Brendon Michael Johns, 18, of Granite City, IL passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Louis University
Hospital from injuries sustained following a physical attack.

He was born Jan. 7, 1998 in Centreville, IL to Christina (Short) Lynch of Granite City and Michael Leon Johns of FL
.
Brendon was artistic and loved music, writing poetry, drawing, playing cards and video games and spending time with his girlfriend and son.

In addition to his mother and father, Brendon is survived by his fiancé: Julissa Arellano and their son, Liam Noel Johns of Granite City; 2 sisters: Mackenzie
Johns and her son, Levi Coleman and Miracle Trinity Silence Lynch; and a brother: Gabriel Cody Tankashila Wolf Lynch all of Granite City.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Mon. Dec. 19, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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Rosalie Mae (Broyles, Bronnbauer) Atwater, age 73, of Granite City, IL, left this world at 12:20 p.m. on Friday,
December 16, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Rosalie was on February 14, 1943, in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Edward Edmond Broyles and Connie Finazzo, Broyles) Wheeler.

Rosalie was a loving, caring and giving lady. She had worked for WRO through CPI Corporation in St. Louis, MO, in the payroll department. She enjoyed
crocheting and had a love for Nascar racing, she was also a Jeff Gordan fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends Rosalie loved
life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her father, Rosalie was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Christy Marie Bronnbauer; her first husband and father of her four children,
Alfred Karl Bronnbauer; second husband, Joseph A. Atwater and a sister, Denise Loraine Miller.

She is survived by her dear mother and stepfather, Connie and Jim Wheeler; loving children, Connie (Bruce) Gerfen of Collinsville, IL, Karl (Michelle)
Bronnbauer of Normal, IL, Karen (Craig) Nonn of Granite City, IL and Kurt Bronnbauer of Granite City, IL; siblings, Edward Broyles of Granite City, IL, Pat
Headrick of Hudson, IL, Pam (Junior) Pool of Granite City, IL and Tony (Tina) Broyles of Bunker Hill, IL; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren and sixteen
great-grandchildren; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Granite City Eagles Lodge #1126, 2558 Madison Ave.
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Father Chris Comerford officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the Granite City Eagles Lodge #1126.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Alfred Lee Burton, 70 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his home.

Alfred was born on March 17, 1946 in Granite City; a son of the late Leroy and Alberta (Thomas) Burton. Alfred was a teamster at Local 525 working for the
Illinois Department of Transportation for over 30 years. He was a retired fireman with the Long Lake Fire Department and served as president of the Madison
County Fireman's Association. Alfred was a member of V.F.W. Post# 204 in Madison. After retirement, Alfred went on to work at the Granite City School
District #9. Alfred was proud to be a fireman and enjoyed helping others but most of all he enjoyed his travels to Arizona and spending time with his family,
especially listening to good music and Polka dancing with his wife, Maryann. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared
with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his son; James and (Jodi) Burton of Phoenix, AZ; his grandson, Joshua Burton of Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Jerry and
(Martha) Burton of Granite City, William and (Melissa) Burton of Dover, TN; his sisters, Rita White of Granite City, Mary Nesbit of Belleville, Ruth and (David)
Rettig of Belleville; many nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his wife; Maryann (Zeigler) Burton, whom he married on November 24, 1966; his sisters, Carolyn
Nesbit, Brenda Timpe; his brother, James Burton.

Friends may call on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services
will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Mike Melton officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic
Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or VITAS Hospice.
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Rosemary (DeGonia) (Jones) Drew died on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Granite Nursing and Rehab Center,
Granite City, IL.

She was born on July 14, 1924 in Granite City to the late Clarence and Lorena (Boyer) DeGonia. She married William Drew on September 28, 1968 and he
preceded her in death on February 2, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by an infant sister.

Rosemary worked for many years at General Steel lndustries and retired from SIUE as a secretary in the art department. She was a member of Holy Family
Parish in Granite City.

She is survived by two children, Janice (Tom) Casey of Granite City and Tim Jones of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Clarence (Dolores) DeGonia of Granite City
and Paul (Cathie) DeGonia of Pasadena, MD; two grandchildren, Tom Casey, Jr. of St. Louis and Jesse Jones of Tucson, AZ, one niece, four nephews and
many cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington, Granite
City IL, with Father Wayne Boyer officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel or church.
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Loretta Krekovich, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:02 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Christian
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born December 1, 1935 in Mitchell, Illinois, the daughter of the late Daniel and Gertrude (Kellerman) Boyle.

She married John Krekovich Sr. on June 15, 1957 at the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Mitchell and he passed away on October 10, 2013.

She retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after 30 years of dedicated service as a registered nurse.

She and her husband were longtime members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where their children all attended school.

Loretta will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family. She cherished her beloved children and was very proud of her
grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed relaxing with her family at her condo at Lake of the Ozarks.

She is survived by her five dear children, Kathy Viviano of Naples, Florida, John (Diane) Krekovich Jr. of Edwardsville, Dan Krekovich Sr. of St. Louis, Kristy
(Tom Freeman) Krekovich of St. Louis and Matt (Rhonda) Krekovich of Granite City; four grandchildren, Lindsay (Richard) Carney, Danny (Dana) Krekovich
Jr., Ashley Krekovich and John Paul Krekovich; three great-grandchildren, Ella Carney, Jack Carney and Audrey Krekovich; sister-in-law, Rosalie Jean
Zevallos of Palm Beach, Florida; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Arthur P. (Marie) Boyle.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as
celebrant.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Emma Louise Williams, 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Mon. Dec. 12, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born Feb. 7, 1932 in Marble Hill, MO to Jessie & Tisha (Limbaugh) Angle
She and Robert Leroy Williams were married in Granite City, IL on June 10, 1967.  He preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Williams was a member of King of
Kings Christian Church and had enjoyed volunteering to assist Alzheimer’s patients.

Survivors include 2 sons: Rick Williams and Randall Atchley of Granite City; 3 daughters: Elizabeth Lipchik of Waterloo, IL, Maella Byington of Rolla, MO and
Angela Lupo of Quincy, IL; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lora Mouser of Granite City.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Don Atchley.

Memorial services are pending.  Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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John Dustin Arbogast, age 39, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital, Maryville, IL.

John was born on May 11, 1977 in Tampa, FL, a son of John Edward Arbogast and Sharon Elaine (Stout) Arbogast.

John worked as a Senior Veterans Claims Examiner at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for many years. He loved sports and was an avid New York
Mets baseball fan. John 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 father, John was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Iva Mae Syniski and Eva Arbogast; and by one nephew, Jake.

He is survived by his loving mother, Sharon Elaine Arbogast of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Holly Kohn of Spring Park, MN, Stephanie (Christopher) Spann
of Collinsville, IL and Drew Arbogast of Granite City, IL; nieces and nephews, Dani, Luke, Gabe, A.J, and Grace; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Laveeda M. Knobbe, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at
Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born March 18, 1923 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Lyle and Elsie (Brady) Barr.

She married Edward A. Knobbe on February 2, 1946 in Granite City and he passed away on March 8, 2014.

She retired as a trust officer after over 25 years of dedicated service with the First National Bank in Granite City. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic
Church and also St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and belonged to the Phi Tau Omega Sorority. She enjoyed her days of gardening, sewing,
playing cards and creating her many beaded bracelets that she enjoyed sharing with others.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jayne and Kent Schultz; two granddaughters, Lauren Schultz and Allison Schultz, all of Webster Groves,
Missouri; a niece, Pam Bjorkman of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Adele, Evelyn and Robert.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.
m. until time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Raymond H. Werths, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the
Vintage Gardens in Meridian Village of Glen Carbon.

He was born May 11, 1939 in Granite City, the son of the late Herbert and Juanita M. (Miller) Werths.

He married Judy M. (Brown) Werths on May 5, 1962 at St. Peter Evangelical Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2001 as a manager in production control from National Steel after 41 years of dedicated service.

He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Church in Granite City and many years belonging to management clubs.

His family and grandchildren meant the world to him. Sports was an extreme love in his life, he enjoyed playing many different sports throughout his life,
playing sports with the neighborhood children, managing little league teams, attending his children or grandchildren's sporting activities or cheering on his
favorite team and sport of the day. He enjoyed his days of being a Cub Scout leader, fishing, bowling, working crossword puzzles and taking many vacations
with family.

Ray will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his cherished family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 54 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond "Brad" and Jill Werths of Maryville; a daughter, Jill Moutria of
Granite City; four grandchildren, Justin Werths, Austin Werths, Alyssa Werths and Julie Moutria; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Dave Moss of Dripping
Springs, Texas; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dick and Jackie Brown of Granite City and Bill Albers of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a loving grandmother, Rose Miller and a sister-in-law, Joyce Albers.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Royal Boeder officiating.

Entombment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital or to VITAS Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Thomas R. Trittschuh, 63, of Robertsville, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:15 p.
m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

He was born June 20, 1953 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert and Loretta "Eileen" (Brewer) Trittschuh.

He married Valerie Stringer Trittschuh on November 10, 1984 at the Third Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired as a millwright planner on November 1, 2016 from U.S. Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

He enjoyed his days of bowling, hunting, traveling and taking many wonderful vacations. 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 two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Scott Stringer of Robertsville, Missouri and Scott Thomas and Amy
Trittschuh of Granite City; four grandchildren, Brennan, Breeana, Paige and Drake; father-in-law, William Stringer of Union, Missouri; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Donald Schindel of Ohio, Alan and Darlynn Stringer of Eminence, Missouri, Sandra Smith of Union, Missouri and Kimberly and Lee Ball of St.
Louis, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Schindel and his mother-in-law, Elaine Stringer.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jay Tilson and Alan Stringer officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Andrew Hagopian, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at
Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

He was born January 24, 1923 in Granite City, the son of the late Sooren "Sam" and Nevart "Rose" (Baroutjian) Hagopian.

He married Angeline (Manoogian) Hagopian in 1949 and she passed away in 1973.

He later married Annette (DerBedrosian) Hagopian on November 28, 1974 at St. Paul Armenian Church in Waukegan, Illinois and she survives.

He retired in 1986 after 38 years of dedicated service as the owner and operator of 20th Century Cleaners in St. Louis.

The United States Air Force veteran proudly served his country during World War II, serving as a bombardier and was the recipient of several medals and
recognitions.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of the St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City where he volunteered much time to the church and
community center and had served on the board of trustees and as a chairman. He also served as a delegate to the National Representative Assembly of the
Armenian Church.

He enjoyed sports and was recognized as a member of the "Men of Granite" 1940 state championship basketball team and a founding member of the
Granite City Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoyed his days of playing golf and was a member of the American Legion Post #307 and 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 two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Susan Hagopian of Glen Carbon and Jeffrey and Lynne
Hagopian of Granite City; daughter-in-law, Karen Hagopian of Northville, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Taline and Hrag Chalian, Sosi and Aram
Hovagimian, Andrew and Stephanie Hagopian, Elizabeth and Paul Shirinian, Ani Hagopian and fiancé, Richard Florka, Stephen S. Hagopian, Michelle
Hagopian and Megan Hagopian; seven great grandchildren, Angele, Sarkis, Raffi, Vrej, Lucine, Izabel and Ani; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Hagopian and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Lou
Saucier, Sadie and Walter Kourtjian and Mary and Herman Torigian.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 1014 West Pontoon Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 11, 2016
from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a wake service at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian presiding and Father Torkom Chorbajian officiating.

Funeral services will be held at the church on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial rites with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church.
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Rose M. Van (Gieseking), nee Furtak, 46, of Granite City, Ill., born December 28, 1969, in Granite City, Ill., died
Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Granite City, Ill.

Ms. Van was employed by Doors Health Care in Alton, Ill. for 9 years as a home health aide, and delivered newspapers for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Sharleville, nee Furtak.

Surviving are her husband, Jason Van of St. Louis, Mo.; children, Kimbar Gieseking of Chula Vista, Ca., Heather (Darrell Jr.) Berry of Wood River, Ill., Jeffrey
Gieseking Jr. of Highland, Ill., Brandon Gieseking of Highland, Ill., and Dallas Harris of Pontoon Beach, Ill.; and grandchildren, Lindzee Kerns, Autumn Kerns,
and Cam'ryn Berry.

Memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the funeral home.
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Raymond McGee, 74 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Select Hospice in St.
Charles surrounded by his family.

Raymond was born on October 4, 1942 in Panama, IL; the son of the late Myrle M. and Maxine J. (Allister) McGee. Raymond was a long time electrician and
foreman at American Steel and retired from Ford Motor Company as a foreman in 2002. Raymond loved the Lord and was a member of First Christian
Church in Granite City where he served as an elder for many years. In his free time Raymond enjoyed traveling and computers, but most of all he loved to
spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Raymond will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family
and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Linda (Floyd) McGee, whom he married on April 11, 1963; his children, Kelly and (Mindy) McGee of
Edwardsville, IL, Kathy and (Charlie) Jakul of Katy, TX, Kenny McGee of Hobart, IN; his grandchildren, Ryan Jakul, Megan McGee, Kyle McGee, Clayton Jakul,
Bailey Jakul, Maddie McGee; his sister, Anita and (Bill) Donohue; his brothers, Kevin McGee, Robert and (Martha) McGee.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his brother, John McGee.

Friends may call on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services
will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Stephen French officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, 2900 Maryville Road in Granite City or to the St. Louis Cancer
Center, 3440 DePaul Lane, suite 201, Bridgeton, MO 63044.
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David Lee Favier, 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 at Granite Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City.

He was born Oct. 12, 1938 in Granite City to the late Bennie & Mildred (Duvall) Favier.

On Apr. 12, 1957, he and Carole E. Luedde were married in Granite City. She preceded him in death Oct. 26, 2016.
Mr. Favier retired as a Millwright from Granite City Steel after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

He is survived by a son: Danny (Ginger Graham) Favier of Wood River, IL; 2 daughters: Vivian (Gene) Hudson and Stacey (Joe) Harrington of Granite City; 5
grandchildren: Mark Hudson, Jarrett & Amy Harrington and Jennifer (Rosendo) Favier Ferrer and Mike (Sharlean) Favier; 2 great-grandchildren: Ozzie & Zoey
Ferrer; and a sister: Vivian Flaugher of Granite City.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Favier.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Mon. Dec. 5, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City.

Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Viola Faye (nee: Wilson) Miller, 72, of Granite City, Il passed away at 6:06 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born on July 17, 1944 in East Prairie , MO to Thomas and Laura (nee: Bond) Wilson.

On February 28, 1967 she and Clyde D. Miller married in East St. Louis, IL.

Viola was a member of Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL. She loved to write poetry and had a published poetry book. She also loved to play the
piano and sing.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde D. Miller of Granite City, IL two daughters, Kimberley Levart of Granite City, IL and Marsha (Marvin) Pellazari of Granite
City, IL, two sons, Dwayne (Teresa) Miller of St Louis, MO and Todd (Remia) Miller of Bethalto, IL, seven grandchildren, Amanda (Josh Lapin) Patton, Ashley
(Scott) Schardan, Brittany (Tim) Christ, Corey Levart, Austin (Nikki) Pellazari, Aubrie Pellazari, Garret Miller, four great grandchildren, Matti Christ, Charlie
Christ, Scarlett Schardan, Karma Pellazari, two sisters, Marilyn Lindsey and Carol (Tom) Johnson.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Holder and a sister Glenda Morelock.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016 at Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL where the service will be at 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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James Eldo Champion, 85, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 6:36 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born March 3, 1931 in Granite City to the late William Wesley & Sarah Catherine (Lyerla) Champion.

On July 19, 1954, he and Shirley Mae Dain were married in Indiana. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2009.

Mr. Champion was a US Army and US Marine Corps veteran. He retired from A.O. Smith and later from Madison County Maintenance.  He was a lifetime
member of VFW Post 1300 and also served as their Quartermaster for 30 years.  He loved to read and fish.

Survivors include 2 sons: Bill (Carolyn) Champion of Edwardsville, IL and Michael Champion of Granite City; a daughter: Cheryl (Alan) Krause of Wentzville,
MO; 6 grandchildren: Rachael (Josh) Williams, Beki (Geoffrey) Hubbard, Casie (Joseph) Geuin, Sarah (Walter Noble) Champion, Kristin Champion and
Katie (Josh) Karleskint; 2 great-grandchildren: Addison and Walter Noble; a sister: Naomi Reynolds of Rockford, IL; and a brother: Jerry Champion of
Rockford, IL.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Vicki Champion; 2 sisters: Sylba Stephens and Delphia Deloney; and 7
brothers: Leon, Harry, Howard, Willard, Lloyd and Robert and a baby in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. Dec 5, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tues. Dec. 6,
2016. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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Donald E. Richards, 83 of Granite City passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Donald was born on July 9, 1933 in Granite City; he is the son of the late Elmer and Alay Mae (Wigger) Richards. Donald was a long time fork lift operator at A.
O. Smith in Granite City and also worked at Hutton Ford in Wood River. He was a delivery driver for Lombardi Furniture, a courier at GCS Credit Union and a
former member of 2nd Baptist Church in Granite City. Donald will be remembered for his work ethic and all the special times he shared with his family and
friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Kathy and (Dale) McGuire of Edwardsville, IL, Donna and (Russell) Dayton of Huntsville, AL, Kelly and
(Steve) McGuire of Carrollton, IL; his grandchildren, Matthew and (Becky) McGuire, Amy and (Brian) Deist, Mark McGuire, Jessica Burnett, Adam and (Morgan)
Burnett, Jessica and (Barry) Drew, Katelyn McGuire, Kelsey McGuire; his great-grandchildren, Mallory, MacKenzie, David, Jacob, Karley, Clint, Easton,
Havanah.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife; Margie (Rose) Richards, whom he married on May 23, 1951 and his sisters, Sadie and
Marida.

Friends may call on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Harold William Gattung, age 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Rosewood Care
Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Harold was born on June 25, 1922 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Herman and Lillian (Kimberlin) Gattung.

Harold was a World War II Army veteran and a prisoner of war in Germany from April 28, 1945 to July 28, 1945. He was a faithful member of St. John
Lutheran Church in Granite City, IL. Harold was very active with the Disabled American Veterans, Tri City Chapter #53 in Granite City, IL. Harold retired from
American Steel as a supervisor after many years of dedicated service. He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and he enjoyed spending time with his family
and friends. Harold will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wives, Jackie (Hughes) Gattung, Freida (Beane) Gattung and Alma Fletcher; son, Kevin
Gattung; daughter, Judy Nemeth Kirgen; and by his three sisters, Vera Cantley, Etoila Eichacker and Gladys Broughton.

He is survived by loving son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Connie Gattung of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to seven grandchildren, fifteen great-
grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; many dear nieces, nephew, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. An hour
visitation will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 2001 St. Clair Avenue, Granite City, IL from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, at St. John Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Corson officiating. Harold will
be laid to rest next to his first wife Jackie at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans, Tri City Chapter #53 in Granite City, IL or to St. John Lutheran Church, Granite City, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Raymond Kenneth "Kenny" Voss Jr, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Kenny was born on November 7, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Raymond Kenneth Voss Sr. and Zora (Vasil) Voss.

Kenny proudly served his country in the United States Marine Reserves. On February 14, 1989, Kenny married Mary Helen Geroff, the love of his life, in
Granite City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a supervisor after many years of dedicated service. After retirement, Kenny worked for H & R Block
for thirteen years. Kenny was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and he enjoyed playing golf, volleyball, softball and football. His greatest joy was spending time
with his family and friends. Kenny 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, Kenny was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dr. Steve K. Geroff; brother-in-law, Dr. Stephen C. Geroff and by his beloved
yellow lab, Doc.

Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Mary Helen Voss of Granite City, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Alma Voss of Granite City, IL; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Cathy and Pastor Kenny Inman of Martinsville, IL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Rosemary Geroff of Granite City, IL; mother-in-
law, Helen Geroff of Edwardsville, IL; special friend, Mike Harris of Granite City, IL and his children, Jackie, Jennifer and Lori; swimming buddies, Wyatt and
Gunter McCall, Ava and Nora Pritchard and Loren and Ben Wilson; one aunt, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and
friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 12 noon on Saturday, with Pastor Kenny Inman officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A., Elks Scholarship Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice and donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Floyd E. "Buddy" Brawley Jr., 61 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at his home.

