The Greenville Comets hosted the Greenville Invitational Track Meet Saturday. Overall, the Lady Comets track team placed fourth and the boys placed ninth.
Mattie Carter took first place in the girls pole vault and 400 meter dash.
Other top three finishers included Abby Degler, who placed second in the girls high jump; Devon Leitschuh, who placed second in the boys 110 meter hurdles and second in the 300 meter hurdles; Devin Thompson, who came in second in the boys 400 meter dash; and the relay team of Ebony Cohen, Brooke Weiss, Haley Pierce, and Alyssa Moore, who placed second in the girls 4X200 meter relay.
Paul "Butch" Brueggemann
Paul "Butch" Brueggemann, age 84 of Pleasant Mound, passed away Wednesday, April 2 in Belleville, Illinois. Funeral services will be today at 10:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or in the form of Masses. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Paul "Butch" Anthony Brueggemann, the son of Herman and Frieda Luecke Brueggemann, was born on September 12, 1929 in Trenton, Illinois. He attended St. Teresa's School there and graduated from Trenton High School. Paul answered his country's call by joining the Army Air Corps on April 9, 1951 in Trenton where he rose to the rank of Corporal serving overseas in Germany for 1 year, 6 months, and 11 days. Paul was honorably discharged on March 28, 1953 at Fort Custer, Michigan. Paul was awarded the ACM Medal for service in Germany. Paul returned to the Trenton area where he worked as a Logistical Data Manager for many years with the Civil Service in St. Louis. It was during this time that he was assigned to Vietnam in 1968. Paul retired from Civil Service in 1987. In retirement Paul worked delivering propane gas around Bond County. Paul also enjoyed woodworking making lawn ornaments.
Paul married for a second time to Hazel E. Evans Hammond and they enjoyed over 16 years together before her death on November 12, 1996. Paul is also preceded in death by his parents Herman and Frieda Luecke Brueggemann, his brother Bernard Brueggemann and his sister Sister Renelle.
Paul is survived by seven children, four sons: Dennis P. Brueggemann of Sparta, Dale J. (Cindy) Brueggemann of Belleville, Donald H. Brueggemann of Belleville, Darrell J. Brueggemann of Belleville, three daughters: Diane M. (David) Flach of Mascoutah, Darlene A. (Richard) Ponsler of Freeburg, Doris K. (Brad) Barker of Cranberry, PA, step son Richard D. Hammond of Greenville, step daughter Nancy Obermark of Olivebranch, Miss, two sisters: Agatha Richter of Trenton, Mary Gartside of Carlyle, 16 grandchildren: Nicole Brueggemann, Michael (Lisa) Brueggemann, Carrie (John Sheldon) Brueggemann, April (Doug) Lopinot, Savanna Brueggemann, Samantha Brueggemann, Matthew Brueggemann, Angela (Jordan) Richter, Adam Flach, Chuck (Dori) Blaylock, Tarah Blaylock, Nathan (Megan) Ponsler, Jill (Scott) George, Brian Barker, Marie (Aaron) Stone, Michael (Laura) Minor, and 15 great-grandchildren: Jonathon, Joshua, Kylee, Codi, Avery, Jordan, Ethan, Kendall, Connor, Carter, Olivia, Dallas, Christopher, Dallas, and Alexandra.
Paul was a member of the Finley American Legion Post 1994 of Keyesport, the Trenton V.F.W. Post, and was raised in the St. Teresa's Catholic Church where his father helped build both the Church and the school.
Franklin D. Beatty
Franklin D. Beatty, age 91, of Kissimmee, Florida, passed away Friday, April 4. A memorial service for 91 year-old Franklin D. Beatty will be Saturday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m., at the Sherwood Community Chapel in Kissimmee. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sherwood Community Chapel, 517 Archer Lane, Kissimmee, Florida 34746.
He was born May 20, 1922, in Irvington, Kentucky, son of Joseph and Wilda (Haynes) Beatty. He spent his childhood in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He married Betty J. Warner in St. Louis February 5, 1946. She preceded him in death January 8, 2013. Throughout their 66 years of marriage, they lived in East St. Louis, Caseyville, and Edwardsville before retiring to Kissimmee in 1980.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are two sons; Mark (Kathy) Beatty of Greenville and Franklin (Bonnie) Beatty of Granbury, Texas, five grandchildren: Jan (Dustin) Fenton of Greenville, Keith (Andrea) Beatty of Cincinnati, Ohio; Scott (Lisa) Beatty of Prosper, Texas; Angela (Will) Behrmann of Ft. Mill, South Dakota; Derek (Jennifer) Beatty of Mt. Pleasant, South Dakota, and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and served in the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theater.
He was employed at the St. Louis Post Dispatch. He was a member of the Sherwood Community Chapel. He and his wife spent much of their retirement years doing volunteer work in and around the Kissimmee area. They also enjoyed their hobbies of golfing, bowling, dancing, and visiting Disney World with family and friends.
