Geneva Stroud, age 76, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, March 14 at her home. A graveside service will be held today at noon at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, IL. Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to Kaskaskia Workshop.
Mrs. Stroud was born on October 31, 1937, in East St. Louis, Illinois, a daughter of Louis and Della Cox. She married Donald Stroud, Sr. on May 5, 1957, in Gary, Indiana and he survives in Carlyle.
Also surviving are her children – Mary Ann Nolte and husband Jerry of Shattuc; Jason Stroud of Mill Creek, Illinois and Donna Stroud and friend Joe Cole of Centralia; her grandchildren – Jordan Stroud and fiancé Courtney Bequette, Quinton Zapp, Jacob Nolte and friend Stephanie Henry, Tristan Nolte and wife Valerie, Sue Ann Rivera and husband Doug, Brandi Gehrs and husband Nick, Brittany Lundgreen and husband John and Julie Nolte; her grandchildren – Dominick, Chase, Connor, Heidi, Zoe, Raynor and Gage; and a special niece – Sharon Zimmermann.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sons – Floyd Stroud and Donald Stroud, Jr.
Mrs. Stroud had lived in Belleville and Nashville before settling in Carlyle. She loved Cardinals baseball, fishing and the outdoors, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Sandra J. Gilomen
Sandra J. Gilomen, age 72, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 13, at St. Louis University Hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
She was born October 24, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Lester Eugene and Hazel Irene (nee Cruse) Beard.
On August 10, 1957, she married Harold Paul Gilomen who survives.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church Pocahontas.
Sandy was a homemaker and operated a beauty shop in her home. She operated Sandy & Harry's Strawberry Patch south of Highland. She also worked for Rural King in Highland since 1990. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandson.
Survivors include :
Husband - Harold P. Gilomen, Highland, IL
Son - Ronnie G. (Diane) Gilomen, Highland, IL
Son - Gary G. (Kris) Gilomen, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Jessica M. (Tim) Warnecke, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Eric J. Gilomen, Tamalco, IL
Grandchild - Briana M. Gilomen, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Brett G. Gilomen, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Trevor M. Warnecke, Highland, IL
Sister - Jeannie (Dave) Fenton, Highland, IL
Sister - Debbie (Frank) Lucco, Pocahontas, IL
Brother - Butch Beard, Pocahontas, IL
Brother - Danny (Lisa) Beard, Port Saint Lucie, FL
Sister In-law - Josie Beard, Highland, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father - Lester Eugene Beard
Mother - Hazel Irene Beard nee Cruse
Brother - Dennis Beard
Sister - Susie Ehrle
Niece - Christine Ehrle
Niece - Nichole Beard
Nephew - James Ehrle
Marian M. Marcoot
Marian M. Marcoot, age 90, of south of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 14 at her home. Funeral services will be today at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Marian Marie Britt, the daughter of Oscar Earl Britt and Lucy Vera Callison Britt, was born on November 13, 1923 in Pocahontas, Illinois. She was raised in Greenville where she attended the public schools and graduated from Greenville High School. She attended Greenville College for a year then worked for Bond County Farm Bureau before her marriage.
Marian and Forrest John Marcoot were united in marriage on August 27, 1947 at the United Methodist Church in Greenville and enjoyed over 47 years together before his death on April 3, 1995. Marian helped Forrest on the farm, raised their children and enjoyed quilting, gardening, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marian is survived by their three children: Roger E. (Anita) Marcoot of Greenville, John E. (Linda) Marcoot of Greenville, and Marla J. (Brian) Britnell of Washington, Illinois, eight grandchildren: Bryan (Dana) Marcoot, Amy Marcoot, Lyndsey(Chris) Walls, Beth (Matthew) Marcoot Young, Brittany (Joshua) Wheeler, Brooke (Tony) Segrest, Clayton Britnell, Sarah Britnell, 8 great-grandchildren: Noelle Wheeler, Matthew Marcoot, Trenton Segrest, Derek Segrest, Adelyn Wheeler, Ethan Marcoot, Ella Marcoot, Corinne Walls, and her brother Oscar(Marjorie) Britt of Greenville.
Marian is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Forrest, their daughter Nancy Elaine Marcoot at birth, her two sisters: Margaret Brown and Dorothy Gillespie, and twin sisters at birth Vera Lucy Britt and Lucy Vera Britt.
