; 45 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Mary Cheek of Perryville, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, son John Michael Cheek, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers. Mr. Cheek was a member of New Life Church of Waterloo. He was a retired member of Local 520. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at New Life Church in Waterloo, Pastor David Eckstadt officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Larry Michaels, 59, of Waterloo, died November 17, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born June 9, 1946, in Paris, Tex., the son of the late Gertrude and Lawrence Michaels. He was married to Laurie Michaels. He is survived by his children Kim (Paul) Tervydis, Kristin (Charles) Stark, Kerri (Troy) Busby, and Kimberly (Mitch) Thompson; two granddaughters; sisters-in-law Cindy (Rod) Sanderson and Julie Diener; mother- and father-in-law Jean and Bill Diener. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Paul. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Arnold L. Kuergeleis, 82, of Columbia, died November 19, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born July 9, 1923, in Valmeyer, the son of the late George and Rosa Kuergeleis nee Diehl. He was married to Ellen Kuergeleis nee Altes. He is survived by his wife; children Thomas H. (Susan) Kuergeleis of Columbia, and Bonnie (Steve) Thom of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren Amy (Joshua) Mistler, Jennifer Kuergeleis, Amanda Kuergeleis and Caleb Thom; great-grandchildren Molly Mistler and Jameson Mistler; and sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harold Kuergeleis. Mr. Kuergeleis was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown. He was also a member of Monroe County Farm Bureau and Turner’s Association. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ, Pastor Ivan Horn and Pastor Bob Goddard officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown or St. Paul Untied Church of Christ in Columbia.

Ervin O. Kossina, 90, of Columbia, died November 21, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born June 13, 1915, in Waterloo, the son of the late John W. and Louise Kossina nee Luber. He married Leona Kossina nee Ries in 1942; she survived him. He is also survived by his son James (Mary Helen) Kossina of Collinsville; grandson Robert Kossina; granddaughter Angela Kossina; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Kossina was retired from the City of Columbia maintenance department. He was a member of American Legion Post #581, V.F.W. Post #6368 of Dupo, Columbia Senior Citizens, Columbia Sportsman’s Club and Columbia Gymnastic Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #581 Park Fund.

Esther L. Lungwitz nee Bennett, 74, of Columbia, died November 21, 2005, in Columbia. She was born September 21, 1931, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late William and Ruth Bennett nee Peterson. She married Russell F. Lungwitz in 1950. She is survived by her husband; daughter Gelene Lungwitz of Barnhart, Mo.; son Dean (Barbara) Lungwitz of Dupo; grandchildren Deanna M. (Andrew) Dennes of Columbia and Emily R. Lungwitz of Dupo, sister Nora Ruth Bennett of Columbia; sister-in-law Lillian L. Faucett of Manhattan Beach, Calif., special friends Mary K. Mickey of Barnhart, Mo., and Mabel and Farrol McPheeters of Dupo; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother William Bennett, half-sister Dorothy Fellows, and mother- and father-in-law Elsie C. and Paul A. Lungwitz. Mrs. Lungwitz was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. She had worked at Eberhard’s Restaurant and the MarketPlace in Columbia. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rev. Steven Theiss and Rev. Edward Melchoir officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Paula DuFrenne McReynolds, 39, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Red Bud, died November 21, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born September 13, 1966, in Red Bud, the daughter of Donald and Audrey DuFrenne nee Deterding. She was married to Michael McReynolds. She is survived by her parents; husband; sisters Pam (Ron) Pechacek of Chester and Sherry (Tim) Lowry of Red Bud; brother Dean DuFrenne of Red Bud; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary Pat (Tom) Kuchan of Chalfont, Penn., John (Mary) McReynolds of Sun City, Ariz., Katie (Michael) Kiefer of Glen View, Julie McReynolds of Chalfont, Penn., Jeanne (Craig) Conte of Libertyville, and Matthew McReynolds of Chalfont, Penn.; nieces and nephews Elizabeth (Jason) Ohlau, Derek Pechacek, Megan Lowry, Morgan Lowry, Meagan Kuchan, Timmy Kuchan, Molly Kuchan, Billy McReynolds, Matthew McReynolds, Maggie McReynolds, Kevin Kiefer, Ryan Kiefer, David McReynolds and Kellie Conte; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother- and father-in-law Horace and Patricia McReynolds. Mrs. McReynolds was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Jupiter and a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud. She was a member of the Religious Education Department at St. Peter Catholic Church. She was a 1984 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School. She was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed watching them at Spring Training. She loved being with her family and friends. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. A funeral mass was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, Fr. Tom Stout officiating. She is buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to Gibault Catholic High School or St. Peter Religious Education Department.

Nellie M. Settlemoir nee Sisk, 70, of Columbia, died November 21, 2005, in Columbia. She was born July 12, 1926, in Weaver, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Sisk nee Thorn. She was married to the late Charles W. Settlemoir. She is survived by her daughter Janice (Ronald) Labuda of Waterloo; grandson Gregory (Katie) Labuda of Yorkville; sisters Lorraine Lassiter of Metropolis and Rithel Massie of Salem; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters Ruth Kloeppel and Virginia Mason. Mrs. Settlemoir was retired from Famous-Barr in South County. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, William Groennert officiating. She is interred at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

William G. Broadhurst Sr., 67, of Waterloo, formerly of Red Bud and Belleville, died November 23, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born December 18, 1937, in East St. Louis, the son of Joyce M. Broadhurst nee Bounds of Belleville and the late George J. Broadhurst. He was married to Connie Broadhurst nee Hanratty. He is survived by his mother; wife; children Sherrie Broadhurst of Belleville, Teri (Jerry) McTeer of Loveland, Colo., William G. Broadhurst Jr., of Belleville, Janis (Don) Bray of Linwood, Kan., Julie (Dennis) Schult of St. Libory, Brian Schilling of Columbia, and Lori (Dan Thies) Schilling of University City, Mo.; grandchildren Elizabeth Broadhurst, Kristen (Nathan) Thompson, Jerry McTeer, Billy Broadhurst, Danielle bray, Nikki (JV) Van Horn and Jennifer Bailey; great-grandchildren Anna Bailey and Kaylynn Thompson; brothers Rick (Ann) Broadhurst of Carbondale and Randal (Nancy) Broadhurst of Sacramento; sisters-in-law Sandra Broadhurst of Houston, Tex., and Carol (Thomas) Wilson of Dacula, Ga.; step-sister Marsha (Larry) Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; step-brother Thomas (Sandy) Best of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; friends Gall Broadhurst of Belleville, John Schilling of Waterloo, and Paul Achs of Travarnes, Fla.; dog Murphy; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Gerald Broadhurst. Mr. Broadhurst was a retired pressman for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the owner of Kleen Sweep Cleaning Service in Waterloo. He was a member of Pressmen Union Local 38N, for which he served as vice-chairman; he was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, Pastor Steven Thiess officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia.

Barbara Maschmeyer nee Wyland, 65, of Waterloo, died November 25, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born August 12, 1940, in New York, N.Y., the daughter of the late Hugh and Helen Wyland nee Kovalevich. She married Carl E. Maschmeyer in 1959. She is survived by her husband; son Carl F. (Cynthia) Maschmeyer of Festus, Mo.; grandchildren Helen Maschmeyer, Carl E. M. Maschmeyer, Stephan Rutledge, Sarah Rutledge, Samantha Rutledge and Joseph Ruteledge; brother Richard Wyland; sisters Susan White and Pamela Osterland; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Erica Rutledge. Mr. Maschmeyer was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rev. Steven Theiss officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia.

Edna M. Schmidt nee Glaenzer, 86, of Columbia, died November 25, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born December 21, 1918, in Columbia, the daughter of the late John and Sophia Glaenzer nee Diehl. She was married to the late Raymond G. Schmidt. She is survived by her son Harold (Penny) Schmidt of Columbia; grandchildren Chuck, Steve and Sarah; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother George Glaenzer. Mrs. Glaenzer was a member of Christ Community Church in Columbia. She was retired from Famous-Barr in St. Louis and sold fresh local produce in Columbia for many years. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home in Columbia, Pastor William Groennert officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Hoyleton Children’s Home Foundation.

Ronald W. Rubemeyer, 67, of Waterloo, died November 26, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born March 2, 1938, in Valmeyer, the son of the late Henry C. and Viola Rubemeyer nee Schallom. He was married to Delores Rubemeyer nee Dehne. He is survived by his wife; children Laura Mehard of St Louis, Christy Langhorst of Waterloo, Mitchell (Dawn) Rubemeyer of Waterloo, and Tracey (Brian) Luhr of Waterloo; grandchildren Carrie, Lauren, Carli, LeAnne, Cameron, Alexander, Kyle and Chase; sister Mary Ann (Tony) Giglotto of Waterloo; brother Roger (Lori) Rubemeyer of Freeburg; sister- and brother-in-law Alvera and Vernon Jacobs of Waterloo; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Rubemeyer was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a member of the Waterloo Lion’s Club, Odd Fellows and Columbia R/C Club. He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and worked part-time at Annbriar Golf Course. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Waterloo Lions or Waterloo Odd Fellows.

Cynthia E. Kelly nee Quint, 45, of Waterloo, died November 27, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born July 24, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of James William and Martha Quint nee Schaaf of Kansas City. She married Brian P. Kelly in 1983. She is survived by her parents, husband, brother James William (Pam) Quint II of Blue Springs, Mo., and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Kelly attended Bethany United Methodist Church and was a Stephen Minister. She was an inspiration to all through her 15-year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Pastor Jim Claycomb officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Emerson J. Campbell, 89, of Waterloo, formerly of Valmeyer, died November 29, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born July 15, 1916, in Avis, Penn., the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen Campbell nee Hewitt. He was married to Edith Pottoff Campbell nee Heyl. He is survived by his wife; children Judy (John) Wirth of Avis, Penn., Thomas Campbell of Lone Pine, Calif., and James (Beth) Campbell of Sunnyvale, Calif.; step-children William J. Pottoff of Boulder, Colo., and Nancy Pottoff (Mike) Weil of Boulder, Colo.; grandsons John Douglas Wirth, Michael Emerson Campbell, and Joseph Daniel Campbell; step-grandsons Pete Pottoff Weil, John Pottoff Weil and William Emerson Pottoff; great-grandchildren Rachael Wirth and Hayden Campbell; step-great-grandchildren Kristopher Runner and Jamie Runner Schilling; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Manill Campbell nee Klein, four brothers and four sisters. Mr. Campbell was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer. HE was also a member of the American Legion in Valmeyer and Ainad Temple. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, Pastor David Riebeling officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer or victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Edward “Jerry” G. Miederhoff, 55, of Reston, Va., died November 30, 2005, in Virginia. He was born June 4, 1950, in St. Louis, the son of the late John T. and Anna Miederhoff nee Murray. He is survived by his sister Mary “Kay” Voracek of Waterloo; brothers John (Judy) Miederhoff of Hawk Point, Mo., and William (Lucinda) Miederhoff of Hazelwood, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation and funeral services were at DaFabio Funeral Home, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo.

October

Carl J. Mills, 54, of Columbia, died October 4, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born December 30, 1950, in St. Louis, the son of Raymond Mills of Jefferson City, Mo., and the late Corrine Mills nee Goellner. He was married to Ruth Mills nee Madden. He is survived by his father; wife; brothers Steven Mills of Ironton, Mo., and John (Pam) Mills of Cahokia; sister Jane Mills of Round Rock, Tex.; and an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant sister. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Erin Marie Gegg nee Henneke, 27, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of New Athens, died October 6, 2005, in New Athens. She was born February 3, 1978, in New Athens, the daughter of Lyle and Brenda Henneke nee Evans. She was married to Russell Gegg. She is survived by her parents; husband; son Jakob Harrison Gegg; brother Scott (Jennifer) Henneke of Waterloo; maternal grandparents Geneva Evans of O’Fallon and Charles Evans of Fairview Heights; paternal grandmother Shirley Henneke of Auburn; and an aunt, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Russel Henneke. Mrs. Gegg was a member of Ste. Genevieve Congregation of Jehovah’s Wittnesses. Visitation and a funeral service were held at Quernheim Funeral Home, Ivan Bystroff officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or her son, Jakob Gegg.

Joe C. Maglasang, 42, of Columbia, died October 7, 2005, near Waterloo. He was born May 12, 1963, in Centreville, the son of Dr. E.F. and June Maglasang nee Volkmann. He is survived by his parents; daughters Tiffany and Taylor of Columbia; ex-wife Betty of Columbia; brothers Edward (Beth) Maglasang of St. Louis, Bob (Camille) Maglasang of Paducah, Kent., David Maglasang of Waterloo, and John Maglasang of St. Louis; special aunts and uncles Clifford (Joyce) Volkmann, Vivian (Ed) Reiss, and Mary (Bruce) Moorash; and other relatives and friends. Mr. Maglasang was self-employed as an environmental engineer. He was an avid outdoorsman. Visitation and a funeral service were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. He was buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Brenda S. Wheeler nee Jenkins, 42, of Waterloo, died October 7, 2005, near Waterloo. She was born May 22, 1963, in Belleville, the daughter of James and Carol Jenkins of Cahokia. She was married to Danny Wheeler. She is survived by her parents; husband; children Kevin Wheeler and Brian Wheeler; brother James (Karen) Jenkins of St. Charles, Mo.; sisters Sharon (Tim) McMillan of Columbia, and Mary Mueller of Highland; and aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Dupo. She worked at Aurora Trailer in St. Louis. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at Sacred Heart Church, Father Mark Reyling officiating. Memorials may be made to Kevin and Brian Wheeler at any Scott Credit Union.

Kerri M. Simone nee Heathcock, 40, of St. Louis, died October 7, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born April 7, 1965, in Decatur, the daughter of Phyllis (Danny) Gamble of Decatur and Michael (Jerrie) Heathcock of Sonora, Calif. She married Dan R. Simone in 1991. She is survived by her parents; husband; daughters Amanda (Jeremiah) Bergheger of Columbia, and Elizabeth Simone of St. Louis; sisters Kimberly (Tony) Rauch of Dalton City, and Konnie Bates of M. Zion; brother Rick Heathcock of Iowa; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Maya Grace Bergheger. Mrs. Simone was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia. She worked as a first grade teacher at Victory Christian School in St. Louis. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Jonathan Peters officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice of American Cancer Society.

Richard A. Toenjes, 66, of Hecker, died October 7, 2005, in Columbia. He was born February 10, 1939, in Columbia, the son of the alt3e Leo and Rosella Toenjes nee Helfrich. He was married to Janice Toenjes nee Haudrich. He is survived by his wife; children Lynn Kwasney of Monroe Township, N.J., Lana (Brent) Culver of Montrose, Colo., Jeff (SuAnn) Toenjes of Red Bud, John P. (Dia) Toenjes of Waterloo, and Dean (Ingrid) Toenjes of Waterloo; grandchildren Nicole Kwasney, Angela Kwasney, Janel Culver, Corey Toenjes, Brooke Toenjes, Allie Crimm, Brent Toenjes and Lance Toenjes; sisters Marilyn Haudrich of Hecker and Linda (John) Fritsche of Swansea; Eugene (Cecilia) Toenjes of Columbia and Larry (Dona) Toenjes of Columbia; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Kreher, brother Donald E. Toenjes and brother-in-law Donald Haudrich. Mr. Toenjes was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Hecker. He served as a board member of the Hecker Community Center and was a 40 year member of the Carpenter’s Union of America. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Father Joe Hansmann officiating. He is buried at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker. Memorials may be made in the form of masses.

Viola B. Heller nee Mennerich, 87, of Waterloo, died October 8, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born November 1917, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late William and Louisa Mennerich nee Rall. She was married to the late Albert O. Heller. She is survived by her children Clyde (Joyce) Heller of Waterloo and Shirley Heller of Columbia; granddaughter Deanna (Allen) Champion of Waterloo; step-great-grandchildren Clara Champion and Jacob Champion; brother Albert Mennerich of Chester; sisters-in-law Frieda Mennerich of Chester, Irene (Monroe) Sickmeier of Chester, and Alverna Heller of Sparta; brother-in-law August Lohman of Ellis Grove; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Olinda Lohman and Mayme Gaitsch; brother Oscar Mennerich; step-sisters Ella Fehrenz nee Mennerich and Theresa Dannenbrink nee Mennerich; step-brothers William Mennerich and Charles Mennerich; sisters-in-law Emma Harms and Lydia Mueller; and brother-in-law William Heller. Mrs. Heller was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She was also a member of Waterloo Quadrilles and Waterloo Senior Citizens. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Monroe County or the American Cancer Society.

Dagan Rohn Domer, 2, of Mascoutah, died October 10, 2005, in O’Fallon. He was born October 2, 2005, in Belleville, the son of Damien Domer and the late Lisa M. Domer nee Carnahan. He is survived by his father; maternal grandparents Sharon (Richard) Langreher of Red Bud, and Michael Carnahan of Sparta; paternal grandparents Jerry and Barb Domer of Maquoketa; great-grandparents Cletus and Ethel Buehler of Red Bud, Betty Carnahan of Belleville, Robert Carnahan of Red Bud, Marion and Joyce Whitman of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ada Krebs of Clinton, Iowa; aunts Lori Domer, Jenn (Jon) Kraus and Cassie Carnahan; step-aunt Dawn (Darell) Seibold; step-uncle Chad (Courtney) Langreher; and cousins Taylor, Brooke, Memphis, Chloe, Jess, Zach, Caleb and Camden. Visitation and funeral services were at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud. He is buried at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Red Bud.

Lisa M. Domer nee Carnahan, 29, of Mascoutah, died October 10, 2005, in O’Fallon. She was born July 14, 1976, in Red Bud, the daughter of Sharon (Richard) Landgreher nee Buehler of Red Bud and Michael Carnahan of Sparta. She was married to Damien Domer. She is survived by her parents; husband; mother- and father-in-law Jerry and Barb Domer of Maquoketa, Iowa; sisters Jenn (Jon) Kraus of Okawville, and Cassie Carnahan of Ballwin, Mo..; step-sister Dawn (Darell) Seibold of Red Bud; step-brother Chad (Courtney) Langreher of Red Bud; sister-in-law Lori Domer of Bellevue, Iowa; nieces and nephews Chloe, Jess, Zach, Caleb, Camden, Taylor, Brooke and Memphis; grandparents Cletus and Ethel Buehler of Red Bud, Betty Carnahan of Belleville, and Robert Carnahan of Red Bud. Visitation and funeral services were at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud. She is buried at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Red Bud.

Patricia J. Young nee Baltz, 73, of Columbia, died October 10, 2005, in Belleville. She was born July 24, 1932, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Elmer and Adele Baltz nee Spangler. She married the late Frederick C. Young in 1949. She is survived by her sisters Sharon (Scott) Reece of Festus, Mo., and Judy (John) Yuengle of Freeburg; brother David (Debbie) Baltz of Columbia; and nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and infant son David Young. Mrs. Young was a retired newspaper columnist, and contributed to many local newspapers throughout the years. She was a member of Friends of the Library in Columbia. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Lola L. Crosby nee Miller, 80, of Waterloo, died October 12, 2005, in Columbia. She was born August 28, 1925, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Everett “Peck” and Nell Miller nee Vaughn. She was married to the late David W. Crosby. She is survived by her children Thomas David Crosby of Saudi Arabia, Rosalind (Paul) Hawkins of Lafayette, La., and Cynthia Leeck of Opdyke; grandchildren David Edmond Crosby, Rosalind Leeck, Henry David “Buster” Leeck; sisters Charlotte Dollar of Festus, Mo., Loretta Sue Jackson of Festus, Mo., and Mary Janet Rhoden of San Clemente, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Harold Miller, and son-in-law Douglas Leeck. Mrs. Crosby was a member of the Monroe County Democratic Club, of which she was chairwoman for more than 40 years. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Stacy Tate officiating. She is buried at Opdyke Cemetery in Opdyke. Memorials may be made to the Doug Leeck Memorial Scholarship Fund of Heartland Hospice in Fairview Heights.

