Denise M. Kirchhoefer
Denise M. Kirchhoefer, age 61, of Steeleville, IL, formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, February 24 at her home. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL. Memorials are suggested to the Randolph County Humane Society or the family. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Denise, the daughter of Frances (Doss) Glenn, was born April 29, 1952 in Jefferson, Indiana. She grew up in Sparta, Illinois and graduated from Sparta High School with the class of 1970. Denise attended Rend Lake College and became an LPN. She worked at Menard Correctional Institute and later at Randolph County Nursing Home retiring in 1989.
Denise is survived by her daughter, Angela Kirchhoefer of Ballwin, Illinois and a son Robert Kirchhoefer and wife Therese of Myrtle, Missouri. Also surviving is a special friend Gary Crays, sister Debbie Glenn of Missouri and her foster siblings: John, JoAnn and Gary Zweigart. Denise was the loving grandmother of 2; Alexandria and Ashlyn.
Marion R. Uecker
Marion R. Uecker, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 26 at Helia Healthcare. A private memorial service will be held. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.
Marion Rose, the daughter of Andrew and Rose (Ertmer) Roach, was born January 26, 1924 in Shellsburg, Wisconsin. Marion grew up in Shellsburg, attended the local schools and moved with her family to Freeport, Illinois. She attended and graduated from high school in Freeport.
Marion and William Uecker were united in marriage in February of 1943. After their marriage they lived in Lena, Illinois and William went to serve our country in the United States Army during WWII. They moved after the war and made their home in Arizona. William passed away in Greenvalley, Arizona on December 2, 1999. Marion moved to be with her daughter 4 years ago in Greenville.
She is survived by her daughter Kristine Hickerson of Greenville. She is also survived by her brother Charles Roach and wife Jan of Lufkin, Texas.
Marion is preceded in death by her parents, husband William, and 5 siblings; John Roach, Jim Roach, Beatrice Flemming, Alice Park and Margaret Campbell.
Joseph M. Fernandez
Joseph M. Fernandez, age 88 of Alhambra, passed away Thursday, February 27 at Alhambra Care Center. There will be no services held. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on Tuesday, April 28, 1925, in Cherryvale, KS, the son of Vidal and Mary (nee Yglesias) Fernandez, Sr.
Joseph was born in Cherryvale, KS; lived in St. Louis; Beckemeyer, IL; East Saint Louis, IL. He attended East Saint Louis Senior High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy on July 29, 1943, with duties aboard the USS Giansar in the South Pacific. He worked 51 years in the Livestock sales business at National Stockyards in East St. Louis. He moved to Pierron, after retirement; then to the nursing home 12 years ago.
Brother - Conrad (Mary) Fernandez, Granite City, IL
Sister - Geraldine Genetti, Farimont City, IL
Brother - Angel (Louise) Fernandez, Collinsville, IL
Many Nieces & Nephews
Many Great Nieces & Nephews
He was preceded in death by:
Father - Vidal Fernandez, Sr.
Mother - Mary Fernandez nee Yglesias
Brother - Vidal Fernandez, Jr.
Raymond M. Bircher
Raymond M. Bircher, age 60 of Highland, passed away Friday, February 28th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Highland Animal Shelter.
He was born August 28, 1953, in Highland, IL, the son of Milton Louis "Pete" and Bernice Margaret (nee Riegel) Bircher.
Ray was born in Highland and grew up on a farm Southeast of town. He graduated Highland High School in 1971, where he was an outstanding football player. After school he help operate the family Dairy Farm. The family gave up the Dairy in 1993 and raised grain and livestock. He also started working for Helvetia Township that same year, and was still active at both jobs. Rays work was his hobby. He loved farming and loved dogs.
Survivors include :
Brother - Robert L. (Janet) Bircher, Highland, IL
Sister - Jean M. "Jeanne'' (Darrell) Dankenbring, Edwardsville, IL
Nephew - Brett R. (Lisa) Bircher, Maryville, IL
Nephew - Todd R. (Nikki) Bircher, Maplewood, MO
Nephew - Chad R. (Denise) Rapien, Pocahontas, IL
Great Nephew - Ryan A. Rapien, Pocahontas, IL
Great Nephew - Brent A. Rapein, Pocahontas, IL
Great Niece - Megan M. Rapien, Pocahontas, IL
Great Nephew - Jack M. Bircher, Maryville, IL
Great Nephew - Cole R. Bircher, Maplewood, MO
Great Nephew - Caleb R. Bircher, Maplewood, MO
He was preceded in death by :
Father - Milton Louis "Pete" Bircher died 10/15/2001
Mother - Bernice Margaret Bircher nee Riegel died 2/12/2010
Brother - (Infant) Mark Allen Bircher died 6/11/1960 @ age 10 days
Lenore L. Frey
Lenore L. Frey, age 92 of Highland, passed away Thursday, February 27 at Gardens of Statesville in North Carolina. Funeral arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Laura M. Kapp
Laura M. Kapp, age 92, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 2 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Marie H. Luber
Marie H. Luber, age 94, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 2, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 94 year-old Marie H. Luber are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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