Floyd was born on May 19, 1955 in Granite City; a son of the late Floyd E. and Rita (Brazier) Brawley Sr. Floyd was a welder at A.O. Smith and enjoyed
spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his brothers; Jim and (Sandra) Brawley of Granite City, Sam Brawley of Granite City, John and (Kirsten) Brawley of
Granite City; his sister, Mary Riggs of Granite City, Bonnie "Sue" Brawley of Granite City.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by his brothers; Kenneth Brawley, Craig Brawley, Ricky Brawley and Danny Brawley.

In celebration of a private family memorial service is being planned at a later date.
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Clifford Carl Collier 71 of Granite city passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 1, 1945 in St. Louis, MO. He married Betty Crabtree June 7, 1964 in St. Louis, MO; she preceded him in death December 4, 2012.

He is survived by three daughters and a two sons-in-law, Jean & Mike Loehr of St. Louis, MO, Lilly Blevins of Arnold, MO, Talena Jordan of Granite City, IL and
Sam Votaw of Porter, TX , three sons and daughter-in-law, Ralph & Angie Drennen of Burbon, MO, Ronald Drennen of St. Louis, MO, Duane Collier of Granite
City, IL, 13 grandchildren, one great grandchildren and one on the way.

He was also preceded in death by his father, Norman Collier; mother Violet (nee: Gray) Collier Perkins, daughter, June Votaw, son, Jerry Drennen, two
brothers, Michael Collier and Kenneth Collier, sisters, Norma Jean Luther, Caroline Sue Lea and Barbara Ann Gerstenchlader, three grandchildren, Ralph
Drennen Jr., James Loehr, and Danyielle Browning.
Memorial services will be held at a later day. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with cremation services.
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Albert E. Paul, 77, of Granite City, Ill., born May 15, 1939 in Granite City, passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday,
November 26, 2016 at his home.

He retired from the Teamsters Local #525 in Alton after over 40 years of dedicated service in construction. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days at
their property in Bourbon, Missouri and deer hunting. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas (Evette Shemwell) Paul of Pontoon Beach and Jerald (Cindy) Paul of Columbia, Illinois; a daughter, Sabrina (Doug)
Druhe of Maryville, Illinois; two grandchildren, Savannah Holthaus and Garin Holthaus; three sisters, Delores (Howard) Crenshaw of Granite City, Darlene
Smock of Granite City and Earlene (Marion) Vaughn of Saugas, California; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Luther and Florence, nee Reeves, Paul; wife, Lillie M., nee Fisher, Paul whom he married on Feb. 15,
1964 and who passed away on March 2, 2011; four brothers, Alvin, Luther, Huey and Marion Paul and two sisters, Katherine Seebold and Francis Bogosian.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.irwinchapel.com.

Services: In celebration of his life, a private family memorial service will be held
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John Alexander 74, of Pontoon Beach passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at his home.

He was born October 15, 1942. John worked for many years at Olin as a Machinist.

He is survived by his longtime girlfriend and companion, Jane Treat of Pontoon Beach and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Sandra A. Johnson-Abney, 54, formerly of Granite City passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at
Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab.

She was born September 22, 1962 in St. Louis, MO to Mertice and Rosalie (nee: Licavoli) Johnson.

She is survived by three daughters, Tina (Anthony) Lovsey of Gillespie, Rachel Abney of Granite City and Rebecca White of South Roxana; three sons, Terry
(Amy) Carr of St. Louis, MO, William (MaryAnn) Abney of Maryville and Stephen Abney of Granite City; sixteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and
several siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional services. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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James “Mike” Michael Lemp, 66, of Granite City died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Medical
Center in St. Louis.

He was born on January 14, 1950 in East St. Louis, IL to James P. and Margaret nee: Cooper Lemp.

James married Beverly Bellman on February 23, 1974.

James worked for Granite City Steel for over 20 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach and a member of Chouteau Township
Hall and Granite City Township Hall. James enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid StarTrek fan. He also enjoyed collecting coins and was a member of the
Steve Davis Fan Club.

Besides his wife, James is survived by 3 sons: Michael (Cassandra) Lemp of Pontoon Beach, Christopher (Jody) Lemp of Granite City and Timothy Lemp of
Granite City; 10 grandchildren: Katlin Michelon, Patrick Lemp, Charles Lemp, Xavior Lemp, Mikayla Lemp, Gabriel Westfall-McKenzie, Jayden Lemp, Andrea
Lemp, Morrigan Lemp and Savanna Lemp and 1 great grandchild, Jacob Michelon. Also surviving are 4 brothers: George Lemp of Fairview Heights, Mark
Lemp of Granite City, Glen (Patricia) Lemp of Belleville and Daniel (Monica) Lemp of Granite City.

James is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marjorie Lemp.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 26, 2016 at Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young at Heart senior organization.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Daniel "Dan" Clyde McBride, age 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Dan was born on January 19, 1950 in Granite City, IL, a son of Harold McBride and Rose Mary (Wheeler) McBride.

Dan was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On February 3, 2001, Dan married Paula Lynn Odom, the love of his
life, in Granite City, IL. He had worked for East County Transport in Granite City, IL, as a truck driver. Dan was a faithful member of Pontoon Beach Baptist
Church. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Dan 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 father, Dan was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah McBride; and by two sisters, Debbie McBride and Diane McBride.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Paula McBride of Granite City, IL; dear mother, Rose Mary McBride of Arizona, loving children, Bianca McBride of Granite
City, IL, Danny McBride of Loxley, AL, Michelle McBride of Holiday Shores, Edwardsville, IL, Ryan Mitchell of Granite City, IL and Melanie Mitchell of Collinsville,
IL; proud grandfather to Amanda, Autumn, Zoey, Chase, Elijah, Cameron and Karlonna; proud great-grandfather to Kaylee; dear siblings, David (Rosemary)
McBride of Granite City, IL and Donna Lisa McBride of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon on Friday. Interment with full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Pontoon Beach Baptist Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Tilghman Alex "T.A." Feeler, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:54 a.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016
at his home.

He was born January 16, 1926 in Rolla, Missouri, a son of the late Theodore Feeler and Effie (Hayes) Doyle.

He married Irene Ann (Bocklage) Feeler on November 23, 1959 in Vienna, Missouri and she survives.

He retired from the Federal government after 30 years of dedicated service as a procurement specialist.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council
#1063 and the Granite City Elks Lodge. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He loved his days of playing golf and
softball and was a member of the Senior Olympics softball team. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 57 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael "Tony" and Ellen Feeler of Sullivan, Illinois; a daughter,
Sandra Dietz of Granite City; five grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Feeler of Centennial, Colorado, Emily (John) Barry of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jacob
(Erica Stuart) Hartwick of Florissant, Missouri, Alex Hartwick (R.P.) Phelps of Granite City, Kaisi (Logan Sleight) Hartwick of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; four
great grandchildren, Jaxon Feeler, Nora Barry, Madelyn Feeler and John Michael Feeler; two brothers, Delmar (Norma) Feeler of Vienna, Missouri and Wayne
Feeler of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sisters, Jackie (Larry) Keaton of Licking, Missouri and Anna Lee (Jim) Baker of Tuscon, Arizona; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Julius and Forrest Feeler.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marilynn J. Kozyak, age 88, of Glen Carbon, IL, and longtime resident of Granite City, IL, passed away on
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL.

Marilynn was born on September 19, 1928 in Chicago, IL, a daughter of the late Wesley and Elsie (Meyer) eene.

On April 17, 1948, Marilynn Greene married Bill Grozyak, the love of her life, at the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL and Bill passed away on
October 19, 2015. Marilynn and Bill owned and operated Kozyak Grocery Store in Granite City, IL from 1950 until 1988. Marilynn and Bill's business
experience and knowledge was instrumental to their son, Bob, starting Bobby's Frozen Custard in 1990. Marilynn was a hard worker and she enjoyed taking
care of her family. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Marilynn is survived by her loving children, John (Barbara Silverman) Kozyak of Miami, FL, Robert (Debbie) Kozyak of Caseyville, IL and Kathleen (Robert)
Jackstadt of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandmother to Justin Kozyak, Dr. Benjamin (Dr. Katherine Jones) Kozyak, Jeremy Kozyak, Zhanell (Tyler) Enloe, Bryson
(Aimee) Jackstadt and Quincy (Kaide) Jackstadt; proud great-grandmother to Susannah Kozyak, Coen Jackstadt, Brady Jackstadt and Wesley Enloe; dear
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mathew and Sandra Kozyak Jr. of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family memorial service will be held. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, Attn: Donor services-Kozyak or to
Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, P.O. Box 414 Edwardsville, IL 62025 and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Greer Cadie Moseley, 22 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at St. Anthony's Medical
Center in St. Louis.

Greer was born on May 5, 1994 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Greer was a picker at the Target Warehouse in Edwardsville and in her free time she
enjoyed listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her mom; Kelly (Bowles) Moseley of Granite City; her dad, Dale Moseley of Granite City; her daughter, Reese Cadie
Moseley of Granite City; her sisters, Nicole and (James) Hatcher of Caseyville, IL, Alysha and (Jeremy) Hunter of Granite City, Ashley and (Jeremy) Glass of
Broken Arrow, OK; nephew, Jace Hunter and niece, Camryn Glass.

In celebration of Greer's life, a memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road
in Granite City. In memory of Greer memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Jerry C. "Corky" Dickerson, 84 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his home
surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born on May 4, 1932 in Tamms, IL; a son of the late Nealis Ray and Bertha Elmia (McDaniel) Dickerson. Jerry gave 37 years of dedicated service to
Roadway Express Trucking working on the loading docks and had worked at Smokey Joe's in Pontoon Beach as a bar tender and a custodian. He proudly
served his country in the United States Navy and in his free time, Jerry raised thoroughbred horses and enjoyed a good game of pool. He will be
remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Michele M. Morgan of Granite City; his son, Roland E. and (Jo) Pfingsten of Shreveport, LA; his
grandchildren, Paul M. and (Lee) Pfingsten, Derek C. and (Leah) Morgan, Eric Arzuagas, Dawn Arzuagas, Kasen Arzuagas; his great-grandchildren, Cooper
Pfingsten, Madison Morgan; sisters, Agnes Dickerson, Lois Beach, Loretta Sue Notski, Linda Rother and numerous nieces, nephews and many other
extended family members and friends.

In addition to his to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, M. Carmen (Ybarra) Dickerson; and 7 of his brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services
will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic
Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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Edwin E. "Gene" Patterson Jr. 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:06 a.m. on Sunday, November 13,
2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born December 20, 1948 in Granite City, a son of the late Edwin E. and Juanita M. (Griffin) Patterson Sr.

He graduated college and gave several years of his knowledge as a teacher and enjoyed writing poetry and listening to music. He had served his country
with the United States Air Force. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathleen and Mark Cruse of Carol Stream, Illinois and Carol Ann Patterson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; a
brother and sister-in-law, Gary L. and Bo Patterson of Trenton, Georgia; four nieces and a nephew, Christine Burnett, Carol Paschall, Laura Cruse, Bethany
Cruse and Jacob Patterson; six great nieces and great nephews, Kristian, Brayden, Brynna, Jamison, Kyle and Eden; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, David Bruce and Michael James Patterson.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Pontoon Beach Baptist Church or to the First Baptist Church of Wheaton and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Judith D. Thomas, 77, of Granite City, Illinois went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:18 p.m. on Sunday,
November 13, 2016 at her home.

It was her sincere desire to "...say good-bye here, close my eyes, then open my eyes and say good-morning there", which is exactly what occurred
.
Judi was born January 24, 1939 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of the late Ernest Thomas and Violet "Ruth" (Reeves) Burkett. She was retired from the
United States Army after 30 highly successful years of Civil Service in Aviation Logistics. She became an ordained minister at an early age and serving God
was her gift and her life calling. She enjoyed her final 20 years of dedicated and faithful ministry as a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Granite
City, where she loved teaching Bible class, leading the congregation into God's presence on the Worship Team, playing guitar, composing music, and
leading others to The Lord.
One of Judi's greatest joys could be found in the family's trio group "Expressions of Praise", making melody with Ron and Tammy unto The Lord.
She also enjoyed singing with The Master's Voice Choir from the group's inception 20 years ago, and was a member of Toastmasters.
Judi will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving family, Tammy and Ron Stegelmeyer of Granite City, Ethel "Skeet" Ramsey of Granite City; two brothers, Lee Thomas and
Robert Burkett; other extended family and many cherished friends.
Though Judi's earthly work is done, may her legacy of love and lifelong faithfulness to Jesus Christ live on in the hearts and lives of those she touched.
"She hath done what she could; this that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her." - Mark 14:8-9
In celebration of her life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until time of
memorial service at 4:00 p.m., with Reverend James Hooker officiating. Graveside services will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to New Life Assembly of God Church or to BJC Siteman Cancer Center and will be
accepted at the funeral home.
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Frances Berdella Arthur, 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:34 a.m. Mon. at her daughter’s home in Granite
City while under hospice care.

She was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Granite City, IL to the late Leroy & Rosina (Young) Gilmore.
On Oct. 19, 1946, she and Ray J. Arthur were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Mrs. Arthur had worked at the Granite City Woolworths and had also volunteered at Johnson School. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Granite
City.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Linda Austin and Nancy Restoff of Granite City; 2 sons: Raymond Arthur and Jeff Arthur of Granite City; 8 grandchildren: Kevin
Thompson, Larry Grooms, Tammy Austin, Tiffany Austin, Rod Painter, Charles Painter, Angela Hilton and Lori Surapaneni; 15 great-grandchildren: Zachary
Taylor Anderson, Nisha Surapaneni, Rebekah Grooms, Natasha, Angel, Codie, Lacie, Kyle, Amanda, Kayley, Gage & Alyssa Painter, Dylan, Braylon &
Landon Hilton; 1 great-great-grandchild: Laynie Doer; and a sister; Rosina Ruth Kittle of CA.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Diana Miller; son-in-law: Joe Restoff; and 2 brothers: Oliver and Eugene
Gilmore.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Fri. Nov.
18, 2016 with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Perry T. Werner, 84, of Granite City passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at his home with his family by his
side.

He was born January 18, 1932 in Granite City to Fred and Estea (nee: Smith) Werner. He married Roberta Ann Smith August 7, 1955 in Granite City. Perry
was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served four years during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Roberta Ann Werner of Granite City; two daughters, Beverly (Robert) Ashley of Florissant, MO and Sharon (Philip)
Robertson of St. Charles, MO; one son, Norman (Theresa) Werner of Granite City, IL; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Mindy, Chelsie, Krysten, Ashley, Eric
and Jamie; eight great grandchildren, Abigail, Hunter, Larry, Wyatt, Lily, Nathan, Eric and Violet and a brother, Ed Werner of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, great granddaughter, Alexis; brother, Walter Werner and sister, Hedy Droege.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials can be made to Heartland Hospice.
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Raymond Olin Hoffman, 63, of Granite City passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born August 10, 1953 to Raymond R. and Betty (nee: Kostyshock) Hoffman. Raymond worked for the Granite City Park District and was active in the
American Softball Association as both a player and umpire.

He is survived by his wife Sandra (nee: Murphy) Hoffman of Granite City; parents, Raymond and Betty Hoffman of Granite City; daughter, Katherine Hoffman of
Granite City; three sons, Raymond C. Hoffman of Dallas, TX, John and LeAnne Hoffman of Fort Worth, TX, and Evan Hoffman of Granite City; two
grandchildren, Lincoln and Scarlett Hoffman; three brothers, Steven and Mary Ellen Hoffman of St. Louis, MO, Jeffery and Elizabeth Hoffman of Granite City
and Christopher and Kristin Hoffman of Memphis, TN; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  The family will hold a Celebration of Life for Raymond starting at 3 p.
m., Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Legacy Golf Course in Granite City, IL.
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Kristian Louis Ebling Schmidt, 25, of Granite City passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.

He was born February 8, 1991 in St. Louis to Joseph F. and Lucinda E. (nee: Ebling) Schmidt. He worked as a teller at Granite City Steel Federal Credit
Union and had previously worked at Walgreen’s on Madison Avenue in Granite City. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Kristian graduated in
2009 from St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis and attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kaitlyn E. (Nathan V. Mikeska) Schmidt and his God Daughter and niece, Oriana E. Mikeska.

Arrangements Pending
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Joey Hunt Accardi, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

He was born January 15, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was very talented with his construction traits and enjoyed his many years as a carpenter. He worked many years with the Union Carpenter's Local #633
and had last worked with D.B. Schenker as a forklift operator.

He enjoyed his days of fishing, camping and hunting and was of the Lutheran faith. Joey will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Charlotte (Schollmeyer) Rodery of Granite City; his father, Paul Accardi Sr. of Granite City; his loving girlfriend, Tracy Bennett of
Granite City; three brothers, Paul Accardi Jr. of Granite City, Tony Accardi of Granite City and Ross Accardi of Richardson, Texas; three sisters, Kathry Kelley of
Fults, Illinois, Deborah Rosch of Granite City and Phyllis Case of St. Charles, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.
until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Johanna M. (Zotti) Bukovac, 98 years young, of Pontoon Beach died Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Johanna was born April 21, 1918 to Donato Giovanni and Rosina Maria (Tessari) Zotti.

She married Andrew Bukovac on June 29, 1940. They had 53 years together.

Johanna is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Bukovac, parents, Donato and Rosa (Tessari) Zotti, brothers, sisters and in-laws: John Zotti; Leonard
and Emmadella (Schmidt) Zotti; Catherine (Zotti) Lochmann and Herbert Lochmann; Rose (Zotti) Kohler and Raymond Kohler, and twin baby's, Anthony and
Anna, who died shortly after birth.

Johanna is survived by a sister in law, JoAnn (Carey) Zotti and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Stallings Grade School, she was awarded a full Normal Scholarship from the State of Illinois. Johanna is a life member of the Ladies
Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She belonged to St. Elizabeth's Parish in Granite City and
was active in their Ladies Sodality and a Eucharistic Minister. On September 12, 1999 she made her profession to the Secular Order of Franciscans, the
Monte La Verna Fraternity. She was the co-owner and operator of A & J Grocery, with her husband Andrew Bukovac for over 44 years in Pontoon Beach. She
helped form the Pontoon Beach Water District. Johanna will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral
mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic School.
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Chad Lucas Browning, age 38, of Moscow Mills, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday,
November 6, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Chad was born on August 12, 1978 in Granite City, IL, a son of Ricky L. Browning and Karen (Nunes) Heape.

Chad had retired from the United States Air Force as an electrician. On March 15, 2003, Chad married Angela Christopher, the love of his life, in Belleville, IL.
He enjoyed writing, drawing, gardening and playing video games with his children. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Chad will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his father, Chad was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Browning; grandparents, Ruth Nunes, John Nunes Sr., and Mitzie Browning.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Angela Browning of Moscow Mills, MO; dear mother and stepfather, Karen and Carroll Heape of Granite City, IL; loving
children, Ashton, Cameron, Olivia and Eleanor Browning; grandfather, Rev. Charles Browning of Van Buren, MO; dear aunts, uncles, cousins, extended
family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, with Rev. Ron McGrew officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Wounded Warriors Project and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Lucy Wojtas DeCosta, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at
Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville.

She was born August 17, 1937 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Wilburn and Ruby Mae (Hutton) Wallace.

She was raised in Granite City and later lived many years in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago and also spent several years in Kailua, Hawaii before
returning to Pontoon Beach, Illinois.

The love and care she received from her friends and staff at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab will forever be remembered.

She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and was active in the P.T.A. and was a fan of Kenny Rogers and the Beatles. She was lover of
dogs and was an avid bowler and enjoyed her days of dancing, riding her bicycle and playing bingo. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Walter Paul Wojtas and David DeCosta; two infant children, Walter
Edward Wojtas and Helen Marie Wojtas; son, Robert "Bobby" Wojtas; granddaughter, Virginia "Jenny" Fultz; two sisters, Sharon Bridges and Joyce Wallace
and a brother, Floyd Wallace.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Charlene Wojtas of the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue
and Art Anderson of Maryville; seven grandchildren, Richard Hack, Gerald Wojtas, Danielle Mattingly, Nicole Mattingly, Johnathan Wojtas, Diana Cadwell and
Julie and Jimmy Way; eight great grandchildren, Courtney, Shannon, Cheyanne, Mackenzie, Karina, Davian, Claire and Isabella; a brother and sister-in-law,
Donald Wayne and Donna Wallace of Ellington, Missouri; a sister, Dolores Biggs of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many
friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend David Amsden officiating.