John Robert Siegel, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Waterloo, died October 14, 2005, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He was born July 7, 1917, in Webster Groves, Mo., the son of the late Carl Richard and Mary Siegel nee Byrne. He was married to Mabel A. Siegel nee Mueller. He is survived by his wife; children Christine (Michael) Kroeger of High Hill, Mo., and Cynthia (Phillip) Berry of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother Edwin J. (Leota) Siegel of Irondale, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Laura Ann Siegel in infancy. Mr. Siegel was a former member of Waterloo Lions Club and Lou-Del Sanitary District. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America.

Ruth M. Harris nee Hoffmann, 91, of Columbia, died October 14, 2005, in Belleville. She was born June 11, 1914, in East Carondelet, the daughter of the late Hubert and Tillie Hoffmann. She was married to the late Clarence H. Harris. She is survived by her brother-in-law Omar Harris Sr. of Dupo, sister-in-law Mabel Hubbert of Montrose, Colo., and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. She is buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Christ United Church of Christ in Dupo.

Gilbert Pershing Arnin, 86, of Columbia, died October 16, 2005, in Belleville. He was born October 27, 1918, in Columbia, the son of the late Arthur and Carolina Arnin nee Schneider. He married Edna Arnin nee Schneider in 1941. He is survived by his wife; daughter Gail (Galen) Riebeling of Columbia; grandchildren Chad (Lisa) Riebeling of St. Charles, Mo., Matt (Shelley) Riebeling of Columbia, and Lauren (James) Foran of Columbia; three great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Hammack of Chicago; and other relatives and friends. Mr. Arnin was retired from Scruggs Department Store in St. Louis as an electrician. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post #581 and the Columbia Historical Society. A graveside service was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Park Trust.

Richard E. Browne, 76, of Columbia, died October 17, 2005, in Columbia. He was born December 30, 1928, in Marion, the son of the late F. Earl and Augusta Ellen Browne nee Penrod. He married Doris M. Browne nee Rendleman in 1949. He is survived by his wife; daughter Sharon Lynn (Mark) Blair of Columbia; sons James E. (Linda) Browne of Mt. Vernon, William E. (Chris) Browne of Columbia, and David E. (Martha) Browne of Columbia; grandchildren Jason E. Browne, Wesley E. Browne, Steven E. Browne, Lynsey Browne, Dr. Joshua Blair, Stacey Blair, Corey E. Browne, Maci Browne, Carleas Parsons and Roy Browne; great-grandchildren Madelyn Browne, Jacob E. Browne and Trent A Browne; sisters D. Ann Brown of San Antonio, Tex., and Juanita Hall of Fallon, Nev., and brothers Robert Browne of San Antonio, Tex., and Kenneth Browne of Fairview Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vernon Browne and Paul Browne, and sisters Beatrice McDonald and Helen Richrock. Mr. Browne was a member of Citrus Valley Nondenominational Church in McAllen, Tex., where he spent his winters. He was retired from TRRA as a switchman with 37 ½ years of service. He was a member of Columbia Blue Lodge #474 AF & AM, Lacefield Music Organ Club in St. Louis, and Show-Me LIFE Organ Club in St. Louis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. He is buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Columbia Building Fund.

Geraldine A. Bradshaw nee Nobbs, 73, of Columbia, died October 18, 2005, in Columbia. She was born February 17, 1932, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Raymond and Hazel Nobbs nee Hart. She is survived by her daughter Michelle (Doug) Nelson of Columbia; grandchildren Brittany C. Stahr, Katie E. Stahr and Samantha L. Nelson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Brian J. Bradshaw and brother Raymond Nobbs. Mrs. Bradshaw was retired from Evans & Dixon Law Offices as a legal secretary. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice.

Geneva M. “Jen” Lepp nee Reinhold, 81, of Waterloo, died October 21, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 24, 1923, in Valmeyer, the daughter of the late George J. and Rosa Reinhold nee Asselmeier. She was married to the late Arthur O. Lepp. She is survived by her son Timothy Lepp of Red Bud, sister Aurelia (Otis) Lutz of Waterloo, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Catherine Reinhold of Waterloo and Betty and Bob Beasley of Columbia, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Casey L. Lepp and brother Roger Reinhold. Mrs. Lepp was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She was a past member of the Monroe County Cancer Society, and was a charter and lifetime member of St. Clement Hospital Auxiliary. She was an avid golfer and retired from Harrisonville Telephone Company in 1984. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II-SKIC, serving at the Navy Overseas Air Cargo Terminal at Oakland Naval Air Base. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ.

William E. Schneider, 80, of Prairie du Rocher, died October 22, 2005, in Belleville. He was born January 29, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the son of the late William H. and Katherine Schneider nee Brown. He married Betty Schneider nee DeBourge in 1950. He is survived by his wife; sons Robert (Carolyn) Schneider of Prairie du Rocher, and Ronald (Heather) Schneider of Shiloh; granddaughter Angela Schneider of Freeport; brother Edward (Lorna) Schneider of Prairie du Rocher; sister Bonnie Wild of O’Fallon; mother-in-law Emma DeBourge of Red Bud; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Schneider was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault. He worked as a mechanic and worked at Columbia Quarry for 20 years. He enjoyed restoring old cars and working in his garden. Visitation and funeral services were at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud.

Joe B. Pickering Sr., 67, of Vulcan, Mo., formerly of Waterloo, died Monday October 24, 2005, at is home in Vulcan. He was born December 16, 1937, in Tamms, the son of the late Sherman and Dorothy Pickering. He was married to the late Barbara Pickering. He is survived by his son Joe B. Pickering Jr. of St. Louis; daughter Elizabeth (Michael) Bivins of Waterloo; grandchildren Andrea Pickering, Jacob Pickering, Chelsea Bivins, Rachael Bivins, and Tanner Fry of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; and son Charles Pickering. He is buried in Vulcan. Memorials may be made to the Tanner Fry Trust Fund, care of Elizabeth Bivins, 6429 Old Red Bud Rd., Waterloo, IL, 62298.

Roberta A. Roy, 50, of Ruma, died October 26, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born July 28, 1955, in Mounds, the daughter of Edna Kerr nee Currie of Villa Ridge and the late Joseph Kerr nee Currie. She married Robert L. Roy in 1973. She is survived by her mother; husband; son Bryan (Michelle) Roy of Belleville; daughter April (Jim) Krejci of Ruma; siblings Nolan Kerr of Albuquerque, N.M., Carol (Kenneth) Caudle of Grand Chain, Bonita (Mike) Hancock of Villa Ridge, Jeffrey Kerr of Olmstead, Joseph (Johannah) Kerr of Villa Ridge, and Melba Kerr of Grand Chain; mother-in-law Lucille Roy of Prairie du Rocher; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, brother Leslie Kerr, father-in-law Aaron Roy, brother-in-law Dale Roy and sister-in-law Joy Roy. Mrs. Roy was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma, where she sang in the choir and was a reader. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. A funeral mass was at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma, Fr. Richard Weidert officiating. She is buried at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Ruma.

Gregory F. Ruby, 81, of St. Louis, died October 26, 2005, in Clayton, Mo. He was born December 3, 1923, in Harrisonville, the son of the late Oliver J. and Esther Ruby nee Heidger. He was married to Katherine Ruby nee Morrison. He is survived by his children Donna (Michael) Chapman of Memphis, Tenn., Joanne Yakopovic of St. Louis, and Richard Ruby of St. Louis; grandchildren Cristopher Chapman, Kelly Chapman, Greg Trimble, Jennifer Yakopovic; great-granddaughter Harley Chapman; sisters Lois Allgire of Waterloo and Kathleen Vogt of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Jane Eschmann, and brother Jerome S. Ruby. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at SSPP Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Olga Elizabeth Henke nee Mueller, 99, of Waterloo, died October 27, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born July 5, 1906, in Foster Pond, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Mueller nee Mueller. She was married to the late Theodore P. Henke. She is survived by her children Willis Henke of Waterloo and Roy (Anola) Henke of Waterloo; daughter-in-law Cora Ludwig; grandchildren Scott Henke, Lori Morton, Marla (Robert) Byrd, Troy Henke, Karen (Rick) Hoff and Kirsten (Nick) Bongiovanni; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Marvin Henke, and sister and brothers. Mrs. Henke was a member of St. Paul United Church of Waterloo. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover.

Ardell Lozier nee Mueller, 86, of Waterloo, died October 30, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born April 22, 1919, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late John and Christine Mueller nee Werling. She was married to the late Roy Lozier. She is survived by her brother Milton J. Mueller of Florissant, Mo.; niece Tonya (Bob) Kleekamp of St. Charles County, Mo.; nephew John (Rachel) Mueller of St. Louis County, Mo.; and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Lozier was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Gertrude F. Rengstorf nee Van DeRiet, 90, of Waterloo, died October 31, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born October 16, 1915, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Van DeRiet nee Koestner. She was married to the late Elmer Rengstorf. She is survived by her daughters Carol (Harvey) Charlton of Hannibal, Mo., and Sharon (Jack) McClenahan of Belleville; son-in-law Ray Doiron of Red Bud; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter June Doiron. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to a hospice organization.

September

Olive L. Happy nee Schroeder, 89, of Columbia, died September 1, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born July 16, 1916, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Gustav and Agatha Schroeder nee Hardnacke. She was married to the late Curtis Happy. She is survived by her sons Donald J. Happy of Columbia and Roger Happy of Columbia; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers Norman Schroeder of Columbia and Claude Schroeder of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Happy was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at Immaculate Conception, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Human Support Services or in the form of masses.

Earl H. Osterhage, 82, of Waterloo, died September 2, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born November 5, 1922, in Waterloo, the son of the late Emil and Edna Osterhage nee Klohr. He was married to Nadine Osterhage nee Loewe. He is survived by his wife; children Sandy Osterhage of Waterloo, Linda (Charles) Wallace of Waterloo, Randy (Karen) Osterhage of Waterloo, Joy (Ronald) Hoffmann of Waterloo, and Scott (Lorrie) Osterhage of Waterloo; grandchildren Grant Osterhage, Katherine Wallace, Amanda Wallace, Nicholas Osterhage, Bethany Osterhage, Sarah (Karl) Krebel, Brian (Tara Miller) Hoffmann, Amy Osterhage and Eric Osterhage; great-granddaughter Klair Krebel; brother Warren (Ada) Osterhage of Waterloo, nephew Al (Melinda) Studt of Columbia; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alice Studt, and brother-in-law Richard Studt. Mr. Osterhage was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Morris Lodge 787 of Waterloo, Shriners Alnad of East St. Louis, Scottish Rite of Belleville, Eastern Star, Monroe County Farm Bureau, past Fair Board member and director, past director of Mon-Clair Grain, and an avid Kloepper player. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo.

William Gallagher, 78, died September 7, 2005, in Columbia. He was born January 6, 1927, in East St. Louis, the son of the late John and Stella Gallagher nee Walsh. He married Marlene Gallagher nee Dannehold in 1953; she survives him. He is also survived by his children William J. Gallagher of Columbia, Linda Gardner of Springfield, Terry Gallagher of Chicago, Patrick (Toni) Gallagher of St. Louis, and Paul (Angela) Gallagher of St. Louis; granddaughter Stacey Gardner; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Catherine Gallagher, Helen Rehmus and Ann Weir, and brother John T. Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a member of American Legion Post #581 and 40/8 Voiture #926. He was a former alderman and member of the police board. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Education Fund or in the form of masses.

Dorothy E. Fernandez nee Kollme, 93, of Waterloo, formerly of St. Louis, died September 7, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 1, 1911, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Harrison L. and Bessie E. Kollme nee Allen. She was married to the late Joseph “Pete” Fernandez. She is survived by her daughters Donna Rheinecker of Waterloo and Darielle (Doyle) Perkins of Fenton, Mo.; grandchildren Jeff (Sue) Rheinecker, Robert (Debbie) Rheinecker, Barbara Rheinecker, JoAnn Rheinecker, Lyn Falk, John (Janeen) Rheinecker, Linda (Matt) Mosley and Julie (Don) Jones; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Ruth Kollme Wagner and brother Harold Kollme. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at St. Augustine Church in Hecker, Fr. Ralph Haas and Fr. Joe Hansmann officiating. She is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or in the form of masses.

William W. “Bill” Richno Jr., 59, of Red Bud, died September 9, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born September 29, 1945, in Springfield, the son of the late William and Jeanne Mae Richno St. nee Cooper. He married Shirley Richno nee Horrighs in 1966. He is survived by his wife; son William “Billy” W. Richno of Red Bud; daughter Rebecca “Becky” Richno of Red Bud; grandchildren Clarissa Richno, Ashley Finch, Zoë Bingham, Katie Lane Richno, Skylr Blu Richno and Jacqueline West; sister Linda Baker of Riverton; and brothers Steve Rincho of Ocean View, Hawaii, and Kim Richno of Paris. He was preceded in death by his parents and son David Comstock. Mr. Richno was a coal miner with Ziegler/Old Ben Coal Mine in Sparta for 33 years. Visitation and funeral services were at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Rev. Rory Seeger, Rev. Leroy Eckert and Rev. Russell Koem officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

William “Bill” Mallory, 60, of Columbia, died September 10, 2005, in Columbia. He was born October 13, 1944, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Bill and Alice Sudmeier nee Gray. He married Barbara Mallory nee Adams in 1989. He is survived by his wife; children Robin (Kevin) Meyer of Farmington, Mo., and Jeff (Julie) Mallory of Terredulac, Mo.; stepchildren David Walster of Dupo, and Stephanie Walster of St. Louis; grandchildren Seth Meyer, Zach Meyer and Molly Mallory; sisters Joy Burton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brenda Whalen of Tucson, Ariz.; brother Scott (Robin) Mallory of Lenexa, Kan.; mother-in-law Dorothy E. Adams nee Srock of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ron Burton. Mr. Mallory was retired from Crown Cork & Seal Can Company. He was a member of Columbia Sportsman’s Club and National Education Association, and was a retired member of United Steel Workers of America. He was an avid deer hunter. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Danny Gray officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Melvin “Butch” Stumpf, 70, of East Carondelet, died September 13, 2005, in East Carondelet. He was born October 13, 1934, in Belleville, the son of the late Herbert W. and Arthena Stumpf nee Kalbfleisch. He married Marion Stumpf nee Leister in 1966. He is survived by his wife; son Kurt (Mickie) Stumpf of Waterloo; daughter Kelly (Keith) Denzl of St. Louis; grandchildren A.J. Denzl, Ashley Denzl, Devin Stumpf and Paige Stumpf; sister Marilyn (Rudy) Landgraf of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. Mr. Stumpf attended Christ United Church of Christ in Dupo. He retired from ABF in St. Louis as an over the road truck driver and was a member of Goldwing Road Riders Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Christ United Church of Christ Bell Choir in Dupo.

Lois J. Rexinger nee Orrell, 80, of Waterloo, died September 15, 2005, in Stratham, N.H. She was born April 13, 1924, in Casey, the daughter of George and Faye Orrell nee Swim. She was married to the late Edmund Rexinger. She is survived by her daughter Mylia (Michael) Fairley nee Reynolds of Stratham, N.H.; grandchildren Heather Fairley and Fay Fairley; sisters Roberta Hern of Waterloo, Marian Maag of Waterloo, and Georgia (Ervin) Borcharding of Waterloo; and aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Rexinger was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. She and her husband lived in Alameda, Calif., for nearly 25 years, where Mrs. Rexinger was active with First Presbyterian Church, serving as deaconess for many years. Her efforts also helped save the church from closing. She participated in Bible studies and attended conferences of the Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel with her daughter and son-in-law. She returned to Waterloo in 1992. She traveled around the world with her husband, daughter and sister. She was an excellent “puzzler” and spent hours pouring over difficult crosswords and acrostics. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral service was at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to any local hospice.

Curtis W. LaBrot, 52, of Waterloo, died September 16, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born November 27, 1952, in Granite City, the son of Willard and Norma LaBrot of Caseyville. He was married to Pamela LaBrot nee McClain. He is survived by his children Melinda Winebrenner of Iberia, Mo., Sheena (A.J.) Cato of Iberia, Mo., and Curtis LaBrot Jr., of Iberia, Mo.; stepchildren Lance (Nikki) Krack of Evansville, Ryan Krack of Waterloo, and Renee (Donald) Vanderver of Waterloo; grandchildren Zane LaBrot, Dawn Winebrenner, Joseph Winebrenner, and Allysa Cato; and brothers David (Linda) LaBrot of Houston, Tex., Paul (Kathy) LaBrot of Troy, and Douglas (Christine) LaBrot of Highland. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles and Edith LaBrot and William and Ethel Fisk, and grandson Noah Curtis Vanderver. Mr. LaBrot was a member of Hope Christian Church in Columbia. A memorial service was at Hope Christian Church, Pastor Darrell Jones officiating. Memorials may be made to Hope Christian Church in Columbia.

Maurine V. Kruse nee Brewer, 84, of Waterloo, died September 20, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born May 8, 1921, in Kennett, Mo., the daughter of the late Justice and Quila Brewer nee Bruce. She was married to Anthony J. Kruse. She is survived by her husband; son Dennis (Denise) Kruse of Waterloo; grandchildren Dawn (Ryan) Grohmann, and Dana (Gerred) Carothers of Munising, Mich.; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Patricia Kruse. Mrs. Kruse was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. A graveside service was held at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Paul F. Schlemmer, 80, of Waterloo, died September 20, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born August 7, 1925, in Waterloo, the son of the late John and Frieda Schlemmer nee Janson. He was married to Shirley Schlemmer nee Carr. He is survived by his wife; children Linda (David) Phillips of Coppell, Tex., and Perry (Lynn) Schlemmer of Waterloo; grandchildren Brett (Madeline) Phillips, Neil Schlemmer and Ned Schlemmer; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Floyd A. Schlemmer. Mr. Schlemmer was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo and the Holy Name Society. He was a lifetime member of Waterloo VFW Post #6504. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo Endowment Fund.

Harold O. Netemeyer, 77, of Oakville, Mo., formerly of Columbia, died September 18, 2005, in Oakville. He was born February 13, 1928, in Albers, the son of the late Edward and Isabelle Netemeyer nee Schlarmann. He married Marcella Netemeyer nee Lohman in 1953. He is survived by his wife; children Philip (Cindy) Netemeyer of Fenton, Mo.; Tim (Diane) Netemeyer of Columbia, Joyce (Steve) Clark of Belleville, and Elizabeth (Jeff) Rogers of Fenton, Mo.; eight grandchildren; sister Esther (Don) Koch of Breese; brother Cletus (Monica) Netemeyer of Bartelso; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Matt Netemeyer and Clarence Netemeyer. Mr. Netemeyer was a member of Knights of Columbia Council #6165 and IBEW Local #309. He retired from Ameren UE in East St. Louis as a lineman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Clarence J. Mueller, 87, of Columbia, died September 22, 2005, in Columbia. He was born May 13, 1918, in Columbia, the son of the late Bernard and Martha Mueller nee Juengling. He married Audrey M. Mueller nee Steffens in 1978. He is survived by his wife; children Sharon Hutto of Texas, Gerald (Debra) Mueller of Chesapeake, Va., Cheryl (Lloyd) Wright of Sorrento, Pat (Sharon) Turner of Dover, Del., and Jim (Kim) Mueller of Turner, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Laverne Mueller, grandson Kurt Bense, and brothers Charles Mueller and Norman Mueller. Mr. Mueller was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was retired from Columbia Motors as a parts manager. He was an active member of American Legion Post #581 and was a past member of the Columbia Sportsman’s Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to American Legion Park Trust.