Marian and Forrest were leaders of the Dudleyville 4 H Club for over 25 years, and were active in the Illinois Jersey Cattle Club. Marian was an active member of her church, the Greenville First United Methodist Church.
Barbara J. Guentensberger
Barbara J. Guentensberger, age 68 of Highland, passed away Friday, March 14 at Saint Elizabeth’s hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM at First Congregational Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00- 8:00 PM at Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in Highland and again on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Highland Food Pantry or First Congregational Church.
She was born June 06, 1945, in Gulfport, MS, the daughter of Wilbert Johanntosettel and Velma D. Johanntosettel Hayden (nee Shermer).
On June 13, 1964, she married Larry G. Guentensberger who survives in Highland, IL .
She was a member of First Congregational Church in Highland.
Barbara was born at Gulfport, Mississippi. At age 3 she and her family moved to New Douglas, IL, where she attended grade school. She graduated Highland High School in 1963. She married her high school sweetheart in 1964. She was employed by Journal Printing since 1976 as a bookkeeper. She was very active in all her children's activities, and very active in the community and her church. She volunteered for many church activities and also at the Highland Food Pantry. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cross stitching, sewing, and travel with her husband. "She lived her life in service of the Lord, and for others"!
Survivors include :
Husband - Larry G. Guentensberger, Highland, IL
Son - Jeffrey W. (Susan) Guentensberger, Cleveland, TN
Daughter - Shelby L. (Doug) Cummins, Casey, IL
Grandchild - Andrew G. Guentensberger, Cleveland, TN
Grandchild - Jakob W. Guentensberger, Cleveland, TN
Grandchild - Robin M. Cummins, Casey, IL
Grandchild - Noah J. Cummins, Casey, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father - Wilbert Johanntosettel
Mother - Velma D. Johanntosettel Hayden nee Shermer
Al F. Brueggemann
Al F. Brueggemann, age 77 of Breese, passed away Saturday, March 14 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery in Bartelso. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to Hannah’s Playground, All Saints Academy, or Mater Dei High School.
Mr. Brueggemann was born on January 3, 1937, in Bartelso, Illinois, a son of Bernard and Louise (Wegman) Brueggemann. He married Elizabeth Wiegman in 1960 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso and she survives in Breese.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Brueggemann is also survived by his children – Cathleen Mulina and husband David of Fishers, Indiana, Brian Brueggemann and wife Cori of Breese, Barry Brueggemann and wife Melinda of Carmel, Indiana and Kyle Brueggemann of Breese; his grandchildren – Caitlyn James, Robby James, Will Mulina, Maggie Brueggemann, Anna Brueggemann, Bennett Brueggemann, Evan Brueggemann, Elana Brueggemann, Grant Toennies, Mason Toennies and Zander Brueggemann; a brother – Bernard C. Brueggemann and wife Georgetta of Bartelso; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Bernard and Louise Brueggemann; his mother and father-in-law – Al and Eleanor Wiegman; a grandson – Andrew James; and his siblings – Clara Athmer, Mary Rita Hilmes, Joseph Brueggemann, and Mary Lou Bowman.
Mr. Brueggemann graduated from Aviston High School and studied finance at Kaskaskia College. He proudly served in the 3rd Infantry of the United States Army. Al enjoyed several years working with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law at Wiegman Ford. He then worked at First National Bank and Trust in Centralia, and retired as Vice President of First National Bank in Carlyle. He was appointed as treasurer of the City of Carlyle, and held that position for 15 years. Mr. Brueggemann was a member, Past Grand Knight and Past Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Carlyle and was a school board member and president of the Bartelso Grade School. In 1999, he was appointed to the Board of Review of Clinton County, and had served as chairman of the board until this year. Al was also a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Beckemeyer American Legion, and a member and past president of Mater Dei Fathers and Friends.