Private family burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Lucy's family and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Lucy's family is asking for all in attendance to show their love of her favorite color of red.
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Randy Lee Mayes, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5, 2016 at his home.

He was born July 11, 1955 in Granite City to the late Doris (Nation) Fitch and Erollen Mayes.
On Sept. 24, 1971, he and Debra A. Hunt were married in Granite City. The love of his life survives in Granite City.
Randy had worked as a crane operator for American Zinc prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Mayes of Granite City; goddaughter, Lanette Robertson of Granite City; 8 grandchildren: Megan
Heath, Alexandria Mayes, Randy Mayes III, Dylan Mayes, Alexis Mayes, Shelbey Moss and Ruby and Andrew Hines; 4 great-grandchildren: Joseph Mayes;
Leeah Mayes, Josiah Dunn and Amari Dunn; and a sister: Maryann Hoffman of Alton, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Lee Mayes II; and 4 brothers: Ronnie Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Wayne Mayes and Jode “Ruff”
Hinnen.
Services are private.
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Former State Representative, Sam W. Wolf, age 97, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016
at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, IL.

Sam was born in Venice, IL on January 4, 1919, a son of the late Earl and Elizabeth (Delaney) Wolf.

Sam was a World War II Army veteran who proudly served his country. He was inducted as a private in January, 1941 and discharged as a Chief Warrant
Officer in December, 1945. Sam had served in both the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and European Theatre of Operation. On November 9, 1946, Sam married Mae
Frank, the love of his life, and she passed away on March 1, 2013. Sam was the State Representative of the 56th District from 1974 to 1992. Sam was
instrumental in having Belleville Area College name changed to South Western Illinois College and the Granite City Campus was named in his honor, Sam
Wolf Granite City Campus. Sam was a S.W.I.C. Trustee, elected in 1995. He was past president of Granite City Real Estate Board and past president of
Granite City Kiwanis Club. He was also a member and on the Board of Directors of Tri City Chamber of Commerce. He was elected delegate to Democratic
Mid Term National Conference in December 1974; elected Democratic National Committeeman from Illinois in June, 1975; secretary-treasurer of Madison
County Democratic Central Committee since 1970. He had also owned and operated a real estate and insurance business in Granite City, IL for many
years. Sam 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, Sam was preceded in death by one son, Larry Wolf; brother, Carl Wolf and by a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Diane (Corder)
Wolf.

He is survived by his loving son, Dave (Candy) Wolf of Granite City, IL; sister, Shirley Tretter of Granite City, IL; daughter-in-law, Susan Wolf of Collinsville, IL;
proud grandfather of Renee Wolf of Granite City, IL, Damon (Rose) Wolf of Granite City, IL, Erin Wolf of Collinsville, IL, Dave (Sheila) Wolf of Granite City, IL,
and Tanya Kennedy of Granite City, IL; proud great-grandfather of Megan Morse, Jake Wolf, J.D. Wolf, Mackenzie Kennedy and Gavin Kennedy; extended
family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 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 Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Sam will be laid to rest
next to Mae at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Forest “Jock” W. Burris, 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sun. Oct. 30, 2016 at Christian Hospital Northeast in
St. Louis, MO.

He was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Pomona, IL to the late Loren & Bessie (McRoberts) Burris.

On Oct. 4, 1967, he and Juanita Sue Hubler were married in Murphysboro, IL. She preceded him in death on Mar. 22, 2006.

Jock retired from American Steel after more than 20 years of service.

Survivors include a daughter: Julianna Burris of Granite City; 2 sons: Morgan and Loran Burris, both of Manitowoc, WI; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Wilma Charles of Carbondale, IL.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond and Donald.
Cremation arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Clifford Ray Moss 82, of Granite City passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab.

He was born February 8, 1934 in Portageville, MO to Eaphern Albert and Mary Edna (nee: Landers) Moss.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherri Roth of Granite City and Lisa Moss of Corpus Christi, TX; six sons, Johnny Moss of St. Charles, MO, Gary Moss of
Granite City, Jerry Moss of Granite City, Ivan Moss of Granite City, Jerold Moss of Granite City and Tommy (Susan) Moss of Foley, MO; 25 grandchildren; 18
great grandchildren and a sister, Dovie Milezcwik of St. Peters, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Gala Sue Stimson, 75, of Granite City, formally of Dover, TN died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Elmwood
Nursing Home in Maryville, IL.

She was born on October 4, 1941 in Dover, TN to Ottis and Mae nee: Sumner Reason.

The loving mother is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Martin) Snider of Granite City; a son, Doug (Cheryl) Stimson, Jr of Alton, IL; 7 grandchildren: Christopher
Nonn, Mathew Horvath, Casey Jo Chevalier, Holly Courtney Snider, Scott Stimson, Haylie Rice and Jessica McPherson and 3 great grandchildren. Also
surviving are 2 brothers: Ray Reason and William Fay Reason, both of Dover, TN and 2 sisters: June Wallace Hurst of AL and Betty Ernheart of Dover, TN.

Gala is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jessie and James Reason.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill
Cemetery in Big Rock, TN at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016.
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William “Bill” Allan Brockman 75, of Granite City passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born August 4, 1941 in East St. Louis to William and Esther Ann (nee: Allan) Brockman. Bill married Donnie (nee: Moore) Hoffman August 4, 1990.
He worked for many years at Reilly Tar & Chemical for many years and was a past member of the Odd Fellows.

He is survived by his wife Donnie Brockman of Granite City; two daughters, Dayna (Daryl) Pagano of St. Louis, MO and Diane Simpson of Granite City; four
grandchildren, Ray Walker, Jessica (John) White, Brittany Pagano and Bridgette Pagano and eight great grandchildren.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Gisela Katherina (Klein) Rasp, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at
Fountain View Manor, Granite City, IL.

Gisela was born on May 3, 1939 in Neustadt an der Weinstrabe, Germany, a daughter of the late Ludwig and Emma (Willenbucher) Klein.

Gisela and John owned and operated Jacks Hallmark in Woodriver, IL and Jerseyville, IL for many years. She had also worked as a C.N.A. at Colonnades
Nursing in Granite City, IL. After a few years as a C.N.A., Gisela was promoted to Activity Director at the nursing home. Gisela never met a stranger, she was
always willing to help anybody in need and she had a heart of gold. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Gisela loved life, she
loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Gisela was preceded in death by two sisters, Ludmilla Tubbs and Elviria D. Darregert ; and by three brothers, Karl Klein, Helmut
Klein and Gerhardt Klein.

She is survived by her devoted husband, John Rasp Jr. of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Beatrice (Victor) Rouse of St. Louis, MO, Marina (Michael) Pool of
Granite City, IL, Sylvia Gott of Granite City, IL and Brenda (Bruce Hampton) Miller of Glen Carbon, IL; dear stepchildren, John Rasp III of Deland, FL, Nancy
(Randy) Crone of Charleston, IL and Jim (Linda) Rasp of Caseyville, IL; three siblings, Annelore Daughtery of Vacaville, CA, Herbert Klein of Germany and
Helga Scheuerer of Germany; proud grandmother to seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Irwin Chapel with Rev. Thomas Nadelin officiating.
Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or to Heartland Hospice and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Gary P. Flinn, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Gary was born on February 11, 1926 in Batesville, AR, a son of the late Robert L. Flinn and Nellie E. (Collins) Flinn.

Gary was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On July 9, 1963, Gary married Laverne Pinkerton, the love of his
life, in Batesville, AR. He had worked for Union Starch Company and retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service. Gary was an
outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew
and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by three sisters, Maud Baker, Margaret Butano and Mamie Steadman; and by six brothers, Monroe,
Marlton, Maloy, Manco, Charles and Marshall Flinn.

He is survived by his devoted wife, LaVerne Flinn of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Peggy Flinn of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Nikki (Daniel Krantz)
Briggs of Chicago, IL, Samantha Briggs of Granite City, IL and Alexandria Briggs of Granite City, IL; one great-granddaughter on the way, Bran; dear sibling,
Mary Cawly of Granite City, IL, Doris (William) Henke of Granite City, IL and Calvin (Elorna) Flinn of Batesville, AR; many nieces, nephews, extended family
and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Louis Children's Hospital and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Rev. Robert Emmitt "Bob" McCrorey, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Christian Hospital in St. Louis on
Saturday, October 29, 2016.

He was born May 10, 1941 in Rich Hill, Missouri, a son of the late John Francis and Nellie (Roper) McCrorey.

He married Phyllis K. (Hatori) McCrorey on December 9, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and she survives.

He had served as a minister for 42 years and recently retired as the pastor of New Testament Missionary Baptist Church in Wood River. He had also retired
in 2011 from Heitz Optical in Alton after many years of service as an optician.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Marine Corp. He enjoyed his years of volunteering with Operation Blessing and supporting the
Lions Club. His joy in life was serving others and being a part of his church and family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 55 years, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Leilani and Roger Mersmann of Meriden, Kansas and Bobbie
and Dale Keyser of Maple Hill, Kansas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rob McCrorey of Ballwin, Missouri and Bradley and Kerri McCrorey of St. Louis; ten
grandchildren, Katie Keyser, Daniel Keyser, Alex Keyser, Brittany Gonser, Shelby McCrorey, Garrett McCrorey, Malia McCrorey, Susan Dickinson, Laurence
Dickinson and Emily Dickinson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Abby McCrorey, Mike McCrorey and Douglas and Jeanie McCrorey; many
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, 467 N. 3rd Street in Wood River on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until
time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Ken Garner officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later date.

Memorials may be made to New Testament Missionary Baptist Church or to the Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Louise Tilton, 95, of Granite City passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

She was born July 15, 1921 in Carroll Iowa to Joseph and Helen (nee:Nurse) Boyer.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary “Fran” (Richard) Haack of Granite City; grandson, Robert (Catherine) Haack of Holmdel, NJ; Jennifer (Daniel) Haack-
Gaynor of Springfield, MO; two great grandchildren, Rylan and Keegan Haack and three siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Donald F. Tilton; great grandson, Xavier Haack and seven siblings.

Private family services were held by Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Annette Louise Homan, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her home.

Annette was born on August 24, 1959 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William M. and Nannie (Collins) Waller.

Annette was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed having a large family and she was one of twelve children. Her greatest joy
was spending time with family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Annette loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her
family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Annette was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann Waller and Joyce F. Piekarski and three brothers, William J. Waller, Jerry
W. Waller and George E. Waller.

She is survived by her loving husband, whom she married on February 23, 2001, Alfred Homan of Granite City, IL; dear children, Steven (Kristen) Fowler of
O'Fallon, IL and Orville R. (Beth Ann Butkovich) Fowler III of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Adriana, Rylan, Maddilyn, Arianna, Marianne and Isaiah;
three sisters, Marie Logan, Oudia M. Waller and Debbie J. Bonney and three brothers, Rickey M. Waller, Richard L. Waller and Kenny R. Waller; other
extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Illinois on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until time of
memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.
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Denise Rene Ball, 59, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Wed. Oct. 26, 2016 at her home while under
hospice care.

She was born Oct. 7, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Ruth Ann (Tanksley) Stephens of Pontoon Beach and the late James Dickerson.

She and Paul H. Ball were married Apr. 23, 1980 in Edwardsville, IL.  He preceded her in death.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by 3 daughters: Melissa Ann Long Lawrence of Granite City, Kristy (Justin) Case of Collinsville, IL and Tracy
(Stephan) Ball Erickson of Sweden; 6 grandchildren: 1 brother, Steve Stephens of Granite City; 4 sisters: Angel (David) Loge of Roxana, IL, Mary Lee (Steven)
Chastain of Georgia, Tammy (Larry) Adams Birkner and Tina (Chad) Dickerson Wilson of Chicago, IL.

Besides her husband and father, she was preceded in death by her loving dad, Ray Stephens.

Services are private.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Anita Kendall Eftimoff, PhD.
Born in Granite City, Illinois, to David H. and Ollie G. Kendall on May 3, 1927. Passed October 16, 2016, in Reno Nevada at the age of 89 years old.

She completed elementary thru high school in Granite City prior to attending Washington University in St. Louis where she earned her bachelor's degree.
Her primary vocation was teaching. Following a Master's degree, a doctorate from Purdue University in gifted education was attained.

During her years as a teacher, she taught multi levels in classroom surroundings, but her joy was her work with the gifted children. Beyond education, music
was a passion. She supported the arts from an early age playing for the Presbyterian Church in Granite City to her volunteer efforts with the St. Louis
Symphony. Volunteerism was in her life plan. Membership and activities included the St. Louis Junior League, Edgewood Children's Center in St. Louis,
various animal shelters, and multiple performing agencies in the St. Louis metropolitan area. In 1983, she was a chaperone for the Miss Universe Pageant
in St. Louis. After a move to the Northern Nevada area in 2003, she was a volunteer at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

Teaching junior high in Granite City provided a chance to work with Vasil Eftimoff, a young teacher involved in local politics in Illinois. They wed in 1959 and
raised a son, James. He and his wife Ellen Louise, married in 1998. James Thaddeus (J T) and Amy Kendall Eftimoff were her grandchildren. Anita shared
a residence in Washoe Valley, Nevada, for over 10 years with her son and his family.

Her entire life included a variety of canine companions. She wrote, played music and even ran for public office. The Granite City native educated many and
provided support to growth for all. Much like her husband Vasil, Anita's life was given to the development of children, as that is our future.

In addition to her parents, Anita is preceded by her brother David. She is survived by her son and his family, along with multiple nephews and nieces.

Friends may call on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Anita's life,
services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeffery Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society for the care of animals.
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Carole E. Favier, 75, of Granite City died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on August 19, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to Gilbert and Marie nee: Schroeder Luedde.

Carole married David Favier on April 12, 1957 in Granite City.

The loving mother was a member of Hope Luthern Church in Granite City. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan who enjoyed writing poems.

Besides her husband of 59 years, she is survived by 2 daughters: Vivian (Gene) Hudson of Granite City and Stacey (Joe) Harrington of Granite City; a son,
Danny Favier of Wood River, IL; 5 grandchildren: Mark Hudson, Jarrett Harrington, Amy Harrington, Jennifer Ferrer and Mike Favier and 2 great grandchildren:
Ozzie and Zoey Ferrer. Also surviving are a brother, Elbert Luedde of Edwardsville, IL and two sisters: Linda (Pat) Widel of Granite City and Darlene Lincoln of
FL.

A memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Hope Luthern Church in Granite City with a
dinner to follow at the church

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Luthern Church.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom .com
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Larry Joseph Beadle, 69, of Granite City died on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

He was born on January 10, 1947 in Granite City to Henry and Mae nee: Sconce Beadle.

Larry married Jennifer Hutton on February 15, 1988 in St. Louis, MO.

The loving husband and father worked for McDonnell Douglas for 17 years and most recently had worked for Auto Zone.

Besides his wife, Larry is survived by a daughter: Shonna (Kevin) Dickerson of Sorento, IL; 2 grandchildren: Josh Clarke and Leandra Beadle; a great
grandchild, Landon Clarke; 3 step-daughters: Desiree Hutton, Rachel Saebens and Sarah Saebens. Also surviving are 3 step-grandchildren: Eliot White,
Wanda Lindquist and Josie Saebens and a sister, Linda (Rip) Rippy of Troy, MO.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carey Beadle.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Floyd E. "Radio" Williams Sr. 73 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his home with his
family by his side.

Floyd was born on February 25, 1943 in Granite City; the son of the late Clyde and Juanita (Warden) Williams. Floyd was a long time crane operator at
American Steel and served his country in the United States Navy. Floyd never met a stranger and his friends and family gave him the nick name of "Radio"
because of his enjoyment of conversation.

Floyd is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Hannah (Hensler) whom he married on August 12, 1964; his daughter, Shelly and (Timothy) Smith of
Florence, AL; his grandchildren, Bridget Bain, Brooke Bain, Scott Williams Jr., Ethan Williams, Sara Smith, Kaitlyn Smith; his brother, James and (Ann)
Williams; his sister, Joyce Rodgers.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by his sons; Floyd E. Williams Jr. and Scott Williams Sr.; his brother, Leroy Williams.

In celebration of Floyd's life, friends may call on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 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 Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
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Otto J. Moore, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:48 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Mercy
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born January 4, 1927 in Webb, Mississippi, a son of the late John W. and Ella Mae (Horne) Moore.

He married Norma Jean (Miller) Moore on July 6, 1954 and she passed away on August 11, 2016.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country for 23 years and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars; many other medals and awards. The
paratrooper had served with the Special Forces Green Berets with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division and had served during World War II, Korean War
and the Vietnam War.

He had worked 8 years as a mail carrier in St. Louis and served the Iron County, Missouri communities with 10 years of service as Deputy Sheriff and as
County Treasurer. He was a devoted member of First Assembly of God Church in Granite City and was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #1300. He enjoyed
listening to country music and watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball with his wife.

He was a devoted husband, loving father and beloved grandfather and great grandfather. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty-two years and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred, Edna Earl and Beatrice and a brother,
William.

He is survived by his loving children and their spouses, Curtis and Debra Young of Mobile, Alabama; Debra and John Markarian of Belleville, Illinois, Diane
and David Hudson of Wildwood, Missouri, Denise and Jim Pope of Chicago, Illinois and Otto and Tammy Moore of Santa Fe, New Mexico; nine cherished
grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Byron Wampler
officiating.

Interment with military rites will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville.

Memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project and can be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Stephen Roger Sedabres, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 1:15 a.m. Sat. Oct. 22, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Mar. 3, 1959 in Granite City to the late Alma Josephine (Thompson) Sedabres-Becerra and George R. Sedabres Sr.

On Mar. 9, 1979 he and Rebecca “Becky” F. Reeder were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.
Stephen retired after 29 years as a Teamster Warehouseman with Prairie Farms. After retirement he worked for the Granite City Park District and loved
spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, he is survived by 2 sons: Joshua (Marcie) Sedabres and Jacob Sedabres of Edwardsville, IL; a daughter, Anna Kathryn
Sedabres of Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Eric Lawson Jr., Ella Sedabres & Collin Sedabres; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Deborah Sedabres and
Frank Scarsdale, both of Granite City, Sharon (Larry) Calvo of Edwardsville, Deborah (Bruce) Crittenden of St. Louis, MO and Ralph (Julie) Reeder Jr. of
South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: George R. Sedabres Jr., Dennis Sedabres & Jerry Sedabres; and a sister, Tina Marie
Scarsdale.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Park in Steve’s name or the American Heart Association.
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Donald Raymond Stewart, born Apr. 21, 1940 in Granite City, IL, left this earth on Mon. Oct. 17, 2016.  

Don spent several years in ministry, evangelizing in a number of states and making friends.  He started playing the banjo in the early 60s, and that 5-string
banjo became his trademark.  While able, he enjoyed playing his banjo at the various gatherings of bluegrass gospel lovers in the area.

He married Saundra (Ellis) on May 6, 1966.  They traveled together in ministry for a couple of years before settling in Granite City.  Don was a Sunday School
teacher and Royal Ranger leader for many years at Bethel Chapel and Tri-City Assembly, Granite City; a Sunday School teacher and Board Member at Bethel
Pentecostal, East Alton, IL; and most recently, a Sunday School teacher and faithful member at Calvary Life Church, Granite City.  He was an avid hot rodder,
grease monkey, dirt bike enthusiast and jogger.  Don even tried racing bicycles for a short while, but decided that might be better suited for younger people!  
He loved playing racquetball and would try just about anything once.

Don’s parents, Orris and Julia (Stodnick) Stewart, both deceased, raised him to love God and church.  He maintained a strong faith in God, even during his
fight with ALS.  Don was known for his love of God, God’s Word, and God’s people.  Having a special love for missions, Don traveled with groups from the
church twice to do construction work in Mexico before becoming too compromised physically to make the trip.  He and his younger brother, Tom, also visited
local nursing homes and played and sang for the residents.

