The Lady Comets softball team beat Vandalia, 10 to 0, Wednesday night. Jackie Hoffmeier was 5 for 5 and Emma Richardson had 4 RBI's. Whitney Gray had a homerun and got the pitching victory, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5. The JV won 15 to 2. Kayla Dannaman got the win.
Greenville Comets boys tennis defeated Mt. Vernon 8-1 with several close matches. The only loss came in three sets at #6 singles.
#1 Singles: Grant Suess defeated Jared Hutton, 6-4, 6-1
#2 Singles: Mitch Cole defeated Dalton McGowen, 7-5, 6-4
#3 Singles: Silas Groves defeated Dalton Barnes, 6-3, 6-1
#4 Singles: Michael Intud defeated Austin Martin, 7-6, 6-2
#5 Singles: Jeremiah Brannon defeated Jeremiah Frank, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-7
#6 Singles: Austin Zumwalt lost Dylan DalSanto, 6-2, 4-6, 2-10
#1 Doubles: Suess/Cole defeated Hutton/Barnes, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
#2 Doubles: Groves/Brannon defeated McGowen/Martin, 5-7, 6-3, 10-8
#3 Doubles: Zumwalt/Intud defeated Frank/DalSanto, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
Dorothy E. Schaeffer
Dorothy E. Schaeffer, age 91, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, April 22 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at St. Mary Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday and from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to the Carlyle Healthcare Center Activities Fund or St. Mary Church.
She was born on the McCabe farm north of Carlyle on Christmas Day, 1922 to George and Frances (Kellermann) Schiermann Jr. She grew up in the Carlyle area, attended the Wesselmann country grade school north of Carlyle, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Carlyle in 1940. She went to work at the Moran shoe factory in Carlyle in 1940 and that is where she met her future husband, Raymond Schaeffer. She and Ray were married at St. Mary Church in Carlyle on July 11, 1944 and they spent their entire married lives in the Carlyle area. She worked at the Super Valu stores in Carlyle and Breese for 21 years before retiring in 1984. She was a life member of the women’s auxiliary of the VFW in Carlyle and the Catholic War Veterans auxiliary.
She is survived by her six children and spouses, Kay (Ed) Agustin of Naperville, Barb (Dan) Haselhorst of Trenton, Marilyn (Gary) Setser of Granite City, Dan (Maureen) Schaeffer of Batavia, Pat (Rich) Boien of Trenton, and Dave (Kathy) Schaeffer of Carlyle, and by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, and one brother.
Gerald “Jerry” D. Wenzel
Gerald “Jerry” D. Wenzel, age 86, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, April 23, at his home. Funeral services will be Monday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m., at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Heartland Hospice, or the donor’s choice.
He was born July 02, 1927, in Brunswick, MO, the son of Percy George and Clara Rose (nee Elson) Wenzel.
On February 20, 1994, he married Maria Luise "Marlies" Wind who survives in Highland, IL.
He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. He was also a member of City Treasurer of Highland (12 years); Optimist Club (President in 1967)-Highland; Ainad Temple, A.A.O.N.O.M.S (Shriners)-East St. Louis, IL; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Southern Illinois-Belleville; MaCliBo Circus Unit-Past President; Silver Lake Shrine Club-Highland; Masonic Lodge #583, A.F. & A.M.-Highland; Helvetia Sharpshooters Society-Highland; Highland Historical Society; VFW Post #5694-Highland; Lee Iten Post 439-American Legion-Highland; Highland Sportsman's Club..
Mr. Wenzel grew up in Brunswick, Missouri. He graduated from Keytesville, Missouri High School in 1945. In that same year, he joined the US Navy, where he served on the Samuel Chase APA25, a troop transport ship in the Pacific until 1948. He lived in St. Louis, MO and Collinsville, IL, and worked for Boatmen's National Bank in St. Louis from 1948-1950. In 1950, he moved to Highland and a year later was called back to the Navy, serving one year on the USS Arcadia during the Korean War. He worked for The First National Bank in Highland and retired after 40 years of service in 1990 as an Executive VP and Senior Loan Officer. During his banking career, he had attended Washington University and the American Institute of Banking. He loved to travel and visited all 50 states and Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. He enjoyed camping, co-owning the Indian Grove Campground in Coffeen, IL and he and his wife would winter in Arizona and Texas. He led a very active life, coaching Khoury League baseball and Weinheimer basketball for years, bowled, card playing with friends, and was an award winning ballroom and squaredancer. He was also a collector of antique cars, clocks, and Ford memorabilia. Most importantly, he loved his family and always kept them number one in his life.
Wife - Maria L. "Marlies" Bruens Wenzel, nee Wind, Highland, IL
Daughter - Kathleen L. (John) Peffley, Greenville, IL
Daughter - Pamela S. (Sig. Other: Larry O'Dell) Pelot, Edwardsville, IL
Son - Thomas D. (Robbie) Wenzel, Northville, MI
Daughter - Janet M. (Bob) Bellm, Florissant, MO
Daughter - Terri L. (Denis) Munie, Pocahontas, IL
Step Daughter - Diane M. (Charles) Gettle, Fairgrove, MO
Grandchild - Michael P. Gray, Jr., Norfolk, VA
Grandchild - Jody R. Gray, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild - Jennifer A. (John) Mitchell, St. Jacob, IL
Grandchild - Derek Wenzel, Livonia, MI
Grandchild - Hannah (John) Krieger, Arvada, CO
Grandchild - Gwen (Ken) Garthe, St. Charles, MO
Grandchild - Amy Bellm, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild - J. Bellm, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild - Christina (Ryan) Hopkins, Chester, IL
Grandchild - Barbara (Fiance Judson "Jud" Corby) Munie, Piasa, IL
Grandchild - Gerald D. Munie, Pocahontas, IL
Great Grandchildren - 13
Step Grandchild - Ryan (Debby) Gettle, Fairgrove, MO
Step Grandchild - Brandon (Tia) Gettle, Springfield, MO
Sister - Clarene (Hollie) Seger Willmann, Greenville, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father - Percy George Wenzel
Mother - Clara Rose Wenzel, nee Elson
First Wife - Marilyn A. Wenzel, nee Seifried (married 1/15/1949; died 4/25/1993)
Brother - Clarence Wenzel
Sister In-law - Mary Wenzel
This Sunday on WGEL's Public Affairs program, we'll share part two of Joselynn McKenna's interview with Anna Oestreich, Executive Director of the Bond County Senior Center and Bond County Transit. Anna will talk about Bond County Transit, including an overview of the service and the many ways it benefits residents of Bond County. You can hear Public Affairs this Sunday, right after the 12:05 Bond County Area News on WGEL 101.7 FM.
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