Billie D. Wohlwend, 82, of Columbia, died September 22, 2005, in Columbia. He was born February 7, 1923, in Murphysboro, the son of the late Emil and Elizabeth Wohlwend nee brauer. He married Janice Wohlwend nee Tate in 1953. He is survived by his wife, daughters Melissa Wohlwend of Columbia and Elizabeth Hopefl of St. Louis, and other relatives and friends. Mr. Wohlwend attended St. Paul United Church of Christ. He was retired from Anheuser-Busch Inc. in St. Louis as a supervisor of utilities. He was a member of American legion Post #581 and was a past board president of Columbia Unit #4 School District. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Pastor Bob Goddard officiating. He is buried at St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Daniel F. Haberl, 51, of Columbia, died September 23, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born February 9, 1954, in East St. Louis, the son of Merle Haberl nee Herrmann and the late Howard “Tiny” Haberl. He married Elizabeth Haberl nee Belt in 1988. He is survived by his wife; sons Shane Haberl of Columbia and Nathan Haberl of Columbia; brothers Gary (Cate) Haberl of Cold Water, Mich., Tim (Pam) Haberl of Quincy, Mich., and Scott (Marilyn) Haberl of St. Louis; sisters Cindy (John) Toal of Columbia, and Pam Hendrix of Osage Beach, Mo.; and other relatives and friends. Mr. Haberl was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was employed at Anheuser-Busch Inc. in St. Louis as a systems manager. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at Immaculate Conception Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

Helen Dienell nee Loehr, 90, of St. Louis, formerly of Waterloo, died September 22, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born February 27, 1915, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Herman and Katharene Loehr nee Wortman. She was married to the late Russell Louis Dienell. She is survived by her sons Dennis C. Dienell of St. Louis and Russell D. Dienell of Arlington, Tex. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Dienell was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Belleville. She was a member of AARP and Waterloo Senior Center, and was on the board of directors of Head Start. Per Mrs. Dienell’s requests, her body was donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

John William Barnett, 61, of Belleville, died September 23, 2005, in Granite City. He was born August 4, 1944, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Gilbert and Ruth Barnett. He is survived by his cousins Scott Sabo of Columbia and Karen (Robert) Mitchell of Columbia, and friends. Mr. Barnett was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a lawyer. A graveside service was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Salome K. Borsch nee Buchunas, 92, of Havre, Mont., formerly of Valmeyer, died September 24, 2005, in Havre, Mont. She was born November 9, 1912, in Salem, the daughter of the late Tadausas and Elizabeth Buchunas nee Janonis. She was married to the late Harold borsch. She is survived by her son-in-law Ed Dugan of Waterloo; grandchildren Ramona Vogt of Waterloo, Pat (Laura) Dugan of Harlem, Mont., Cynthia (Bill) Ragsdale of Oklahoma, Brian (Sherri) Dugan of Missoula, Mont., and George (Penni) Dugan of Harlem, Mont.; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Rita Dugan, sister Helen Dunn and brother Tony Buchunas. Mrs. Borsch was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. She was the former owner of the Cow Bell Tavern in Valmeyer. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul School Building Fund.

Robert R. Stumpf, 83, of Columbia, died September 24, 2005, in Belleville. He was born May 24, 1922, in Waterloo, the son of the late Adolph and Wilhelmina Stumpf nee Henke. He married Martha Stumpf nee Grahlherr in 1980. He is survived by his wife; children Robert (Patricia) Stumpf of Columbia, and daughter Judy (Larry) Sifford of Branson West. Mo.; stepchildren Leland (Gale) Hesterberg of Charlotte, N.C., Randy Hesterberg of Taipei, Taiwan, and Patricia (Robert) Fritz of Belleville; sisters Helen Glaenzer of Waterloo and Alice Schlemmer of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Stumpf and sister Dorothy Schuchardt. Mr. Stumpf was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was retired from Cal-Gas as a truck driver. He was a member of the Smithton Sportsman’s Club and the Columbia Senior Citizens. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Education fund or in the form of masses.

William E. Allen, 85, of Waterloo, died September 27, 2005, in St. Charles, Mo. He was born November 8, 1919, in Dawson Springs, Ken., the son the late William R. and Maude Mae Allen nee Parker. He was married to the late Martha N. Allen nee Mansell. He is survived by his children Tammy (Bill) Courtney of Millstadt, Billy Michael (Nancy) Allen of St. Charles, Mo., and Alice Renee Sentiff of St. Charles, Mo.; grandchildren Angela (Burk) Watts, Jason (Cheri) Courtney, Joseph (Sasha) Courtney, Kurt Von (Shannon) Daesch, Jon Courtney, Amanda Allen and Michael Allen; great-grandchildren Tyler Daesch, Tanner Watts, Rylie Courtney, and Nathaniel Watts; sister Novella (Richard) Watts of Dawson Springs, Ken.; brother Donald (Francis) Allen of Dawson Springs, Ken.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Nelson Allen and sisters Cornella Hopper and Clara Burris. Mr. Allen was a member of Columbia American Legion, Aniad Temple, Columbia Masonic Lodge and the Waterloo VFW. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Don Watson officiating. He is buried at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Ruth M. Lutman nee Woodward, 57, of Fults, died September 28, 2005, in Fults. She was born November 15, 1947, in East St. Louis, the daughter of Freda Woodward of Collinsville and the late Orville Woodward. She was married to David G. Lutman Sr. She is survived by her mother; husband; children David Jr. (Carrie) Lutman of Ellis Grove, and Sandy Lutman (fiancé Heath Gonzalez) of Fults; grandchildren Geanene Lutman, David Glenn Lutman III, Mallory Casten, Chris Gonzales, and Alexis Gonzalez; sisters Wilma Bowen of Granite City and Shirley (Ron) Majka of Mascoutah; brothers Kenny (Susie) Woodward of Collinsville, and Bobby (Sandy) Woodward of Collinsville; and aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and brother-in-law Bo Bowen. Mrs. Lutman was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Renault. She worked for St. Clement Hospital in Red Bud for more than 20 years and she was the deputy coroner of Monroe County. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral home. A funeral mass was at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Father Roger Karban officiating. She is buried at St. Mary Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, American Cancer Society, or in the form of masses.

Ronald H. Mize, 69, of Columbia, died September 29, 2005, in Columbia. He was born September 3, 1936, In East St. Louis, the son of the late Floyd and Bernice Mize nee Henson. He married Virginia “Gin” L. Mize nee Wojctzuk in 1959. He is survived by his wife; children Michelle Mize of Columbia and Ronald (Karen) Mize of Arnold; grandchildren Anelise Mize, Candace Mize, Ronald Mize III, and Scott turner; sisters Vera Rodenhofer of St. Louis, and Betty Doehler of Swansea; friends Tim (Kay) Smith of Shiloh, and Bud (Mary) Beleville of Marion; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Virgil Mize. Mr. Mize was retired from Medart in St. Louis and had also worked as a welder for St. Louis Shipyards. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and later served in the Army National Guard. A memorial service was held at Columbia City Park, Rev. Douglas Cripe officiating. He was cremated per his wishes.

Helen I. Asselmeier nee Klein, 80, of Columbia, died September 30, 2005, in Columbia. She was born July 1, 2005, in Chaflin Bridge, the daughter of the late Rudolph H. and Ida M. Klein nee Roever. She was married to Clifford C. Asselmeier. She is survived by her husband; children Charles C. (Mary) Asselmeier of Columbia, John R. (Jane) Asselmeier of Kirkwood, Mo., Joseph R. (Judith) Asselmeier of Greenville, N.C., and Kimberly H. (Dale) Sylvan of Buffalo Grove, N.Y.; grandchildren Melissa M. (Rob) Roessler, Christina C. Asselmeier, Andrew J. Asselmeier, Aaron J. Asselmeier, Rachel L. Sylvan and Hannah K. Sylvan; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ardell Kleyer and Arlene Maher, and brothers Harold P. Klein and Rudolph A. Klein. Mr. Asselmeier was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. She was a member of Valmeyer American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Waterloo VFW Auxiliary and Maeystown Preservation Society. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
August
Dora C. “Mamie” Jehling nee Jahr, 98, of St. Louis, formerly of the Waterloo/Columbia area, died August 2, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born November 11, 1906, in Valmeyer. She was married to the late Clemens D. Jehling. She is survived by her daughter Janet R. (Julian Kohler) Thompson of St. Louis; daughter-in-law Helen J. Jehling of Quincy; grandchildren Rick A. Diemert, Elise R. Brasidio, Michelle J. Esson, Terry J. (Linda) Jehling, and Suzette R (Kevin) Krummel; great-grandchildren Bruce P. Jehling, Kathryn E. Krummel, Will D. Krummel and Conor D. Black; great-great-grandchildren Theodore D. Krummel, Cameron J. Jehling, and Jacob W. Jehling; brothers Raymond “Chick” Jahr of Columbia and Kenneth (Audrey) Jahr of Columbia; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Wesley A. Jehling. Mrs. Jehling was a long-time employee of Waterloo Country Club. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Backstoppers.

Bernadine Mary Dick nee Lang, 78, of Paderborn, died August 3, 2005, in Paderborn. She was born March 10, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Henry and Grace Lang see Smith. She was married to the late Donald E. Dick; he preceded her in death in 2004. She is survived by her children Donald (Janet) Dick of Belleville, Debra (David) Lewis of Floraville, and Dale (Mary) Dick of St. Ann, Mo.; step-daughter Diana Hoffarth; grandchildren Natalie Agne Dick, Holly Lewis and Dale Dick Jr.; brothers Harry Lang, Ernie (Peg) Lang, and Donnie (Joyce) Lang; sisters Virginia and Betty; friends Betty and Tracy Harding and Joseph Jurak III; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Alfred Lang and Dorothy Apgar. Mrs. Dick was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Floraville. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul UCC of Floraville, Pastor Matt Friz officiating. She is buried at St. Paul UCC Cemetery in Floraville. In lieu of a memorial donation, it is requested in Mrs. Dick’s memory that mourners call their mothers and tell them how much they love them.

Fred G. Miller, 73, of Red Bud, died August 4, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born April 7, 1932, in Belleville, the son of the late Fred G. and Alma Miller nee Peter. He married Janet McIntyre in 1958. He is survived by his wife; children Barry (Mary) Miller of Austin, Tex., Carton (Danette) Miller of Red Bud, Jill (Dennis) Phegley of Red Bud, and Julie (Jeff) Heidel of Red Bud; grandchildren Jeremy Miller, Nicole Miller, Jami Heidel, Jenna Heidel, Joel Heidel, Jesse Heidel, Michael Miller and Tessa Miller; brother Edward (Mary Ann) Miller of Belleville; sister Louise Voegtle of Belleville; sister-in-law Marilyn Miller of Columbia; brother-in-law Danny McIntyre of Phoenix, Ariz.; uncle Ardell “Snap” Currat of Red Bud; aunt Maxine Wright of Red Bud; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Wayne Miller. Mr. Miller was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ruma. He was chairman of the church council and Men’s Club at St. John’s. He was a member of VFW Post #6632 in Red Bud, the Red Bud Planning Committee, Masonic Lodge of Belleville, and the Chester, Red Bud and Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville school boards, and was overseer of the Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School building. He was chairman of the Red Bud Park Board, a 32nd degree Shriner. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict on submarine duty. Visitation was at Welge-Pelachek Funeral Home in Red Bud. Funeral services were at St. John Lutheran Church in Ruma, Rev. James Leistice officiating. He is buried at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Ruma. A graveside military service was held by VFW Post #6632 in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church of Ruma or Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School.

Otis Guy Buckman, 75, of Waterloo, formerly of Smithton, died August 5, 2005, in Belleville. He was born October 24, 1929, in Shelbina, Mo., the son of the late William Otis and Frances Buckman nee Jarboe. He was married to Linda A. Buckman nee Adams. He is survived by his wife; children Del Buckman of Monroe City, Mo., Marla Morris of Hannibal, Mo., Sid Buckman of Monroe City, Mo., Jenine Zeiger of Monroe City, Mo., Bridget Potterfield of Monroe City, Mo., Roch Buckman of Monroe City, Mo., Guyla Behring of Monroe City, Mo., Jill Buckman of Waterloo and Dana Buckman of Waterloo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings Veronica Gardner, James Buckman, Sam Buckman, Jane Hightower and Madge Riley; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Rick Adams, Mark Adams and Susan Seward; aunts Josephine Gander and Kathleen Montgomery; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Laura McElroy and daughter in infancy Mary Dorothea Buckman. Mr. Buckman was a member of the Illinois Pilots Association and Flying Dutchmen Club. A private graveside memorial service was held. Memorials may be made to Freeburg Community High School Endowment Fund.

Carter William Gummersheimer, newborn son of Randall and Michelle Gummersheimer nee Menke, died August 7, 2005, in St. Louis. He is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents Leland and Sandy Gummersheimer of Columbia; maternal grandparents Ervin and Donna Menke of Columbia; paternal great-grandfather Roman Wood of Columbia; maternal great-grandparents Helen Pflueger of Columbia and Herman and Catherine Menke of Columbia; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral was held August 10, 2005, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Floraville, Pastor Matt Friz officiating. He is buried at St. Paul Cemetery in Floraville. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Floraville.

George W. Glaenzer, 81, of Waterloo, died August 6, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born October 3, 1923, in Columbia, the son of the late John and Sophia Glaenzer nee Diehl. He was married to Nelda M. Glaenzer nee Niclas. He is survived by his wife; children Gary (Debra) Glaenzer of Jacksonville, David Glaenzer of Mechanicsville, Va., and Linda (George) Jager of Cedar Hill, Mo.; grandchildren John, Michael, Andrew, Matthew, Zachary and Melanie; great-grandchildren Gianni and Brianna; and sister Edna Schmidt. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Bob Goddard officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia.

Edgar A. Kaestner, 76, of Waterloo, formerly of Valmeyer, died August 11, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born June 26, 1929, in Fults, the son of the late Eilert H. and Wilhelmina A. Kaestner nee Seboldt. He married to Marlene Kaestner nee Josten in 1951. He is survived by his wife; children Michael (Susan) Kaestner of Waterloo, Linda (Michael) Mueller of Waterloo, and Trudi (Kevin) Vogt of Waterloo; grandchildren Aaron, Matthew (Loren), Ryan, Amanda, Tim and Nathan; sisters-in-law Mabel Kaestner of Waterloo and Alice Kaestner of Sterling, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Arthur Kaestner, Elmer Kaestner and Rev. Harold Kaestner, and sister Anna Steimley. Mr. Kaestner was baptized in 1929 and confirmed in 1943 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault. He was a little league coach and manager for 10 years. He served two terms on the Hoyleton Children’s Home board. He was a member of American Legion Post #901 in Valmeyer and was past commander. He was also a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, where he was a past choir member, past choir director and past president. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, Pastor David Riebeling officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo, or American Legion Post #901 in Valmeyer.

Oscar J. Schmidt, 90, of Prairie du Rocher, died August 12, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born May 19, 1915, in Renault, the son of the late Henry and Elsie Schmidt nee Menke. He married the late Emma Mae DuFrenne in 1938; she preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by his son Eugene J. Schmidt of Evansville and Robert (Kathy) Schmidt of Evansville; grandchildren Bobbie Lee Reyes of Tampa, Fla., Dr. Amy (Bryan) Rohlfing of Red Bud, Darren (Alicia) Schmidt of Marissa, Michelle Schmidt of Collinsville, and Michael Schmidt of Collinsville; great-grandson Theodore Rohlfing of Red Bud; sister Irene (Percy) Scherle of Evansville; in-laws Melba and Vernon Nicholson of Ames, Iva and Ralph Gash of St. Louis, Wand Lee Gash of Jefferson City, Mo., Judy and John Cunningham of Kansas, and Jan DuFrenne of Gerald, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother Leo Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma. He was a retired farmer and had worked for Singer Corporation in Red Bud for 10 years. Visitation was at Welge-Pelacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. A funeral mass was at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma, Fr. Richard Weidert officiating. He is buried at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Ruma. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma or R&R Country care Senior Living in Ruma.

Joann M. Loerch nee Konecny-Podnar, 74, of Waterloo, died August 16, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born May 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Anne Konecny-Podnar. She was married to the late Leonard M. Loerch. She is survived by her children Leonard (Gina) Loerch of Waterloo, Loren Loerch of Waterloo, and Ann-Christine (Steve) Proctor of Freeburg; grandchildren Neil Loerch, Devon Loerch, Audrey Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor; special companion of 25 years Ralph Zinck of Belleville; half sister Barbara Konecny; half brother Richard Podnar; and sisters-in-law, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and husband. Mr. Loerch was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of the Martha and Mary Society, APWU, Red Hat Society, Waterloo Zoning Board of Appeals, Renault American Legion Auxiliary, Gibault Mother’s Club, Coast to Coast RV Club, and Treasure Lake Resort. Visitation was a Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Msgr. Thomas Flach. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Church in Waterloo, Gibault High School, or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

John A. Ecker, 63, of Waterloo, died August 17, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born October 3, 2005, the son of the late John J. and Elsie Ecker nee Engle. He is survived by his sisters Beverly (Ronald) Haag of Wisconsin and Marilyn (Robert) Hoffmann of Waterloo; and a niece, nephew and cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Ecker was a member of American Legion Post #747 and the National Rifle Association. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

Kenneth N. Wright, 61, of Red Bud, died July 31, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born August 31, 1943, in St. Louis, the son of the late John E. and Katherine Wright nee Nedlin. He was married to Nadine E. Wright nee Prange. He is survived by his wife; children Anita (Dan) Miller of Waterloo and Tina Tomlin of Red Bud; grandchildren Crystal Miller, Danielle Miller, Jennifer Zeiger, Bill Zeiger and Jay Tomlin; brothers Ben (Glenda) Wright and Roland Wright; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. There was no visitation or funeral, per Kenny’s wishes. He requested a reception in his memory for relatives and friends at the home of Willard Wiggers.

Billy R. Meadors, 59, of Valmeyer, died August 23, 2005, in Valmeyer. He was born December 9, 1945, in St. Louis. He was married to Bernice J. Meadors nee Kempen. He is survived by his father James Jackson of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; wife; children Bill James (Jacqueline) Meadors of Valmeyer, David P. (Jennie) Meadors of Waterloo, and Thomas E. Meadors of Valmeyer; grandchildren Allen Meadors, Angela Meadors, Emma Meadors, Hannah Meadors and Isabella Meadors; sisters Debbie (Bill) Johnson of St. Louis and Shelly Davis of St. Louis; brother Terry Jackson of St. Louis; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at Monroe City Cemetery in Monroe City.

Joseph Aubrey Pope, 84, of Columbia, died August 23, 2005, in Columbia. He was born October 14, 1920, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Marion F. and Anna Mae Pope nee Stuart. He married Emily Pope nee Cygan in 1944. He is survived by his wife; children Tom (Joyce) Pope of Fairview Heights, Margie Pope of Columbia, Larry (Sharon) Pope of Columbia, Ginny (Jeff) Devenport of Columbia, Frannie (Steve) Stoltz of Columbia, and Kate (Gary) Mueller of Columbia; grandchildren Beth (Aaron Lensing) Pope, Jennifer Pope, Joseph (Amanda) Pope, Lara Pope, Veronica Pope, Adam Devenport, Dan Devenport, Emily Stoltz, Trevor Stoltz, Christine Mueller, Greg Mueller, Chrissy French, Mike French and Adrienne French; great-grandchildren Lindsay Pope and Steven Pope; sister Mary Emily Ramsey of Collinsville; friends Mark Masoner and Steve Wagner; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fred Pope, Ted Pope, Leo Pope, Ham Pope and Stuart Pope, and a sister in infancy. Mr. Pope was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. in East St. Louis as a garage foreman. He was a member of American Legion #581, Knights of Columbus #6165, and the Columbia Gymnastic Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Fr. Steve Gira. He is buried at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Education Fund, Immaculate Conception Building Fund, masses or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Gertrude A. Smith nee Rosen, 82, of Columbia, died August 24, 2005, in Dupo. She was born November 7, 1922, in Breese, the daughter of the late Anton and Louise Rosen nee Liening. She married the late William “Billy” Smith on 1944; he preceded her in death in 1991. She is survived by her sons William J. (Linda) Smith of San Diego, Calif., Michael E. (Jerrie) Smith of Belleville, Joseph H. (Jo Anne Foster) Smith of Freeburg, Alfred A. Smith of Dupo, and Edward (Sherrie) Smith of Hollister, Mo.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Bud Rosen of Peoria; sister Dollie Rosen of East Peoria; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters Frances L. Koonce and Nancy J. Smith; sisters Esther Albers and Sis Wimpy; and brother Harry Rosen, who died in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. She is buried at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research.