Don is survived by his wife, Saundra of Granite City; a son, Jeffrey (Julie) of Edwardsville; a daughter, Dondra of Glen Carbon; a grandson, Jordan (Kristen) of
St. Charles, MO; granddaughters: Hailey, Olivia and Emily of Edwardsville; and grandson, Stephen, of Edwardsville.  Don has one great-grandson, Spencer
of St. Charles, MO.  He is also survived by three brothers: Jim (Charlotte) of Marine, IL, Roger (Sharon) of Godfrey and Tom (Linda) of Granite City; three
sisters: Gail (Mick) Hutchins of Granite City, Darlene (Tim) Pitts of Sand Springs, OK, and Doris (Bob) Strong of Paducah, KY.  Don also leaves behind his
mother-in-law, Verda Ellis of Granite City; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bill and Carolyn Simmons of Bethalto, IL, and Gary and Vicki Ellis of Granite
City.  Don will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends, but especially by his furry friend, Maizie.  His father-in-law, Albert
Wayne Ellis died in 2000 of ALS.

Don left the testimony that he was ready to go and excited for the change!

Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Thurs. Oct. 20, 2016 at Calvary Life Church with Rev. Mark Maynard
officiating.  Burial will be private at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter or Calvary Life Church.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Edward Walter Daech, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 at his
home.

He was born August 13, 1945 in Granite City, the son of the late Walter "Corky" and Antoinette (Petrillo) Daech.

He married Reidyth D. (Mathenia) Daech on February 14, 1998 at Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach and she survives.

He retired in 2008 from Lee Deering Electrical in St. Louis after 8 years of dedicated service as an electrical estimator.

The Vietnam War veteran proudly served his country with the United States Air Force with 10 years of service.

Ed was a dedicated and faithful Sunday school teacher and Royal Ranger leader for many years and was a member of Harvest Community Church and
former member of Tri-City Assembly of God Church.

He loved his days of fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 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 two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward W. and Tammy Daech of Nashville, Tennessee and Drew and Angel
Johnson of Granite City; four grandchildren, Noah and Tabitha Daech and Riley and Annabel Johnson; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Tri-City Assembly of God Church, 3400 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Roy Boyer and Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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Tommy Lee Fitzhugh 50, of Granite City passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

He was born November 22, 1965 in Granite City to J.Y. and Donna (nee: Shelton) Fitzhugh. Tommy enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, hunting and
fishing.

He is survived by his parents, daughter, Sheila (Jeremy) Breidegam of Granite City; son, Thomas (Candace) Fitzhugh of Granite City; five grandchildren, Izzy,
Nicky, Brady, Sierra and Parker; two brothers, Bradley Fitzhugh of South Dakota and David Fitzhugh of Granite City sister, Marsha Smith of Granite City and
special friend, Judy Snyder.

He was preceded in death by a brother Phillip Fitzhugh.

Arrangements pending.
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Josephine Ann (nee: Annis) Lance 74, of Madison fell asleep in death at 3 a.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at
Granite City Nursing and Rehab.

She was born May 12, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to Edward and Helen (nee: Wojcik) Annis. Josephine was a member of AMVETS Post 204 Women’s Auxiliary
and the Polish Hall in Madison. She enjoyed shopping and the occasional trip to the boat.

She is survived by five children, Kathy Dawes of Granite City, Brenda (Steve) Root of Granite City, Helene (Darrell) Spivey of Splendora, TX, David
Mangiaracino of North Carolina and Susan (Anthony) Mangiaracino- Wright of Madison; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Lance; son, Frank Edward Eckhardt; brother, Robert Rupert and a granddaughter Cassandra
Marie Dawes
A memorial visitation will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. at Wojstrom funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City. Memorials can be made to Granite City Nursing and Rehab or American Cancer Society.
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John “Randy” Guida, 56 , of Madison died on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born on June 24, 1960 in Denver, CO to Harry A. Guida and Rose Ann nee: Sudek Lopez.

The big Star Wars fan was an avid artist who loved to draw. John also enjoyed old television shows and monster trucks.  He would have considered himself
a movie critic and a party animal.

John is survived by a sister: Toni (Richard) Sbabo of Granite City and 2 brothers:  Michael A. Guida of McComb, MS and Harry Guida of Madison, IL.  Also
surviving is his special aunt, Alice (Karl) Markovich of Granite City; a niece, Erica (Matt) Harper and 2 great nieces:  Mallory and Abigail Harper.

John is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City with Officiant Katherine Hahne.
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Linda Scheyer, 68, of Granite City passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at de Greef Hospice House in St. Louis.

She was born August 23, 1948 in St. Louis, MO. She married Donald Scheyer December 31, 1985 in Granite City. Linda was a member of Calvary Life
Church in Granite City.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Scheyer of Granite City; two sons, Terry Wade of Granite City and William Wade of St. Louis; five grandchildren,
Kaitie, Kasey and Zack Wade and Brian and Brooke Myers; sister, Patty Loreth of Hazelwood, MO; brothers and sisters in law, David and Shirley Scheyer of
Rolesville, NC, Janet Yates of Edwardsville and Alan and Nancy Scheyer of Troy, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Daughty; mother, Alice (nee: McDermott) Knipping; two brothers, Richard and Leroy Daughty and a sister Vera
Coleman.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Cynthia Renee Bucks, 45, of Granite City died on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born on January 28, 1971 to Sydney and Vicki Stevenson.

Cynthia married Billy Bucks on July 1, 1989 in Granite City, IL. He precedes her in death.

The loving mother was an LPN at VIP Manor in Wood River. She was a member of City Temple in Granite City and Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach.
Cynthia loved old cars, especially her Chevy Nomad.

Cynthia is survived by a daughter: Courtney Bucks of Granite City; 2 sons: Joshua (Sadie) Bucks of Granite City and Mykah Bucks; 3 grandchildren: Peytan
Bucks, Collin Bucks and Elijah Bucks and a sister, Stephani Stevenson. She will be missed by her best friend and partner in crime, Nancy Vinson.

She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Millard A. Clutts, 93 of Granite City passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at The Valley Nursing Center in St.
Louis.

Millard was born on April 22, 1923 in Grand Tower, IL; a son to the late George W. and Birdie (Campbell) Clutts. Millard was a welder at A.O. Smith and
proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW II, landing with the second wave during the Normandy invasion. Millard worked on the farm
until Jr. High School and then went on to work in the CC Camps to help support his family before his service in the Army. Millard will be remembered for his
kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Karen J. Gillian of Marion, IL, Roger Clutts of Granite City, Jeffary and (Julie) Chase of Bridgeton, MO; 9
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose and (Buddy) Reynolds of Ocala, FL, Alice Mifflin of Collinsville, IL.

In addition to his parents, Millard was preceded in death by his daughter; Eva Chase; 3 brothers; 5 sisters.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Clint Wisdom
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Donald G. Harshbarger, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:35 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at
Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born February 15, 1933 in Granite City, the son of the late Roland and Nellie (Burns) Harshbarger.

He married Jacqueline (Warning) Harshbarger in 1951 and she passed away in 1964. He later married Jacquelynn (Drake) Harshbarger on December 8,
1979 and she survives.

Donald proudly served his country with the United States Army. He retired in 1996 from Granite City Steel after over 36 years of dedicated service as a
millwright and maintenance foreman.

He was a faithful member of the Ainad Shriners for over 50 years, Masonic Lodge #877, Tri City Shrine Club, Legions of Honor and the American Legion Post
#307. He was also a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City where he was active with the Men's Breakfast and had previously been a member of
Cornerstone Christian Church in Shiloh where he had served as a deacon for many years.

He enjoyed his days of working with his hands, always tinkering with woodworking, building or repairing. 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 three children and their spouses, Tamra and Clifford Kinnunen of Granite City, Ronald and Linda
Harshbarger of Granite City and William and Genny Harshbarger of Eddyville, Nebraska; two step-daughters and spouse, Deborah Heather Hopkins of Troy,
Illinois and Kathryn Diane and Greg Poore of League City, Texas; grandchildren, Carolyn, C.J., Jackie, Bruce, Billy, Joe, Crystal, John, Patti, Todd, Tom, Brett,
Viveca, Sarah and Josh; many great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, LeRoy and Ginger Harshbarger of
Collinsville; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Romine.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 with Reverend Greg Poore and Reverend Mark Powell officiating.

Burial will military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, Alzheimer's Association or to Unity Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home
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David H. Moore, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:04 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born June 21, 1925 in Fredericktown, Missouri, a son of the late Ernest L. and Nancy "June" (Meridith) Moore.

He married Essie Lee Anna (Cox) Moore on April 9, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and she passed away on December 20, 2011.

He retired from Sherwood Medical in St. Louis after many years of dedicated service as a tool and die maker.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He had served in the Pacific Theatre as a top turret gunner on a rescue patrol
sea plane.

David always enjoyed working on and around his home and enjoyed his days of traveling. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sharon "Shari" Moore of Glen Carbon, Larry and Myra Moore of Florissant, Missouri and
Donald and Phyllis Moore of Eldora, Iowa; step-grandchildren and spouses, Timothy and Kattie Schumer and Dan and Kathy Schumer; step-great
grandchildren, Michael Schumer and Sophia Schumer; sister and brother-in-law, Annetta and George Pierson of Meford, Oregon; sister-in-law, Marie Moore
of St. Peters, Missouri; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Liz" and Norman Slaten of O'Fallon, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve "Bernice" Shrewsbury and two brothers and a sister-in-law,
Arthur R. "Art" and Nadine Moore and Elmer Moore.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Powell officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Hospital or to a charity of one's choice and may
be accepted at the funeral home.
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C. Duane Shemwell, 64 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Duane was born on June 27, 1952 in Granite City. He was a long time machine operator at Olin Corporation and proudly served his country in the United
States Army.

He is survived by and will be missed by his son; C. Duane and (Tanya) Shemwell II of Jackson, MO; his mom, Bobbie J. (Bailey) Shemwell of Granite City;
his grandchildren, Destiny Shemwell of Jackson, MO, Duane Shemwell of Jackson, MO; his sisters, Sherry Russell of Granite City, Sheila Rush of
Springboro, OH, Cindy and (David) Kleuskens of Miamisburg, OH.

Duane was preceded in death by his dad; Charles L. Shemwell and his brother, Daniel B. Shemwell.

Friends may call on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services will
be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Genese Elissa (Hill) Baxter, 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:37 a.m. Sun. Oct. 9,2 016 at St. Louis
University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Oct. 22, 1934 in Puxico, MO to the late Roy & Verbal (Beal) Hill.
Ms. Baxter retired from Chris Kaye Plastics Manufacturing after 43 years of service.

Survivors include 2 sons: Stephen R. (Gloria) Barney of Granite City, IL and Donald W. Baxter of Pontoon Beach, IL; 5 grandchildren: Elissa & Erica Barney,
Aaron Evans, Sebastian & Skylar Baxter; 2 great-grandchildren: Roman Bowler & Jaedyn Williams; 4 brothers: Joseph (Jerry Barker) Hill of Caseyville, IL,
Donald (Louise) Hill of Caseyville, Larry (Earline) Hill of Greenville, IL and Denny Hill of Granite City; and 2 sisters: Nancy Wallace and Ginger (Tony) Hackney
both of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Roy, Wayne, Dale & Allen Hill.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Wed. Oct. 12, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will continue Thurs.
Oct. 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. at Brown General Baptist Church, 25084 Co. Rd. 275, Puxico, MO 63960 with burial to follow
at Brown Cemetery in Puxico.

Memorials may be made to Copper Creek Christian Church where she was a member.
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Sandra Jean Weiser, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Sun. Oct. 9, 2016 at her home surrounded
by her family.

She was born Sept. 15, 1941 in IL to the late Richard M. & Ethel Elizabeth (Wilson) Asbury.
Her marriage to Samuel John Weiser took place in Red Bud, IL in 1959. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2012.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Michele A. Brake and Ann P. Speece of Granite City and Christina E.M. (Tiffany Cook) Weiser of Wood River, IL; 3 sons:
Sammy (Colleen) Weiser of Festus, MO, Mark (Denise) Weiser of Alton, IL and John Weiser of Granite City; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 5
great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues. 10/11/12 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be Wed. at 11:00 a.m. with Rev.
Wayne Musatics officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Albert F. Bagi, 85 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Albert was born on March 17, 1931 in Granite City; a son to the late John and Vilma (Gulyas) Bagi. Albert was a self employed salesman of cookware and a
very active member of First Presbyterian Church in Granite City. Albert was a member of the St. Louis and Belleville Rose Society and gave countless hours
in volunteer work at the Six Mile House in Granite City. He loved his church where he was a long time Sunday School Teacher and he enjoyed Bible study
with other church members. He volunteered his time for the Bread of Life Meals for the homeless and just loved to tend to his many roses. He will be
remembered for his kind and giving heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Bill Bagi of Granite City, Jim and (Pam) Bagi of Granite City, Phillip and (Patricia) Bagi of St. Louis; his
grandchildren, Brian Bagi, Jerret Bagi, Ashley and (Wes) Evans, Katie and (Jason) Smitherman; great-grandchildren, Jordan Evans, Jackson Evans, Matthew
Smitherman, Audrey Smitherman.

Albert always referred to himself as an "Octogenarian, a Contrarian, a Hungarian and a Rosarian."

In addition to his parents Albert was preceded in death by his wife; Billie Jean (Cook) Bagi; his son, David M. Bagi; his daughter, Jeannelle Bagi; his brothers
and sisters, John Bagi, Irene Mangi, Velma Shambro, Louie Bagi, Joe Bagi, Charles Bagi, Bill Bagi, Julius Bagi, Ernest Bagi and infant sister, Rose Bagi.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Albert's life,
services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeffery Welch officiating at First Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Ave. in
Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital or
Kemmerer Village, 941 N. 2500 East Road, Assumption, IL 62510.
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Virginia Brasfield, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born April 2, 1927 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Jim and Anna Laura (Murley) Brown.

She married Robie G. Brasfield on December 1, 1945 in Desoto County, Mississippi and he passed away on February 26, 1996.

She retired from the Salvation Army Headquarters in St. Louis after 37 years of dedicated service as a secretary.

She was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of playing bingo and attending Senior Citizens gatherings. She will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy Poston of Granite City and Marla and Terry Brake of Granite City; a son, Jimmy Brasfield of Granite
City; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; a sister, Eloise Grimes of Foley, Alabama; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Brasfield and Larry Brasfield; a sister, Marjorie Holloway and
a brother, Bobby Brown.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Wilson officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Clifford Gene Adams of Granite City, Illinois died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Barnes Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 65.

He was born on September 20, 1951 in Granite City, a son of the late Donald Ralph and Annabelle (Moore) Adams.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Adams Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Judith "Judy" Aldridge, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.

Judy was born on May 21, 1940 in Pontoon Beach, IL, a daughter of the late William and Nellie Irene (Alexander) Boerckel.

Judy was a member of the Eastern Star in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed playing the slot machines at the area casinos. Judy also enjoyed collecting precious
moment figurines, snow globes and angels. She was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family and friends. Judy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband, James Aldridge, who passed away on October 31, 1987; and by two sisters, Janet
Wood and Jackie Brooks.

She is survived by her loving children, Tim (Cynthia) Aldridge of Granite City, IL and Elizabeth (Virgil) Aldridge-Parrott of Imperial, MO; dear sister, Virginia
Coons of Pacific, MO; proud grandmother to Mark (Stormy) Udell of Chatam, IL, Timothy (Tristen) Aldridge of Collinsville, IL, Jon Fahrner of Granite City, IL;
Matthew Parrott of Granite City, IL, Jamie Aldridge of Granite City, IL and James (Jannifer) Best of Granite City, IL; proud great-grandmother to Timothy, Lily
and Serenity; dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Kidney Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Carl Ezra Tidwell, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Carl was born on April 17, 1934 in McEwen, TN, a son of the late Noah and Eunice (Lester) Tidwell.

Carl had worked for Nestle Corporation in the maintenance department, retiring in 1997 after forty-two years of dedicated service. Carl enjoyed hunting;
fishing and he loved being outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Carl loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by one daughter, Karla Keithly; two sisters, Brenda Anderson and Joyce Arsenmen; and by two
brothers, Tommy and Ted Tidwell.

He is survived by his loving children, Delbert Tildwell of Highland, IL, Sharon (Rick) Jones of Millstadt, IL and Linda Tidwell of Granite City, IL; dear sisters,
June Myatis of Fulton, IL and Ruth Staggs of Centerville, TN; proud grandfather to eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 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 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Willard M. "Bill" Ripka, 90 of Granite City passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Willard was born on August 27, 1926 in Meta, MO; a son to the late Willard H. and Nora (Fitzpatrick) Ripka. Willard gave over 42 years at Granite City Steel,
retiring in 1988. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City and loved sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. He proudly served his country
during WW II in the United States Navy and in his free time enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife of nearly 70 years; Virginia C. (Wilson) Ripka, whom he married on November 2, 1946; his sons, Larry Ripka
of Meta, MO, Terry Ripka of Granite City; his daughter, Shari Bogovich of Maryville, IL; his grandchildren, Joshua Bogovich, Lindsay Bogovich, Leigh Ann and
(Nick) Noel; great-grandson, Rafe Noel; sister, Anna J. Osborne.

In addition to his parents, Willard was preceded in death by his son-in-law; Michael Bogovich; his sister, Judith Hornsby; his brothers, Marshall Ripka and
Amuel Ripka.

In celebration of Willard's life, friends may call on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Ben Ritz
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials
are suggested to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1800 Pontoon Road in Granite City.
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Ruby M. Johnson, 86 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Ruby was born on November 19, 1929 in Evening Shades, AR; a daughter to the late Ira and Ora (Neely) Thompson. Ruby was a waitress at Woolworth and
the caregiver of her family, taking care of her husband and her grandchildren. She was of Baptist faith and will be remembered for her giving heart and all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Brenda McCart of Granite City; her grandson, Jeff McCart of Granite City; her great-granddaughter,
Ameeda McCart; her brother, Joe and (Doris) Thompson of Jonesboro, AR; sister-in-law, JoAnn Martin of Jonesboro, AR.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband; R.L. Johnson, whom she married on November 4, 1950; her granddaughter,
Melissa McCart; her sisters, Juanita Broadaway, Jenny West; her brothers, J.D. Martin, Bill Thompson.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Judith "Judy" Aldridge, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.
Judy was born on May 21, 1940 in Pontoon Beach, IL, a daughter of the late William and Nellie Irene (Alexander)
Boerckel.

Judy was a member of the Eastern Star in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed playing the slot machines at the area casinos. Judy also enjoyed collecting precious
moment figurines, snow globes and angels. She was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family and friends. Judy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband, James Aldridge, who passed away on October 31, 1987; and by two sisters, Janet
Wood and Jackie Brooks.

She is survived by her loving children, Tim (Cynthia) Aldridge of Granite City, IL and Elizabeth (Virgil) Aldridge-Parrott of Imperial, MO; dear sister, Virginia
Coons of Pacific, MO; proud grandmother to Mark (Stormy) Udell of Chatam, IL, Timothy (Tristen) Aldridge of Collinsville, IL, Jon Fahrner of Granite City, IL;
Matthew Parrott of Granite City, IL, Jamie Aldridge of Granite City, IL and James (Jannifer) Best of Granite City, IL; proud great-grandmother to Timothy, Lily
and Serenity; dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Kidney Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Charles C. Brewer, 79, of Granite City, IL., born April 10, 1937, in Potosi, MO., died Tuesday, September 27, 2016,
in Granite City, IL.

Mr. Brewer was employed at Laclede Steel in Alton, IL. as a steelworker for 24 years before retiring in 1979. And a former member of AMVETS Post 51 in
Pontoon Beach, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rosie, nee Callahan, Brewer; daughter, Veronica Nenniger; brothers, William and Herman Brewer;
and grandchild, Trisha Lynn Brewer.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia, nee Hines, Brewer of Granite City, IL.; daughters, Patricia Eichacker of Granite City, IL., and Debbie (Kenny) Barron of Granite
City, IL.; brothers, Paul (Betty Sue) Brewer of Granite City, IL., and Carroll (Kay) Brewer of Collinsville, IL.; sister, Betty (Charlie) Schultz of St. Peters, MO.;
grandchildren, David Jr., Charlie, and Michael Eichacker, David John Barcum Jr., and Craig Brewer; and great grandchildren, Alex and Josh Eichacker,
Nicholas Brewer, Haley, Jennifer, and Christina.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Funeral: A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016, at the funeral home, with Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will be
in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
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Raymond Ervin "Ray" Schaefer, 58 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City surrounded by his family.

