Cyril J. Poettker
Cyril J. Poettker, age 88, of Breese, passed away Saturday, January 25 at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:-00 p.m. and again Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born July 1, 1925 in Aviston to Herman and Mary (Strieker) Poettker: they preceded him in death.
He married Dolores Holtmann on July 18, 1950 at St. Bernard Church in Albers and she preceded him in death April 1, 2013.
Also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Poettker and Cletus Poettker; a sister, Sr. Doris Poettker, HSSF; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvera Poettker, Ralph Netemeyer, Raymond Holtmann, Loretta and Calvin Schwend, Bill Spaeth, Ronald Huegen, Alice Toennies, and Clarence and Isabelle Holtmann.
Surviving are his children, Shirley (Leon) Langenhorst of St. Rose, Doris (Brandon) Phillips of Centralia, Ken (Terri) Poettker of Centralia, Sharon (Michael) Bacca of Orlando, FL, Deb Lake of Breese, Jerry (Laura) Poettker of St. Charles, MO, Dennis (friend Sandy Munro) Poettker of Mascoutah, and Lori Hankins of Breese; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Netemeyer of Albers and Marie (Clarence) Plocher of Highland; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Dot) Holtmann of New Baden, Adrian (Trudy) Toennies of Trenton, Mary Ann Spaeth of Trenton, Ruth Huegen of Trenton, and Adeline Holtmann of Germantown.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army, and at the beginning of his service he was in Company L 318 infantry A.P.O. #80 through November of 1945. Once he was in Nuremberg, he stood guard at the Nuremburg Trials while he was in Company L 26th infantry A.P.O #1 from December 1945-March 1946. Towards the end of his time in the war, he was in 144th Armored Signal Co. from March 1946-April 1946.
Cyril retired from Scott Air Force Base as a Medical Technician and he was also a dairy, grain and live stock farmer.
He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese and Albers American Legion Post 1026.
Billie J. Harvey
Billie J. Harvey, age 86, of Highland, passed away Sunday, January 26 at her residence. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and again Thursday from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to VNA-TIP Hospice, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Heart Association.
She was born on Wednesday, June 29, 1927, in Flint, MI, the daughter of William Vernon and Opel Florence (nee Hatfield) Davenport.
On Saturday, February 19, 1983, she married James Harrison Harvey who survives.
She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star - St. Louis.
Billie was born near Flint, Michigan and lived in Southeast Missouri up to age 9. She then moved to St. Louis, MO, and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1945. She married and reared her family. She worked as a manager for Food Service at Riverview Gardens High School for 17 years and at Christian Northeast Hospital as a Special Diets Supervisor for 5 years. She moved to Highland on October 19, 2006. She was a great quilter. She loved growing flowers and taking care of her vegetable garden. She also enjoyed reading, traveling (Florida Cruises), antique garage sales, and flea markets.
Husband - James Harrison Harvey, Highland, IL
Daughter - Karen L. (Tom) Fuller, Highland, IL
Daughter - Cheryl A. (Kim) Unterreiner, Highland, IL
Daughter - Sally A. (Bill) Schneider, Topeka, KS
Grandchild - Zachary Leger, Topeka, KS
Grandchild - Christopher Leger, Topeka, KS
Grandchild - Nathaniel Schneider, Topeka, KS
Grandchild - Tommy Fuller, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Michele A. Clarkin, Highland, IL
Grandchild - James R. (Jenny) Bursey, Saint Clair, MO
Great Grandchild - Katie Fuller, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Abby Fuller, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Sammy Fuller, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Wade S. Clarkin, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Evan J. Clarkin, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Paige Clarkin, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Jaden Bursey, Saint Clair, MO
Great Grandchild - Jamison Bursey, Saint Clair, MO
Brother - Burnell L. (Pat) Davenport, Saint Charles, MO
Sister - Shirley D. (Ron) Emo, Chesterfield, MO
Sister - Patsy L. Hamm, Springfield, MO
She was preceded in death by:
Father - William V. Davenport
Mother - Opel F. Davenport nee Hatfield
Grandchild - Todd S. Fuller died 1975
Sister - Connie Boquet
Sister - Linda L. Miller
Cyril H. Voss
Cyril H. Voss, age 83, of Breese, passed away Sunday, January 26 at his residence. Funeral mass will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Felicitas Catholic Church in Beaver Prairie. Burial will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and again Friday from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to St. Felicitas Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, TIP Hospice, and Catholic Urban Programs.
Cyril was born in Breese on May 10, 1930
Cyril married Eleanor A. Laux October 10, 1951 at St. Felicitas Catholic Church, Beaver Prairie.
Cyril served in the U.S., Army with the Aviation Engineer Battalion as a Grader Operator from 1952 – 1954. After his military service, he started his farming in Beaver Prairie. Cyril retired from farming in 1997, and continued to help his sons on the family farm. He was a member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, St. Felicitas Catholic Church in Beaver Prairie where he served as an Extraordinary Minister. Cyril served the Wheatfield Twsp Road District for 40 years, serving as the Road Commissioner for 32 years. He was a past member of the Clinton County Twsp. Officials. Cyril was instrumental in the formation of the Wheatfield Twsp Fire Department. He was an active member of the Fire Department for 20 years. Cyril was a director for the Breese Mutual Insurance Company for 20 years. He participated in the Just Faith Social Ministry Group. He was a member of the Breese American Legion Post 252, Breese Knights of Columbus, American Farm Heritage Museum, and a member of the St. Louis Metro Polka Club. He also participated in the Clinton County Relay for Life and the Plow for a Cure.
Cyril leaves his loving wife and family Eleanor (Laux) Voss of Breese, Dale (Carolyn) Voss of Pierron, Dennis (Amy) Voss of Carlyle, Jim (Donna) Voss of St. Rose, Glen (Denise) Voss of Carlyle, Leon (Julie) Voss of Breese, Peggy (Craig) Timmermann of Aviston, Lynn (Dave) Meddows of Trenton.
Grandchildren Audra (friend Dave), Erica (Rob), Stephanie (Stacy), Amanda (Jeremiah), Erin (Chad), Jamie, Kelly, Nick (Angela), Chris (Kayla), Zach, Luke, Leann, Kyle (friend Carli), Megan (friend Kyle) Amber, Ryan, Cami and 6 great grandchildren.
Also survived by his siblings Theodolinda “Lin” Jansen, Jerome Voss, Armella Wych, Clarence Voss, Leonard (Betty) Voss, Theodore Jr (Laura) Voss,
Sisters-in-law Bertha Voss, Helen Kniepmann
Preceded in death by his parents Theodore B. and Clara G. (Huene) Voss, a son in infancy Charles Gerard, grandsons Blake Voss, Nathan Meddows, a sister Del Becker, His father–in-law and mother-in-law Julius and Cecilia (Dumstorff) Laux, his bothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lorraine Voss, Bernard Becker, August Jansen, Aron Wych, Leonard Laux, Raymond Kniepmann, Vincent Voss, Steve and Dorothy Haselhorst.
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