Florence C. Stone nee Lutker, 91, of Red Bud, died August 25, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born September 24, 1913, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Lutker nee Treweiler. She was married to Charles E. Stone. She is survived by her husband; son Carman (Colleen) Greenhill of Waterloo; grandchildren Daniel “Mitch” (Annette Riechmann) Greenhill of Red Bud, Michelle (Bob) Macal of Downers Grove, and Craig (Lisa) Greenhill of Lisle; son-in-law Chuck Gastelum of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister-in-law Rosemary Lutker of Waterloo; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Maryann Gastellum, and brothers Lyle Lutker, Edward Lutker, Lloyd Lutker and Liburn Lutker. Mrs. Stone was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul School or Church, or in the form of masses at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud or SS. Peter and Paul in Waterloo.

Roger Lee Cording, 51, of Waterloo, died August 29, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born November 28, 1953, in Red Bud, the son of Mary Lou Ahne nee Martin and the late Kenneth C. Cording. He is survived by his mother and step-father Henry Ahne; sister Sandra Varner of Marion; step-brothers Bryan Ahne of Waterloo and Kim Ahne of Waterloo; step-sister Nelly Ahne of Waterloo; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents Emery and Edna Martin and Lilly and Edward Cording. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

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Lois A. Trankle nee Schorr, 80, of Waterloo, died July 2, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 2, 1924, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Oscar and Lavina Schorr nee Lavelle. She was married to the late Clarence J. Trankle. She is survived by her children Joseph (Kathy) Trankle of Waterloo, Barbra (Robert Hart) Baker of York, Penn., and Katherine A. Trankle of Waterloo; grandchildren Krystal Trankle, Kari Trankle, Evelyne (Joseph) Thomas and Darrell Trankle; great-grandson Kyler Joseph Trankle; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son Curtis Trankle in infancy. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Matt Friz officiating. She is buried at Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice.

Marjorie Eileen Schickedanz nee Stahlheber, 88, of Kailua, Hawaii, formerly of Pinckneyville, died July 4, 2005, in Town and Country, Mo. She was born August 24, 1916, in Pinckneyville, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Myrtle Stahlheber nee Quigley. She married the late George Schickedanz in 1943; he preceded her in death in 1989. She was survived by her sons Jon (Susie) Schickedanz of Sunset Hills, Mo., and Michial Schickedanz of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter Marlene (Ken) Wilson of Kailua, Hawaii; grandchildren Nils Schickedanz, Christiaan Schickedanz, Lee Schickedanz, Aaron Schickedanz, Ryan Sorggnard, Grant Wilson, Keaka Wilson, Sophia Wilson, Jon Schickedanz, and Erik Schickedanz; great-grandchildren Halley and Allysa; brothers Delbert “Plug” (Jan) Stahlheber of Rockford and Earl (Betty) Stahlheber of Dongola, formerly of Columbia; and sister Eunice Reith of Swansea. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Rudy, Bart, Neil, Thurlow, Rupert, Paul and Roland. Funeral services were at Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, Rev. William Groennert officiating. She is buried at Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville.

Mary F. Hines nee Hirsch, 69, died July 5, 2005, in Columbia. She was born January 29, 1936, in LaBelle, Mo., the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mabel Hirsch nee Byers. She married her husband, Chester Hines, in 1959 in Hollywood, Calif. She is survived by her husband, daughters Denise (Jody) Johnson of Columbia, and Joanna Vogt of Waterloo; son Kenneth (Susie) Hines of Columbia; and grandchildren Erica Johnson, Andy Johnson, D.J. Hines, Alyssa Vogt and Avery Vogt; sisters Joanne Tungate of LaBelle, Mo.; Elaine Stutsman of Hannibal, Mo.; and Bonnie Ashford of LaBelle, Mo.; niece Glenna Ford of Dupo; great-niece Tracy Hall of Dupo; special friend Pauline Niehaus of Columbia; sister-in-law Ellen (Jerry) Guyton of Reno, Nev.; and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Hines was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. She retired as a sales representative with Singer and Associates in St. Louis. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Steven Theiss officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice.

Vera W. Smith nee Rippelmeyer, 98, of Columbia, died July 7, 2005, in Columbia. She was born July 9, 1906, in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late William and Louisa Rippelmeyer nee Hammer. She was married to the late Albert W. Smith; he preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by her sons Vernon (Lucille) Smith of Columbia and William (Mathilda) Smith of Waterloo; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Darlene Smith and sister Luella Koch. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, where she had been active with the Women’s Guild. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Rev. Gary Proctor officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.

Earl Mosbacher, 79, of Waterloo, died July 8, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born April 12, 1926, in Valmeyer, the son of the late Ernst and Emma Mosbacher nee Linker. He was married to Margie Mosbacher nee Qualls. He is survived by his wife; son Terry Mosbacher of Waterloo; grandchildren Aaron and Amber Mosbacher; sisters Erma Senti of Pacific Grove, Calif., Edna Brown of Valmeyer, and Elsie Mosbacher of Aurora, Colo., sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lou Holecek, Ann and Leonard Riggs, Ed and Jean Qualls, Fay and Homer Froemling, and Jim and Margaret Qualls; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son Bruce Mosbacher. Mr. Mosbacher retired from Mendenhall Rebuilders in1988. He belonged to Beaver Lake. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mark Buck officiating. A cremation will be held at a later date, per Mr. Mosbacher’s request. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Human Support Services.

Bonita E. Sparwasser nee Brown, 92, of Breese, died July 9, 2005, in Breese. She was born January 30, 1913, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of the late Stanley and Bertha Brown nee Clemens. She married Millard E. Sparwasser in 1955; he preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by her son Roger (Martha) Sparwasser of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren Paul (Anna) Sparwasser, Max Sparwasser and Jeff (Lee) Sparwasser; niece Evelyn (Richard) Dietzel; and great-nephew Larry Dietzel. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister. Mrs. Sparwasser was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Breese, Women of the Moose Chapter 392 in Mascoutah, and Breese Senior Citizens. She was an avid bowler into her 80’s and belonged to the Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League at V&H in Breese. Funeral services were held at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese, Pastor Dale Starr officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Breese.

Diane L. Valleroy nee Pelacek, 52, of Dupo, died July 10, 2005, in Dupo. She was born December 5, 1995, in Florissant, Mo., the daughter of the late Paul and Dolly Pelacek nee Decker. She was married to the late Butch Valleroy; he preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her daughters Rachel (William) Maxwell of DeSoto, Mo., and Tara Valleroy (Michael Range) of Red Bud; step-children Cristine Fischer, Jill Valleroy (Johnny Becker), James (Kathy) Valleroy, and Joseph (Amanda) Valleroy; grandchildren Cari, Blayke and Joey; sisters Carol Tipton, Karen Babb, Donna Dixon and Kim Ghrist; brothers Paul Pelacek, Mark Pelacek and Jim Pelacek; and dear friends William Harris and Mike Hammond. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandchild Paul James Wilson. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home.

Louis E. Delatine Sr., 92, of Hecker, died July 11, 2005, in Columbia. He was born July 11, 2005, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Louis and Mable Delatine nee Gardner. He was married to the late Helen L. Delatine nee Klenzle. He is survived by his children Louis E. (Kathy) Delatine Jr. of Millstadt, and Jeanne Kaltenbronn of Hecker; grandchildren Chad Delatine of Millstadt, Christopher (Dawn) Kaltenbronn of Waterloo, Karen Kaltenbronn of Hecker, Kevin (Silvia) Kaltenbronn of Hecker, Kirk Kaltenbronn of Chicago, and Kenny (Jessie) Kaltenbronn of Valmeyer; great-grandchildren CJ Delatine Jr. of Mascoutah, Mercedes, Marryn, Kole and Lidia Kaltenbronn, and Logan and Conner Kaltenbronn; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son-in-law Michael G. Kaltenbronn. Mr. Delatine was a member of St. Augustine Church in Hecker and the North County Country Club. He attended St. Regis Catholic Grade School, East St. Louis High School and McKendree College. He played minor league baseball as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and later the F.O.Y. in East St. Louis. He was a pattern maker at American Steele and retired from Alvin B. Clark Agency as an insurance engineer. He and his wife Helen were avid crappie fishermen. There was no visitation or funeral; a private burial was held. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Eileen M. Kelley nee Whelan, 80, of Waterloo, died July 11, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born November 30, 1924, in Harrisonville, the son of the late Albert and Anna Whelan nee Jaenke. She was married to Walter J. Kelley Jr. She is survived by her husband; children Carol (David) Biffar of Red Bud and Cletus (Sharon) Kelley of Waterloo; grandchildren Kevin (Becky) Biffar, Eric Kelley, and Kelly (fiancé Mike Murphy) Biffar; sisters Mildred (Oliver) Dehne of Red Bud and Nancy Kruse of Ruma; brothers Cletus (Pat) Whelan of Columbia, Allan (Freda) Whelan of Ames, and Gerald Whelan of Prairie du Rocher; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Mabel Whelan, Jim and Rosella Kelley, Jim and Josephine Devine, Edward and Rita Kelley, Helen Meisenbach and Rita Kelley; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Gene Kelley, brother LeRoy Whelan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nephews. Mrs. Kelley was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Tipton and the Alter Society. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said at St. Patrick’s Church by Fr. Jose Jacob. She is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tipton. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Church’s Special Fund.

Geraldine A. Pastrovich nee Wallach, 83, of Waterloo, died July 11, 2005, in Belleville. She was born December 13, 1920, in Crescent, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis and Marie Wallach. She was married to the late Joseph F. Pastrovich. She is survived by her children Mary Lynn Hanchett of San Jose, Calif., Robert (Janet) Pastrovich of Waterloo, Marie (Lindell) Crump of Waterloo, and Mark (Joyce) Pastrovich of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren Glen (Denise) Crump, Matt (Cheryl) Crump, Joseph Pastrovich and Claire Pastrovich; great-grandchildren Dylan Crump and Sarah Crump; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother. Mrs. Pastrovich was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. She was a former 4-H leader, artist, gardener and seamstress. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Msgr. Thomas Flach. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the SPPS School Building Fund.

Helen Marie Philips nee Yoder, 79, of O’Fallon, died July 13, 2005, in Belleville. She was born on January 27, 1926, in Lake City, Mich., daughter of the late LeRoy Yoder and Marie Yoder nee Barton. She was married to the late James Edward Phillips II. She is survived by her daughters Louise (Mike) Foster of St. Louis, Cathy Heil of Cahokia, and Carol Gay Hobbs of Belleville; sons Richard Dennis (Vicki) Phillips of Kokomo, Ind., James Edward Phillips III of Encino, Calif., and Clint (Diana) Phillips of Millstadt; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Jack Yoder. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating.

Diane Baum Miller, 77, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died June 24, 2005. Diane was born April 20, 1928, in Monroe City, to Harold G. and Edith Baum nee Gideon. She was married to the late Arlen Miller. She is survived by daughters: Cindy (Rocky) Kerr and Shawn (Ross) Clayton; son Geoff (Launa) Miller; brothers: Harold R. (Rosalie) Baum of Monroe City and Duane (Arlene) Baum of Wartburg; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons David Miller and Shane Miller and brother Noel Baum. She was a graduate of Monroe City Elementary School, Valmeyer High School, and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, where she received her master’s degree in occupational therapy. She was retired from Benchmark Hospital in Salt Lake City. Funeral services and burial were at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City.

Shane Arlen Miller, 40, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died June 11, 2005. He was born June 9, 1965, to Arlen and Diane Baum Miller, formerly of Monroe City. He was engaged to Becky Leach. He is survived by his mother; fiancee; son Ian Miller; sisters Cindy (Rocky) Kerr and Shawn (Ross) Clayton; brother Geoff (Luana) Miller; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and brother David Miller. He was a loving and devoted father, helping with Scouts and as a coach for his son’s football team in South Jordan, Utah. Funeral services and burial were at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City.

Clyde A. Raglin, 79, of Columbia, died July 15, 2005. He was born December 2, 1925, in White County, the son of the late Hayward and Frieda Raglin nee Pfister. He married Florence Kathryn Raglin nee York in 1947. He is survived by his wife; children Mark (Lisa) Raglin of St. Louis, Lynne (Terry) Davidson of Leola, Penn., and Roger (Teresa) Raglin of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elizabeth Russell, brothers Hayward “Bud” Raglin and Robert Raglin, and son Gary W. Raglin. He was retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in St. Louis as an electrical technician. Mr. Raglin served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Columbia Lions Club, Columbia Blue Lodge #474 AF & AM, Columbia Gymnastic Association, American Legion Post #581 and the Columbia senior Citizens. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert officiating. He is buried at Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi.

Dale E. Goodman, 45, of Valmeyer, died July 17, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born December 11, 1959, in Mammoth Springs, Ark., the son of Verona Goodman and the late Vester Goodman. He is survived by his mother; children Crystal Goodman of St. Louis and Emilie Goodman of Prairie du Rocher; sisters Wilma (Ronnie) Rednour of Valmeyer, Theresa (George) Rednour of Valmeyer, Karen (Bill) Dickerson of Valmeyer, and Sharon (Bret) Berghoefer of Waterloo; brothers Lester Goodman of Fults, Carl (Trish) Goodman of Sparta, and Pete (Lela) Goodman of Waterloo; dear companion Virginia “Jenny” Mesnarich of Waterloo; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-niece; great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, brother Otis Goodman and sister Ester Goodman. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Harget officiating. He is buried at Monroe City Cemetery.

Donna M. Libera nee Dallavis, 38, of Waterloo, died July 16, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born November 1, 1966, in St. Louis, the daughter of Clarence and Colleen Dallavis. She was married to Frank Libera. She is survived by her parents, husband, children Justin Dallavis, Sydney Libera, Frankie Libera and Olivia Libera; sisters Mary Ann Neary, Joan (John) Murray and Kathy (Mark) Roden; brothers Mike (Barb) Dallavis, Pat (Joan) Dallavis, and John (Janet) Dallavis; father- and mother-in-law Ralph and Alene Mergelkamp of Millstadt; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Mrs. Libera was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was past president of Mary & Martha Society and was a Girl Scout troop leader. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Msgr. Thomas Flach. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association or Libera Children’s College Fund at Commercial State Bank, P.O. Box 100, Waterloo.

Vernon J. “Buzz” Haberl, 83, of Columbia, died July 17, 2005. He was born October 14, 1921, in Columbia, the son of the late Frank and Irene Haberl nee Dollar. He married Dorothy Haberl nee Sudbeck in 1945. He is survived by his wife; daughters Nancy (John) Drevicki of Belleville and Sandra (Chris) Ziebold of Waterloo; grandchildren Tracey (Phil) Loder, Andrea (Chris) Davis, Ryan Drevicki, Lt. Jason (Bobbi) Ziebold, Nathan Ziebold, Lisa (Chris) Treadwell and Sonia (Joe) Chappell; great-grandchildren Ellen Treadwell, Joe Bisson and Jamie Bisson; sister Marcella Crowder of Columbia; brother Clifford (Florence) Haberl of Columbia; and cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Howard “Tiny” Haberl and granddaughter Kristen Ziebold. Mr. Haberl was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was retired from Monsanto Chemical Company, where he was chief chemical operator. He was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens and Monsanto Local #16 Retirees Club, and he was a State of Illinois Road Review Course instructor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He participated in the D-Day landing at Utah Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime member of the Gateway Battle of the Bulge Organization. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Fr. Carl Scherrer. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Henry W. Jehling Jr., 75, of Waterloo, died July 16, 2005, in Belleville. He was born August 5, 1929, in Valmeyer, the son of the late Henry Sr. and Cornelia Jehling nee Stumpf. He was married to Dorothy Jehling nee Reichert. He is survived by his wife; children Donna Hoffmann of Waterloo, Wanda (Glenn) Schewe of Waterloo, and Pamela Jehling of Waterloo; grandchildren Angela (Chris) Wellen, Scott Schewe, Kelly Hoffmann and Taylor Hoffmann; great-grandchildren Brianna Thompson and Hanna Thompson; sister Dorothy Sendelbeck of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Jehling was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Waterloo American Legion, AMVETS, Good Sam Camping Group, Family Motor Coach Association, and was a former member of Local #148. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mark Buck officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association of St. Paul United Church of Christ Chapel Fund.

Paul B. Story, 72, of Columbia, died July 18, 2005. He was born August 26, 1932, in St. Louis, the son of the late Paul and Ellen Story nee Winstead. He married Phyllis Story nee Weinhold in 1956. He is survived by his wife; sons Kevin Story of Brentwood, Mo., and Craig Story of Columbia; sisters Shirley Parker of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Ellen Feilner of Granite City, Viola (Clinton) Fink of Waterloo, and Dorothy (John) Mezyk of Fairview Heights; and other relatives and friends. Mr. Story was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was retired from Ameren UE, where he worked as a pipe fitter and mechanic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. He is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Theresa A. Rippelmeyer nee Meister, 90, of Waterloo, died July 24, 2005, in Belleville. She was born July 18, 1915, in New Design, the daughter or the late William and Margaret T. Meister nee Mueller. She was married to Milton A. Rippelmeyer. She is survived by her husband; daughters Gloria Rippelmeyer of Belleville and Janet Hodges of Waterloo; grandson Jason Hodges, friend Kathy Rats of Belleville, and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Nancy Spier-Lee officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Human Society of Monroe County or St. Louis Zoo.

Mary Ann Smith nee Mardirosian, 69, of Columbia, died July 27, 2005, in Columbia. She was born July 5, 1936, in Centreville, the daughter of the late Harry and Amilia Mardirosian nee Holmann. She is survived by her daughters Angel Kohlenberger of Eureka, Mo., Kelly (Joe) Dobronski of Columbia, and Linda Smith of Waterloo; sons Mike (Angie) Kohlenberger of Crossville, Tenn., and Marty (Sherry) Kohlenberger of Valmeyer; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Amilia Hughes and Lynn (Ralph) Range; brothers Charles Mardirosian, Lee Mardirosian and Harry (Norma) Mardirosian; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Dennis Mardirosian. Mrs. Smith was retired from Embassy Suites in St. Louis, where she was employed as executive housekeeper. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. She was cremated according to her wishes. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice of Alton.

Alois Walter Johanning, 78, of Waterloo, died July 28, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born May 31, 1927, in Maeystown, the son of the late Alvin and Alma Johanning nee Vallowe. He was married Delores C. Johanning nee Muertz. He is survived by his wife; daughters Karen Johanning of Waterloo and Sue (Tom) Nilges of Waterloo; son Jeff (Janell) Johanning of Red Bud; grandchildren Crystal Nilges, Paul Nilges, Jeremy Johanning, and Jodie Johanning; sister Alma Williams of Mt. Home, Ark.; and a brother, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Johanning. Mr. Johanning was a laborer with Local #196. He was a member of Maeystown Sportsman’s Club and Waterloo VFW. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville.

Miranda Claire Quiqley, 15-months, of Harriman, Utah, died July 28, 2005, at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born April 27, 2004, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Eric and Jeana Quigley nee Watters of Herriman, Utah. She is survived by her parents; sister Bianca; grandparents Ron and Sue Watters of Waterloo, and Janis and Collin Quigley of Plano, Tex.; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral was at the LDS Meeting House in Herriman. Memorials may be made to the Eric Quigley Family Fund, c/o Scott Credit Union, Waterloo.

Gary Rothlisberger, 49, of Waterloo, died July 28, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born May 19, 1956, in St. Louis, the son of Ralph and Betty Rothlisberger of St. Louis. He is survived by his parents; children Katherine (Robert) Lang of Waterloo, Brian Rothlisberger of Waterloo and Kevin Rothlisberger of Waterloo; ex-wife Sally Rothlisberger nee Rapp of Waterloo; grandchildren Kayla and Devon; sisters Joyce )Gordon) Adams of St. Clair, Mo., and Cathy Ewald of St. Louis; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Rothlisberger was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was an avid musician and singer. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Msgr. Thomas Flach. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Frieda E. Lechner, 91, of Columbia, died July 29, 2005. She was born August 25, 1913, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Henry Sr. and Frieda Lechner nee Baumann. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great-nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Henry Lechner Jr. and sisters Anna, Louise and Martha. Ms. Lechner was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in St. Louis. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was said by Fr. Steve Gira. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made in the form of masses.