Ray was born on March 16, 1958 in Granite City. He was a life long farmer and businessman throughout Madison County. He was a member of St. John
United Church of Christ and enjoyed collecting model cars and tractors. Ray will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Mildred E. "Trudy" (McCormick) Schaefer whom he married on November 25, 1978; his son, Eugene and
(Alicia) Schaefer of South Roxana, IL; his dad, Leonard Schaefer of Granite City; his brothers and sisters, Barbara Piper of Granite City, Leonard "Lenny:
Schaefer of Granite City, Loretta Stephan of Granite City, Clifford "Cliff" Schaefer Sr. of Granite City; grandchildren, Raymond Schaefer, Steven Schaefer, Ryan
Schaefer, Paul Schaefer, William Fry, Joseph Fry, Mary Fry, Sophie Fry; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his son; Leonard William Schaefer and his mom, Anni (Heinz) Schaefer.

In celebration of Ray's life, friends may call on Friday, September 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Karla Frost
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
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Robin D. (Powderly) Haynes, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sat. Sept. 24, 2016 at her home
surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 16, 1954 in Granite City to Richard D. Powderly Sr. of Coffeen, IL and the late Janice Y. (Wright) Minder.

Robin had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Eagles #1126. She was an avid reader and loved camping, spending time with her kids and
grandkids and all things Betty Boop.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Christine (Dave) Doty of Moro, IL, Terri (Marc) Pirkola of L’Anse, MI, Sheri Henderson of Granite City and Alicia Coats of
Granite City; 2 sons: Rickey Coats II of Madison, IL and Jason Coats of Granite City; 3 who were like her own children: Sandra (Dave) Spiroff of Pontoon
Beach, IL, Todd Coats of Pekin, IL and Melvin Coats, also of Pekin; 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Gary, Trent, Zack, Casey, Alyssa, Angelia,
Lacey, Jeremy, Rickey III, Madison, Jesse James, Desiree, William, Dallas, Makenzie, Kelsi, Crystal, Havynn, Emma, Hailey, Josh, Ryker, Mason, Hayden,
Faith, Abigail & Lilah; 4 brothers: Richard (Missy) Powderly II. of Mitchell, IL, David Powderly of Granite City, Edward Powderly of Granite City and Alan
Powderly of Coffeen; 2 sisters: Neva Ragan of Granite City and April (Joe) Spain of Morristown, TN; very dear friends: Barbara Hinojsa and Greg Connor of
Granite City; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; her former spouse: Rickey D. Coats I of Madison; and her beloved dog: Snoopy.

Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother: Johnny Powderly; paternal grandparents: William & Louise Wright; and her uncle: Michael
Essenpreis.

The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Tues. Sept. 27, 2016 at the Granite City Eagles #1126, 2558 Madison Ave., Granite City, IL.

Information and online guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home& Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Opal  Charlene Nelson, 86, passed away at 3:24 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016 at her home.

Born Jan. 26, 1930 in Arkansas, she was a daughter of Charles and Anna Heard.

A homemaker, she was an active member of Gracepoint Church since 1974. She loved going to Six Flags, playing Uno Attack, and spending time with her
family.

Survivors include 9 children, Noah Thomas of Brooklyn, Vernon Nelson and Pam Misturak, both of Granite City, Donna Nelson of Rolla, Mo., Linda (Mark)
Trawick of Salem, Mo., Mary Folk of Haines City, Fla., Lisa Baker of Summer, Ill., Rickey Nelson and Mikey Valencia, both of Granite City; 26 grandchildren; 25
great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Olna May Wilbert of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four children, Sharon Gail Nelson, Stevie Nelson, Larry Nelson, and Mary May Markus Nelson; a grandson,
Abraham Thomas; a brother, Bill Heard; and sisters Lois Meeker and Pauleen Chapel.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor T.L. Smith will officiate services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at
Gracepoint Church, 2450 Pontoon Road, Granite City.  Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA.
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Katherine Marie Rumpell, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Tues. Sept. 20, 2016 at Granite
Nursing & Rehab in Granite City.

She was born Apr. 7, 1948 in St. Louis, MO to the late James G. & Dorothy Rose Rumpell.
Survivors include a son: Christopher Rumpell of St. Genevieve, MO; 2 granddaughters: MacKinzie and Kayte; 2 brothers: John & Billy Rumpell; and a sister:
Margaret Riendl, all of MO.
Services will be held at a later date.
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Timothy Joseph Crider, 37, of Granite City, IL., born June 21, 1979, in Houston, TX., died Tuesday, September 20,
2016, in Granite City, Ill.

Mr. Crider graduated from Granite City Senior High School in 1997. He loved and played hockey, awarded several medals from swimming and diving at
Paddlers Pool, very creative artist, loved animals, and was a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alan R. Crider.

Surviving are his mother, Beverly A. Crider of Granite City, IL.; brothers, Matt (Clair) Crider of Edwardsville, IL., and Andrew P. (Holly) Crider of Granite City, IL.;
and grandmother, Jackie Sparks of Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 12 noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Funeral: A celebration of his life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the funeral home, with Rev. Rich Smallie officiating.
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Ellis Dale Miles, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Glen
Carbon, Illinois.

He was born February 19, 1938 in Dover, Tennessee, a son of the late Owen Kelly and Virginia Ethel (Thomason) Miles.

He married Gail Elaine (Wilhelmy) Miles on June 21, 1958 in Corinth, Mississippi and she survives.

He retired in 2006from Jones Motors after many years of dedicated service as a truck dispatcher. Following his retirement he owned and operated a trucking
business.

He enjoyed his days of gardening and fishing and was an avid bluegrass music fan. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Amy Miles of Glen Carbon and Steve and Dana Miles
of Madison; two grandchildren, Andrew Owen Miles and Sara Jane Miles; three sisters-in-law, Joann Miles of Granite City, Gwen Hubert of Piedmont,
Missouri and Gerry and Jerry Siner of Mitchell; one brother-in-law, Dale and Jamie Wilhelmy of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family
and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Morris Miles, Everett and Tina Miles, Kenneth Miles and Ross Miles and a sister-in-law,
Kathy Ribley.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Tim Hall officiating.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Virginia L. Sugg, 72, of Mitchell, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Belleville, IL.

She was born on September 28, 1943 in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada to Paul and Mary nee: Oliver Mornoski.

Virginia married Donald R. Sugg on December 16, 1961 in Jacksonville, FL. He survives.

She was an OTC manager at Wal-Mart in Granite City for sixteen and a half years.

Besides her husband, Virginia is survived by 2 sons, Stanley (Anna) Sugg of Belleville and Keith (Jennifer) Sugg of Granite City; 1 grandchild; 1 great
grandchild and a brother, Jimmy (Mary) Oliver.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Dawn Sugg; grandson, Dillion Sugg; two brothers, Stanley Mornoski and Reginald Moronski and a
sister, Amanda Fratcher.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City. Private burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Johnnie E. Arko III, 21, of Granite City passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born September 19, 1994 in Pueblo, CO. He enjoyed playing video games and spending time with friends.

He is survived by his mother, Connie Jolly of Granite City; father, Johnnie Arko Jr, of Pueblo, CO; brother Josiah Arko of Pueblo, CO; two sisters, Jennifer
Cooper of Granite City and Sophie Arko of Pueblo, CO; maternal grandfather, Larry Nelson; paternal grandmother, Judy Holland.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Juanita Cooper.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City with services at 7 p.m. Memorials can be
made at the funeral home in care of the family.
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Debra “Debbie” Irene Rogers, 62, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at home surrounded
by her family.

She was born on January 9, 1954 in Granite City, IL.
Debbie enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
Debbie is survived by her mother and father,Wanda nee: Shelby and Lacy Milton of Pontoon Beach and 2 sisters: Brenda Rogers of Glen Carbon, IL and
Tammy Rogers of Pontoon Beach.  She will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members.

Debbie is preceded in death by a brother, James Rogers, Jr.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Dolores Mae Johnson, nee Elliott, 71, of Granite City, Ill., born December 10, 1944, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., died Friday,
September 16, 2016, in Granite City, Ill.

Ms. Johnson graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 1963, and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerald Edward, and Mae Kathleen, nee Whitehead, Elliott; spouse, Harry Tracy Johnson; daughters, Casey
Johnson, and Christy Lynn Johnson; brothers, Dawsey Elliott, and Max Elliott; and sister, Della Justice.
Surviving are her brothers, Donald (Sandra) Elliott of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Dennis (Shirley) Elliott of Houston, Tx., and Marvin (Peggy) Elliott of Mt. Vernon, Ill.;
sisters, Dorothy Tate of Texico, Ill., and Linda Mosher of Birch Tree, Mo.; grandchildren, Damon Bellovich, and Kristen Bellovich; great grandchild, Cataleigha
Bellovich; special friends, Kevin Bellovich, and Patty Moussette; and many nieces and nephews.
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Edna Mae Miller, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Meridian Village,
Glen Carbon, IL, where she resided the last thirteen years.

Edna was born on October 31, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Charles and Elvira (Barberi) Thurber.

On May 21, 1949, Edna married Fred D. Miller, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL and Fred passed away on September 23, 2002. Edna was a faithful and
dedicated member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. She was also a life member of Women of the Moose Chapter #247 in
Granite City, IL and life member of Navy Mothers in Granite City, IL. Edna was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Edna loved life, loved
to laugh, play cards, read, crochet and play bingo. She loved to travel and she and Fred were proud to have visited all fifty states. Edna will be dearly missed
by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death one grandson, Christopher Allen Rearley.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Rearley of Scottsdale, AZ, Norma (Anthony) Alexander of Albany, OR, Dorothy (Stephen) Jansen of
Granite City, IL and Mary Hoedebeck of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Robert (JoAnn) Miller of Holt, FL, Bruce Miller of Oldsmar, FL, Harry (Debbie) Miller of
Quincy, IL and Gerald (Stephne) Miller of West Chester, OH; proud grandmother to eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald
(Shirley) Thurber of Berea, OH; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Moore of Granite City, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL.
Private family interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to ASU Foundation Christopher Allen Rearley Memorial Scholarship or Alzheimer's Association and donations will be
accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Danny M. Brawley, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at
Christian Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born October 17, 1942 in St. Louis, a son of the late Floyd E. (Bud) and Rita Brawley.

Danny was an amazing man. He married the love of his life, Julia Beatty, on February 29, 1964 (leap year). She says he was, "The best looking guy I ever
saw, the strongest, most loving, giving person I ever knew." He was a greatly admired generous man who cared about everybody, a leader, and a great
storyteller.

He worked all his life. In high school he did various farm work and worked concessions at the park district, then worked at American Car Refinery with his
grandfather. He spent most of his career in management at Sears, retired, did further retail management, then started his own home inspection company
and worked for nearly 20 more years.

He graduated from Granite City High School in the January class of 1962. In high school he played first chair bass clarinet, wrestled, and was a member of
ROCA. He then attended SIU.

He lived in Granite City, Alton, Bethalto, Glendale Heights, Danville, Carbondale and O'Fallon, Illinois, and Ankeny, IA, then moved back home to Granite City
in 2002.

He loved to travel, loved history, and deeply valued his children's formal and informal education. He enjoyed weekly breakfasts with his former classmates
over the past several years. He was a big Cardinals fan.

He is survived by his wife Julia Brawley (nee Beatty), daughters Danna Thompson (Edwardsville, IL) and Diana Brawley Sussman (Murphysboro, IL), sons-in-
law Scott Thompson and RJ Sussman, grandchildren Peter Sussman (Carbondale, IL), Emily and Elizabeth Thompson (Edwardsville, IL), brothers Jim,
Sam, Buddy (Floyd) and John Brawley, sisters Mary Riggs (nee Brawley) and Bonnie (Sue) Brawley all of Granite City, as well as many nieces and nephews,
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth, Craig and Ricky.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m.
until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.
Reverend Chet Cantrell and Chaplain Matthew Cowman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Brawley Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joshua James Raymond Nelson, 23, of Granite City died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City,

He was born on November 17, 1992 in Wood River, IL to James Robert Syron and Janice Marie Nelson.

Joshua was an avid football fan and his favorite team was the New England Patriots.

Besides his parents, Joshua is survived by his fiancé:  Christy Lambert; Debra Kay Nelson, his mother; a brother:  Ryan Scott Nelson of Granite City;  
grandmother Olivia “Libby”(Ron)Wilson of Alton, IL;  aunt Veronica (Dave Aitken) Nelson of Granite City and uncle Ron (Angie Drumheller)Nelson of Granite
City.  Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Joshua is preceded in death by his grandfather; J L “Pete” Nelson.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City,

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Brenda K. (Davis-Jordan) Holmes, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at
her home, with her loving family by her side.

Brenda was born on June 15, 1949 in Cairo, IL, a daughter of the late Junior and Wanda (Hicks) Davis.

On July 1, 1995, Brenda married Robert Leroy Holmes in Granite City, IL. She was the owner and operator of Brenda's Restaurant in Granite City, IL for many
years. Brenda enjoyed working, cooking and serving others. She also enjoyed making flower arrangements and going to yard sales. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family and friends. Brenda loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Kenneth Jordan; half-sister, Lisa Davis; great-granddaughter, Destinee Jordan
and one nephew, Sgt. Bobby Davis.

Brenda is survived by her devoted husband, Robert Holmes of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Rhonda Renee (David) Osborne of Granite City, IL; dear step-
daughter, Melissa Weller of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kenny Jordan, Nicholas Bonk, Kenneth Bonk, Alyssa Weller, Tiffani Weller; proud great-
grandmother to Daniel Hale and Bosco Jordon; brother, Jimmy Joe Davis of Sandoval, IL; half-sisters, Roseann Thomas of Phoenix, AZ and Norma Wayne
of Texas; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Irwin Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Michael Anthony Sikorski, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016
at his home.

He was born June 20, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Michael Anthony and Mary (Pulinski) Sikorski.

He married Florence A. (Cleary) Sikorski on June 29, 1946 in St. Louis and she passed away on December 28, 2009.

He retired from Alfred Weber Dress Company after many years of dedicated service as a pattern cutter. The United States Army veteran proudly served his
country during World War II with the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and enjoyed watching baseball. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by seven children, Thomas Timmons of Arnold, Missouri, Robert (Jeanie) Timmons of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, Mary (Stanley) Liszewski
of Warren Robin, Georgia, Doris Tucker of Collinsville, Patricia Warren of Granite City, Kathy Hunt of Mitchell and Lawrence (Cindy) Sikorski of Dolphin Island,
Alabama; twenty nine grandchildren; thirty eight great grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; one brother, Jerome Sikorski of St. Louis; other
extended family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five children, James Timmons, Judith Jeffries, Joanie
Sikorski, Michael Sikorski and Gerald Sikorski; two brothers, Marice and Floyd Sikorski and a sister, Rosemary Hendricks.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer
service at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. with Father John
Patrick Day, CP as celebrant.

Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Everett Dewayne Young, 72, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of Summersville, Missouri passed away at 2:59
a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at his home.

He was born June 21, 1944 in Sacramento, California, a son of Wayne and Olive (Pitts) Young of Summersville, Missouri.

He married Geraldine (Golden) Young on February 27, 1963 in Lowndes, Missouri and she survives.

He retired in 2004 from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service in the Glass Furnace as a steelworker.

He loved his days of antiquing and was very talented with restoring furniture and other treasures. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Mary Young of Granite City and Shawn and Laura
Young of Granite City; a grandson, Ryan Young of Granite City; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dean and Myrtle Young of Summersville and Ronnie Young
of Summersville; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Young.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark
Maynard officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Alma R. Govero, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Elmwood Nursing
Home, Maryville, IL.

Alma was born on December 17, 1933 in Russellville, AR, a daughter of the late Alva and Nora (Bowman) Woods.

Alma attended the Granite City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was the owner and tax preparer at Govero Tax Service since 1979, retiring in
2012. Alma loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin W. Govero; daughter, Lynn Lunsford, sister, Frances May Wallace and by
two brothers, Theral and Ivan Woods.

She is survived by her loving children, Richard (Gail) Govero of Smyrna, TN, Ronald (Sherry) Govero of Murfreesboro, TN and Cheryl Govero of Granite City, IL;
dear siblings, Pat McGill of Sheldon, IL and David Woods of Conway, AR; proud grandmother to Larry, Angie, Sarah, Adrian, Corey, LeAnn, Derrick, and many
great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, with Pastor Thomas Geisen officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and The Kidney Foundation and donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Edna Vaughn, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Edna was born on November 17, 1925 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Arthur Leo Frazier Sr. and Evelyn V. (DeMond) Frazier.

On March 21, 1968, Edna married Robert L. Vaughn and Robert passed away on September 9, 1994. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Good
Shepherd United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL, Edna also played the organ at the church. She had worked at Tri-City Grocery as a secretary for many
years. Edna then went to work for Crown Foods in St. Louis, MO, retiring as an executive secretary. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Edna
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Frazier Jr.

She is survived by her loving children, Richard (Phyllis) Hensley and Carolyn (Albert) Taylor both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Jeffery Welch officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Lois H. Daniel, 98 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City with her family by her side.

Lois was born on April 28, 1918 in Sedalia, MO; a daughter of the late Arthur and Cecil (Province) Hensley. Lois was homemaker, wife, mother and grandma.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Granite City where she was a member of the Church Women's Circles. In her free time Lois enjoyed
spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Nancy and (Robert) Freiburghaus of St. Louis, MO; her grandson, Michael Freiburghaus of St. Louis,
MO.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband; William Daniel, whom she married on March 9, 1936; her sisters, Ila Saucier, Doris
Prater; her brother, Herbert Hensley.

Friends may call on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
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Dorothy G. Sans Souci, 84 of Minneapolis, MN, and formerly of Granite City, passed away on Tuesday, August
23, 2016.

She was born on June 2, 1932, in Granite City, a daughter of Tom and Fern (Hodshire) Sans Souci.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Tommy Sans Souci and Walter Sans Souci, her sisters Geneva "Susie" Redman,
Juanita Sigite and Donna Sans Souci.

She was a former member of St. Joseph's Church in Granite City before moving to Minneapolis.
She is survived by her sister Madeleine R. Villotti of Granite City, her brother Gary D. Sans Souci of Woodbury, MN and her sister Lois J. King of Maryville, IL
and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.
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Charles John Gerard "Chuck" Szczepanik, 55, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed
away at 6:25 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born October 17, 1960 in East St. Louis, the son of the late Charles John and Marjorie Ann (Matthias) Szczepanik.

He was employed with the United States Postal Service with over 20 years of dedicated service and was a member of the American Postal Workers Union
AFL-CIO.

He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 in Granite City and the American Legion. Chuck had attended St.
Louis University High School and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville where he was a member of the T.K.E. Fraternity.

He was a passionate reader, lifelong learner and enjoyed foreign language and religion. His wit and sense of humor will forever be missed.

He is survived by three sisters, Marilyn E. Baumann and husband, Dave of Granite City, Geri Ann Kurilla Brandmeyer and husband, Eric of Edwardsville and
Ann Margaret Sykes and husband, Craig of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Greg and Alyssa Baumann, Kaitlin, Colleen and Kirstin Kurilla, Kelsey Ridpath
and husband, Joe, Caleb Brandmeyer, Claire, Emily and Megan Sykes; great niece, Aubree Kurilla; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother and an infant sister, Mary Ann.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until
time of a Knights of Columbus Chalice Presentation and funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Private inurnment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City Park District or to St. Jude Children's Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mark David Withers, age 59, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home.

Mark was born on March 16, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a son of Robert E. Withers and Helen M. (Dobrowolski) Withers.

Mark worked as a laborer out of the Laborers Hall #397 in Edwardsville, IL, for many years. He started working out of the hall at seventeen years of age. On
July 22, 2014, Mark married Kandy Rodgers in Belleville, IL. Mark was an excellent artist and enjoyed riding his Harley. His greatest joy was spending time
with his family and friends. Mark loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his father, Mark was preceded in death by his two brothers, Brian and Gary Withers.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Kandy Withers of Granite City, IL; dear mother, Helen Withers of Granite City, IL; loving children, Brandi Withers of St.
Louis, MO and Ethan Phillips; dear sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Tony Bauer of Edwardsville, IL and Angela (David) Stoeberl of St. Louis, MO; many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL, with
Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Darrell Eugene Battles, 77, of Granite City, IL passed away at 4:33 a.m. Mon. Sept. 5, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor Memory Care Center in Granite City.

