TEAM ICE ELITE WINS BLUE CHIP NATIONALS IN INDIANA
Team Ice Elite, an Amateur Athletic Union high school traveling team, featuring several players from Greenville, won the Blue Chip Nationals Tournament in Lafayette, Indiana over the weekend. Team Ice Elite went 4 & 0 in the tournament and defeated a team from Chicago to clinch the championship.
Among the team members are four high school athletes from Greenville: Kassidy Alderman, Maria Reinhard, Sheena Gatson, and Afton Nelson.
On August 31st, Team Ice Elite will travel to Chicago for a full exhibition game prior to the Chicago Sky WNBA game.
MMC Felix A. “Fe” Parker, USN Retired
Machinist Mate Chief Felix A. “Fe” Parker, United States Navy Retired, age 75, of Pierron, passed away Friday at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services were held Monday at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the family.
He was born January 01, 1938, in Granite City, IL, the son of Fred Lester and Annie Dorothy (nee Cunningham) Parker Sr.
On March 17, 1990, he married Reba Florance Murphy who survives.
He was a former member of VFW & American Legion.
Felix was born at Granite City, and grew up in Madison, IL. As a youth he moved to Summerfield. He joined the US Navy and served for US Navy for 22 1/2 years, serving aboard 8 different ships as a Machinist Mate Chief. He served in the Atlantic Fleet and retired in 1983. In retirement he worked a number of different jobs. He managed Stuckys in Highland (2years) , worked at Nance Auto Salvage (7 years). He had lived in Summerfield, Pocahontas, Greenville, Highland, Grantfork, and Pierron. He enjoyed working on cars, liked to cook and loved being with his grandchildren.
Survivors include :
Wife - Reba F. Parker nee Murphy, Pierron, IL
Daughter - Tammy F. Jascur (significant other Jim Wilson), Saint Louis, MO
Son - Michael D. Jascur (siginficant other Michelle Plank), Belleville, IL
Grandchild - Dakota T. Jascur-Harlan, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild - McKayla A. Jascur, Belleville, IL
Grandchild - Melissa D. Jascur, Belleville, IL
Sister - Doris Parker Weinburg, Kilgore, TX
Brother - Edward Parker
Nieces and Nephews - Many
He was preceded in death by :
Father - Fred L. Parker Sr.
Mother - Annie D. Parker nee Cunningham
Brother - Fred L. Parker Jr.
Sister - Sara Parker
Brother - Johnny Parker
Laura T. Pingsterhaus
Laura T. Pingsterhaus, age 89, of Germantown, passed away Saturday at Breese Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Catholic Church. Germantown American Legion services will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pingsterhaus was born July 30, 1924 in Bartelso to Henry and Mary (Gebke) Kreke; they preceded her in death.
She married Victor Pingsterhaus on October 12, 1955 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; he preceded her in death on December 26, 1981.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Aug, Veronica Kreke, and Catherine Sutterlin; brothers, Frank "Bud" Kreke and Frederick Kreke; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Aug, Martin Sutterlin, Rose Kreke, Agnes Kreke, Frank Beckmann, Catherine and Bert Jansen, Marie and Barney Spihlmann.
Surviving are her sons, Virgil (Dolores) Pingsterhaus of Batesville, IN and Mike (Nancy) Pingsterhaus of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren, Craig (Pam) Pingsterhaus, Kevin Pingsterhaus, Krista Pingsterhaus, Michael (Emily) Pingsterhaus, Kyle Pingsterhaus, Christopher Pingsterhaus, and Lauren Pingsterhaus; 1 great-grandchild, Reed Pingsterhaus; brothers, Henry "Hank" (Dolores "Blondie") Kreke and Joseph Kreke all of Bartelso; sisters-in-law, Ceil Kreke of Bartelso and Christine Beckmann of Germantown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laura was a homemaker and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Germantown, St, Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary in Breese, Germantown American Legion Post 325 Auxiliary, and was a former volunteer for the women in need hotline. She loved quilting and playing cards.
James M. “Jimmy” Bone
James M. “Jimmy” Bone, age 62, of Greenville, passed away Monday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Duncan Cemetery, south of Mulberry Grove. The family welcomes friends to join them at 9:45 Thursday morning at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice at the cemetery or at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.
James Maurice "Jimmy" Bone aged 62 of Greenville, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Monday at Greenville Regional Hospital with his family at his side.
James "Jimmy" Bone, the son of Darrel and Delsie Merle Seendermann Bone, was born on December 24, 1950 in Vandalia. He grew up in Tamalco and moved to Greenville in his childhood where he attended Central School and Greenville High School. He worked for a time at his sister's restaurant, the Country Cafe in Pocahontas.
Jimmy is survived by his six siblings: W. Frank (Sue) Bone of Greenville, Bob (Sherril) Bone of Greenville, Dean (Kim) Bone of Vandalia, Darlene D. Bone of Pocahontas,Royce L. Bone of Greenville and Mary Ann (Scott) Laux of Carlyle, and a host of nieces and nephews
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