Allan R. Akers
Allan R. Akers, age 77, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, January 28 at Aviston Countryside Manor. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be Thursday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to Aviston Countryside Manor or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Mr. Akers was born on April 10, 1936, in Breese, Illinois, a son of Dennis and Sophie (Popeck) Akers. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, including 2 tours in Vietnam. After his retirement, he worked at Moto Mart in Breese. Mr. Akers enjoyed NASCAR racing, Cardinals baseball, fishing and spending time with his family. Allan was a regular at Wally’s in Breese, where he went daily at 3:00 for coffee.
Survivors include 3 daughters – Sharon Loddeke (Brad) of Breese, Illinois, Jennifer Akers (Jacob Hanke) of Richview, Illinois and Linda Langley of Jacksonville, Arkansas; his grandchildren – Beth Peek (Danny), Curt Loddeke (January), Breann Loddeke, Mya Hanke and Jason Langley; his great grandchildren – Alexander Hunter, Emily and Hayli Rinne, Page Loddeke, Cayden Holtgrave and he was anticipating the arrival of Baby Peek in March; 2 sisters – Esther VonHatten of Highland, Illinois and Lorraine Brueggemann (Joe) of Carlyle and a brother – Dennis “Pat” Akers (Sheila) of Ashland, Missouri.
Paula J. Koley
Paula J. Koley, age 51, of Pierron, passed away Sunday, January 26 at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from noon to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
She was born June 20, 1962, in Elmhurst, IL, the daughter of Jon David and Grace Elizabeth (nee Bergendoff) Schneider.
On Sunday, April 02, 2000, she married Ronald C. Koley who survives.
Paula was born at Elmhurst, IL and lived in Lombard, IL until she was 6 and her family moved to Sycamore, IL until she was 16 when she moved to Highland. She attended Highland High School. She and her children had lived in Naperville, Aurora, O'Fallon, MO, Fremont, CA, Manteca, CA and back to Highland in 1995, and to Pierron in 1997. She enjoyed art, painting, sketching, crafts and Leather Work. She made belts, medicine bags, holsters, and wallets. She was a graduate of the American Art Institute.
Survivors include :
Husband - Ronald C. Koley, Pierron, IL
Father - Jon David Schneider, Highland, IL
Son - Dustin M. (Laura) Barry, Highland, IL
Son - Eric J. (Bethany) Barry, Highland, IL
Daughter - Danielle M. Barry, Saint Peters, MO
Grandchild - Molly E. Barry, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Michael J. Barry, Highland, IL
Sister - Andrea K. (Lon) Schwend, Greenville, IL
Sister - Errin L. (George) Neuner, Saint Peters, MO
She was preceded in death by :
Mother - Grace Elizabeth Schneider died 2/19/2008
Brother - David Jon Schneider died 10/29/2004
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