He was born Jan. 13, 1939 in Nokomis, IL to the late Raleigh Stephen & Beulah Elizabeth (Ernst) Battles.
He and Ruth Laverne Buckingham were married Sept. 7, 1994 in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Battles served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1962 and then served another 20 plus years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. During his life he held many
different jobs, including owning a donut shop in Bethalto, IL, a trucking company in Granite City as well as working for the post office.  He was a member of
Grace Baptist Church and loved to fish and play softball.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter: Tammy Laycock of Bethalto; a son: Darren (Kansas) Battles of Keysport, IL; 3 step-sons: Bennie
(Deborah) Manion of Marion, IL, Terry Manion and Todd Manion of Granite City; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary Ann (Waine) Ward of
The Villages, FL; and 2 brothers: Stephen (Carolyn) Battles of Marine, IL and Bob (Edna) Battles of Bethalto.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Laycock and a step-son, Dennis Manion.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 8, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Sept. 9, 2016.
Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with military honors.
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Jayme Suzanne Tewell, 42, of Granite City passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born September 3, 1973 in Granite City. She was very talented and artistic; she excelled at drawing, painting and sewing.

She is survived by her mother, Deborah (Roy) Abbott of Glen Carbon; significant other, Damon Schlenk of Granite City; daughter, Hannah Schlenk of Granite
City; sister, Julie (Keith) Rains of Glen Carbon and paternal great grandmother, Velma Tewell of Granite City.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gregory Tewell; daughter Alexandria Schlenk, both maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Judith Lynn Richardson, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:53 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at
her home.

She was born September 7, 1952 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Bunia (Shelton) Talley.

She married Robert E. Richardson Jr. September 22, 1972 in Granite City and he survives.

She was employed at Magnesium Elektron with 45 years of dedicated service as a lab technician and receptionist.

She was a member of the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, enjoyed her time with the Do Nothing Club and was a 1970 graduate of Granite
City High School.

She enjoyed crafts and her days of traveling and cherished her grandchildren. Judith will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carrie and Justin Shrum and Emily Simpson; three grandchildren,
Lily Shrum, Cali Shrum and Cole Simpson, all of Granite City; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Debbie Talley of Coffeen, Illinois; nieces and nephew,
Rochelle and Phil Hill of South Lebanon, Ohio, Cindy Talley of Granite City, Alyse Richardson of Granite City; grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Josh and
Jodi Hill of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Andrew Talley of Granite City and Allie Richardson of St. Jacob, Illinois; mother-in-law, Christina Richardson of Granite
City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Vicki Richardson of St. Jacob, Illinois; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ron Corey; a nephew, Kelley Corey and father-in-
law, Robert Richardson Sr.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson officiating.

Memorials may be made to BJC Siteman Cancer Center, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, online at www.
GivingBarnesJewish.org or may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Molly Ann Valencia, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at
Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

She was born December 18, 1947 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Manuel R. and Mollie M. (Fernandez) Valencia.

She retired in 2006 from Anheuser Busch in St. Louis after 28 years of dedicated service as a beer brewer.

She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues. She had a special love for animals and cherished her dogs, Kato and
Max. She enjoyed her days of traveling, playing softball, folk "fiesta" dancing and swing dancing and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by six brothers and two sisters, Rufus (Shirley) Valencia of Granite City, Donald (Sue) Valencia of Missouri, Terry (Sandra) Valencia of Granite
City, Stanley (Eileen) Valencia of Granite City, Mary (Don) Lowe of Granite City, Sally (Frank) Stevens of Granite City, Joey Valenica of Granite City and Billy
Valencia of Granite City; sister-in-laws, Binnie Valencia of Glen Carbon and Kay Valencia of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-
nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded by four brothers, Manuel R. Valencia, Albert Valencia, Roy Valencia and Michael Valencia.


In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.
until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Charles Robert "Bob" Marcus, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Bob was born on January 5, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Charles H. Marcus and Estelle (Wallace) Marcus.

Bob was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On June 8, 1956, Bob married Loretta Rozycke, in Granite City, IL.
He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He retired from Granite City Steel in 1989 after forty years of service. Bob was on
the Board of Directors with GCS Credit Union for thirty years, starting in January of 1979. He was a 4th Degree Knight at Tri-Cities Council #1098. Bob was
also a member of the Elks Lodge, AMVETS, St. Mary's Booster Club and St. Elizabeth Men's Club.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Whaley and by a brother-in-law, George Boston.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Marcus of Granite City, IL; children, Diane (Mark) Coppersmith of Granite City, IL, Kevin (Nancy) Marcus of Willis, TX, Brian
(Tara) Marcus of Woodstock, GA and Roberta (Chad) Wadum of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Betty Boston of Troy, IL; son-in-law, Harry Whaley of Heflin, AL;
proud grandfather to ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment with military rites will be conducted by the United States Army at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and 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 C. “Red” Schmitt, 94, of Godfrey, longtime wrestling coach at Granite City High School, died Saturday,
Aug. 27, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

A memorial celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Hatheway Gallery on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College in
Godfrey.
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Iva Ellen Kearns, 82, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 1:11 p.m. Tues. Aug. 30, 2016 at home with her
daughter and family at her side.

She was born Nov. 6, 1933 in St. James, MO to the late Clyde & Mary Ellen Baumgartner.
She and Glen Kearns were married in St. Louis, MO in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Iva had been an LPN and retired from the Little Sisters of the Poor.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Dena & David Catron of Pontoon Beach; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a half brother, Terry
Baumgartner of WI.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sons: Dana, Daniel & David Kearns; and a brother: Ivan Baumgartner.

Services will be held at a later date.
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Roy Ray Baker, 71, of Granite City, IL passed away at 9:59 p.m. Mon. Aug. 29, 2016 at Christian Hospital
Northeast in St. Louis, MO.

He was born Jan. 8, 1945 in Jonesboro, AR to the late Joe & Ina Shane (Haggard) Baker.
He and Anna Mae Cooper were married in 1992 in Edwardsville, IL and she survives in Granite City.
Roy had worked for many years in construction and operated his own tree trimming business. He was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Laura (Richy) Baker Lewis of Garnett, KS, Teresa (Jeffrey) Davis Lewis and Cindy Davis of Granite City;
2 sons: Gary Davis and Rusty (Teri) Davis of Granite City; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Ricky & Alvin Baker of FL; and 2 sisters:
Wilma Stout of AR and Wanda Altom of FL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Homer “Tom” Baker and 2 sisters, Vonnie Bandy & Belvia Baker.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri. Sep. 2, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Sat. Sep. 3, 2016
with Pastor Teri Davis officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Michael Wayne Rodgers, 58, formerly of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:34 p.m. Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 in Bumpus
Mills, TN.
He was born Feb. 11, 1958 in Granite City to the late Duston Sterling & Geraldine Elizabeth (Corbett) Rodgers.

Wayne is survived by brothers and sisters: Becky Rodgers Smith, Randall Rodgers, Reginald Rodgers Bryon Rodgers and Monica (Jeff) Witt, all of Granite
City; his longtime companion, Lynne of Bumpus Mills, TN; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 1, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory and will continue from 11:00 a.m. until time of
services at Noon Fri. Sept. 2, 2016. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Jason William Beck, 54, of Granite City died on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

He was born on November 6, 1961 in Granite City, IL

Jason married Vicki Bridges in Granite City, IL in 1988.

The loving father was a member of Laborer’s Local 397 in Edwardsville, IL.

Besides his wife, Jason is survived by 1 daughter: Erin (Jason) Hart of Bonne Terre, MO; 2 sons: Jayson (Jennifer) Haxton of Town and Country, MO and
Samuel Beck of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Nicholas Haxton and Sawyer Hart and 2 brothers: Kendall (Molli) Beck and Thomas (Stacy) Beck all of Pontoon
Beach, IL.

Besides his mother, Esther Joan nee: Kindle Beck, Jason is preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Beck and sister, Paula Swiatek.

Visitation will be from 4pm until time of service at 7pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Georgia E. Surbey, 97 of Glen Carbon passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

Georgia was born on August 12, 1919 in Belleville, IL; a daughter of the late George and Hilda (Ehret) Surbey. Georgia was a life long homemaker and mom.
She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law; Janet R. Surbey and Michael Cook of Morro Bay, CA; her son, Paul Dean Surbey of
Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Nicholas Surbey and Kate Surbey.

In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her husband; Paul R. Surbey, whom she married on June 19, 1944.

In celebration of her life a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Robert L. "Bob" Johnson, 83 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Edwardsville Nursing
& Rehabilitation Center.

Robert was born on October 29, 1932 in Carbondale, Illinois, the son of the late Orville Ralph and Bess (Worthen) Johnson. Robert graduated from
Carbondale Community High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Navy in March, 1951, attended Fleet Destroyer School in San Diego,
California, and graduated from Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Florida, attaining the rank of SoSn. Robert served on the USS McGowan, DD 678, a
recommissioned WW II Fletcher Class Destroyer for Korean service. His service aboard the USS McGowan earned him the United Nations Service Medal,
the Korean Service Medal with two battle Stars, the South Korean Presidential Unit Citation for service in Wonsan Harbor, North Korea, the Navy European
Operations Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon. He served with the 7th Fleet, performing shore
bombardment, plane guard duty for our carrier forces and radar picket duties.
After detachment from the Korean Theater of operations, the McGowan participated in DesRon 20's Around the World Good Will Tour. This fleet of 8
destroyers was the second largest American Fleet to circumnavigate the globe. Having already sailed to Panama, Hawaii, Midway, Okinawa, Japan and
Korea, the destroyer squadron went on to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore where they crossed the equator; there Robert was initiated into the
Ancient Order of the Deep, becoming a hardened salty Shellback. The McGowan went on to sail to Calcutta, Colombo, Ceylon, Pakistan, Arabia, and through
the Red Sea, the Suez Canal to Naples, Italy; Cannes, France; Gibraltar; then across the Atlantic to Newport, Rhode Island, its 7-month cruise ending in April,
1953. In September 1953 the McGowan was deployed on NATO Fleet Exercises to the North Atlantic for anti-submarine warfare exercises. In heavy storms
the ship heavily damaged her sonar dome and retired to the Malta for dry dock repairs, before cruising to Lebanon, Greece, Crete, Italy, Gibralter, Germany,
Denmark, England, Holland, France, Newfoundland and finally arriving back in Newport in February, 1954. During 1954 the McGowan operated out of
Guantanamo Bay for anti-submarine exercises. Robert was discharged from the Navy in 1955 with the rank of Sonarman Petty Officer 2nd Class.

Robert earned his MA in History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 1958, he was hired by Granite City School District #9 where he taught high
school American history and government and was yearbook sponsor for 30 years until he retired in 1988. Throughout his career, he was active in local 743,
American Federation of Teachers and served in its leadership roles. As chairman of its Salary and Policy Committee, he co-authored the first collective
bargaining agreement at district #9. From 1972-74, he was vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO and concurrently held a seat on
the executive council of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. He was a member of the USS McGowan Reunion Association, Tin Can Sailors Association, Navy
Memorial Association, V.F.W. Post 1400 Kansas City, MO, and Korean Veterans Association. He published some personal experiences in his three books:
Out of Egypt, Fletcher Destroyer BlueJacket, and Three Innocents Abroad in Dixie! Throughout his life, Robert held dear his family, his pets, and his former
students.

Robert is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Teresa (Marzluf) Johnson; his daughters, Christine M. and (Charles) Oettle of Granite City, Candice E.
and (Christopher) Valencia of Panama City Beach, FL; his granddaughter, Ava L. Valencia of Panama City Beach, FL; nieces, nephews and other extended
family members and friends.

Friends may call on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services
will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Veterans Charity of One's Choice, Renee's Animal Rescue, or the Barnes Jewish
Foundation.
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Harriet Belle Patton, age 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her home, with her
loving family by her side.

Harriet was born on August 6, 1924 in Berkeley, MO, a daughter of the late Harry Joseph Kramer and Grace Naomi (Elliff) Kramer.

On June 6, 1946, Harriet married Robert James Patton, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL and Robert passed away on August 20, 2002. She was a
member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Harriet was a proud homemaker and she enjoyed playing the organ, painting and making crafts.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Harriet loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Harriet was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Mae Powers; her brother, Norman Joseph Kramer and by one
great-granddaughter, Caitlyn MacKenzie.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Sharon MacKenzie; dear sister, Naomi Nail of Jennings, MO; proud grandmother to Heather Hinson, Scott MacKenzie
and Galen MacKenzie; proud great-grandmother to Christopher Mackenzie, Alexandra Hinson, Ryan Hinson, Hadley MacKenzie, Tristan MacKenzie, Ryleigh
MacKenzie, Keria MacKenzie and Brayden MacKenzie; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel with her grandson Scott MacKenzie officiating. Interment
will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to BJC Hospice and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Mary Ann Hancock, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home, with her
loving family by her side.

Mary was born on September 21, 1934 in Alto Pass, IL, a daughter of the late Roy Hickam and Edna (Smith) Modglin.

On July 9, 1955, she married Gene E. Hancock, the love of her life, in Southern Illinois and Gene passed away on September 12, 2000. Mary was a
member of the Granite City Moose Lodge #272 and Eastern Star #650. She enjoyed going to the casino's, playing bingo and feeding wildlife. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family and friends. Mary loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Jerry (Karen) Houseman of Cheyenne, WY, Kenneth (Karen) Hancock of Godfrey, IL and Sherry (Cheryl) Hancock
of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Virginia (Bob) Bittle of Alto Pass, IL; proud grandmother to Eric (Jennifer) Hosier, Brandon Houseman, Jaime (Steve) Winchell
and Caitlin Cairns and proud great-grandmother to eight great-grandchildren; dear nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at noon on Saturday, with Rev. Richard Bittle officiating. Mary will be laid to rest next to Gene at Lake
View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Sylvia R. Seemiller, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:31 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born September 15, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late William "Ray" and Arizona (Stephens) Hollis.

She married Hans B. Seemiller on April 8, 1960 in St. Louis and he survives.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of GCFirst Assembly of God Church in Granite City. Sylvia will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four children and spouses, Harold Ray and Linda Smallie of Pontoon Beach, Sharon and Ronald
Gregory of Mitchell, Lynette and Lloyd "Ray" Vaughn of Mitchell and Jeffrey and Cheryl Seemiller of Arlington Heights; three brothers and two sisters-in-law,
Glen  and Lora Hollis of Granite City, Paul and Diane Hollis of Granite City and David Hollis of Granite City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Norma
Roney of St. Charles, Naomi and Gene Thomas of Pontoon Beach and Joy and Larry Fencel of Cedar Ridge, Colorado; nine grandchildren; fourteen great
grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Roberson and a grandson, Jeremy O'Gara.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Irwin Chapel on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Rich Smallie
officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Esates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to GCFirst Assembly of God Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Arbeiter, nee Hanson, 83, of Granite City, Ill., born May 8, 1933, in Murphysboro, Ill., died
Thursday, August 18, 2016, in Granite City, Ill.

Betty was a homemaker, member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, Ill., an avid bowler winning three gold ribbons in Senior Olympics, played on
several softball teams and went to State Tournament, named class athlete at Murphysboro High School, where she graduated in 1951, member of Granite
City Sports Hall of Fame, previously was a clerk at Granite City Trust, and loved sewing, quilting, embroidering, and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Karlson and Ethel Irene, nee Judd, Hanson; spouse, Charles Vernon Arbeiter; and brothers, Karlson, Henry,
Robert, James, and Arthur Hanson.
Surviving are her son, Steven William Arbeiter of Sorento, Ill.; daughter, Katherine Lee (Dennis) Arbeiter Chovanec of Sulphur, La.; and grandchildren, Jessie
Sophia (Isaiah Fasske) Blanchard of Portland, Or.; Sarah Elizabeth (Joshua) Blanchard Ordoyne of Lake Charles, La, Craig Allan Blanchard II of Austin, Tx.,
and Ian Nesbit of Granite City, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church childrens programs, or the Good Samaritan House, both in Granite City, Ill.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill., and 11 to noon on Tuesday,
August 23, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1915 Pine Street, Murphysboro, Ill.

Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at noon on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the church, with Rev. Joe Hoem, and Rev. Alan Beuster officiating. Burial
will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Ill.
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Alexander Wilbur, 36, based out of Fort Carson, Colorado and formerly of Granite City,
Illinois passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson.

He was born February 26, 1980 in Granite City, Illinois.

In destiny and fate, he married, in his words, "My sweet and wonderful wife, the mother of their children, the love of my life and my most bestest friend in the
whole universe", Lindsey Angele (Bishop) Wilbur on October 30, 2009 in Clarksville, Tennessee and she survives.

He graduated from Granite City High School in 1998 and had worked with friend, Jack Hoppe for several years as a drywall expert.

The dedicated United States Army veteran proudly served in the Army since June 8, 2005. Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment,
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colo. Wilbur had served in the Army since June 8, 2005, and arrived at Fort Carson on Sept.
30, 2015. Wilbur was deployed to Iraq from December 9, 2005, to December 11, 2006, and September 23, 2007, to November 20, 2008; and Afghanistan
January 30, 2010, to February 6, 2011; and February 2016 to Aug. 12, 2016.

His military occupational specialty was indirect fire infantryman and member of the mortar squad. His awards include four Army Commendation medals, two
Army Achievement medals, four Army Good Conduct medals, a National Defense Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign medals with Campaign Star,
an Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas ribbons, a NATO Medal, a
Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, a Combat Infantryman Badge and an Air Assault Badge.

He was a true history buff, was an avid reader and very knowledgeable of most topics. He loved the outdoors and cherished days camping, hiking, rock
climbing and snowboarding. He enjoyed playing chess, watching baseball and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was a faithful and loving husband, father, son and brother and will forever be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and the
service he gave to his country.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his cherished children, Alexander Wilbur, age 6 and Susanna Happy Wilbur, age 2; his father and
stepmother, Richard and Phyliss Wilbur of Granite City; mother, Peggy (Bischoff) King of the Granite City area; sister and brother-in-law, Rachael and Dan
VanTassell of Abingdon, Virginia; brother, Matthew George of Granite City; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Susan and Wayne Yarrow of Hattiesburg,
Mississippi; other extended family, brothers-in-Arms and many friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ronald and Gladys Wilbur; stepfather, Steve and Uncle, Robin Wilbur.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time
of funeral service and full military honors at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests memorials may be made to The Fisher House Foundation, for Families of the Fallen, 111 Rockville Pike #420,
Rockville, Maryland 20850 and may be given at www.fisherhouse.org or may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Tiffany Marie Stearns, 35, of Lebanon, MO and formally of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Thursday, August 18, 2016
at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.

She was born on August 31, 1980 in Alton, IL to Danny and Lisa (Baker) Hearn.

Tiffany married Jason Stearns in Pontoon Beach, IL on July 13, 2000.

The loving mother attended Central Baptist Church of Pontoon Beach. She loved the outdoors and going to the river.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 3 daughters: Mykalia Stearns, Kaitlyn Stearns and Jaylen Stearns all of Lebanon, MO; 5 sons: Dillon
Stearns, Nicholas Stearns, Calvin Stearns, Kamden Stearns and Kaiden Stearns all of Lebanon, MO and 2 sisters: Stacey (Dell) Hutchens of Godrey, IL and
Amanda Hearns and her fiancé, Leo Rios of Pontoon Beach.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4pm on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

The funeral service will be at 11am on Monday, August, 22, 2016 at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Leo F. Portell, 90, of Sun City, Arizona and formerly of Glen Carbon, Granite City and Madison, Illinois passed
away at his home in Sun City on Monday, August 15, 2016.

He was born April 19, 1926 in Granite City, a son of Nick and Mary Rose (Campbell) Portell.

He married Florence E. (Davis) Portell on June 8, 1973 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

He retired on May 30, 1991 from Granite City Steel after over 39 years of dedicated service as a tool repairman in the Hot Roll Department.

During World War II he joined the Navy as a cook and baker on the USS LSM58 and proudly served from 1944 until his discharge in 1946. He was awarded
the American Area, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific, and Philippine Liberation medals and his proudest moment was entering Tokyo Bay, Japan on September
3, 1945, the day after Japan signed the treaty ending World War II. Leo also worked on construction and worked at White Sands, New Mexico where the
atomic bomb was developed.

He was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison and St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon. He was a faithful 4th Degree member of
the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 for 63 years and had served as a Faithful Navigator. In his younger years he operated his business of
white washing trees and in his teen years worked at Tri City Grocery as a meat cutter.