Harold E. Lindhorst, 82, of Columbia, died July 30, 2005. He was born March 26, 1923, in Columbia, the son of the late Charles and Ida Lindhorst nee Vogt. He married Vernetta J. Lindhorst nee Leingang in 1944. He is survived by his wife; daughters Joyce (Paul) Schmoll of Evansville, and Sharon McDermott of Red Bud; sons Charles L. Lindhorst of Columbia, Michael (Judy) Lindhorst of Columbia, and Dennis (Karla) Lindhorst of Columbia; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Gailius of Cahokia and Irene Pulcher of East Carondelet; brother Willard “Bill” Lindhorst of Waterloo; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mildred Mees, brother Clarence Lindhorst, and son-in-law Jim McDermott. Mr. Lindhorst was a self-employed farmer and member of the Monroe County Farm Bureau and Monroe County Pork Producers. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. He is interred at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Kenneth N. Wright, 61, of Red Bud, died July 31, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born August 31, 2005, in St. Louis, the son of the late John E. and Katherine Wright nee Medlin. He was married to Nadine E. Wright nee Prange. He is survived by his wife; children Anita (Dan) Miller of Waterloo and Tina Tomlin of Red Bud; grandchildren Crystal Miller, Danielle Miller, Jennifer Zeiger, Bill Zeiger and Jay Tomlin; brothers Ben (Glenda) Wright and Roland Wright; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. There was no visitation or funeral per Mr. Wright’s wishes. Family and friends will gather at a later date for a reception in his memory.

Kenneth N. Wright, 61, of Red Bud, died July 31, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born August 31, 1943, in St. Louis, the son of the late John E. and Katherine Wright nee Nedlin. He was married to Nadine E. Wright nee Prange. He is survived by his wife; children Anita (Dan) Miller of Waterloo and Tina Tomlin of Red Bud; grandchildren Crystal Miller, Danielle Miller, Jennifer Zelger, Bill Zelger and Jay Tomlin; brothers Ben (Glenda) Wright and Roland Wright; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. There was no visitation or funeral, per Kenny’s wishes. He requested a reception in his memory for relatives and friends at the home of Willard Wiggers.

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Edna F. Dannehold nee Schaper, 87, of Waterloo, died June 1, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born October 23, 1917, in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late William and Lydia Schaper nee Horn. She was married to Warren Dannehold. She is survived by her husband; daughters Diane (Gene) Hoffmann of Waterloo and Janelle (Mike) Waters of Waterloo; grandchildren Gina Hoffmann, Laura Hoffmann, Angie Waters, Jeremy Waters and Jackie Waters; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers. Mrs. Dannehold was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo. Visitation was a Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastors Tony Troup and Kyle Sandersfeld. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo.

Ida M. Mitweide nee Lefholz, 94, of Columbia, died June 3, 2005, in Shiloh. She was born October 21, 1910, in Valmeyer, the daughter of the late Jacob and Lena Lefholz nee Schewe. She was married to the late Charles M. Mitweide. She is survived by her granddaughter Lori (Jerry) Brickeen of Collinsville; grandchildren Benjamin Brickeen, Brittany Brickeen and Bethaney Brickeen; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Lloyd Glenn Byers, and sisters Louise Kanyo and Elsie Schlemmer. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor David Stabenfeldt officiating. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer.

Donald L. Kent, 71, of Red bud, died June 4, 2005, in Sparta. He was born May 31, 1934, in Ames, the son of Leona Ken nee Rahn of Red Bud and the late Lee Kent. He was married to Juanita Kent nee Huebner. He is survived by his mother, wife, daughter Donna (Tom ) Dale of Ruma; grandson Rodney Dale (friend Shena Mayer); brother Ronald (Bonnie) Kent of Red Bud; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Kent was a member of Pipefitters local #649. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery.

Albert A. Altes, 92, of Waterloo, died June 5, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born June 27, 1912, in Fults, the son of the late William and Elizabeth Altes nee Hoffmann. He was married to Emma K. Altes nee Sparwasser. He is survived by his wife; children Wallace (Jane) Altes of Albany, N.Y., and Nancy (Ray) Reed II of Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren Scott (Diane) Altes, Read Schusky, Lt. Ray (Jessica) Reed III, and Kathryn Reed; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers William, Sylvester, Alfred, Eliot and Roland Altes; sisters Irene, Corena and Luelle, and godson Gene Osselmeier. Mr. Altes was a lifetime member of St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, where he was past consistory and financial secretary for 10 years; he served two terms as president of the Monroe Service Company; served five terms on the Waterloo City Planning Commission; served three years as Master of Morris Lodge AF & AM #787, where he was a member for 61 years; he was a member of Valley of Southern Illinois Order of Scottish Rite, and member of Maus School Board for 12 years. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ, Pastors Ivan Horn and Susannah Thompson officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. John UCC Organ Fund in Waterloo or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Maryann Rouse nee Ribbing, 61, of Fenton, Mo., died June 8, 2005, in Herculaneum, Mo. She was born August 23, 1943, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Victor and Rosalie ribbing nee Luberda. She was married to Carl Rouse of High Ridge, Mo. She is survived by her husband; children Michael (Lisa) Brannon of Arnold, Mo., Kimberly (Todd) Litzau of Festus, Mo., and Carl (Jasmine) Rouse II of Pacific, Mo.; grandchildren Alec, Adam, Jorden, Ryan, Kiley and Ravyn; brothers Henry (Judy) Ribbing of Kansas City, Michael (Loretta) Ribbing of Danville, Donald Ribbing of Columbia and Timothy (June) Ribbing of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; sister-in-law Bonnie Ribbing of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Fred Ribbing. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Alzheimer’s Association.

Richard C. Hutchings, 81, of Waterloo, died June 10, 2005, in Red Bud. He was born May 9, 1924, in Cutler, the son of the late Thomas E. and Lora M Hutchings nee Henson. He was married to Josephine Hutchings nee Poenitske. He is survived by his wife; daughters Phyllis (Charles) Lloyd of Waterloo and Kathryn Schrader of Waterloo; grandson Michael (Pam) Lloyd; great-grandchildren Erika Lloyd and Aaron Lloyd; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy and a grandson in infancy. Mr. Hutchings was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He was a member of American Legion Post #747, United Auto Workers Local #2250,and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo or Family Hospice.

Harold Keith Nunley, 53, of Waterloo, died June 10, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born March 4, 1952, in Detroit, the son of Rachel Christine Nunley Grubb and the late Marshall Franklin Nunley. He was married to Marsha Nunley nee Dasher. He is survived by his mother; wife; children Rachel Lyn Nunley and Matthew Franklin Nunley; sister Peggy (Rodney) Hawkins; nephews Eric (Brenda) Hawkins and Brian Hawkins; great-niece Alyssa Hawkins; great-nephew Tyler Hawkins; mother-in-law Jean Dasher; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Karen and Ron Hogan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dennis and Julie Saher; niece Kristi Hogan; nephews Timothy (Karen) Hogan, Philip Hogan, and Aaron Dashner; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, step-father John Grubb; paternal grandparents John Franklin and Sally Nunley nee Hatfield; maternal grandparents James Gilliam and Gladys Brown nee Scarboro; father-in-law Frank Dasher, and numerous aunts and uncles. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, Mo. Funeral services were at Trinity General Baptist Church in Dupo, Pastor Dennis Minter. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mabel M. Woodcock nee Koch, 82, of Columbia, died June 12, 2005, in Columbia. She was born August 29, 1922, in New Hanover, the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Koch nee Meyer. She married the late Wayne Woodcock in 1946. She is survived by her daughter Darlene (Richard) Cullen of Columbia; son Kevin W. Woodcock of Columbia; grandsons Jeffrey Cullen and Austin Woodcock; great-granddaughter Lena Devine-Cullen; and sister Pauline Sunderman of Mascoutah; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters O’Linda Marin, Alfrieda Feco and Clara Koch, and brothers Louis Koch and Henry Koch. Mrs. Woodcock was a member of Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover. He was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens, Columbia Gymnastic Association and American Legion Auxiliary Post #581. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Zoar United Church of Christ, Dawson Miller officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover.

Uldene A. Abernathy, 85, of Lake Nebagamon, Wisc., formerly of Steeleville, died June 10, 2005. She was born September 17, 1919. She was married to the late Allen Abernathy. She is survived by her son William (Cecilia) Abernathy of Wilmington, Del.; daughter Bonnie (William II) Ranta of Lake Nebagamon, Wisc.; grandchildren Thomas (Valerie) Abernathy and Rebecca Abernathy; great-grandchildren Pamela Abernathy, Alexandria Abernathy and Emily Abernathy; great-great-grandchild Olivia; brother Gordon VanPelt of Murphysboro; and sisters Eleanor Misplais of Columbia and June Burch of Chipley, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Rebecca. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included quilting, baking and reading. A graveside service was held at St. John Cemetery in Fults.

Timothy Ryan Floerke, 23, of Waterloo, died June 15, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born November 14, 1981, in St. Louis, the son of Susan Floerke of Waterloo and Arthur Koch of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Chris Kock of New Athens; grandmother Sis Floerke of Waterloo; aunt JoAnn (Richard) Meier of Waterloo; cousins Michael Meier and Nicholas Meier; and great uncles, great aunts and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mac Floerke and Jack and Mary Koch. He worked in the restaurant industry as a crew leader. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madonnaville, Fr. John Ssebitosi officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to the family or masses.
Timothy Ryan Floerke, 23, of Waterloo, died June 15, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born November 14, 1981, in St. Louis, the son of Susan Floerke of Waterloo and Arthur Koch of Waterloo. He is survived by his parents; brother Chris Koch of New Athens; grandmother Sis Floerke of Waterloo; aunt JoAnn (Richard) Meier of Waterloo; cousins Michael Meier and Nicholas Meier; and great uncles, great aunts and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mac Floerke and Jack and Mary Koch. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madonnaville, Fr. John Ssebitosi officiating. Memorials may be made to the family or in the form of masses.

Marie P. Ervin nee Mines, 79, died June 15, 2005. She was born March 25, 1926, in Sparta, the daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Mines nee Brownfield. She was married to Rex Ervin. She is survived by her husband, son Rim Ervin, grandchildren Travis, Tom, T.J. and Tyler; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Kenneth Mines. She was cremated according to her wishes. She is interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Jo Ann E. Riebeling nee Stumpf, 70, of Columbia, died June 17, 2005. She was born October 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth Stumpf nee Offerman. She was married to the late Walter Riebeling. She is survived by her children Renee Gulley, Randy (Patty) Riebeling, and Rhonda (Brian) O’Farrell; grandchildren Roxanne Gulley, Ryan Gulley, Ross Gulley, Kyle Riebeling and Holly Riebeling; great-grandchild Jaydin; brothers Robert Stumpf and Dale (Carol) Stumpf; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Harold Stumpf. Mrs. Riebeling was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, where she preformed with the bell choir and was active with the Kitchen Committee. She was also a member of the Columbia Senior Citizens, RSVP, Columbia Woman’s Club, Eos Book Club and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #581. She had worked as a legal secretary at the Law Offices of Adams and Huetsch in Columbia. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia or Heartland Hospice.

Shermona Jean Pelgus nee Nassif, 81, of Valmeyer, died June 17, 2005, in Valmeyer. She was born November 12, 1923, in St. Louis, the daughter of Sherman Nassif and Estella Parker. She was married to the late Albert J. Pelgus. She is survived by her daughter Shalon (Wayne) Luttrul of Valmeyer; sister, Merna (Mel) Alexander of St. Louis; grandchildren Wayne Luttrul, Jerry Luttrul, Wade Luttrul and Lonny Luttrul; great-grandchildren Angel Luttrul, Kyle Luttrul, Seth Luttrul, Aaron Luttrul, and Amber Luttrul; and nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Rita Deathridge. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Richard A. Doerr, 92, of Columbia, died June 23, 2005, in Columbia. He was born January 23, 1913, in Maeystown, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Doerr nee Sutter. He married the late Marian M. Doerr in 1943; she preceded him in death on February 8, 2005. He is survived by his son Donald Doerr of Columbia; sister Elfrieda Fuss of Maeystown; cousins Sara Misplay of Fults, Gladys Kramer of St. Louis, Helen McNatt of St. Louis, and Roy Sutter of St. Louis; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother William Doerr and sister Lorraine Borcharding. Mr. Doerr attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He was retired from Cargill Grain in Cahokia and the Columbia School District as a custodian. He was also a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local #717 in East St. Louis. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ of Columbia.

Shalon M. Luttrull nee Pelgus, 55, of Valmeyer, died June 26, 2005, in Valmeyer. She was born august 31, 1949, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Albert and Shermona Pelgus nee Nassif. She was married to Wayne Lee Luttrull Sr. She is survived by her husband; sons Wayne (Cheryl) Luttrull Jr., Jerry Luttrull, Wade (Shelley Strong) Luttrull, and Lonny (Nikki) Luttrull; grandchildren Angela Luttrull, Amber Luttrull, Kyle Luttrull, Cody Luttrull, Seth Luttrull, and Aaron Luttrull. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. She is buried at St. John Cemetery.

Elsie Lillian Woods nee Chastain, 78, of Valmeyer, died June 26, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born January 3, 1927, in Venice, the daughter of the late Richard and Marion Chastain nee Johnson. She was married to the late Vernal “Woody” Woods. She is survived by her children Edward (Tina) Woods of Champaign, Wayne Huddleston, Karen Woods of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Deborah Thomas of Camdenton, Mo.; grandchildren Kelsey, Nikita, Dwayne, Nathan and Christian; two great-grandchildren; brother Arthur Chastain Sr. of Red Bud; and sister Marion McCarthy of Granite City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Helen Wiley and Pearl Chastain, and brothers Edward Chastain, Jim Chastain, Jasper Chastain and Junior Chastain. She made dolls for the Salvation Army at Christmas and centerpieces for charitable auctions in the Valmeyer area. Visitation and funeral services were at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Rev. Mark Prevo officiating.

Shirley Ann Kessler nee McDonald, 62, of Columbia, died June 27, 2005, in Columbia. She was born September 16, 1942, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Richard M. and Elizabeth J. McDonald nee Steppig. She married Jon Kessler in 1974. She is survived by her husband and relatives and friends. She attended Christ Community Church in Columbia. She had been employed as a secretary at Ameren UE. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert and Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. Memorials may be made to the Columbia Senior Nutrition Site.

John W. Linnertz, 68, of Okawville, formerly of Prairie du Rocher, died June 28, 2005, in Nashville. He was born July 1, 1936, in Renault, the son of the late Frank H. and Cecilia Linnertz nee Shea. He is survived by his daughters Vicky (Mark) Schwankhaus of Okawville and Ronda (Kenneth) Farah of Wantage, N.J.; brothers Joe (Gloria) Linnertz of Waterloo and Earl (Pat) Linnertz of Red Bud; sisters Margaret Heck of Waterloo, Anna Pelate of Red Bud, Virginia Cooper of Titus, Ala., and Mary Wilson of Red Bud; sister-in-law Maxine Linnertz of Prairie du Rocher; and grandchildren Christopher Linnertz, Austin Schwankhaus, Kelly Farah and Jonathan Farah. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Alvin Linnertz, and brothers-in-law Leo Heck, Percy Pelate, Johnie Cooper and Don Wilson. He was employed as a maintenance worker for the Ruma Convent and Clementine Residence for 13 years. He was an Army veteran. Visitation and funeral services were at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Fr. Richard Weidert officiating. He is buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to the Senior Center in Okawville, American Heart Association, or in the form of masses.

Robert R. Russell, 80, of Valmeyer, died June 29, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born February 19, 1925, in Marissa, the son of the late Ross and Sarah Russell nee Whitmore. He was married to Luella A. Russell nee Kuergeleis. He is survived by his daughter Bobbie L. Russell of Valmeyer; brother-in-law Larry Biggs of DeSoto, Mo., and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lora Mae Biggs. Mr. Russell was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, where he was a past president. He was a member of the Valmeyer American Legion, Waterloo VFW, Waterloo Sportsman’s Club, and Maeystown Sportsman’s Club. He worked for the U.S. Air Mobility Command for 35 years. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor David Riebeling officiating. He is buried at Jefferson barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer.

Susie Davila nee Lozano, 74, of Columbia, died June 30, 2005. She was born February 5, 1931, in San Antonio, Tex., the daughter of the late Benito V. and Amada Lozano. She was married to the late Edward L. Davila; he preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by her sons Anthony Hernandez of St. Louis and Dino (Vicki) Lozano of St. Louis; daughter Mandy (Michael) Dougherty of Columbia; grandson Joseph Edward Johnson of St. Louis; brother John (Angelina) Lozano of Pico Rivera, Calif.; sister-in-law Dora (Sheve) Villareall of San Antonio, Tex.; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven brothers and sisters. Mrs. Lozano attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice in Alton.

Hilda C. Grab, 92, of Waterloo, died June 30, 2005, in Belleville. She was born February 16, 1913, in St. Louis County, the daughter of the late Andrew C. and Mary Grab nee Noll. She is survived by her nieces and nephews James (Lou Ann) Feurer, Darlene (Thomas) Sandheinrich, Clyde Hoepfinger, David (Francis) Grab, Larry (Susan) Grab, Dale (Linda) Hoepfinger, Pat (Jim) Ford, Beverly (Douglas) Nauman, Janet (Edward) Hoerner, Kenny (Ginny) Grab, Charles Grab and Christine Morski. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Elvera Hoepfinger and Agnes Feurer, and brothers Alvin Grab, Norman Grab, Sylvester Grab and Clarence Grab. Ms. Grab was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastor Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. She is buried at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Arnold, Mo. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

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Doris E. A. Ritzel nee Mueller, 64, of Waterloo, died May 1, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born December 21, 1941, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Erwin W. and Luella Mueller nee Henke. She was married to Richard A. Ritzel. She is survived by her husband; children Allan Ritzel of Waterloo, Jeff (Nancy) Ritzel of Waterloo and Jason Ritzel of Waterloo; grandchildren Amber, Megan, Cody and Tanner; sisters LaVerne (Dale) Schutt of Waterloo and Linda Hard of St. Louis; brother Paul R. (Kathy) Mueller of Texarkana, Tex.,; aunt Luella Mueller of Columbia; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Ritzel was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She retired as a secretary in the Waterloo School District. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mark Buck officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo.

Martin E. Doyle, 83, of rural Waterloo, died May 1, 1005, in Belleville. He was born May 1, 1922, in Monroe County, to Ambrose J. and Irene E. Doyle nee Kelley. He was married to Dardanella Doyle nee Scheibler. He is survived by his wife; daughters Judy (David) Rudwick of Belfontaine Neighbors, Mo., and Mary Ann (Roy) Brand of Maeystown; grandchildren Michelle Crawford, Klaudia Davis, Terry Helmers, Jacob Brand, Jessica Brown, Juliet Brand and Johanna Brand; six great-grandchildren; sister Bernice (Bill) Winkelmann of Steeleville; brother Donald (Marcellia) Doyle of Granite City; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Patrick R. Doyle, and sisters Dorothy Dougherty and Delores Roberts. Mr. Doyle was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a retired farmer and road commissioner. He was also a member of the American Thresherman Association, Peters Town Heritage, and Monroe County Democratic Club. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SPPS, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Grade School.

Ruth C. Foster nee Ashton, 92, of Waterloo, died May 3, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 31, 1912, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter of the late Clarence and Winnie Ashton nee McCullough. She was married to the late Roy Foster. She is survived by her son Lee (Sue) Foster of Waterloo; step-son John Foster; grandchildren; sister Pat Tyner of Arkansas; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Foster was a member of First Baptist Church in Waterloo. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes.

Wilbert G. Macklin, 84, of Columbia, died May 7, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born June 15, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of the late Jacob and Myra Macklin nee Messer. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Ruth Macklin nee Kirby in 1998. He was a retired truck driver. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Cletus Eschmann, 73, of Fults, died May 17, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born July 7, 1931, in Madonnaville, the son of the late John Sr. and Rosa D. Eschmann nee Schaefer. He was married to the late Mary E. Eschmann nee Woll. He is survived by his children Jean (Don) Voelker of Waterloo, Alan (Maribeth) Eschmann of Fults, David (Tammi) Eschmann of Waterloo, and Michael Eschmann of Fults; grandchildren Daniel Voelker, Brianna Voelker, Jada Voelker, Stephanie Eschmann, Alicia Eschmann, Ashley Eschmann, Brittany Eschmann and Courtney Eschmann; brothers Joseph Eschmann of Waterloo, Norbert (Kaye) Eschmann of Waterloo, George (Judy) Eschmann of Waterloo, Steven (Ramona) Eschmann of Waterloo, and Wilbert (Karen) Eschmann of Columbia; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brothers Bernard Eschmann, Leo Eschmann, Sylvester Eschmann and John J. Eschmann. Mr. Eschmann was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Madonnaville. He was a member of Ironworkers Local 392 and the Monroe County Farm Bureau. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madonnaville, Fr. John Ssebitosi officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made in the form of masses or to Alzheimer’s research.

