Robert J. Brinker
Robert J. Brinker, age 75, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, February 25, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. A Mass of Christian Burial will be today at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the Robert J. Brinker Memorial Fund.
Bob was born March 4, 1938, to Lester and Marie (Nee Chagala) Brinker, in Centreville, IL. On June 16, 1960, he married Nancy J. Nager at Holy Angels Catholic Church in E. St. Louis, IL.
Bob was a computer programmer for the government, specifically for the U. S. Army. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL. He was a former member of Highland Jaycee’s and a former Webelos Scout Leader in Highland for the Boy Scouts. He liked to fish and loved to bowl. He was a devoted family man and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. Brinker, Highland, IL; 4 sons, David (Darla) Brinker, Pocahontas, IL, Donald Brinker, Highland, IL, Joseph (Connie) Brinker, Kansas City, MO, Mark Brinker, Highland, IL; 13 grandchildren, Dawn (Special Friend Jon Rinderer) Brinker, Julie (Steve) Schonhardt, Jared (Special Friend Devan Roberts) Brinker, Kristi (Special Friend Alan Butler) Brinker, Matthew (Special Friend Olivia Baldwin) Brinker, April (Brock) Stephenson, Daniel Brinker, Luke Brinker, Samantha Brinker, Benjamyn Brinker, Hillary Brinker, Jacob Brinker, Derek Brinker; 12 great-grandchildren, Sierra Rinderer, Brock Rinderer, Alex Rinderer, Logan Rinderer, Andrew Schonhardt, Ava Schonhardt, Michael Schonhardt, Addilynn Brinker, Dalton Roberts, Lily Butler, Ali Butler, Lane Butler; 2 brothers, Lawrence (Dee) Brinker, Michael Brinker; 1 sister, Mary Ann (Fred) Black; 1 aunt, Emily Embrich; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Marie Brinker.
Carole Sue Yates
Carole Sue Yates (nee Bradley), age 77, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, February 25 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Baptist Church in Highland. Burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call today from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hitz Memorial Home.
Sue was born January 24, 1937, to Fred and Frieda (nee Evans) Bradley. In 1954, she married James Franklin in Fairview Heights, IL, who preceded her in death. In November 1984, she married Robert Yates in Belleville, IL, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, Highland, IL. She worked as a commercial insurance underwriter for several companies, and retired from Schickedanz Insurance Agency in Belleville, IL. Sue enjoyed reading, playing cards, and working with crafts.
She is survived by 1 Son, Dale Franklin, Ramsey, IL; 2 Daughters, Sue (Alan) Wooters, Plattsmouth NE, and Diana Walls, Pierron, IL; 1 Daughter-in-Law, Betty Franklin; 6 Grandchildren, Melissa (Paul) Fredrickson, Tammy Walls, James (Leslie) Franklin, Brandy Franklin, Matthew (Katie) Franklin, Tina (Brian) Harvey; 8 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Dan (Kim) Bradley, Richmond, VA, Steve (Debbie) Bradley, Lockwood, MI; 1 Sister, Dixie LePes, Millstadt, IL; 1 Sister-in-Law, Mary Bradley, Marquette, MI; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 1 Son, James Franklin; 1 Son-in-Law, Tom Walls; an Infant Great Grandchild; her Parents, Fred and Frieda Bradley; 2 Brothers, Richard Bradley, Michael Bradley; 1 Sister-in-Law, Alma Bradley.
Denise M. Kirchhoefer
Denise M. Kirchhoefer, age 61, of Steeleville, IL, and formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, February 24 at her home. A private family service will be held at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Joseph M. Fernandez
Joseph M. Fernandez, age 88, of Alhambra, passed away Thursday, February 27 at Alhambra Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Marion R. Uecker
Marion R. Uecker, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 26 at Helia Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Coming up on WGEL’s Public Affairs Program this Sunday, Ryan Mifflin will visit with Ron Marshel, the recently retired manager of the Bond & Fayette County Farm Bureau, and with Stephanie Kraus, the new manager of the Bureau. They ’ll highlight several topics, including some of the key issues that ag producers are currently facing and the benefits of Farm Bureau membership to farmers and non-farmers alike. Tune in to Public Affairs this Sunday afternoon, immediately following the 12:05 Bond County Area News on WGEL.
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