Fritz Jahnssen, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at the Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be today at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice, the First Christian Church, or Bond Christian Service Camp.
Fritz, the son of Fritz and Adele Hamel Jahnssen, was born September 23, 1930 in Greenville. He grew up on the Jahnssen family farm, attended the local schools and graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1949. Fritz served our country in the United States Army Reserves for 12 years.
Fritz and Connie L. Wise were united in marriage on October 22, 1976. They were married at the First Christian Church in Greenville by Darryl Bolen.
Mr. Jahnssen worked as a forestry foreman for Southwestern Electric for over 20 years, retiring in 1992. He was an excellent woodworker, loved camping, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and gardening.
Surviving are his children; Kathy Reynolds (Harold) of Hillsboro, IL, Fritz "Jody" Jahnssen (Cindy) of Summerfield, NC, Phyllis Atchison (Robert) of Pocahontas, IL, JR Paradee (Carla) of Greenville and Monica Barnhart (Clint) of Mulberry Grove, IL. He is the loving grandfather of 1 granddaughter, 11 step-grandchildren, 19 step great-grandchildren and 1 step great-great-granddaughter.
Paul B. Schulte
Paul B. Schulte, age 60, of Cahokia and formerly of Aviston, passed away Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Aviston. Friends may call Saturday from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Schulte was born February 11, 1953 in Breese to Arthur and Therese (Wesselmann) Schulte; they preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Schulte.
Surviving are his siblings, Rita (Allen) Strubhart of Aviston, Arthur J. (Diane) Schulte, Jr. of Caseyville, Henrietta Schulte of Germantown, Margie (Roger) Albers of Germantown, and Mary Ann (Mark) Thole of Carlyle; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Paul worked as a farmhand for Middeke Chicken Farm in St. Rose and formerly worked at Arrow Group Industries in Breese.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston.
Bonnie L. Eddy
Bonnie L. Eddy, age 62, of Marine, passed away Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society.
She was born on Tuesday, August 14, 1951, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Kermit and Edna (nee Tally) Parkerson.
On Sunday, October 19, 1969, she married Donnie Eugene Eddy who survives.
Mrs. Eddy was born in St. Louis and raised in Pinckneyville, IL. She and her husband lived in the Washington Park/E. St. Louis, IL area and moved to Marine in 1976. She enjoyed watching sports, especially her grandchildren playing baseball, and followed the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and fishing.
Husband - Donnie E. Eddy, Marine, IL
Son - Donnie D. (Sandi) Eddy, Highland, IL
Daughter - April D. (Chris) Prusa, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild - Payton Eddy, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Bryce Eddy, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Joshua Prusa, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild - Tyler Prusa, Alhambra, IL
Brother - Carl (Teresa) Parkerson, St. Libory, IL
Half Sister - Patricia Hardin
Half Sister - Kim Brooks
Half Sister - Jennifer Parkerson
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Kermit D. "Dale" Parkerson
Mother - Edna Mae Parkerson, nee Tally
Sister - Effie Annette Parkerson
William A. Howard
William A. Howard, age 75 of Highland, passed away Wednesday at Highland Health Care Center. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 31, at 12:00 p.m. at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport. Friends may call Saturday, August 31, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Howard was born at Evanston, IL; grew up in Norwood Park and Glenview, IL. He attended Niles Township High School and graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, with a degree in Sociology. He and his wife had lived in Fairfield, IA; Chicago area (Evanston, Mundelein & Vernon Hills); moving to Highland in 2000. Bill had served in the US Army in the late 1950's /early 60's with duty in Europe. He worked for many years for Signode Corporation as a salesman, in the factory and then quality control. He retired as Director of Quality Control in the late 1990's. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, visiting with people, and working in his yard. He loved dogs. In his youth, Bill played the trumpet and drums in a jazz band. He continued to enjoy listening to jazz.
Daughter - Meg E. (Quintin) Overocker, El Paso, IL
Daughter - Kimberly L. Howard, East Moline, IL
Grandchild - Sophie A. Howard, El Paso, IL
Grandchild - Lacey J. Overocker, El Paso, IL
Sister - Charlotte A. (John) Solarz, Sinsinawa, WI
He was preceded in death by:
Father - Harvey H. Howard
Mother - Margaret L. Howard nee Crippen
Wife - Jeane D. "Bup" Howard nee Delaplain died 11/26/2009
Brother - Stillborn Infant
Ronald Snow, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, August 21st at the Highland Healthcare Facility. Funeral arrangements for 69 year-old Ronald Snow are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.
SATURDAY - sunny, high 87, low 63
SUNDAY - sunny, high 89, low 69
Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. Michelle’s guest this week is Ed Barsotti, Executive Director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists. With kids going back to school and cooler temperatures on the way, many individuals will be riding their bikes more often. Ed and Michelle will talk about some of the safety issues that you should keep in mind when you’re enjoying a bike ride. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.
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