Dorothy M. Grapperhaus
Dorothy M. Grapperhaus, age 91, of Highland, passed away Thursday, April 3, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland. Friends may call Friday, April 11, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested in the form of Masses.
She was born April 28, 1922, in Pocahontas, IL, the daughter of Erwin John and Ella Marie (nee Linenfelser) Wagner.
On February 04, 1947, she married Frank B. Grapperhaus who passed away on February 12, 1995.
She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church-Highland, IL; Saint Anne Altar society of the church; Weinheimer Senior Citizens of Highland; former member of the Retail Clerk's Union - Peoria, IL.
Mrs. Grapperhaus was born on the family farm west of Pocahontas, IL; she grew up there attending Harned Country School and Pocahontas High School. She worked at the Egg Plant in Highland and then at Hug Truck Company in Highland. Following her marriage, she and her husband lived in Peoria, IL where he worked for the Caterpillar Company. (They had moved to Peoria in 1947). Mrs. Grapperhaus had worked at the Kroger Company for some 22 years until retiring to take care of her mother. After Mr. Grapperhaus' retirement, they moved to Highland, IL on August 6, 1987. She moved to Highland Home seven years ago. Mrs. Grapperhaus enjoyed her nieces and nephews.She also enjoyed quilting and sewing cooking and housekeeping. Earlier in her life she liked bowling.
Survivors include :
Niece - Diane K. Vilbig, Ellisville, MO
Sister - Ione A. (Warren) Walter, Highland, IL
Nephew - Kenneth (Betty) Wagner, Pocahontas, IL
Niece - Kathleen M. (Robert "Gene") McCain, Seneca, MO
Niece - Cynthia A. (Gary) Cashel, Arnold, MO
Niece - Diane K. (Fred) Vilbig, Ellisville, MO
Nephew - Ronald W. Walter, Old Monroe, MO
Nephew - James W. (Patty) Walter, Fairbanks, AK
Great Nieces & Nephews - 27
Great Great Nephews - Three
She was preceded in death by :
Father - Erwin John Wagner
Mother - Ella Marie Wagner
Husband - Frank B. Grapperhaus (died 2/12/1995)
Brother - Orville J. Wagner (died 4/4/1986)
Niece - Vickie Marie Ripperda nee Wagner (died 2/28/2005)
Great Nephew - Jason A Ripperda (died 12/16/2001)
Anita L. Jakel
Anita L. Jakel, age 97 of Highland, passed away Friday, April 4 at her residence. A funeral mass will be Saturday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:15 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the Saint Paul School Educational Foundation.
She was born on Monday, February 26, 1917, Neodesha, Kansas, the daughter of Manuel and Oliva (nee Artime) Muniz.
On Monday, September 03, 1956, she married Floyd C. Jakel who passed away on Saturday, May 22, 1999.
She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church and the St. Anne Altar Sodality-Highland.
Anita was born in Kansas, the daughter of first generation Americans. She grew up in Terre Haute, IN and at age 13 moved to Spain. In 1950 her family moved to East St. Louis, IL and following her marriage she moved to Highland in 1956. She met her husband at Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis. They enjoyed dancing. She loved children and was a babysitter for the whole neighborhood. She enjoyed playing bingo. Always had a cat and loved them.
Daughter - Mary Ann (Donald J.) Mueth, Chesterfield, MO
Grandchild - Andrew D. Mueth, Los Angeles, CA
Grandchild - Stephanie A. Mueth, Mobile, AL
Grandchild - Eric M. Mueth, Chesterfield, MO
Grandchild - Charlie D. Mueth, Chesterfield, MO.
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Manuel Muniz
Mother - Oliva Muniz (nee Artime)
Husband - Floyd C. Jakel (died 5/22/1999)
Sister - Marina Alvarez (died 11/8/1997)
Sister - Angelina "Angie" Cimerman (died 8/16/2007)
Shawn D. Wehrle
Shawn D. Wehrle, age 26, of Vandalia, passed away Friday, April 4, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 26 year-old Shawn D. Wehrle, will be Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m., at Young Funeral Home. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
He was born in Effingham, IL to Shawn and Shelly Jo (Wall) Wehrle.He is survived by his father Shawn Wehrle and his step-mother Angel, his sons Zenden Wehrle and Kane Wehrle, his daughters Nevaeh Werhle and Maci Bone, his brothers Jandon Werhle, Shane Miller, and Alan "Pee Wee" Miller, his sister Paige Wehrle, and his paternal grandparents Max and Kay Werhle. He was preceded in death by his mother and his maternal grandparents. He grew up in Mulberry Grove and Chandler, OK. He attended The Oklahoma National Guard Youth Program. He had been working for Joiner Roofing.
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