Lady Comets soccer fell 4-0 to Litchfield Thursday. The Purple Panthers outshot the Lady Comets 10-8. Emily Gaffner recorded 7 saves in goal and Kassidy Alderman made 2 saves in relief of Gaffner.
Greenville boys’ tennis was victorious over Roxana Thursday, by a total team score of 8 to 1.
Lois L. Steiner
Lois L. Steiner, age 79 of Pocahontas passed away Friday, April 11 at Carlyle Health Care Center in Carlyle. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Grantfork United Methodist Church of Christ. Burial will be in Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hoyleton Children’s Home, Unity Hospice, or the choir at Grantfork United Church of Christ.
She was born on Saturday, October 20, 1934, in Marine, IL, the daughter of Carl L and Lorraine I (nee Thurnau) Gause, Sr..
On Sunday, November 20, 1955, she married Vernon L Steiner who survives .
She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, IL, Women's Guild of the church; Adam & Eve Club of the church; Madison County Home Extension; Past Member of the Chancel Choir & Ladies Choir of the church.
Born & reared at Marine, IL. She worked at the Marine Garment Factory; after marriage she and her husband lived on a farm East of Grantfork. After her children were reared she worked six years at Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra. She was an excellent cook, liked to bowl, attended the local & state fairs and in her younger years she and her husband enjoyed dancing. She enjoyed playing cards with her siblings. She was a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Fan.
Husband - Vernon L. Steiner, Pocahontas, IL
Daughter - Lynda M. (Lincoln) Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Daughter - Brenda J. (Ernie) Priesmeyer, Millersburg, IL
Daughter - Annette A. (Kent) Ambuehl , Sorento, IL
Son - Ocie K. (Indira) Steiner, Prairietown, IL
Grandchild - Emily A. (Solomon) Brown, Streamwood, IL
Grandchild - Rebecca M. Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - James T. Ambuehl, Greenville, IL
Grandchild - Adam T. Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - Andrew L. Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - Hope L. Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - Peter R. Brill, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - Ian B. Steiner, Prairietown, IL,
Grandchild - Orissa G. Steiner, Prairietown, IL
Sister - Carladine Vulliet, Highland, IL
Brother - James W. (Stacy) Gause, Sesser, IL
Sister - Jacqueline (Henry) Potthast, Highland, IL
Sister - Jane E. Landolt, Highland, IL
Brother - Fred W. (Leann) Gause, Anclaron, SC
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Carl L. Gause, Sr.
Mother - Lorraine I. Gause nee Thurnau
Sister - Betty Lou Balke (1997)
Sister - Norma Gene Gause died 12/24/2004
Brother - Carl L. Gause, Jr. died 5/23/2009
Allen L. Warnecke
Allen L. Warnecke, age 60 of Breese, passed away Friday, April 11 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. A memorial will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Gymnasium at Central Community High School in Breese. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Friday from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the high school. Memorials are suggested to his grandchildren’s college educational fund. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Warnecke was born November 11, 1953 in Highland, IL to Bernell and Yvonne (nee Jenny) Warnecke and they survive in Breese, IL.
He married Diane Markus on June 28, 1975 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston, IL and she survives in Breese, IL.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is also survived by his daughters, Sarah (Jason) Timmermann and Jenny (fiancé Greg Santel) Warnecke all of Breese, IL; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas Warnecke, Jadyn Schulte, Charlotte Santel, Jayce Timmermann, and Jeremy Timmermann; a brother, David (Jan) Warnecke of Caseyville, IL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cyril and Edna (nee Fuhler) Markus of Glen Carbon, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul (Sharon) Markus of Loveland, CO, Dan (Betty) Markus of Maryville, IL, Cathy Huelsmann of Highland, IL and John (Kathy) Markus of Mt. Vernon, IL; and the entire Breese Central Community High School Family.
Allen graduated with a B. S. in Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. His career began in January 1976, teaching mathematics at Central Community High School in Breese, IL until his retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. He was also the current Athletic Director since 1986 and was a former baseball and softball coach.
He was a member of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association and the Bent Oak Golf League in Breese, IL.
Allen enjoyed golfing, playing Blackjack, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. His first true love was his family, and his second was Central Community High School.
Selma B. Koch
Selma “Semmie” Koch, age 93, of Beckemeyer, passed away Friday, April 11, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Funeral services for 93 year-old Selma “Semmie” Koch will be Wednesday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Breese. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ or the America Heart Association.
Alma L. Riepshoff
Alma L. Riepshoff, age 97 of Highland, passed away Friday, April 11 at Alhambra Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
William R. “Bill” Zelke
William R. “Bill” Zelke, age 89 of Highland, passed away Sunday, April 13 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Ralph E. Rainey
Ralph E. Rainey, age 91, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, April 13, at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements for 91 year-old Ralph E. Rainey are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.
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