Bernice V. Zeiger nee Hergenroeder, 85, of Prairie du Rocher, died May 17, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born April 3, 1920, in East St. Louis, to the late Emil and Elsie Hergenroeder nee Agnew. She was married to the late Herman Zeiger. She is survived by her children James (Mary Ellen) Zeiger of Prairie du Rocher, Ruth Ann (Bill) Gallagher of Adrian, Mich., Richard (Joyce) Zeiger of Prairie du Rocher, and Mary Ellen Steibel of Prairie du Rocher; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law Rosemary Hergenroeder of Waterloo and Roy Stoeckel of Columbia; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son William Zeiger, son-in-law Joe Steibel, granddaughter Kimberly Kirkley, sister Blanche Hergenroeder, and brothers Leroy Hergenroeder and Woodrow Hergenroeder. Mrs. Zeiger was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel of Renault, where she was involved with Alter Sodality and Our Lady of Good Counsel Quilters. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Fr. Roger Karban officiating. She is buried at St. Mary Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made in the form of masses to Our Lady of Good Counsel of Renault, or to the church.

Dallas A. Bowen, 62, of Columbia, died May 18, 2005, in Columbia. He was born October 26, 1942, in St. Louis , the son of the late James A. and Martha J. Bowen nee Whitecotton. He married Theresa Bowen nee Linder in 1991; his first wife, Diane H. Bowen nee Mueller, preceded him in death. He is survived by his children David (Joelle) Bowen of MacClenny, Fla.; Jeffrey (Heather) Bowen of Belleville; Christina Simons of Quogue, New York; Jennifer Simons of West Hampton Beach, New York; and Matthew Simons of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren Brittnie Bowen, Coree Bowen, Morgan Bowen and Lillian Simons; brothers Ralph (Dorothy) Bowen, Robert (Wanda) Bowen and Basil Bowen; sisters Mary Jeanette Stephens and Bea Gregg; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and five brothers and sisters. Mr. Bowen was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He was retired from Steamfitters Local #439 of East St. Louis. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Keith A. Hoffmann, 40, of Fults, died May 18, 2005, in Fults. He was born March 19, 1965, in Belleville, the son of Lloyd and Bette Hoffmann nee Fauss. He was married to Amy Hoffmann nee Thien. He is survived by his parents, wife, children Derek Hoffmann and Claire Hoffmann; father- and mother-in-law Wilbert and Jane Thien of Fults; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harold and Lorene Fauss and Ferd and Leona Hoffmann. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. He worked as a commercial sprayer for Gateway FS. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown. Memorials may be made to his children’s college fund.

Robert E. Jones, 56, of Waterloo, died May 21, 2005. He was born April 2, 1949, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Claude and Edna Mae Jones nee Hartung. He is survived by his sisters Patricia Lewis of St. Louis and Marilyn Jones of Waterloo; brother Claude Jones of Westville, Ind.; nephews Jim (Carmen) Lewis and Jason Jones; nieces Ali Jones, Dawn Merlenbach and Diana (Dennis) Daugherty; great-nephews Joshua Lewis and Ian Daugherty; great-nieces Erica Merlenbach, Rachel Merlenbach, Karrie Merlenbach, Clara Lewis, Molly Lewis, Miranda Daugherty and Sarah Daugherty; and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sondra Jones. Mr. Jones was a Vietnam veteran. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Jeffrey R. Shields, 58 of Plain City, Utah, died May 23, 2005, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born September 18, 1946, the son of the late Rudolph and Fern Shields. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, formerly of Valmeyer; daughters Karen Shields of Austin, Tex., and Kathryn Shields of San Marcos, Tex.; grandchild C. J. Eichenlaub; brother Rick (Jenny) Shields; mother-in-law Mildred Hoffman; sisters-in-law Luann (Denny) Valentine and Nancy (Glenn) Voelker; brothers-in-law Jim (Bonnie) Hoffman and John Hoffman; and seven nieces and seven nephews. He worked for the federal government for 37 years, including with the FBI and Air Force Intelligence Command. He retired from Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. Funeral services were at the Latter-Day Saints Second Ward Chapel in Plain City, Utah. He is buried at Plain City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Richard J. Naumann, 68, of Millstadt, died May 24, 2005, in Millstadt. He was born November 30, 1936, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Fred and Helen Naumann nee Taylor. He was married to Vicki Naumann nee Grider. He is survived by his wife; children Cherryl (William) Hendrix of Millstadt and Deb Naumann of Columbia; grandchildren Anita Gregory, John Shrader, Byron Hendrix and Jason Hendrix; brothers Donald (Ida) Naumann of Columbia and Fred (Janice) Naumann of Red Bud; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Naumann was a member of Waterloo Independent Order of Odd Fellows #27, Samaritans, and was grand master of the Odd Fellows and was president of Triple Lakes Association. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. An Odd Fellow Service was also held for him. Memorials may be made to Relay for Life.

Robert W. Garrett, 87, of Waterloo, died May 25, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born March 6, 1918, in Macon, Mo., the son of the late James and Mary Garrett nee Woods. He was married to Virginia Garrett nee Fox. He is survived by his wife; children Jim (Nancy) Garrett of Maeystown, Harold (Karen) Garrett of Maeystown, and Carol (Scott) Goodwin of Chester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Harold Garrett of Bakersfield, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sharon K. Danzinger, and brothers. Mr. Garrett was a member of First Baptist Church of Waterloo. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Pastor Tommy Cupples officiating. He is buried at Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or First Baptist Church of Waterloo.

Robert E. Welch Jr., 78, of Waterloo, died May 26, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born November 2, 1926, in Ballwin, the son of the late Robert and Florence Welch nee Kaffai. He was married to Earlene Welch nee Mainer. He is survived by his wife; daughter Sharon (Jerry) Brennecke of St. Charles, Mo.; step-daughters Lana Sheils of Hazelwood, Mo., and Theresa Crane of Malibu, Calif.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph (Susan) Welch of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Danny (Carolyn) Welch of Midwest City, Okla.; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded n death by his parents, sister Mary Jane Moore and stepson Dean Weberling. Mr. Welch was a member of Fist Baptist Church of Waterloo. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Pastor Dennis Jones officiating. He is buried at Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund.

Kenny Gremmels, 46, of Waterloo, died May 26, 2005, in Des Peres, Mo. He was born August 25, 1958, in Chester, the son of Herman (Louise) Gremmels and the late Estelle Gremmels nee Barnes. He was married to Connie Gremmels nee Brown. He is survived by his wife; daughter Melissa Gremmels; step-children Cassie (Eric) Zimmer nee Gummersheimer, Beth (Jamie) Geoppo nee Gummersheimer, Leslie Gummersheimer, and Jason Ford; grandchildren Tessa Jones and Grace Zimmer; siblings Terry Lee, Pam (Jimmy) Niemeyer, Ricky Dale (Delana Gremmels), and Tim (Susan) Gremmels; and an uncle, aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother Corlos Gremmels. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating.

Harry Z. Sennott, 80, of Kissimmee, Fla., died May 26, 2005. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Harry B. and Clara Z. Sennott. He was married to Anita Sennott nee Kruse. He is survived by his wife; daughters Jennifer Pfeffer, Bonita Sennott, Jacqueline C. Churchill and Betsey Sennott; son Tom Sennott, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dr. John S. Sennott, and sister Clare “Honey” Crittenden. A memorial mass was held at Hold Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee.

Oliver E. Mayfield, 77, formerly of Columbia, died May 29, 2005, in Madison, Wisc. He was born April 6, 1928, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Lloyd and Anna M. Mayfield nee Rowe. He was married to the late Shirley Mayfield nee Mandeville; she preceded him in death in 1997. He is survived by his children Patricia Thiel of Cape Coral, Fla., Ron (Deborah) Mayfield of North Little Rock, Ark., and Mary Elizabeth (Dennis) Snyder of Sun Prairie, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Charles W. Mayfield; and sister Margaret Bean. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Lloyd J. Mayfield Jr. and sister Norma Jean Bernhard. He was retired from Alton Southern Railroad, where he worked as a yardmaster and switchman. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Bill Groennert officiating. He is interred at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Madison, Wisc.

Louise Helen Unterseh nee Schneider, 87, of Valmeyer, died May 29, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born November 5, 1917, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Henry F. and Louise P. Schneider nee Schmetz. She was married to the late Eugene W. Unterseh. She is survived by her children Jean (Raymond) Langsdorf of Valmeyer, William H. (Pamela) Unterseh of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary White of Waterloo, Margaret (Allen) Mackenzie of DeSoto, Mo., and Susan (Gary) Schreder of Valmeyer; grandchildren Dana (Vince) Siburt, Bret Langsdorf, Darcy (Michael) Fausz, William E. (Jenny) Unterseh, Joshua Unterseh, Christine (Jeffrey) Lung, Nathan White, Michelle (Andrew) Gausch, Todd (Sandy) Boyer, Carolyn Mueller, Philip Mueller and Ian Mueller, 10great-grandchildren; sister Pauline Helfrich; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Theresa, Mary, Rita and Gertrude Schneider, and sins-in-law Robert Boyer and John White. Mrs. Unterseh was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Valmeyer and St. Ann’s Altar Society. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at St. Mary Church, Fr. John Ssebitosi officiating. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in Valmeyer.

Richard C. Pickering, 35, of Waterloo, died May 29, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born September 13, 1969, in Belleville, the son of Joe B. Jr. and Barbara J. Pickering nee Williams. He is survived by his father, son Tanner John Fry of Burksville, sister Elizabeth (Mike) Bivins of Waterloo, and brother Joe (Pam) Pickering of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his mother. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Albert O. Horn Jr., 66, of Waterloo, died May 31, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born August 8, 1938, in Waterloo, the son of Hilda Horn nee Kiem and the late Albert H. Horn Sr. He was married to Virginia Horn nee Castiaux/Wink. He is survived by his wife; children Larry (Geri) Horn of Waterloo, Alan (Joyce) Horn of Waterloo, Virgil Horn of Waterloo, and Anna Beth (Jason Bennett) Horn of Waterloo; grandchildren Stephanie, Fylicia, Michael, Kaylyn, Darius, Justice and Athena; brothers Leroy (Wanda) Horn of Waterloo and Edward (Marcine) Horn of Waterloo; sister Karen (James) Bouquet Jr. of Waterloo; mother-in-law Bessie Castiaux of Carlinville; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Thelma and Lyndal Sonneborn of Waverly. He was preceded in death by his father, one daughter in infancy, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, a foster-father-in-law and a father-in-law. Mr. Horn was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Tony Troup officiating.

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Mary C. Schneider nee Asselmeier, 74, of Columbia, died April 2, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born January 12, 1931, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Edward “Nick” and Mary Asselmeier nee Wilson. She married the late Gene Schneider in 1953. She is survived by her son Stephen (Valerie) Schneider of Columbia; daughter Linda (Scott) Yancey of Waterloo; grandchildren Erin Yancey, Jacob Yancey and Jenna Marie Schneider; sister Doris England of Columbia; brother Francis (Claudia) Asselmeier of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Allen Asselmeier. Mrs. Schneider was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, where she taught Sunday school. She retired from First National Bank as a cashier and was a member of Order of the Easter Star Monroe Chapter #597 and Job’s Daughters. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Pastor Gerry Proctor officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center, Alzheimer’s Research, or St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.

John M. Davenport, 59, of Columbia, formerly of St. Louis, died April 5, 2005. He was born December 24, 1945, in St. Louis, the son of the late James C. and Rosalee Davenport nee Ruddick. He married Kathy J. Davenport nee Fink in 1967. He is survived by his wife; children Jody (Jeff) Graff of Columbia and Kevin Davenport of Columbia; grandchildren Gabrielle Graff, Alexandra Graff and Paulene Devenport; sisters Judy (Ed) Dieckmann of Lemay, Mo., and Jane (Bill) Wry of Leslie, Mo.; and brother James Davenport of Leslie, Mo. Mr. Davenport worked for George Weber Chevrolet as a service department salesperson. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was cremated according to his wishes; arrangements were handled by Lawlor Funeral Home.

William Speiser, 100, of Columbia, died April 5, 2005, in Belleville. He was born July 18, 1904, in Sandoval, the son of the late Clemens Julius and Mary Lucretia Speiser nee Heavner. He married the late Florence Speiser nee Maule in 935; she died in 1981. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Speiser of Columbia; son Ron (Jean) Speiser of Red Bud; grandchildren Lori Fournie of Freeburg, Lynn (Tom) Sigman of Hecker, Robin (Karl) Tinney of Belleville, Seth (Elaine) Speiser of Freeburg, Penney (Bill) Boeving of Red Bud, and Carrie (Jason) Bronson of Waterloo; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters Amelia Speiser Bausch, Lillie Speiser, Anna Speiser Bartels, Emma Speiser Jarvis, Laura Speiser Burtz, Viola Speiser Leidwanger Briscoe, Ethel Speiser Standley, an a sister in infancy; brothers George Speiser, Charles Speiser, Howard Speiser, a brother in infancy, and half-brother Joseph Speiser; and great-grandson Scott Tinney. Mr. Speiser was a retired maintenance supervisor at Cerro Copper and Brass in Sauget. Visitation and funeral services were at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home in Freeburg, Rev. Douglas Stewart officiating. He is interned at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Jane Winters nee Ritter, 76, of Columbia, died April 5, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born January 20, 1929, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Henry and Ella Nora Ritter nee Pfingsten. She married the late Robert A. Winters in 1950. She is survived by her daughters Beverly Lynn Tidwell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Beth Robin Grider of Arnold, Mo.; grandchildren Christine Louise Davis, Noah Christian Davis, Dawn Nadine Tidwell, Michael Dale Grider Jr., and David Joshua Grider; great-grandchildren Justin Grider and Contessa Brider; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Winters was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, where she was a member of Women’s Fellowship and taught Sunday school. She retired from Northwestern National Insurance Co., and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #597 Monroe Chapter as a past matron, Columbia Senior Citizens, Trinity Christian endeavor, Monroe County Home Extension, Job’s daughters Bethel #14 in St. Louis and New Hanover Home Extension. She was also a brownie leader with Columbia Girl Scouts. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Gerry Proctor officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Untied Church of Christ in Columbia.

Marcella C. Gilbert nee Hellwig, 87, formerly of Columbia, died April 6, 2005, in Normal. She was born July 17, 1917, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Frank and Melissa Hellwig nee Anderson. She was married to the late Jack A. Gilbert. She is survived by her son Jack A. (Ella) Gilbert of Washington; daughter Patricia (Donald) Melican of Normal; grandchildren Kelly Jensen, Jeff Melican, Michelle Randall, Crystal Haxton and Craig Gilbert; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Shirley Burton of Grand Junction, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and four brothers. A memorial service was held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

Mamie W. Day nee Wassom, 94, of Waterloo, died April 8, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 8, 1910, in Lacy Springs, Ala., the daughter of the late Walter and Lula Wassom nee Brown. She was married to the late John R. Day. She is survived by her children Margaret (Bill) Corbett of Safety Harbor, Fla., Martha (Kazh) Urban of Gilbert, Ariz., Marvin Winton of Big Springs, Tex., Sam (Laura) Winton of Round Lake, John (Paula) Day of King, N.C., and Joe (Barb) Day of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Samuel Winton and second husband John R. Day. Mrs. Day was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Illinois State Employees Association. Visitation for family and friends was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at SPPS Cemetery.

Helen M. Schuchardt nee Psaris, 80, of Waterloo, died April 8, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born April 8, 1925, in New Orleans, La., the daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine Psaris nee Frigerio. She was married to the late Lester H. Schuchardt. She is survived by her children Louis (Ellen) Harken of Webster Groves, Mo., and Carl Wayne Dowdy of Arnold, Mo.; step-children Bruce (Maria) Schuchardt of Waterloo, Carol (Steve) Degener of Waterloo Ruth Ann (Dr. Darryll) Beard of Waterloo, Stacie Drager of Denver, Colo., and Kim (Bob) Hurley of Rochester; grandchildren Kelly Jennifer, Scott Samantha, Alexander, Kaylyn, Jonathan, Alisa, Christopher, Emily, William, Nathan, Denise, Graham, Dallas, Brittney, Andrea, Mark, Brett, Cameron and Joey; great-grandchildren Zach, Josh, Ashley and Sarah; sister Lucille Ventimiglia; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Michael, brother Dennis (Mary) Psaris, and brother-in-law Larry Ventimiglia. Mrs. Schuchardt was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were t Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastor Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Geraldine Ilma May nee Feldman, 84, of Waterloo, died April 9, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born October 5, 1920, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Oliver and Edna Feldman nee Hahn. She married Vernon C. May in 1941. She is survived by her husband; son Robert E. (Brenda) May; grandchildren Lisa Schantz, Karen May, Jason May, Jennifer May, Rachel May and Leah May; and great-grandchildren Ian Schantz, Autumn May and Ryan Schantz. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Dennis C. May. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church in Waterloo, Pastor Dennis Jones officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Robert J. Fischer, 75, of Waterloo, died April 11, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born June 16, 1929, in St. Louis, the son of the late Jesse and Josephine Fischer nee Dejnowski. He was married to Shirley J. Fisher nee Korvas. He is survived by his wife; children Stave (Sue) Gestring, Jackie (Doug) Keck, Bobby Fischer and Cheryl (Doug) Mattingly; grandchildren Heather (Jeff) Boulicault, Dave Keck, Josh Fischer, Shelby Fisher, Scott Gestring, Stephanie Gestring and Julie Balota; great-grandchildren Savannah Boulicault, JD Boulicault; step-children Mark Novack, Ellen (Duane H. Ries) Gates, John (Susan) Novack, Ryan (Whitney McRoberts) Novack, Julie Novack; step-grandchildren Ben Gates, Blake Novack, Monica Novack, Emma Novack, Natalie Novack; brother-in-law Robert (Margaret) Korvas; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mrs. Fischer was a bus driver for Laidlaw Transit and volunteered at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. He graduated from Cleveland High School in St. Louis and served in the Naval Air Reserves at Lambert Field. Visitation and funeral services were held at Quernheim Funeral Home, Neal Orabka officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society 2005 Monroe County Relay for Life, the Salvation Army or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Herbert L. Fieser, 79, of Columbia, died April 12, 2005, at his residence. He was born August 12, 1925, in Campbell, Mo., the son of the late Anthony and Sara Fieser nee Barns. He married the late Virginia Fieser nee Mead in 1968. He is survived by his children Louis Fieser of Twin Oaks, Mo., Sara Van Doren of Webster Grover, Mo., Pamela Bischoff of Crestwood, Mo., and Eric Fieser of Crestwood, Mo.; sisters Helen Anderson of St. Clair, Mo., Jean Hasty of St. Louis, Delores Rafferty of Brentwood, Mo., Agnes Johnson of California, Patricia Ackers of Aliston, Ala., and Barbara Brown of Afton, Mo.; brother James Fieser of Denver, Colo.; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Esther Catalano and Marie Lavar. Mr. Fieser was the retired owner/operator of Fieser Landscaping. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

Oliver Woodard, 86, of Columbia, died April 13, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born August 27, 1918, in Monette, Ariz., the son of the late Ivy and May Woodard nee Thorn. He married the late Lorraine L. Woodard nee Grob in 1946; she died in 1995. He is survived by his son Mark Woodard of Columbia, grandson Matthew (Christine) Woodard of Columbia, sister Lorraine Lampkin of Jonesboro, Ark., and other relatives and friends. Mr. Woodard was a laborer with the AFL-CIO Local #581 Laborer’s Union of St. Louis. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post #581. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Michael Dixon officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice.

