Thomas J. Bridick, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, September 20,
2018 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab, Edwardsville, IL.

Tom was born on August 11, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Thomas M. Bridick and Mary C. (Mega) Bridick.

On October 5, 1963, Tom married Jeanne R. Proffitt, the love of his life. Jeanne passed away on December 8, 2001. He retired as an electrician from Granit
e City Steel after forty years of dedicated service. After retiring, Tom worked as an electrical inspector for Granite City for many years. He was a jack of all trade
s and he could repair or build anything. Tom also enjoyed playing many rounds of golf with his family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with hi
s family. Tom loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Blacharczyk; and by one brother, Dan Bridick.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Lori (Michael) Henderson of Granite City, IL, Cynthia (Patrick) Delaney of Sauget, IL and Yvonne (Christopher) Lait o
f Mercer, PA; brother, Dave Bridick of Madison, IL; proud grandfather to Sarah Henderson, Justin Bridick, Joseph Henderson, Joseph Blacharczyk, Matthe
w Blacharczyk, Paulina Henderson, Anthony Delaney, Aaron Blacharczyk, Meghan Delaney, Breanna Blacharczyk, Amy Blacharczyk and Emlin Lait; proud grea
t-grandfather to four great-grandchildren; nephew, Kevin (Cindy) Bridick; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Chaplain Thoma
s Nadelin officiating. Tom will be laid to rest next to Jeanne at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Steven William Weller, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Steve was born on January 10, 1957 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late William E. Weller Jr. and Betty Lou (Woodward) Weller.

Steve worked as a mechanic for Waste Management for over 25 years. He was a member and past president of the Venice Social Club in Pontoon Beach, IL.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Douglas, IL, Ainad Temple in East St. Louis, IL, International Order of Odd Fellows in Granite City, IL
and Amvets Post 51 in Madison, IL. Steve could fix or build anything he put his mind to; he even built many industrial barbeque grills for many businesses
and organizations in the area. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, skeet shooting and socializing. Steve never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend
a helping hand to anyone in need. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Steve loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving children, Tracy (Jon) Hutchings of Alton, IL and Melissa Weller of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Frances (Brian Caughlan) Weller-
Caughlan of Springfield, IL, Judy (Bob) Tatum of Granite City, IL, Robert Weller of East Alton, IL and Gerald Weller of Sparta, IL; grandchildren, Andrew
Sechrest, Adam Sechrest, Brett Hutchings, Jordan Hutchings and Matthew Young; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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William Richard “Bill” Holman, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:21 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born January 18, 1937 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of the late William E. Holman and Dorothy (McClery) Toth.

He married Shirley Diane (Elmore) Holman on February 3, 1960 in Edwardsville and she survives.

He retired as a crane operator in 1998 from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Marines and was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126 and S.O.A.R. Bill was an avid St.
Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed his days of traveling and camping with The Renegades. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by six children and their spouses, Richard and Elaine Holman of Santee, California, Terri Lynn and Darrell Lund
of Klamath Falls, Oregon, David and Linda Holman of Granite City, Connie Snider Flora and Jerry Flora of Granite City, Kathy and Tom Miles of Granite City
and Sharon and Chip Lewis of Highland; seventeen grandchildren, Patrick, Rachel, Craig, Eva, Darlene, Tina, Chris, Tonya, Tasha, Christina, April, William,
Holly, Cody, Jessica, Shawn and Meghen; many great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary G. and Joyce Holman of Madison; a brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Calvin and Melba Elmore of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald E. Holman and a sister, Zella Niehaus.
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Lena Irene Seitzer, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:58 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Cedarhurst
Assisted Living in St. Charles, Missouri.

She was born October 27, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Etta (Heath) and Joseph Snyder.

She married Donald G. Seitzer on November 5, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 23, 2012.

She was a homemaker whom cherished her family. She was a faithful member of over 50 years at Central Christian Church in Granite City where she had
served the youth group and as a Sunday school teacher. Throughout the years she was active with the Christian Women’s Fellowship and Christian Women
United and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed her days of sewing, working with crafts and enjoyed her days of traveling. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, D. Keith and James Seitzer of Twinsburg, Ohio, D. Kenneth Seitzer of Maryville, Tennessee and David K.
and Lin Seitzer of St. Charles, Missouri; a son-in-law, Pat Lynch of St. Charles, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three children, Donna Kay Seitzer, Daniel K. Seitzer and Denise Kay “Dee”
Lynch and six siblings, Willis, Pearl, Ruth, Helen, Derwood and Junior.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Chris Franklin officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Susie
Pudman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or to St. Charles Christian Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Wayne Shoffner 57, of Granite City passed away Sunday, September16, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 7, 1961 in St. Louis, MO to William D. and Myrtle (nee: Huntze) Shoffner. He married Lori Susan White September 4, 1982 in Granite City;
she preceded him in death January 4, 2014.

John was an instructor at Ranken Technical College. He was on the Board of Directors at Rockwood High School. He loved spending time with family and
friends; he enjoyed traveling and helping others.

