Charles J. Cox
Charles J. Cox, age 54 of Huey, passed away Saturday, February 22 at his residence. A memorial service for 54-year-old Charles J. Cox will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Private burial will be Friday in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Cox was born on August 12, 1959, in Hillsboro, Illinois, a son of James C. and Kathryn H. (Grossman) Cox. He married Patricia A. Davis on July 7, 2007, in Aviston, Illinois and she preceded him in death on April 12, 2013.
Charles is survived by a son – Craig Cox and friend Stacey Detmer of St. Louis; 2 step-daughters – Laurie Jacobs of Seattle, Washington and Kelli Spurlock and friend Justin Olsen of Granite City; 2 granddaughters – Marissa and Kiley Cox; a sister – Ann Zeisset and husband Bill of Trenton; a brother – James Cox and wife Rita of Carlyle, his father-in-law – Marion Davis of Granite City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Mr. Cox had worked at World Color Press and later at KMK Metal Fabricators. He was a talented musician and saxophone player, and had entertained many people in the area while playing in local bands. He was a member of the Kaskaskia College Jazz Band for over 30 years.
Erma Eversgerd-Gallatin, age 88 of Germantown, passed away Saturday, February 22 at Countryside manor in Aviston. Funeral Mass for 88-year-old Erma Eversgerd-Gallatin will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church. Germantown American Legion Auxiliary will hold services at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Moss Funeral Home in Germantown is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born May 29, 1925 in Albers to August and Mary (Haar) Renschen: they preceded her in death.
She married Christopher Eversgerd June 4, 1945 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death August 11, 1979. She then married Francis Gallatin March 1, 1993 and he preceded her in death March 1, 2008.
Also preceded in death by sons Marlin Eversgerd, Norman Eversgerd, James “Jim” Eversgerd, brothers Bill Haar, August “Gus” Renschen, Elmer Renschen, Cornelius Renschen
Surviving are her children Duane (Kathy) Eversgerd of Beckemeyer, Larry (Angie) Eversgerd of Germantown, Darlene (Mark) Lohman of Weaverville, NC, Linda (Rodney) Lohman of Germantown, Donald “Dino” Eversgerd of Germantown
10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson
A sister-in-law Millie Renschen of Germantown
Erma was an Inspector at Wee Walker Shoe factory in Carlyle
Member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown, American legion Post 325 Auxiliary, Double Gold Star mother (losing 2 sons in the Vietnam War), Carlyle VFW Auxiliary and past chaplain.
Roland “Johnny” Stoecklin
Roland “Johnny” Stoecklin, age 90 of Alhambra, passed away Tuesday December 31 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. A memorial service for 90-year-old Roland “Johnny” Stoecklin will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, also in Alhambra. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alhambra Volunteer Fire Department or the Highland Youth Sports Advisory Commission.
He was born on July 18, 1923 in Alhambra, the son of the late Edward Sr. and Mary (Lang) Stoecklin.
He married Anna Marie Lesicko, August 27, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston, IL. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2011.
Roland was a lifelong resident of Alhambra, IL. He attended Alhambra High School for 3 years, graduated from St. Jacob High School and was active in sports. He served in the U.S. Navy near the end of WW2. He was discharged in 1946, later called up from the reserves in 1951 and served in the Purser's office on board the U.S.S. Antietam CV36 aircraft carrier. It ran nearly 6,000 sorties of all types between November 1951 and March 1952 in the combat zone off the coast of Korea. Stateside again, Roland worked for the U.S. Postal Service delivering mail on the rural route of Alhambra and Marine, IL, until his retirement at age 62. He also sold advertising with Goldman Associates for many years. After retiring, he drove a school bus for the Highland School District. He was a former member of the Alhambra Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include a daughter: Rolene K. Barton, Waukegan, IL and a son Ross A. Stoecklin, Alhambra, IL, one brother: Marion "Babe" Stoecklin of St. Charles, MO, two brother in-laws: William Harris, Alhambra, IL, and George Lesicko, New Douglas, IL, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son: Philip L. Stoecklin on May 18, 1953, sister Delores Harris, and seven brothers: Vernon "Frisch", Edward "Shooter", Leland, Otis, Richard, Newton, and Leonard Stoecklin.
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