Leo Spytek, 85, of Columbia, died April 13, 2005, in Belleville. He was born October 15, 1919, in Royalton, the son of the late Jacob and Anna Spytek nee Bayer. He married Josephine Spytek nee Bagdonas in 1944. He is survived by his wife; daughters Sue Ann (Robert) Kay of Golden, Colo., and Norma (Sherrill) Puckett of Milford, Ohio; sons John (Marcia) Spytek of Waterloo and Joseph (Linda) Spytek of Arlington, Va.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Helen Starasta of Royalton; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Adolph Spytek, Fred Spytek and Herman Spytek, sisters Mildred Olkoski and Julia Kaminski, and one grandchild. Mr. Spytek was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Carl Scherrer and Pastor Dennis Jones officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

Charles William Lambert, 81, of Columbia, died April 18, 2005. He was born October 13, 1923, in St. Louis, the son of the late Charles W. and Alice Lambert nee Faber. He married Geneva Ruth Lambert nee Langenberg in 1950. He is survived by his wife; children Deborah Jean Daly of Richmond Heights, Mo., Peggy Ann (Wesley) Suzor of Affton, Mo., and Mary Beth (Michael) Jenniches of Alton; grandchildren Abby Lynn (Michael) Zoia, Andrew C. Guinn, Corey M. Jenniches and Claire Nicole Jenniches; sister Kay F. (Robert) Graham of Dittmer, Mo.; and brother-in-law Edwin L. Langenberg of Drake, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ruth Lambert. Mr. Lambert was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He retired from the U.S. Government as an aeronautical information specialist. He was a member of American Legion Post #581 in Columbia. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Family Hospice Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Leona A. Tobin nee Vogt, 93, of Red Bud, died April 20, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born May 17, 1911, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late William and Catherine Vogt nee Eichenseer. She married the late James Tobin in 1937; he died in 1991. She is survived by her children Barb Tobin of Red Bud, Mary Koenitz of Red Bud, James “Bill” (Carol) Tobin of Evansville, and Kenny (Becky) Tobin of Red Bud; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother Edwin “Bucky” Vogt of Red Bud. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Stella Vogt. Mrs. Tobin was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Red Bud, Alter Sodality and St. Clement Hospital Auxiliary. She was a cook for Emily’s Four Flags for 25 years. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at St. John Catholic Church, Fr. Tom Stout officiating. She is buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to masses at St. John Catholic Church.

Connor Hanes Breithaupt, 4 months, of Waterloo, died April 20, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born December 20, 2004, in St. Louis, the son of Jason and Lisa Breithaupt nee Hanes. He is survived by his parents; brothers Benjamin Breithaupt and Jackson Breithaupt; maternal grandparents Mike and Mary Jo Hanes of Carbondale; paternal grandparents Dennis and Georgia Breithaupt of New Athens, maternal great-grandmother Tille Hanes of Salem; paternal great-grandfather Oscar Breithaupt of New Athens; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Wings Hospice or Children’s Hospital Kidney Department.

Mildred A. Atchinson nee Sickmeyer, 76, of Waterloo, died April 21, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born August 7, 1928, in Campbell Hill, the son of the late Harry and Pauline Sickmeyer nee Huch. She was married to the late Bill D. Atchinson. She is survived by her daughters Virginia (Dennis) Brand of Waterloo and Michelle (Randy) Coats of Waterloo; grandchildren Denise (Brad) Buettner, Andy Brand, Jared Coats and Grant Coats; sister Opal (Leland) Luthy of Baldwin; brother Vernon (Esther) Sickmeyer of Steeleville; sister-in-law of Eunice Atchinson of Chester; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother. She was a member of St. Paul Church in Floraville and Queen City Eastern Star #697. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Matt Friz officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Church of Floraville or the Alzheimer’s Unit of the Monroe County Care and Rehab Center.

Corley Ann Clark, 1 year and 11 months, of Tyler, Tex., died April 22, 2005, in Tyler. She was born May 25, 2003, in Tyler, the daughter of Drs. Carey and Karen Clark nee Mechler. She is survived by her parents; brothers Carey A. Clark IV and Cameron Lee Clark both of Tyler; maternal grandparents Cathy Mechler of Waterloo; Buddy and Carolyn Clark of Roswell, Ga.; aunts and uncles Kathy and Louis Cahill of Atlanta, Ga., Kevin Mechler of Carbondale, Keith and Carol Mechler of Troy, and Dr. Kurt and Susan Mechler of Lovedale, Ohio; and cousins Katie Mechler, Nick Mechler, Mason Mechler, Dane Mechler and Carrie Hilling. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Don Mechler. Corley was diagnosed with Hennekam Syndrome, a rare and terminal genetic condition. She spent most of her life in hospitals including Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Dallas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Boston and, most recently, the Continued Care Unit at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital. She enjoyed playing music on her drums and xylophone and watching Elmo, Bear in the Big Blue House and Barney. Visitation and a prayer service were at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler. Memorials may be made to Hospitality Homes of Boston.

Janice J. Byrd nee White, 64, of Waterloo, died April 23, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born March 27, 1941, in Tuckerman, Ark., the daughter of the late Bernard and Tressie White nee Tharp. She is survived by her husband Marion L. Byrd of Waterloo; children Timothy Byrd of Waterloo, Argie (Terry) Moll of Waterloo, Sabrina Larson of Collinsville, and Karl Byrd of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Leonard (Rita) White of Granite City, Jerry (Faye) White of Granite City, and Gary White of Clarkton, Mo.; brother-in-law William McFarlin of Michigan; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. Mrs. Byrd was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo. A memorial service was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Her remains were donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine per her request. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Southern Illinois, of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Dorothy A. Carle nee Lemen, 94, of Columbia, died April 23, 2005, in Town & Country, Mo. She was born January 2, 1911, the daughter of the late James and Margaret Lemen nee Buettner. She married the late John Carle in 1927; he died in 1979. She is survived by her sons John J. (Linda) Carle of Columbia and Arthur G. (JoAnn) Carle of St. Louis; daughter Margaret (Ron) Wallace of Belleville; grandchildren Michelle (Mike) Luhr, Steven Wallace, Kevin (Peggy) Carle, Carole (Delbert) Paris, Linda (Jeff) Buss, Rita Wallace, John J. Carle Jr., Elizabeth Wallace and Michael (Julie) Carle; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Louis (Marjorie) Carle, great-granddaughter Amy Buss, brothers Sylvester Lemen and Harvey Lemen, and a sister in infancy. Mrs. Carle was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens, Jefferson County VFW Auxiliary, and was a Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital volunteer. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, William Groennert and Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church building fund, or Christ Community Church building fund.

Ettie J. Dougherty nee Winkelmann, 88, of Waterloo, died April 23, 2005, in Murphysboro. She was born November 26, 1916, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Otto E. and Charlotte A. Winkelmann nee Noble. She married the late James Dougherty in 1933. She is survived by her children Charlotte Shields of Waterloo, Virginia (Edward) Schenk of Oraville, Mary (Jack) Parr of Oraville, Gerri Wren of Red Bud, Joann (Arnold) Donjon of Prairie du Rocher, and John (Nancy) Dougherty of Dupo; daughters-in-law Jan Jones of Kentucky, Anna Mae Dougherty of St. Louis, and Kelia Dougherty of Red Bud; 35 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister Hattie Brugger of St. Louis; and brother-in-law Bernard (Jean) Dougherty of Collinsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons James Edward Dougherty, Thomas Leo Dougherty, and Kenneth “Buster” Dougherty; three sons-in-law; two grandsons; sisters Mary Studer, Anne Flamm, Lucy Theobold, and Lottie Winkelmann; and brothers Nelson Winkelmann and Otto Winkelmann. Mrs. Dougherty was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Waterloo. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral home. A funeral mass was at SPPS, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Senior Adult Services of Carbondale.

Hazel A. Schneider nee Flynn, 93, of Columbia, died April 27, 2005, in Columbia. She was born August 10, 1911, in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late Edward D. and Mary Magdelina Flynn nee Middendorf. She was married to the late Harvey H. Schneider. She is survived by her niece Janet Flynn of Dupo, seven great nieces, one great-nephew, and 14 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Alice Shields, and brothers Harold Flynn, Barney Flynn, Eugene Flynn and Paul Flynn. Mrs. Schneider was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Burksville Cemetery in Burkesville. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia.

Carolyn C. Meyers nee Cravens, 67 of Eldorado, died at her home April 29. She was born July 2, 1937, to J.H. LaVern and Neva Cravens nee Keikirk. She was married to Charles E. Meyers. She is survived by her husband; daughters Laura Arnett of Valmeyer and Lynlea (Larry) Pelker of Waterloo; grandchildren Justin (Solie) Arnett, Tyler Arnett, Trent Larsen, Vaughn Larsen, Charlotte Pelker, Ellen Pelker; and great-grandson Erek Arnett. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Meyers was a lifetime member of the order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Red Hat Society. Graveside services were performed at Upper Alton Cemetery, Rev. Russell Helton officiating.

Kenneth H. Miller, 42, of Waterloo, died April 29, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born January 26, 1963, in Royalton, Ga., the son of LaVerne Miller nee Meyer of Waterloo and James Patrick (Cheryl) Miller of Red Bud. He is survived by his parents; brothers James M. (Melanie) Miller of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jared Miller of Baldwin; grandmother Mildred Meyer of Waterloo; two nieces; a nephew; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle. Mr. Miller was a member of Hecker Sportsman’s Club. He was a former driver for William F. Braun Milk Hauling in Hecker. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home.

John S. “Jack” Divers, 97, of Columbia, died April 30, 2005, in Belleville. He was born December 21, 1907, in South Bend, Ind., the son of the late Jack and Jeanette Divers nee Castiel. He married the late Clara E. Divers nee Lieser in 1930. He is survived by his son Donald Divers of Columbia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son and daughter-in-law Wesson (Mary) Divers and grandchild Bradford Divers. Mr. Divers attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, where he served on the Cemetery Board and Consistory, and was a Sunday school teacher and youth advisor. He was a retired farmer and had been active with Boy Scouts. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.

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Ella Klohr nee Sparwasser, 97, of Waterloo, died March 3, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born February 1, 1908, in Wartburg, the daughter of the late George and Katharina Sparwasser nee Baltz. She was married to the late Herman Klohr. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (LeRoy) Trost of Sparta; grandchildren Dr. Lori Trost (Ed) Siemers of Waterloo, Dr. John (Kim) Trost of Springfield; Mrs. Amy (Matthew) McClure of Wildwood, Mo., and Mark (Becky) Trost of Millstadt; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sister Emma (Albert) Trost of Millstadt; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Meta Sparwasser and Elsie Schneider, brothers Arthur Sparwasser, Harry Sparwasser, Elmer Sparwasser Sr., Edwin Sparwasser and Roy Sparwasser, and foster brother George Bauer. Mrs. Klohr was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She volunteered at the Monroe County Nursing Home and was a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Valmeyer American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star for more than 50 years, and Hungry Eight Card Club, which gathered monthly for 65 years. Her love of music, playing cards and family vacations will always be remembered. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Tom Corum officiating. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Heartland Hospice.

Hildegarde A. Miller, 95, of Waterloo, died March 3, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born August 28, 1909, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late George and Caroline Miller nee Lang. She is survived by her niece Mary Zimmer of Waterloo, nephew James A. Miller of Peoria, Ariz., and dear friends Bill and Raydine Alexander of Edwardsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Josephine Miller, Amanda Brunch and Marie Zimmer, and brothers George W. Miller and Herman Miller. Mrs. Miller was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SPPS, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at SPPS Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made in the form of masses.

Dorothy E. Welsch Hergenroeder nee Thiele, 85, of Waterloo, died March 3, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born September 24, 1919, in Maeystown, the daughter of the late Herman and Emma Thiele nee Fauss. She was married to Homer Hergenroeder; her first husband Cletus Welsch preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband; children C. James (Jean) Welsch of Aurora, Thomas R. Welsch of Waterloo, and Carol (Michael) Birk of Waterloo; step-children Faye (Dr. Ronald) Williams of Columbia and Duane “Roy” (Judi) Hergenroeder of Waterloo; grandchildren Todd Welsch, Nicole (Hank) Harrison, Tara Luhr (Scottie Bryant), JT Welsch, Lindsay Welsch, Alex Welsch, Adam Martin, Dr. Kimberly (Dr. Bill) Nolan, Brady Williams and Krista Williams; great-grandchildren Erick Welsch, Jeffrey Welsch, Lucas Hays, Noah Hays, Jacob Hays and Zoë Bryant; sisters Hulda Rafferty of Arkansas and Eileen Hoffman of Waterloo; and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband. Mrs. Hergenroeder was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Ardell McClenahan nee Lenhardt, 94, of Waterloo, died March 4, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born February 3, 1911, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Louis and Hilda Lenhardt nee Telling. She was married to the late Roy McClenahan; he preceded her in death in 1974. She is survived by her nieces Gale (Robert) VanConia of Columbia, Peggy (Robert) Studt of Columbia and Juanita Cooper of Columbia; sister-in-law Edna Harbaugh of Waterloo; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister. She was the former owner and operator of Lenhardt Restaurant and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Rob Morris Chapter #98 in Fairview Heights. Private family services were held. She will be interned at Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Order of the Eastern Star Organization – Chapter #98, Rob Morris Chapter.

Gertrude M. Candler nee Dougherty, 89, of Maeystown, died March 5, 2005, in Town & Country, Mo. She was born December 22, 1915, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late John and Bridget Marie Dougherty nee Powderly. She was married to the late Robert Candler. She is survived by her children Bonnie (Frank) Johnson of Carthage, Miss., Stephen (Anne) Candler of Maeystown, and Phyllis (John) Hoefft of Maeystown; grandchildren Chastity Johnson, Chad Johnson, Angela (Jim) Manning, Jennifer (Eric) Seidler, Sarah (Dan) Thieret, Julie (Eugene) Huebner, and Tina Marie Hoefft; great-grandchildren Griffin Seidler, Logan Seidler and Sophia Seidler; and brother Bernard Dougherty. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jim Dougherty, Leo Dougherty, Johnny Dougherty, Louis Dougherty and William Dougherty, and sisters Kathryn Pashia, Marcella Shields and Gervase Mary Schmidt. Mrs. Candler was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Renault, and the Renault American Legion. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Fr. Roger Karban officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Building Fund or Renault American Legion.

Barbara H. Gidley nee Bagsby, 60, of Waterloo, died March 7, 2005, in Belleville. She was born May 5, 1944, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late John and Flossie Bagsby nee Cockrell. She was married to James M. Gidley. She is survived by her husband; daughter Tammy (Tom) Vogt of Fults; step-children Kathy (Mike) Kern of Dupo, and Marty (Connie) Gidley of Masa, Ariz.; granddaughter Megan Vogt; step-grandchildren Jamie Kern, Eric Gidley, Kenny Gidley and Heather Gidley; sisters Lucille Cissell of Evansville and Ann (Alfred) Dehn of Columbia; brothers William (Mary Epplin) Bagsby of Red Bud, Harold (Juanita) Bagsby of Columbia, James A. Bagsby of Belleville, John Bagsby Jr. of Dittmer, Mo., Rudy Bagsby of Fenton, Mo., and Leo (Janet) Bagsby of Buena Park, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Claude Bagsby. Mrs. Gidley was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Renault. She worked as a laundry aide at Monroe County Care and Rehab Center. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Fr. Roger Karban officiating. She is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Renault.

Vincent “Vince” Ramirez, 66, of Columbia, formerly of Nashville, died March 6, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 23, 1938, in Swea City, Iowa, the son of the late Marcos and Mercedes Ramirez nee de La Cruz. He was married to Rosemary “Teddi” Ramirez nee Rice. He is survived by his wife; children Rhonda Kelly of Rocky Mountain, Mo., Allen (Rosa) Ramirez of Edmond, Okla., Kathleen Ramirez of Fulton, Mo., Robert (Corina) Ramirez of Collinsville, Bryan (Martha) Marshalek of Millstadt, David (Cam) Marshalek of Justin, Texas, and Keith (Tamara) Marshalek of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Lupe (Gene) Simmons, Louisa (Bob) Palmer, Angie Ramirez, Julie Ramirez and Madeline Ramirez; and brothers Juan (Chris) Ramirez and Marcos (Sherry) Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jose Ramirez, Philip Ramirez and Sal Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He had served as pastor at Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church in Granite City and was pastor of the Latino Initiative of the Illinois Great River District. He was retired from A.O. Smith in Granite City and owned TIOS Transportation in Nashville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at Bethany United Methodist Church. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church – Vincent Ramirez Scholarship Fund.

Sina C. Schaefer, 101, of Orange City, Fla., died March 8, 2005, in Orange City. She was born June 11, 1903, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Schaefer nee Mueller. She is survived by nieces and nephews Helen Krone, John Kutz, Margaret Aukamp, Susanne Hale, Ruth Meister and Harvey Schaefer. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Amanda Heintz, Anna Schaefer, Freida Schaefer, Adele Kutz, brother Emil Schaefer and nephew Clyde Schaefer. She was a member of Women’s Fellowship of First Congregation Church in Orange City, American Rose Society, Arlington Rose Society, Potomac Rose Society, and volunteered in many children’s organizations. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Services, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Kolmer Memorial Chapel Fund, St. Paul United Church of Christ Renovation Fund, or Excellence in Education.

James Guinn, 79, of Waterloo, died March 9, 2005, in Sparta. He was born October 23, 1925, in Bald Knob. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Eugene H. Andres, 65, of Columbia, died March 10, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born October 11, 1939, in St. Louis, the son of the late Eugene N. and Agnes O. Andres nee Vogt. He was married to Linda Andres nee Schmidt. He is survived by his wife; children Natascha Andres of St. Louis, Gina Hirsch of Highland, and Julie Jakes of Highland; sister Betty (Kenneth) Meyer of Columbia; brother Larry (Patty) Andres of Valmeyer; sisters-in-law Charlotte Spence of O’Fallon, Mo.; brothers-in-law Kenneth (Jeri) Schmidt of Maeystown, and Orville (Beverly) Schmidt of Anaheim, Calif.; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Fay Andres and Marcella Sweeney and brother Gerald “Jerry” Andres. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He retired from Illinois Department of Transportation. He was on the board of directors of the St. Louis Strassenfest, started Columbia Jaycees Air Rifle Team, served as coach and member of Columbia Gymnastics, was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens and was a volunteer educator for Hunter Safety Course. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Robert E. Bush, 86, of St. Louis, died March 11, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born June 17, 1918, in Chicago, the son of the late Robert E. and Mae Bush nee Meduna. He was married to Jane bush nee Amann. He is survived by his wife, daughter Mary Louise Essen of Chicago, son John A. Bush of Chicago, grandson Eric Essen of Chicago, sister Lorraine Hahn of Chicago, niece JoAnn (James) McGinty of Crystal Lake, and cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Bush was a charter member of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in St. Louis, and more recently a member of Cure of Ars Catholic Church in St. Louis. He was owner and president of Central Wire Iron Works, which was founded by his father-in-law. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in Iceland and three campaigns in Europe. He belonged to the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and was a member of Waterloo Country Club. He and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. A graveside memorial service was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Juanita I. Farlee nee Frances, 67, of Vandalia, died March 11, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born June 12, 1937, in Annapolis, Md., the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Irene Francis nee Rumberg. She is survived by her children Lloyd D. (Sharon) Bass of Chicago, Sam Merritt (Shari) Bass of Orlando, Fla., Cindy D. Bass of Wisconsin, Boyd E. (Jeanne) Bass of Waterloo, and Carla F. Haezlip of Bunker Hill; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Hazel (Clarence) Kearbey, Everett (Carol) Francis, Arthur Francis, Chester Francis, Lawrence (Phyllis) Francis and Benny Francis; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Adam Bass, three brothers and a sister. Mrs. Farlee was a member of First Assembly of God in Vandalia. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Don Mitchell officiating. She is interned at Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville.