He is survived by son, Nicholas “Nick” (Megan) Shoffner of Granite City; father, William D. Shoffner of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Kaylee, Logan and Leigha;
brother, Jeffrey Shoffner of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Susan (James) Bigger of Springfield, IL and Sally (Michael) Williams of Collinsville; two sisters in law,
Linda White of Granite City and Leslie (Randy) Crider of Granite City and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, mother, two brothers, Daniel and Thomas Shoffner and sister in law, Lisa White.
Visitation will be 4p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Private
burial will take place at St. John Cemetery in Granite City. Memorials can be made to Huntington ’s Disease Society of America
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Nathan Lee Talley, 27, of Granite City passed away September 14, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 14, 1991 in Wood River, IL to Rodney Talley and Melissa Parker. Nathan was a cook at Travel Centers of America.

He is survived by his parents, maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Miller of Granite City; daughter, Jaydyn Talley of Collinsville; mother, Melissa Parker of
Pontoon Beach; Rodney Talley of Granite City; two brothers, Jeffrey Talley and Michael Parker of Granite City; two sisters, Cassandra Clark of Collinsville and
Kimberly Parker of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Marvin Miller and paternal grandparents, Audrey and Art Talley.
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Rita Joan Sutphin, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born February 16, 1934 in Virden, Illinois, a daughter of the late Cleo Jackson and Pauline (Guthrie) Bullock.

She married Donald A. Sutphin on August 22, 1953 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and he passed away on December 14, 2006.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker. She cherished her family and enjoyed watching St. Louis sports.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Teri and Darrell Sy of Fairview Heights, Gregory and Barbara Sutphin of Godfrey, Denise and Gary Clouser
of Glen Carbon, Kevin and Karen Sutphin of Granite City and Brett and Allison Sutphin of DeSoto, Illinois; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Andrea and
Todd Parker, Lori and Gregor Vadnal, Ryan and Kathryn Sy, Matthew and Lori Sutphin, Cory and Brooke Clouser, Katie and Rob Cope, Cameron and Claire
Clouser and Skyler Sutphin; five great grandchildren, Sam Boner, Jacob Sutphin, Jessica Sutphin, Brody Sy and Ian Vadnal; a brother and sister-in-law,
Calvin and Veva Jackson of Fairbury, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Ronald Kaehlert.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Doug Nicely officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Virden Cemetery in Virden, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 3026, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jeanette W. Wilson, 78, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

She was born July 29, 1940 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Loise and Viola (Jackson) Morgan.

She married Don M. Wilson on April 27, 1956 and he survives.

She was a nail tech at The Nail Shop in Granite City and loved to trout fish in Branson, Missouri. She loved spending time with her family and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 63 years, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathi and Frank Chandler of Madison and Donna and Alan
Funk of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Don M. and Tina Wilson Jr. of Madison; four grandchildren, Ian Chandler, Brandon Chandler, Crystal
(Andrew) Gray and Sarah Funk; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nelly Nicol and Judy Stroder-Allen and Desi Allen; and a host of
extended family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Bobby Morgan.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Desi Allen officiating.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
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Martha Ann “Marti” Bell, 78, or Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at her home.

She was born December 18, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Karl and Ann (Wargo) Brad.

She retired as an accounts payable clerk from the City of Granite City after 25 years of dedicated service.

She enjoyed reading, had a special love for animals and cherished her grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
her family and friends.

Marti is survived by a son, Wayne Tellor of Washington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Don Hudson of St. Louis and Leigh and John Goodman
of Granite City; four grandchildren, Heather Steinback, Tiffany (Michael) Geelan, Grant Tellor and Clark Goodman; two great grandchildren, Clive and Orson
Steinback; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, no services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Barbara Gagich 84 of Swansea, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, passed away surrounded by her family on
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home.

Barbara was born on November 10, 1933 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Mark “Ellis” and Thelma (Settle) Mathews.

Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Dewey Avenue Methodist Church in Granite City. In her free time, Barbara enjoyed her days of gardening,
landscaping and had a special love for her pets. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Barbara is survived by and will be missed by her sons; John (Nancy) Gagich, Tom (Julie) Gagich; daughters, Gayle Huskey, Karen Gagich; grandchildren,
Bryan Gagich, Lauren Gagich, John (Shanan) Hesseldenz, Nicole Huskey (Michael Slinkard Jr.), Tony Gagich; great-grandchildren, Ryan (Taylor), Avery,
Addie, Timothy, Matthew; devoted companion, Richard Jones and numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John N.”Nick” Gagich; brother, Richard Mathews.

In celebration of Barbara’s life, visitation will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are
suggested to the Granite City APA.
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Daryl Page, 61, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City,
IL.

He was born on July 2, 1957 in Madison, IL to William Harold Page and Wanda nee: Greer Page.

Daryl Married Jill Huett in 1993.