Leo enjoyed ushering at his church St. Clement of Rome in Sun City and especially enjoyed meeting, greeting and handing out bulletins as his fellow
members left church. He loved cars and he loved discussing, reading, and watching TV about cars and HGTV and DIY. His favorite hobby was growing roses
and irises. Leo didn't know strangers and he developed many strong friendships. His great joy was being able to share his many stories.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Portell and sister, Irma Manning. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by
three nephews, Thomas (Joan) Manning of St. Louis, Michael (Liz) Manning of Pennsylvania, Gerald (Leslie) Hicks and niece Athena (Scott) Timiney of
Arizona, and sister-in-law Sally Lou (Jerry) Hicks of Sun City, plus 4 great nephews, 2 great nieces and 15 great-great nieces and nephews plus other
extended family, his best friend, BoBo and many other friends.

In celebration of his life visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with
a Chalice Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to The Black Madonna Grotto Shrine, P.O. Box 181, Eureka, MO 63025 or to the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council, 4225 Old
Alton Road, Granite City, IL 62040 or may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Andrew P. "A-Money" Wilson, 31 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home.

Andrew was born on February 11, 1985 in Maryville, IL. He was well known server at Ravanelli's Restaurant in Granite City. Andrew enjoyed music and doing
DJ gigs around town. He loved to follow politics and never missed a chance to share his views with his family or friends. In his free time Andrew liked
working out, listening to music and watching movies. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his
generous heart and all the special times he shared with his family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his dad and mom; Fred S. Wilson and Cheryl A. (Zessinger) Wilson both of Granite City; his sister, Casey Wilson of
Granite City; grandparents, Lloyd P. Wilson and Kathryn Wilson and JoAnn Hoch of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Rich and (Penny) Wilson of Granite City,
Brian Wilson of Granite City, Mark and (Lynn) Wilson of Granite City, Karen Wilson of St. Charles, MO, Jerry and (Debbie) Zessinger of Maryville, IL; best
friend, Candice Hildreath; childhood friends, Brad Bigham and Jared Doolittle and many other close family members and friends.

Andrew was preceded in death by his sister; Tara Ann Wilson and his great-grandma, Hattie Rhoethli.

Friends may call on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Andrew's life,
service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at St. John
Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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Lucy L. Johnson, 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Fri. Aug. 12, 2016 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab
in Granite City.

She was born Apr. 3, 1923 in Tulsa, OK to the late Steve & Onie Mae (Rayburn) Evanoff.
On May 4, 1946, she and Leo Alvin Johnson were married in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death in 1983.

From an early age Lucy enjoyed writing, especially poetry, some of which had been published. She was also known for her skills as a baker and love of
political history.  During WWII she worked at the Ordnance Plant and later other local businesses.

Survivors include a son: Gary Lee Johnson of Grove, OK; a daughter and son-in-law: Cathy Lynn & Larry Holder of Columbia, MO; 2 grandchildren: Jaimee
(Jason) Crawford and Scott M. Holder; and 2 great-grandchildren: Ryan & Lucas Crawford.

Services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.
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Brittanie Ann "Princess" Schaefer of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:52 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016
at her home.

She fulfilled 26 years of life that she lived to the fullest, making wonderful memories for her family and friends to cherish forever.

She was born December 21, 1989 in Granite City, a daughter of Leonard E. "Lennie" and Lynn (Osborn) Schaefer of Granite City.

She had worked as a legal assistant with Crivello, Carlso, Picou, Andrekanic Attorneys at Law in Edwardsville.

Brittanie was so very outgoing, independent, smart, witty, unselfish and always willing to help others. She loved life and enjoyed many activities and her days
of playing many sports, bungee jumping, traveling, modeling and playing gaming systems. She was a gym rat, sports fanatic and loved cheering on the St.
Louis Cardinals and Blues.

In addition to her beloved parents, she is survived by her cherished brothers and sisters and their spouses, Shannon Donaldson of Pontoon Beach,
Stephanie and Nathan Rodgers of Brighton, Thomas E. "Ted" and Gwen Donaldson of Farmington, New Mexico, Derrick and Julie Donaldson of East Alton
and Jo Schaefer of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Makenzie, Daryl, Logan, Haley, Myleigh, Amaya, Diego, Zaric and Abbigail; grandparents, Leonard W.
Schaefer of Granite City and Frank L. Osborn of Bunker, Missouri; many cousins; aunts; uncles; other extended family; co-workers and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Schaefer.

In celebration of her beautiful life, visitation will be on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen
Carbon where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 with Reverend Terry Munn officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, 1 Memorial Drive, Alton, IL 62002 or to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO
63146 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Shirley J. Voegele, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Rosewood
Care Center in Edwardsville.

She was born February 23, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She married Marchus R. "Buddy" Voegele at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice and he passed away in September 1981.

She had worked many years as a Deputy Assessor with the Granite City Township Office and retired in 1996 as a Chairwoman of the Madison County Board
of Review.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed bingo, working puzzles, watching old movies and dancing. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille (Johnisee) Mangiaricino; a daughter, Karen Barger; two
sons, Robert Voegele and Ronald Voegele and two grandsons, Matthew Smith and Donald Voegele.

Shirley is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marcus R. and Diana Voegele III of Granite City and Michael A. and JoniJean Voegele of Collinsville;
son-in-law, Bruce Barger of Wentzville, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Tara Voegele of Springfield, Illinois; grandchildren, Michelle Voegele and fiancé, Geno
Forneris of Collinsville, Nathan Smith of Collinsville, Jonathan and wife, Georgina Voegele of Lyme, New Hampshire, Eric Barger of Maryville, Kristen
Voegele of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ray Englar and fiance, Samantha Hartman of Lebanon, Illinois, Marcus R. and wife, Kelsey Voegele IV of Fairview
Heights, Illinois, Dustin Voegele of Granite City, Ronald Voegele Jr. of Springfield, Illinois, Dillon Voegele of Granite City and Hunter Voegele of Granite City;
four great grandchildren, Lenin Voegele, Siegfried Voegele, Franz Voegele and Hayden Voegele; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robyn Elaine Moore, 52 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at her home surrounded by
her family.

Robyn was born on November 6, 1963 in St. Louis, MO. She served as a Computer Systems Program Analyst for Madison County Illinois for many years.
Robyn was an active member of Johnson Road General Baptist Church in Granite City where she was involved in Helping Hands and was instrumental in
establishing the church's web site. She loved animals, especially her furry children, Sunshine and Austin. But most of all she loved her family and will be
remembered for her kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Glenn "Wally" Moore, whom she married on January 23, 1999; her daughter, Jacqueline and (Jason)
Stroud of Collinsville, IL; her grandsons, Drew Stroud of Collinsville, IL, Owen Stroud of Collinsville, IL; her dad, John Edward Brewer of St. Louis, MO; her
mom, Shirley Jean (Ray) Welborn of Granite City; her brothers, Ronnie and (Carla) Brewer of Maryville, Donnie Welborn of Granite City; her sister, Annette
and (Robert) Gaines of Indiana; her mother-in-law, Wanda Moore of Granite City and many special nieces, nephews and other extended family members
and friends.

Robyn was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Leslie Glenn Moore.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life,
visitation will continue on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson Road General Baptist Church,
2033 Johnson Road in Granite City with Pastor Larry Blankley officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Reverend Harold Maynard, 91, of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home
surrounded by his family.

Harold was born on August 3, 1925 in Marion, IL; a son of the late Harold and Sarah (Harris) Maynard Sr. Harold was a Pastor at Calvary Life Church in
Granite starting in 1959. He was a member of the Full Gospel Ministers Association and was very active in the mission field. He traveled to the Holy Land
over 16 times and served the people traveling to Guatemala, Mexico and Haiti during mission trips. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy in
WW II as a Signalman First Class earning an American Asiatic Pacific Medal with 2 stars, a Philippine Liberation Medal and a WW II Victory Medal. Most of all
he loved the Lord and his family and will be remembered for the many lives he touched through his ministry and all the special times he had shared with his
family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Mark and (Jill) Maynard of Granite City, Carol and (Jim) Lindsay of Granite City, Rebecca and (Roger)
Miller of St. Louis; his grandchildren, Zach Miller, Stephanie and (Marshall) Winslow, Paige and (Adam) Clark, Abbigail Maynard; his great-grandchildren,
Cora Winslow, Lydia Winslow; his sisters, Maxine Grounds, Shirley Allen; sisters-in-law, Jean Maynard, Anne Lockwood; and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife; Ruth M. (Springs) Maynard, who passed away on March 14, 2016; his infant son, David
Maynard; his brothers, William Maynard, Bertis Maynard, Lloyd Maynard; his sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and (C.H.) Patton; his brothers-in-law, John
Grounds, Ray Allen.

Friends may call on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will continue on
Monday, August 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Life Church with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will
follow with full military rites at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Bethalto. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Claude Harris Jr. 72 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Collinsville Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Collinsville.

Claude was born on July 18, 1944 in Granite City; a son to the late Claude and Mamie (Summers) Harris Sr. Claude was a maintenance technician at South
Western Illinois College for over 17 years and had worked for Nestle in Granite City, giving 17 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army
during the Vietnam War. In his free time, Claude enjoyed watching movies and listening to music.

He is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Janet and (Donald) Morris of Olive Branch, MS; his nephew, Larry Alan Hall; his niece, Nancy Lee Hall;
great-nephew, Matthew Stark; great-niece, Elizabeth June Stark; and many other dear nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by a sister, Doris June Stark and his nephews, David Stark and Ricky Sanders.

In celebration of Claude's life, friends may call on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Clint
Wisdom officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Norma Jean Moore, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor, Granite City, IL.

Norma was born on April 27, 1932 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Ernest Miller and Mildred (Stephens) Miller.

On July 6, 1954, Norma married Otto J. Moore, the love of her life. Norma was a faithful and dedicated member of GC First Assembly of God Church, Granite
City, IL. Norma enjoyed going to church and reading her bible. She also enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball games with Otto. Her greatest joy was taking
care of and spending time with her family. Norma loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew
and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by an infant son, Dean Moore; two sisters, Betty and Eretta; and by two brothers, Dale and Jim.

She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-two years, Otto Moore of Granite City, IL; loving children, Curtis (Debra) Young of Mobile, AL; Debra (John)
Markarian of Belleville, IL, Diane (David) Hudson of Wildwood, MO, Denise (Jim) Pope of Chicago, IL, and Otto (Tammy) Moore of Santa Fe, NM; dear
siblings, Dorothy, Melba, Mary, Peggy, Jack, Donny; proud grandmother to nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; extended
family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL .

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Byron Wampler officiating.
Interment will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Joe H. Lee, 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Granite Nursing and Rehab in
Granite City, IL.

He was born February 19, 1931 in Fairmount, IN to Joe and Lucille (nee: Cambron) Lee, spending much of his youth around Poplar Bluff, MO.

He married Rachel (nee: Petersen) Larsen February 14, 1981 in St. Louis County, MO. Joe was retired from Ronnoco Coffee Company.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Lee of Granite City, IL; three daughters, Cathy (John) Koenen of Webster Groves, MO, Holly (Kenny) Sullivan of Lexington,
KY and Venita Pina of Cherokee Village, AR; three sons, Michael (Vicky) Lee of Washington, MO, Eric Shawn and (LaNita) Lee of Nashville, TN and Erik
Larsen of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother Ravelle Lee of Kansas City, MO.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Ray Lee.

The family will have a memorial service 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Our Lords Lutheran Church 150 Wilma Drive, Maryville, IL 62062.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Memorials are directed to Our Lords Lutheran Church.
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Barney Granville Swift, 68 of Granite City passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at his home surrounded by
his family.

Barney was born on October 24, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL; a son to the late Garvin and Sophie (Dovet) Swift. Barney was a tool & die maker at Smurfit-Stone
in Highland and a union representative for 30 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1215 in Highland. He was a member of St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, M.U.S.I.C. Swing Dance Club and Oakavalley Car Club. His pride and joy was his wife, Kathy, his 1955 Chevy and
his dog, Shiloh. Barney will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Kathleen Ann (Galinski) Swift, whom he married on May 8, 1993; his daughters, Tammy and (Tony)
Rainwater of Troy, IL, Kimberly and (Steve) Micheletto-Kurtak of Highland, IL; step-sons, Richard and (Tracey) Moore of Granite City, Troy and (Barbara) Moore
of Englewood, FL, Peter and (Karen) Moore of Granite City; step-daughter, Angela and (Mark) Succarotte of Granite City; brother, Eugene and (Christine) Swift
of Largo, FL; sister-in-law, Linda Swift of Caseyville, IL; grandchildren, Chad Rainwater, Zachary Rainwater, Dominic Micheletto, Paige Micheletto, Savannah
Micheletto, Hunter Micheletto, Grace Kurtak, Hannah Moore, Rich Moore, Natalie Moore, Amanda Moore, John Moore, Emily Moore, Eli Succarotte, Sophia
Succarotte; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Kenzie, Garrett, Nolan, Berkley; nieces, Tina and Lisa; nephew, Gene.

In addition to his parents, Barney was preceded in death by his brother, Lucas Swift.

Friends may call on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In
celebration of his life, services will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church,
2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice.
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Leland Duane Ambuehl, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born May 28, 1922 in Highland, Illinois, a son of the late Elmer and Edna (Klaus) Ambuehl.

He married the love of his life, Venka G. (Georgieff) Ambuehl on December 15, 1945 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1982 from the United States Army Material Command after many years of dedicated service as a supervisory supply cataloger.

The World War II veteran proudly served his country with the United States Army Air Corp. and was a recipient of a European African Middle Eastern Service
Medal with two Bronze Stars along with numerous other service medals and recognitions.

Leland was a dedicated and faithful member of Sts. Cyril and Methody Eastern Orthodox Church in Granite City. He served his community for 27 years as a
Granite City Police and Fire Commissioner and was a life member of the American Legion Post #113 in Granite City.

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 a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. and Tamora Ambuehl of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law,
Kathryn A. and Joseph Hassler of Panama City, Florida; five grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie E. and Cory Simpson of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, Jennifer E. and Jonathan Petri of Woodbridge, Virginia, Rebecca E. and Kenneth Jackson of Granite City, Jessica E. and Jonathan Barisano of
Orlando, Florida and Kaci E. and Lucas Tucker of San Antonio, Texas; three great grandchildren, Joseph "Trent" Barisano, Anastasia Petri and Jacob
Barisano; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Hassler; a brother, Lester Ambuehl and a half-brother, Eldon Ambuehl.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Sts. Cyril and Methody Eastern Orthodox Church, 4770 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, August 14, 2016
from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Panikhida service at 7:00 p.m.

A Divine Liturgy will be held at the church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016 with Reverend Andrew Moulton officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Sts. Cyril and Methody Eastern Orthodox Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robert "Bob" Meder, age 84, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his home.

He was the son of the late Edward & Kathryn Meder. He is survived and will be missed by his wife Elizabeth, daughters and son-in-laws (Deborah & Dr. John
Merkel, Pamela & Ray Franke, Kim & Floyd Davenport, Nancy Meder & Harry Wade), 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, at St. Cecilia Catholic, 155 N.
Main Street, Glen Carbon, IL. An interment is planned at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital and donations will be accepted at the church.
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Marjorie Jeanette Stanton, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor, Granite City, IL.

Marjorie was born on August 21, 1930 in Pinckneyville, IL, a daughter of the late Thomas James Byer and Katherine Rose (Reineger) Byer.

On October 10, 1953, Marjorie married Richard James Stanton, the love of her life, in Pinckneyville, IL. Marjorie was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic
Church in Granite City, IL. She had worked in the cafeteria as a cook at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School for many years. Marjorie was an excellent
seamstress and she enjoyed line dancing and making crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Farr and by her brothers, Thomas and Bill Byer.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard Stanton of Granite City, IL; loving children, Cynthia (Brian) Warden of Pocahontas, IL, Patricia (Ron)
Galbraith of Granite City, IL, Susan Stanton of Granite City, IL, Teresa (Dave) Mooshegian of Glen Carbon, IL and Rich Stanton of Bunker Hill, IL; proud
grandmother to Jessica (Josh), Alyson, Katelyn, Kelsey, Kimberly, Rebecca, Michelle, David, Emily and Sydnee; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff
Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations will be given to Granite City A.P.A., Heartland Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
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George Thomas Clutts, Sr, 71, of Granite City died on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home.

He was born on June 27, 1945 in Granite City, IL to the late Charles Carl and Katherine Marie nee: Nation Clutts.

The outdoorsman enjoyed fishing and hunting. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years at Peck Radiator in Granite City. The handyman never met a
stranger and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

George is survived by 1 son: George (Kristen) Clutts, Jr of St. Peters, MO; 2 daughters: Carla Nelson of Prattville, AL and Pamela Lee of Desoto, MO; 8
grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 brothers: Jim (Joann) Clutts of Granite City, Bobby (Doris) Leibold of Granite City and Mike
(Kay) Clutts of Mooresville, IN and 2 sisters: Mary (John) Vasques of Granite City and Doris (Bobby) Leibold of Granite City.

Besides his parents, George is preceded in death by his former wife, Lynda Clutts and a sister, Annie Clutts.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Helen G. Wigger, nee Guenther, 90, of Granite City, Ill., born December 27, 1925, in Granite City, Ill., died
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, in Swansea, Ill.

Ms. Wigger retired after 40 years as a cook for Granite City School District #9. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and Bethesda Baptist Church,
both in Granite City, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bell, nee Trokey, Guenther; husband, Howard R. Wigger, whom she married November 2, 1945;
siblings, Thelma Lucash, Mildred Dye, Lilburn, Samuel, Ronald, Ray, and Roy Guenther; and great grandson, Joshua Howard Grady.
Surviving are her daughters, Nancy Wigger of Granite City, Ill., Connie Hartman of Granite City, Ill., and Sue Burkhart of Granite City, Ill.; son, Gary (Regina)
Wigger of Florissant, Mo.; grandchildren, Amy Rene Wigger of Columbia, Mo., Robin Hartman of Panama, Mo., Crystal Lammert of Granite City, Ill., Jim
(Brandy) Burkhart of Granite City, Ill., and Janis (Ron) Brotherton of Little Rock, Ark.; great grandchildren, Hayden Lammert of Troy, Mo., Zoe, Tyler, and Haze
Hartman of Panama, Mo., Brandon and Wyatt Burkhart of Granite City, Ill., Brittany Pinnon of Alton, Ill., and Johnna Gillispie of Hot Springs, Ark.; and great
great grandchildren, Christian and Aubrie Pinnon of Alton, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested for Heartland Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Wilburn J. "Jack" Bosworth, 83 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home.

Jack was born on July 7, 1933 in Madison, IL; a son of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Jones) Bosworth. Jack was a long time driver for Medicab in Granite City
and proudly served his country in the Korean War in the United States Marines. Jack will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his son; Steven and (Renee) Bosworth of Granite City; sister, Sondra Pumphrey; grandchildren, Heather Cox, Tabitha
Boicourt, Amanda Stogsdill, Stephanie Kiselka, Michelle Shaffer, Caleb Graf; great-grandchildren, Raymond, William, Kaylie, Kyle, Skylar, Nevaeh, Nicholas.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Esther; brothers, Benjamin, Charles, Cavin, Courtland, Frank; sisters, Faye Bailey,
Maryellen Wyckoff, Deloyce Rhoads, Anna Will.

Friends may call on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Jack's life, services
will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Curtis Bosworth officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter.
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Eleanor Ann Sellers, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:27 p.m. Sun. July 31, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

She was born May 15, 1944 in Granite City, IL to the late Adolph John “Skinny” & H. Virginia (Foster) Rickert.
On Dec. 23, 1976, she and Eldred G. Sellers Sr. were married in St. Louis, MO.  He preceded her in death on Oct 8, 2007.
Mrs. Sellers was an executive secretary for Pet Inc. for 25 years.

Survivors include 2 sons: John K. & Evelyn Wiggins of Glen Carbon, IL and James A. & Deana Wiggins of Granite City; step-children: Eldred G. “Sonny”
Sellers of Granite City, Nicki G. Sies of Staunton, IL, Jeff A. Sellers of Benld, IL and Brian Kl Sellers Sr. also of Benld; numerous grandchildren and great-
grandchildren; and a sister: Peggy Thyer of Bunker Hill, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 step-children: Lisa G. Sellers & Ricky Sellers; 2 brothers: David F. & Frank Rickert; and a
sister: Virginia Turner.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Noon Wed. Aug. 3, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hills
Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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John J. Polson, 91 of Glen Carbon, formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital surrounded by his family.