Margaret D. Fesser nee Welten, 81, of Columbia, died March 12, 2005, in Belleville. She was born November 20, 1923, in Chester, the daughter of the late Herman H. and Margaret D. Welten nee Weinrich. She married the late Albert “Red” Fesser in 1954; her died in 1991. She is survived by her daughter Melinda (Roger) Floarke of Columbia; grandchildren Trisha Garrett, Austin, Sammi Jo and Samantha; and sister Alice McLaughlin of Chester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Dolly Kettlekamp and brothers John Welton and Charles Welton. Mrs. Fesser was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, and was an avid bowler. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church of the American Cancer Society.

Ray. W. Hohnbaum, 73, of Waterloo, died March 13, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born March 23, 1941, in Waterloo, the son of the late Arthur W. and Eleanora Hohnbaum nee Bode. He is survived his brother Eugene (Lillian) Hohnbaum of Waterloo, sister-in-law Alberta Hohnbaum of Waterloo, nephew Larry Hohnbaum, niece D. Laurel Yaeger, and great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Laurence Hohnbaum. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia or Lutheran Hour.

Maurine C. Davis, 84, of Waterloo, died March 14, 2005, in Red Bud. She was born December 4, 1920, in Cuba, Mo., the daughter of the late Thomas Wilson and Mary Roach nee Payne. She is survived by her husband Everett Davis, children Vera Moore and Richard Davis, grandchildren Scott Moore, Shannon Moore and Todd Davis, sisters Margaret White and Thelma Bennett, brother Jack Roach, and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at Lewis Cemetery, in Lodi, Mo., Diane Gorham officiating.

Geno Scariot, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died March 14, 2005, in St. Petersburg. He was born February 23, 1920, the son of Siro and Nino Scariot. He was married to the late Elizabeth Scariot nee Mueller. He is survived by children Terry (Kathy) Scariot, Norman (Barbara) Scariot, Judy (Steven) Leisl and John (Mary) Scariot; sister Gloria (Clifford) Sanford and brother Elmer (Helen) Scariot; brother-in-law Milton (Florence) Mueller and sisters-in-law Frieda Voelker, Marie (Wilbert) Voelker, Ruth Fehrenz and Ada Mueller; and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elizabeth Scariot nee Mueller, father- and mother-in-law George and Maria Mueller; and brothers-in-law Floyd Mueller, Harold Voelker and Oliver Fehrenz. A memorial service was held on March 26, 2005, at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Helen Marie Koonce nee Daraskavich, 82, of Waterloo, died March 18, 2005, in St. Louis. She was born July 22, 1922, the daughter of the late Paul and Laura Daraskavich. She was married to the late Donald Shadley Koonce. She is survived by daughters-in-law Jean Koonce of Edwardsville and Shirley Koonce of Kankakee; grandchildren Johnny Lee, Jason Shadley, Elizabeth Marie, and Rebecca Koonce; great-grandchildren Nathan Lee, Zachery Glen and Colten Koonce; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sons Paul Shadley Koonce and Michael Phillip Koonce. Mrs. Koonce was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She coached golf for Waterloo High School and in the summer league at the Waterloo County Club. She was also a member of the Illinois Teachers Association. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Jebron C. Beatty nee Spain, 94, of Columbia, died March 19, 2005, in Columbia. She was born August 10, 1910, the daughter of the late Elise Spain and Etta Casen. She was married to the late John Beatty. She is survived by her sons Thomas (Norma) Beatty of Waterloo and William G. (Clara) Beatty of Red Bud; daughter Darlene Hunt of Grimes, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Imogene Stark of Collinsville; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons John Beatty and Jack Beatty; daughters Betty Lou Beatty, Ruth Ann Talbert and Dorothy Beatty; brothers Aruel Spain and Roy Spain; and sisters Marie Bartlett and Frances Green. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home, Pastor Ron Morgan officiating. She is buried at the Waterloo City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Dorma L. Hopewell nee Wakefield, 69, of Columbia, died March 21, 2005, in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born January 15, 1936, in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Chester and Golda Wakefield nee Allen. She married Tommy Hopewell in 1953. She is survived by her husband; daughters Robin Weisenborn of Columbia, Cyndi Hopewell of Columbia, Lisa (Dan) Fallon of Waterloo; grandchildren Aaron, Ryan, Nicole, Courtney and Kylie; great-grandchildren Alexis, Reese, Jackson and Brooklyn; sisters Norma (Toby) Thompson of Columbia and Janet (Dick) Laxton of Columbia; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, where she was active with many church functions including the Esther Sunday School Class. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church, Fr. Jonathan Peters officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Susan Koman Breast Cancer Foundation or First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Noah Curtis Vanderver, 8 days, of Evansville, died March 24, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born March 16, 2005, in St. Louis, the son of Donald and Renee Vanderver nee Krack. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents Pamela and Curtis LaBrot of Waterloo, and Glen and Darla Krack of Renault; paternal grandparents Don and Carol Vanderver of Lonedell, Mo., and Judy Romaine of St. Clair, Mo.; and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at St. John Cemetery in Fults, Pastor Darrell Jones officiating.

Bea Vivian Coulter nee Ramsey, 79, of Waterloo, died March 26, 2005, in Freeburg. She was born July 11, 1925, in Bonne Terre, Mo., the daughter of the late Clement and Florence Ramsey nee Carlson. She is survived by her children James Coulter Jr., Linda Cudd, Brenda Du Frenne, Gene Coulter, Pam Nickles, Thomas Coulter and Dean Coulter; 11 grandchildren; brother Stanley Ramsey; and sisters Blanche Bollinger, Bertha Dalton, and Bessie Thomure. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Margie Ann Coulter and sister Bernice Cucci. She was a member of World Wide Church of God in Belleville and had worked as a visiting nurse. Visitation and funeral services were at DeFabio Funeral Home. She is buried at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Farmington.

Elma Alberta Baumann nee Meyer, 86, of Columbia, died March 28, 2005, in Columbia. She was born April 13, 1918, in Valmeyer, the daughter of the late Robert and Zella Meyer nee Agnew. She married the late Walter Baumann in 1952. She is survived by her daughters Mary Jean (Albert) Diehl of Columbia and Cynthia Ann Baumann of Columbia; grandchildren Vanessa Diehl and Alex Diehl; sister Jeannette Kimmel of Prairie du Rocher; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters in infancy. Mrs. Baumann was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. Visitation and a memorial service were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

David J. Mohl, 75, of Waterloo, died March 29, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born October 12, 1929, in St. Louis, the son of the late George and Jeannette Mohl nee Smith. He was married to Dorothy Mohl nee Mackey. He is survived by his wife; children Pam (Conrad) Majino of St. Louis, Dian (Mike) Bowry of Waterloo, Sandi (Ron) Stumpf of Waterloo, Mike Mohl of Waterloo, Cookie (Mike) Brightwell of Coulterville, Chuck (Melissa) Mohl of Waterloo, Ronnie (Larita) Mohl of Fults, and Robin (Fred) Otto of Waterloo; grandchildren David Stumpf, Rob (Amy) Stumpf, David (Melissa) Brightwell, Shaun Brightwell, Jason Brightwell, Michelle Mohl, Katlyn Mohl, Robert Otto and Tyler Mohl; great-granddaughter Alexis Stumpf; and step-grandchildren Ryan Otto and Ashley Otto. He was preceded in death by his parents, son David J. Mohl Jr., two brothers and a sister. Mr. Mohl was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the American Legion. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SPPS, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at SPPS Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association or SPPS Church.

February

Brema E. Beck nee Hogendobler, 90, of Columbia, died February 11, 2005, in Columbia. She was born September 12, 1914, in Villa Ridge, the daughter of the late James and Minnie Hogendobler nee Redden. She was preceded in death by first husband, James E. Law, and second, husband Norman W. Beck. She is survived by her husband; son James (Rosemary) Law of Columbia; grandchildren Lisa (Scott) Gilbreth of Columbia, Steven (Angela) Law of Columbia, great-grandchildren Alex Gilbreth, Andrew Gilbreth, Jacob Gilbreth and Jeffrey Honeycut; and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Beck was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. She had been a member of Order of the Eastern Star #597 – Monroe Chapter, Columbia Woman’s Club and Columbia Senior Citizens. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Glennon F. Reinhold, 76, of Waterloo, died February 15, 2005, in Sun City Center, Fla. He was born February 25, 1928, in St. Louis, the son of the late Leo J. and Margaret Reinhold nee Fogelpole. He was married to Mary Jean Reinhold nee Cooley. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Reinhold nee Schmidt. He is survived by his wife; children Mark (Mary Kay) Reinhold of Waterloo, Ken (Shirley) Reinhold of Waterloo, Jill (Craig) Whelan of Prairie du Rocher, and Rick (Lynn) Miller of Stone Mountain, Ga.; grandchildren Laura (Adam) Frierdich, Katie Reinhold, Bethany Reinhold, Adam Reinhold, Alex Reinhold, Michelle (Chris) Freeman, Dane Reinhold, Joshua Whelan, Briahna Whelan and Jessica Sherry; great-grandchildren Elissa Freeman and Devin Freeman; brother Jerome J. (Jean) Reinhold of Edwardsville; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and his sister Sister Dorothy Reinhold A.S.C. Mr. Reinhold was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He formerly owned and operated Glenn’s Drive-In. He was a volunteer Waterloo Fire Department firefighter, a trustee on the Rural Fire Department Board, and a member of the Port Authority Board. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SPPS, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis, Gibault Catholic High School or American Cancer Society.

Florence Becker nee Eschmann, 96, of Columbia, died February 16, 2005, in Columbia. She was born September 5, 1908, in Columbia, the daughter of the late William and Ida Eschmann nee Kaempf. She was preceded in death in 1995 by her husband, the late Elmer Becker. She is survived by her daughter Mariann (Jerry) Hacker of Edina, Minn.; brother-in-law John (Irene) Becker of Eureka, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Elmer Eschmann and Earl Eschmann, and sisters Ella Wilde and Stella Miller. Mrs. Becker was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, where she was a quilter for more than 30 years. She retired from Swift & Co. in East St. Louis. She was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens, R.S.V.P. of Columbia for more than 20 years, and Order of the Eastern Star – Monroe Chapter for more than 60 years. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ Kitchen Committee or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Armin C. Heiken, 78, of Columbia, died February 16, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born April 15, 1926, in Waterloo, to Emil and Catherine Heiken nee Stockel. He married Marcella Heiken nee Sander in 1950. He is survived by his wife; sons James (Lorrie) Heiken of Round Rock, Tex., and Thomas Heiken of Waterloo; grandchildren Amanda Heiken, Tyler Heiken, Tanner Heiken, Matthew Heiken; and sister Irene (Harold) Dannehold of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Heiken was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He retired as fleet manager of Fred Broeg Chevrolet in St. Louis. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #6165 – Third Degree, Fr. Charles Hellrung Assembly #1529 – Fourth Degree, VFW Post #7980 in Millstadt, and was active with Khoury League. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home in Columbia. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Mildred Jehling nee Schaefer, 81, of Fountain, died February 16, 2005, in Fountain. She was born June 26, 1923, in Merrimac, the daughter of the late William H. and Katie Schaefer nee Stumpf. She was married to the late Lester H. Jehling for 56 years. She is survived by her children Jeanette (Richard) McClellan of Valmeyer, Kathy (Larry) Washausen of Waterloo, Bonnie (Richard) Valentine of Waterloo, and Lori (James) Burns of Plainfield; grandchildren Keith (Donna) Washausen, Marc (Amy) McClellan, Kevin (Allison) Washausen, Wendy (Paul) Hill, Lana (Steve) Reichert, John Valentine, Janese Valentine, Denise (Matt) Oleson, Marshall Schellhardt, Madison Burns and Cassidy Burns; great-grandchildren Jeremy Hill, Leah Hill, Kasey Washausen, Paige Washausen, Jacob Washausen, Bailey Reichert, Abigail Reichert, Trevor McClellan and Dakota Valentine; and sisters-in-law Bertha Jehling and Dorothy Schaefer. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandson Hunter McClellan, sister Laverta Goldschmidt, brothers Herbert Schaefer, Earl Schaefer and Clarence Schaefer, and one brother in infancy. Mrs. Jehling was a member of St. John UCC in Valmeyer. She participated in Monday and Thursday bowling leagues in Columbia, was a member of the Monroe County Relay for Life ‘Sure Cure’ Team, and she baked wedding cakes out of her home. Mrs. Jehling loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her country. She enjoyed quilting, bowling, playing Kloepper, needle work and sewing. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor David Riebeling officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to The Dakota Valentine Fund, Hoyleton Children’s Home or New Athens Home.

George D. Drexler, 74, of Columbia, died February 17, 2005, in Columbia. He was born July 15, 1930, the son of the late Sigmund and Geneva Drexler nee Doering. He married Marjorie Ann Drexler in 1986. He is survived by his children Dennis E. (Carolyn) Drexler of St. Louis, Julie G. (George) Chakides of St. Charles, Sarah L. Andrews of Belleville, and George A. (Michele) Drexler of High Ridge, Mo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Delores Thomas of St. Charles, Mary Ann Phillips of Elk Ridge, Mo., Carol J. Thaxton of Ferguson, Mo., and Susan E. (Kenneth) Meyer of Ferguson, Mo.; and brother Richard C. (Susan) Drexler of Ballwin. He was preceded in death by his brother Sigmund J. Drexler Jr. Mr. Drexler was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Columbia. He was employed by Anheuser-Busch Inc. in St. Louis as a beer brewer. He was a member of Brewers and Malters Local #6, American Legion Post #299, and Columbia Sister Cities. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Rubylee E. Sager nee Wood, 79, formerly of Columbia, died February 17, 2005, in Murphysboro. She was born June 16, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby Wood nee Cameron. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands Joseph Vogt and Lester H. Sager, respectively. She is survived by her children Joseph S. Vogt of Columbia, Rubymaria (Jerry) Kish of Glenburnie, Md., James G. (Jean) Vogt of Breese, Becky (Warren) Reagan of Fredericktown, Md., Runnell (David) Graff of Ava, Roselle (Russel) Howeter of Glenburnie, Md., John (Joni) Vogt of Ava, Carol ‘Sis’ Sager of Columbia, and Lester Lee Sager; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and nephew Michael Reagan. Mrs. Sager had been a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and was a member of American Legion Post #581 Auxiliary. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Norine Marie Schmidt nee Tuhro, 88, of Columbia, died February 18, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born February 18, 2005, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Charles and Clara Tuhro nee Gehl. She married second husband Norman Schmidt in 1961. She was preceded in death by her first husband Nick Meier. She is survived by her son Donald (Christine) Meier of St. Louis; grandchildren Steven Meier of St. Louis and David Meier of St. Louis; sister-in-law Mabel (John) Offermann of Columbia; and nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband. Mrs. Schmidt was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, as well as Columbia Gymnastic Association Auxiliary. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or masses.

Jerry F. Landgraf, 62, of Columbia, died February 19, 2005, at his residence. He was born November 20, 1942, the son of the late Carl A. Landgraf and Pearl Landgraf nee Juengling of Columbia. He married Kathleen Landgraf nee Neumeyer in 1966. He is survived by his sons Bradley Landgraf of Columbia and John Landgraf of Columbia; brother Carl (Mary) Landgraf of Columbia; sister Janey Edmiston of Manchester, Mo.; sister-in-law Alice (Cleon) West of Waterloo; brother-in-law John (Pam) Neumeyer of Waterloo; grandchildren Hayden Landgraf and Jacob Johnson; nieces and nephews Dawn, Jodi, Abby, Cris, Cami, Bryan, Terri, Colin and Brent; and an aunt, uncles, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Landgraf was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. He retired last year as a captain with the Columbia Police Department. He was a past member of Columbia Volunteer Fire Department and past director of Columbia Emergency Medical Services. He was a charter member and first president of the Fraternal Order of Police – Monroe County, a lifetime member of the Illinois Police Association, a member of the Police Pension Board and Columbia Booster Club. He coached in the Columbia Khoury League and the Immaculate Conception School basketball program. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, Pastor Michael Dixon officiating. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or Columbia Athletic Boosters.

Howard E. Knapp, 75, of Nokimis, Fla., died February 19, 2005. He was born April 4, 1929, in Erie, Penn. He is survived by his son Howard E. Knapp II of Columbia; daughters Linda Stuckmeyer of Temple, Tex., and Laurie Grubb of Waterloo; brother Leroy Knapp of Jacksonville, Fla., sister Doris Schuwerk of Erie, Penn.; and five grandchildren. Mr. Knapp retired as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of the Greater Sarasota Sertoma Club, and the Elks, Eagles and Masons. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. A memorial service was held in Florida. Memorials may be made to the Grater Sarasota Sertoma Club in Sarasota, Fla.

Jacqueline M. Range, 52, of Waterloo, died February 19, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born December 9, 1953, in East St. Louis, to Evelyn D. Range nee Riebeling of Dupo and the late Henry J. Range. She is survived by her mother; daughters Dawn M. (Tony) Bruce of East Carondelet, and Hollie Hughes of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Hollie, Lauren and Kyle; dearest friend Dian Borowy of Waterloo; four sisters Phyllis Cox of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathy McGuire of Waterloo, Barbara Clack of Hillsboro, Mo., and Ginger Fouts of Cedar Hill, Mo.; and brother Eugene “Buddy” Range of Cedar Hill, Mo. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry J. ‘Bud’ Range. There was no visitation or funeral. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.

Karen Hutchings Kuehner, 63, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died February 20, 2005, at her home. She was born November 28, 1941, in Belleville, the daughter of the late Charles and Teresa Hutchings nee McDonald. She was married to Neil Kuehner for 42 years. She is survived by her husband, son Timothy (Angie) Kuehner of Plano, Tex., daughter Carrie (Brett) Baird of Flower Mound, Tex., brother Barry (Dana) Hutchings of Waterloo, sister Connie (Bill) Janson of Columbia, and grandchildren Josh Kuehner, Jake Kuehner, Joey Kuehner and Jonathan Kuehner. Mrs. Kuehner was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark. A memorial mass was held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Lee Mark Raeber, 39, of St. Louis, formerly of Waterloo, died February 21, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born May 12, 1965, in Red Bud, the son of Orlou (Robert) Burkemper nee Reitz and the late Glenn Raeber. He is survived by his parents; brothers Mark (Marlou) Raeber of Millstadt, Joel (Helen) Raeber of Marietta, Ga., Glyn (Beverly) Raeber of St. Charles, and Michael (Carol) Raeber of O’Fallon; sisters Ruth Raeber Layton of Gillespie, Karen (David) Kneib of St. Peters, Mo., Jane (Rich) Drusch of Florissant, Mo., Ann (David) Brandt of Phoenix, Ariz., Ellen (Lee) Roew of St. Louis, and Mary (Troy) Eppinger of Columbia; 21 nieces and nephews, and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Memorials may be made to Gibault Catholic High School or masses.

David Lee P. Neff, 65, of Waterloo, died February 23, 2005, in Waterloo. He was born July 12, 1939, in Hecker, the son of the late Ralph and Anna Neff nee Dietz. He was married to Coletta Neff nee Glastetter. He is survived by his wife, daughter Sally (Brad) Mooney of Waterloo, step-children Phyllis (James) Winkelmann of Carlyle, Shirley Racine of Waterloo, and Dan (Lisa) Eftink of Benton; grandchildren Ashley Mooney, Brad Mooney, Nicholas Winkelmann, Susan Racine, Jessing Eftink and Sarah Eftink. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at SPPS Cemetery in Waterloo.

M. Jeanette Buhrmeister nee Novack, 99, of Waterloo, died February 25, 2005, in Waterloo. She was born November 9, 1905, in Chester, the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Novack nee Douglas. She was married to the late Chris A. Buhrmeister. She is survived by cousins, a great-nephew, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Buhrmeister was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. She was the former owner of Schueren Shoe Store. Visitation and funeral services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, pastors Tony Troup and Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. She is buried at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Chester. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Ruby Irene Moallankamp nee Lee, 91, died February 26, 2005, in Belleville. She was born January 10, 1914, in Shannon, Mo., the daughter of the late David and Rose Lee nee Ray. She married the late Carl Moallankamp in 1928; he preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by her son Lawrence D. (Sylvia) Moallankamp of Columbia; daughters Helen Massie of Cahokia, Vera Stone of Cahokia, and Bonnie Ferguson of Dupo; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son Wayne Moallankamp. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Church of God in Cahokia, Pastor Justin Shields officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Church of God in Cahokia.