The loving husband and father retired as an electrician with IBEW Local 309 in April 2018 after 20 years of service. Daryl was a member of the 1st Baptist
Church of Mitchell and he was also a musician .He enjoyed athletics and when he attended SIUE, he participated in basketball, baseball and tennis.

Besides his wife, Daryl is survived by a daughter, Felicia Gilbert of Granite City; 3 brothers: Dale (Myla) Page of Granite City, David Page and his partner, Roy
Sherill of Granite City and Dennis (Leah) Page of Granite City and a sister, Debbie (Mark) Britton of Granite City. Daryl will be missed by many friends.

Daryl is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the 1st Baptist Church of Mitchell, 608 English Pl in Mitchell, IL.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Jeanette Faye Weeks, 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Jeanette was born on November 29, 1946, in St. Louis, MO.

Jeanette was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan; Jeanette was also an Elvis Presley
fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Volner and Ima (Skaggs) Messinger; her step-father, James Messinger; two sisters, Janet Stock and
Linda Hopkins; and by two brothers, Stanley Volner and Steve Messinger.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Gregg Weeks of Granite City, IL, whom she married on August 31, 1963, in Madison, IL; loving children, Jeffrey
(Janice) Weeks of Granite City, IL, and Angie (April) Guithues of Belleville, IL; dear siblings, Brenda Cox and Jimmie Volner both of Desloge, MO; proud
grandmother to Kenneth Gauen of Pontoon Beach, IL, Becca (Tyler) Wilson of New Athens, IL, Hannah Weeks of Granite City, IL, Jimmy Guithues of
Okawville, IL, Ericka Guithues of Okawville, IL, Ryan Guithues of Granite City, IL, and Dakotah Guithues of Granite City, IL; one great-granddaughter on the
way; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel. Condolences may be expressed to
the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Services: In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Randle
Copeland officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
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Jean Nevels, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sun. Sept. 9, 2018 with her family at her side.

She was born on March 1, 1936 in Greenbrier, MO to the late Grover Cleveland and Earsy Ellen (Kirkpatrick) Nevels.

Jean had a career in insurance sales for many years and once owned her own shop selling vintage clothing and house wares. She loved shopping for
antiques, gardening, interior decorating, and having a good laugh. She had a particular gift for empathizing with children and loved to play. Jean's home was
a sanctuary for her family; cozy and filled with little treasures. Her style was eclectic, warm, and quaint. You could spend hours looking at the photos of her
family through the years, lovingly displayed in every room. She surrounded herself with them because they brought her so much pride and joy.

Jean's greatest passion was in raising her children and helping to raise each generation to follow. Though there were many, she made a point to know as
much as possible about each child, throughout every phase of life. She never forgot a birthday or a special moment shared. She lived a full life and those she
loved she touched deeply. Jean was, and always will be, present in our hearts. In her words, "It doesn't matter how much time we have, because our love will
live on forever."  

She is survived by two daughters: Melodie Vahdat and Nancy (Mark) Presley; a son: Jeff (Josephine) Kee, all of Granite City; seven grandchildren: Paul
Vahdat, Josh (Grace) Kee, Jessica Kee, Jamie (Brandon) Weatherford, Mandy (Naveen) Vanga, Jake (Danielle) Soltani and Emily (Eric) Hensley; twelve great-
granchildren: Kayvon, Kiyan, Hannah, Greyson, Violet, Simon, MaKayla, Jesse, Dillon, Jude, Jonah and Olly; two brothers: Bud (Rose) Nevels and Bill Nevels;
and three sisters: Thelma Denny, Nina Cookson and Glenda Wilfong.

Services will be private. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Harold Kenneth “Kenny” Siebert, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:53 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at
his home.

He was born October 14, 1933 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois, a son of the late Carl W. and Opal V. (Eller) Siebert.

He married Barbara A. (Braden) Siebert on August 30, 1975 in Granite City and she passed away on June 18, 1996.

He retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri after 30 years of work in aeronautics and was privileged to work on the Gemini Spacecraft. He had
also retired from the United States Navy and had proudly served his country during the Korean War and had received numerous medals and recognitions
throughout his service.

He was a member of the AMVETS Post #51 and enjoyed the many years of turkey shoots. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Jaymie (Helen) Reinstein of Kirkwood, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Carrie (Tom) Aldridge of Granite City and Beth Smith of
Granite City; stepson, Robert Vaughn of Granite City; two grandsons and adopted sons, Donnie (Amanda) Caughron of Blackwell, Missouri and Chris
Caughron of Roxana; four grandsons, Ryan (Matt) Mueller, Jake Mueller, Rhett Mueller and Jesse (Micky) Mueller; three granddaughters, Megan Siebert,
Heather Siebert and Kristin Vaughn; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice (Anna) Siebert of Granite City and Norman (Jeana) Siebert of Vandalia;
sister, Sally (Mick) Broaddus of Raymond; brother-in-law, Carol Merritt of Taylorville; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Kenneth, Steven and Ronnie Siebert; two sisters, Lucille Snow and
Linda Merritt and two brothers, Carl and Daniel Siebert.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ben Ritz officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.


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