Richard L. Sellers
Richard L. Sellers, age 70 of Breese, passed away Friday, March 14 at his residence. A memorial service was held Sunday. Memorials are suggested to PSP Research. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Sellers was born August 14, 1943 in Breese to Ralph and Dorothy (Merians) Sellers; they preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brenden Richard Sellers; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Margaret (Almasy) Lappe.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (nee Lappe) whom he married April 17, 1970 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; sons, Chad (Denise) Sellers and Casey (Jessica) Sellers, all of Breese; 5 grandchildren, Cole and Blake Sellers, and Caitlyn, Logan, and Allyson Sellers; legal guardian of and raised, Terry Lappe of Breese and Maribeth (William) Bolk of Bridgeton, MO; special nephews, Christopher, Kyle, and Connor Bolk; a brother, Ron (Mary) Sellers of Breese; a sister, Donna (Ken) Eversgerd of Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was a veteran of the United States Army. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from SIU-Edwardsville, and later retired as the Regional Manager of Unemployment Insurances for the State of Illinois. In 1984, he founded Equity Fifty Five, Inc. in Breese and was a Real Estate Developer.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and Consistory in Breese, National Association of Realtors, Realtors Association of Southwestern Illinois, and was the founding member of the National Center on Home Equity Conversion (Reverse Mortgages).
Dick enjoyed racing, antique cars, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Michael A. “Pappy” Leonard
Michael A. “Pappy” Leonard, age 63 of Edwardsville, passed away Thursday, March 13 at his residence. There will be no funeral services. Memorials are suggested to the family. The Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on Sunday, May 14, 1950, in Augusta, GA, the son of Lloyd and Mary (nee McWilliams) Leonard.
On Saturday, July 26, 1969, he married Verla J. Leonard nee Newman who survives.
He was an over the road truck driver for CFT Trucking, Portland, TN. He enjoyed fishing, watching movies and trucking.
Wife - Verla J. Leonard (nee Newman), Edwardsville, IL
Mother - Mary Lou Leonard (nee McWilliams), Staunton, IL
Son - Michael A. (Teresa) Leonard, Jr., Madison, TN
Son - Benjamin J. (Derinda Duncan) Leonard, Troy, IL
Son - James A. (Megan) Leonard, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Amy (Cody) Knight
Grandchild - Bobby Leonard
Grandchild - Savana Leonard
Grandchild - Corbin Leonard
Grandchild - Sawyer Leonard
Grandchild - Charley Leonard
Step Mother - Felipa Leonard, Martinez, GA
Brother - Lloyd Charles "Chuck" (Cindy) Leonard, Staunton, IL
Sister - Cynthia (Cesar) Espiritu, TX
Sister - Pamela Rogers, SC
Brother - Donald Leon Leonard, Martinez, GA
He was preceded in death by:
Father - Lloyd Leon Leonard
Germain L. Mayer
Germain L. Mayer, age 92, of Marine, passed away Saturday, March 15, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services for 92 year-old Germain L. Mayer will be Thursday, March 20, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Cemetery, St. Elizabeth Church, or in the form of Masses.
She was born on Sunday, September 04, 1921, in Highland, IL, the daughter of John E. and Edna (nee Clayton) Schmitt. On Saturday, October 26, 1940, she married Eldon J. Mayer.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marine, IL; St. Elizabeth Altar Society and Helvetia Sharpshooters Society.
Germain was born at Highland and grew up East of St. Jacob on a farm. After her marriage she and her husband moved onto the Mayer Farm. They farmed and raised beef and dairy cattle. She lived there the rest of her life. The couple retired from farming in 1985. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, dancing, embroidery, sewing, baking, and travelling. She and her husband went to Lindendale Park every Saturday night to dance.
Daughter - Marlene F. (Delmar) Korsmeyer, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild - Kenneth D. (Janice) Korsmeyer, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Karen M. (Brian) Straube, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild - Katrina J. Korsmeyer, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Alissa J. Korsmeyer, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Makayla J. Korsmeyer, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Evonna J. Korsmeyer, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Nathanial B. Straube, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild - Nevin J. Straube, Alhambra, IL.
She was preceded in death by:
Father - John E. Schmitt
Mother - Edna Schmitt (nee Clayton)
Husband - Eldon Jerome Mayer (died 03/31/2008)
Sister - Bernice I. Brasel (died 7/19/2007).
Ruby Wideman LeBegue
Ruby Wideman LeBegue, age 94, of near Bauer’s Bonanza in rural Smithboro, passed away Sunday, March 16, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center in Hillsboro. Funeral arrangements for 94 year-old Ruby Wideman LeBegue are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Dorothy E. Kroner
Dorothy E. Kroner, age 83, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 16, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral arrangements for 83 year-old Dorothy E. Kroner are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Louellen M. Rochelle
Louellen M. Rochelle, age 85, of Pocahontas, passed away Monday, March 17, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements for 85 year-old Louellen M. Rochelle are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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