John was born on December 10, 1924 in Granite City; a son of the late John A. and Marie (Kelio) Polson. John served as a commercial loan officer and bank
Vice President for Granite City Trust for 42 years. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon, Knights of Columbus in Glen Carbon and
the Granite City Rotary Club. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during WW II and will be remembered for the countless people
he helped get started in business. His family will remember him for his kind heart and all the special times they shared together.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife of nearly 67 years, Ruth (Dant) Polson; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and (Mark) Morgan of
Edwardsville, IL.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore "Ted" Polson.
Friends may call on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen
Carbon. In celebration of his life, services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 155 N. Main Street in Glen
Carbon with Father Al Allen officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Masses.
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Wanda Mae Renner, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Louis
University Hospital.

She was born July 25, 1945 in Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Russell and Goldie (Boyle) Allison.

She married Ronald W. Renner on August 14, 1965 in State Park, Illinois and he survives.

Wanda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She was a
dedicated member of Freedom Worship Center in Granite City. She loved her many travels, playing games and her trips to Florida and staying at the farm in
Lesterville.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Louise Renner of Maryville and John and Jennifer
Renner of Granite City; four grandchildren, Brittany and Frank Holmes, Amanda Renner, Cole Renner and Maddox Renner; a great grandchild, Francesca
Holmes; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Wendell Chester of Granite City and Joyce Cook of Granite City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernie
and Pat Allison of Jerseyville and David and Linda Allison of Granite City; a brother-in-law, Don Kurtz of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Nina Williams, Eva Kurtz, Neva Allison and Anna Ruth Allison and one brother, Glen
Allison.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Freedom Worship Center, 3633 State Route 162 in Granite City on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 with Reverend Gary Cook officiating.

Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Worship Center.
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Robert Lee Turner, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sun. July 31, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born Mar. 15, 1953 in Granite City, IL to Shirley (Ballard) & Robert Otis Turner.

Bob had been a local foundry worker for many years and was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.

On June 16, 1996, he and Linda L. Ellis were married in Las Vegas, NV. She survives in Granite City.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Robert Turner; a daughter: Michelle Turner; 5 sisters: Sheila Author, Vickie Wise, Pamela Kendall, Cheryl
Stafford & Tina Turner; a loving aunt, Jeannie; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Patty Odom & Randy Mitchell; and his beloved dog, Taco.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Turner.
No public services are scheduled.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to the family.
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Kevin J. Slaton, 56, of Pontoon Beach, IL, died at 8:33 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, in Venice, IL from injuries
sustained in a workplace accident.

He was born Jan. 22, 1960 to the late Kenneth & Leah (Craft) Slaton.

Kevin was a crane operator with Custom Steel Processing for more than 20 years.

Survivors include 2 sons: Kevin M. Slaton of Pontoon Beach and David (Misty) Scott of Granite City ; daughter: Tabitha (Tim) Wright of MS; 6 grandchildren:
Emily, Dylan, Jared, Darien, Caleb & Seth; 3 brothers: Michael (Kim) Slaton of Pontoon Beach, Terry (Carol) Slaton of East Alton, IL and James (P.J.) Dalton
of Corpus Christie, TX ; 2 sisters: Phyllis Gunn of Ruma, IL and Marie (Charlie) Roche of Edwardsville, IL; his companion: Millie Welty-Hunt of Granite City;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his little dog, Spot.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Stephens and a brother, Leroy Dalton.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Mon. Aug. 1, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Charles D. Wolfe, age 69 of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Charles was born on September 4, 1946 in Clarksville, TN, a son of the late Charles E. and Eleanor Rebecca (Grizzard) Wolfe.

Charles had worked at Granite City Steel for forty-three years. He started at eighteen years of age in 1965. During his career at the mill, Charles was a heavy
equipment operator and retired as a Union Safety Representative. He was a member of the Chemical Workers Local #51. Charles enjoyed fishing and
spending time with his family and friends. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. Charles will be sadly missed by all who knew
and loved him.

He is survived by his loving children, Steven Wolfe of Stewart County, TN, Karen (Bryan) Douglas of Clarksville, TN and Sara (Tim) Bennett of Edwardsville, IL;
dear brother, Bill (Marilyn) Wolfe of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Lyndsey, Kayla, Katelyn, Brendan, Emily, Tori, Nora and Cason; special friend,
Patricia Dawes of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016 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, August 1, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor David Denton officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Fairview Cemetery, Indian Mounds, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family, and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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William David Robertson Jr., 47, of Mitchell, IL, passed away at 3:54 p.m. Thurs. July 28, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born July 3, 1969 in Granite City, IL to William David & Barbara Ann (Kalips) Robertson Sr. of Mitchell.

Dave was a self-employed plasterer. He loved to be with his kids and enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and being with friends.
He was the administrator of “Dave’s Party Bar” and president of “Willy D. Robertson Ministries”.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by 3 children: Nicholas Phillip Robertson of Mitchell, Cheyenne Phoenix Robertson of Mitchell and Apiffany Faith
(Christopher) Flom of Spring Hill, TN; 2 sisters: Felicia Ann (David) Miller of Granite City and Wendy Sue (Charles) Mosby of Edwardsville, IL; nephews and
niece: Eric Rohmann, Steven & Melanie Mosby; his dear friend: Elizabeth Duncan of Maryville, IL; and his dog and fishing buddy, Parker.

Memorial visitation will be Tues. Aug. 2, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial services with remembrances by family and friends at 6:00 p.m. at
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Casual attire is preferred.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for the care of his children at: https://www.gofundme.com/2hccdfnd or by searching “Davey
Robertson Memorial Fund” at www.gofundme.com or made directly to Barb & Dave Robertson.
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Ruel A. Turner, 78, of Granite City, Ill., born December 23, 1937, in Moultrie, Georgia, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016,
in Glen Carbon, Ill.

Mr. Turner was the owner/operator of A & A Appliance Service for over 37 years. And served his country in the Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Mary E., nee Weeks, Turner; brothers, James, Mark, and Harvey Turner; and sister Evelyn Hennesse.
Surviving are his wife, Gail, nee Miller, Turner of Clearwater, Florida; children, Dorothy (Gerald) Bursce of Clearwater, Florida, Ruel A. (Marilyn) Turner II of
Edwardsville, Ill., and Christina Turner of Clearwater, Florida; brother, Lamar Turner of Sebring, Florida; ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the funeral home, with Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will be in
St. John Cemetery, Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
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Oral L. Starbuck, 79 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his
family.

Oral was born on April 8, 1937 in White County, Arkansas; a son of the late Thaddius and Mary M. (Lewis) Starbuck. Oral was a crane operator at American
Steel and in his free time enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and will be remembered by his
family for his kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Doris (Wheetley) Starbuck; his daughters, Lisa Porter of Granite City, Donna and (Maurice) Kilpatrick of San
Antonio, TX; his son, Robert and (Vicky) Starbuck of Granite City; his grandchildren, Sheena Kilpatrick, Kristen Ellsworth, Michelle Kilpatrick, Ashley Starbuck;
his sisters, Bonnie Cain, Emily Rowden.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Edward Linhart
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to
Heartland Hospice.
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Maurine Lewallen, age 92, of Washington, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 27,
2016 at her daughters home in Washington, MO.

Maurine was born in Litton, KY on August 8, 1923. She lived in Cadiz, KY until she moved to Granite City, IL in 1947. In 1952, Maurine married Harvey
Lewallen and he passed away in 1993. She lived in Granite until 2012 when she moved to Washington, MO to be near her daughter. She was active in her
church, Calvary Baptist in Granite City, IL, where she worked in the church nursery for many years. She enjoyed shopping, crocheting, and time spent with
family.

In addition to her husband, Maurine was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mae (Mize) Williams, her brother and sister-in-law, Maynard Boyd
and Mildred (Bryant) Williams, one daughter, Janice Kay Bridges, son-in-law, Max Wayne Gorrell Sr., and one grandson, Max "Wayne" Gorrell Jr.

Maurine is survived by a daughter, Nola Gorrell of Washington, MO, a son, Larry (Marty) Bridges of Highland, IL, grandchildren, Susan Gorrell, Karen (David)
Ross, Daniel Gorell, Michelle (Stephen) Ziadie, Jamey (Kelly) Bridges, Angie (Geof) Wampler, seventeen great-grandchildren and ten great-great
grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Jamey Bridges officiating. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Foundation or to the Leukemia Society and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Eva Maria Abbott, 90, of Granite City, IL passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at her home with her family by her
side.

She was born August 9, 1925 in Vieques, Puerto Rico to Eleuterio and Raquel (nee: Penzort) Estrada.

Eva and Fay Abbott married April 16, 1958 in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

She was a member of the Oakhill Seventh Day Adventist Church in Caseyville, IL. Eva loved her family and adventures. She was a very giving person. She
loved flowers and working in her garden. She especially loved he grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time with them and helping them. She
loved God and raised her children to do the same. She was a good cook and enjoyed cooking for others.

She is survived by her husband, Fay Abbott of Granite City, IL, three daughters, Nilsa (Ray) Rogers of Lamar, AR, Joyce (Chris) Smith of Granite City, IL and
Lorraine (Jay) Wilhite, of Cunningham, TN, four sons, Louis Velez of Rogers, AR, Warren Abbott of Springerville, AZ, Ed Abbott of Columbus, OH and Wil
(Denise) Abbott of Granite City, IL, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a brother Roberto Estrada.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

The family will have a memorial service at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Oakhill Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7864 North Illinois St, Caseyville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Oakhill Seventh Day Adventist Church in Caseyville, IL.

Professional service entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online obitutary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Lindsey “Lin” C. Carden of Granite City died on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis.

Besides his loving wife of 49 years, Lin is survived by his best friend and son: Christopher (Joanne) Carden of Fairview Heights, IL; 3 grandchildren: Erica,
Esq., (Mark) Thurman, Jonathan “Jony” Carden and Ian “Nails” Carden; 1 great grandchild: Rowan Thurman and 1 sister: Deannie Williams of TN.

Special thanks to Washington University & St. Louis University doctors who had cared for him.

Services will be private.

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

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Mary Louise Mangiaracino, 83, of Madison died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in
Belleville, IL.

She was born on February 15, 1933 in St. Louis, Mo to Joseph and Louise (Henry)             Bernert.

The loving mother and grandmother loved ceramics, flower gardening and travelling.

Mary is survived by 3 daughters:  Donna Wagner of Granite City, Deborah Mehl of Granite City and Diana (Loren) Collins of Granite City; 4 sons:  Vernon
(Beth) Pearman of Troy, IL, Richard (Donna) Pearman of Madison, Robert (Carolyn) Pearman of Cahokia and Russell Pearman of Galena, MO.  Also
surviving are 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild; 1 brother Joseph Bernert of St. Louis, MO and 2 sisters:  Jean Luer of
St. Louis, Mo and Carol (Mike) Rufkahr.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be private.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Annabelle Lee Street, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born March 29, 1935 in Des Ark, Missouri, a daughter of the late Reverend Arthur and Dorothy (Meador) Cooper.

She married Herbert H. Street on August 4, 1951 in Arkansas and he passed away on May 11, 1996.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, David Street of Granite City, Diane and Rob Hill of Collinsville, Patricia and Jeff Luehmann of Granite City,
Rodney and Sindy Street of St. Louis and Rebecca and Jerome Coyle of Granite City; thirteen grandchildren, Kelly, Stephanie, Jessica, Billy, Amanda, David,
Sarah, Jeffrey, Shyanna, Jaclynn, Alaynna, Ryan and Lee; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James
Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana, Larry and Sue Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana and Richard and Connie Cooper of Statesville, North Carolina; one sister,
Juanita Jenkins of Terre Haute, Indiana; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis Street; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Street; a sister, Kathy
Treanor and a brother, Lowell Cooper.

In celebration of her life, a private family service will be held at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.
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Barbara A. Johnson, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:43 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born November 4, 1938 in Madison, a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Ozain (Todd) Barr.

She married Donald L. Johnson on May 4, 1956 at Tri-City Tabernacle in Madison and he survives.

She retired in 1996 from the Operating Engineers Local #148 Credit Union after over 20 years of dedicated service as an office manager for Union Electric.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of Tri-City Assembly of God Church and a former longtime member of Bethel Chapel. Through the years she had
served as a Sunday school teacher and choir director.

She enjoyed her days of working with crafts, floral designing, interior decorating, gardening and tending to her yard. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gary Ellis of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and
Missy Johnson of Sunset, Texas; four grandchildren and spouses, Jeremy Ellis, Jamie and Jeff Shafer, Haley Johnson and Mathew Johnson; two great
grandchildren, Seth Shafer and Allison Shafer; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Carol Barr of Highland and Clarence and Suzanne Barr Jr. of
Highland; a sister-in-law, Linda Barr of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Barr and a sister, Ruth Barr.


In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Tri-City Assembly of God Church, 3400 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-City Assembly of God Church.
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Pearl Bernadine Tharp, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:18 a. m. on July, 21, 2016 at Meridian Village
in Glen Carbon.

She was born November 1, 1921 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of the late Michael Mattheaw and Alvina (Gronewald) Martinko. She married Ralph E.
Tharp Sr. on July 26, 1941 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City. He passed away on August 9, 2002. She retired after many years of dedicated
service as a beautician to focus on being a homemaker. She was a devoted member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City. She served as a President
and Secretary of Liberty School P.T.A., and as a den mother. She was a member of the R.S.V.P., A.A.R.P., and the Illinois Trekkers Club of Belleville. She will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. A loving mother, Pearl is survived by two sons, Dr. Alan L. and wife Kay
Tharp of Raleigh, North Carolina and Ralph E. Tharp Jr. of Frankfort, Kentucky; two daughters, Andrea and husband Kenneth Brodzinski of Glen Carbon and
Rhonda Goldstein of Silver Spring, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Alexis Tharp, Aran Tharp, Jeffrey Brodzinski, Andrew Tharp (wife, Amy), Mark Brodzinski,
David Goldstein, and Seth Goldstein; one great granddaughter, Audrey Floyd; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and
parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Marie Tharp, and a brother, Clarence Martinko.
In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. with a 30 minute
visitation before the service. Reverend Alan Beuster will officiate. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made
to Hope Lutheran Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
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David G. Wise, 66 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Gateway Regional Hospital in
Granite City.

David was born on August 9, 1949 in Granite City; a son to the late Jesse L. and Alene (Jacobs) Wise. David was a carpenter for the Carpenter's Union Local
#5 in St. Louis and he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by and will be missed by his sisters; Debbie and (Richard) Cooper of Granite City, Paula Wise of Maryville, Pam Wise of Collinsville; his
brother, Jess Wise of Aurora, CO; his son, Michael Wise; his daughter, Josette Meyer; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his best friend, John Carpenter;
his cat and best bud, Tigger.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Dieker.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of
Southern Illinois or to the Granite City A.P.A.
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Elmer Lewis Hull, formerly of Granite City passed away Saturday, July 2.

Elmer was born February 21, 1948 in Granite city to Stanely Lewis and Nina Marie (nee Stout) Hull.
After thirty one years of devoted service, he retired from Granite City Steel in 1999.

He was preceeded in death by his grandparents Lewis Franklin and Augustia Hull, his father Stanely Lewis Hull, his Uncle Elmer and Mary Masters, Aunt
Fairy (nee Hull) Queen, Sister Fairy Marie (nee Hull) Greer, one son James Lewis Hull, two grandsons Jacob Kenneth Hull and Blake R. Miller, one
granddaughter Monica Ann Hull.

He is survived by his wife Alice Jean (nee Briggs) Hull of Pascola, Missouri.  Seven children, Robert (Spring) Hull of Granite City, Faith Ann Dunnavant of
Granite City, Tommy (Shannon)  Hull of Granite City, Brad (Crystal) Hull of Granite City, Aaron (Krystal) Hull of Pascola, Missouri, Marlene (Larry)  Miller of
Brighton, Illinois, Chrystal (Bill)  Willard of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Five siblings, Daniel (Angie) Hull of Granite City, Samuel (Rita) Hull of Greenville, Illinois,
Augusta (Jerry) Bristol of Van Buren, Missouri, Richard (Peggy) Hull of Granite City, Mary and David of Granite City, twenty two grandchildren and fourteen
great grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 at the Granite City Salvation Army at 11:00 am, followed by a pot luck luncheon also at the Salvation
Army.  Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the time of the service.
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Carrie Sue Stacey, 78, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born January 1, 1938 in Dover, TN to Wilson J. and Viola (nee: Sykes) Carney. She married William “Sonny” Stacey on June 6, 1954 in Corinth, MS:
he preceded her death in 2006.  She was a member of Unity Baptist Church, formerly Third Baptist Church of Granite City.

Sue enjoyed reading, volunteering, visiting friends and relatives, and entertaining them with her piano playing. She will be remembered for her love and
devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her many lifelong friendships.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, infant son and a sister Arminda Colp.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Keith) Antoff of Granite City; two sons, Jeffrey Stacey of Granite City and Michael Stacey of Gillespie, IL; six
grandchildren, Amy (Tameka Chalmers) Schillinger, Adam (Lucia) Schillinger, Alex (Jill) Schillinger and Eddie (Melanie) Schillinger, Ryan Antoff and Michael
Stacey; five great grandchildren, Lennon, Myles, Maya, Cormac and Matthias Schillinger, sister, Elizabeth Ann Kusmierczak of Glen Carbon and a special
friend, Imogene Revelle.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Granite City on Maryville Rd. Memorials can be made to Bread of Life
Ministry through Unity Baptist Church.
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Johnna Ann Wilson, 27, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:47 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 25, 1988 in Granite City, a daughter of Johnny E. and Sherrie A. (Koelker) Baker.

She married Anthony C. Wilson on June 27, 2014 in St. Louis and he survives.

She was a member of the Bush Pilot Ladies and cherished her children. Johnna will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she is survived by her two sons, Dylan C. Wilson and Hunter J. Wilson; a sister and brother-in-law, Sara
Kate and Steven Gibson of Newport News, Virginia; a brother, Zachary A. Baker of Granite City; grandparents, Ralph and Terri Koelker of Granite City; great
grandmother, Rita Pellazari of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Bob and Kay Porter, Kathrine and Eddie Gerber, Sara and Chris Delatte and Cassie and Mike
Redden; nephews, Declan, Zack and Jacob; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Leonard Baker and Iona Pellazari; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Patricia and Forrest Wilson and a sister-in-
law, Bonnie Peck.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 with Jeff "Diesel" Turner, B.S.M.C. officiating.

Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Siteman Cancer Center and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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William “Lin” Spicer 80, of Pontoon Beach passed away July 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born June 28, 1936 in Cumberland City, TN. He married Dorothy, “Dottie” Thomas in 1958 in St. George, Utah. Lin served his country in the United
States Airforce. He ran the Lakeview Restaurant and Aloe 1st Skin /care before retiring. He was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City.
He was an avid golfer. Lin, loved his wife, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and many many friends.

He is survived by his wife Dottie Spicer of Pontoon Beach; two daughters, Tracie (Steve) Holland of Maryville and Debbie (Phil) Mosley of Mobile, AL; son, Jeff
(Angela) Spicer of Pontoon Beach; five grandchildren, Billy (Liz) Watson of Granite City, Jimmy (Ellie) Williamson of Wright City, MO, Jessie Spicer of Pontoon
Beach, Heather (Jimmy) Grant of Troy, IL and Zack Holland of MI; four great grandchildren, Abel, Max, Gabrielle and Cooper and a sister, Mildred Brooks of
Greenville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Tamara Williamson and two sisters, Marilyn Stafford and Betty Jean Spicer.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with
Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Henry Charles Brown, newborn son of Samantha Marie Coontz and Steven Carlton Brown of Pontoon Beach, IL,
went to heaven at 11:19 p.m. Fri. July 15, 2016.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a big brother: Elliott Scott Brown; grandparents: Maggie Salzman of Pontoon Beach and Vernon & Esther
Hartmann of Ft. Smith, AR; as well as many other extended family members.

He was preceded in death a sister, Heaven Lea Brown and a grandfather, Charles Coontz.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
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Wallace M. VerBryck, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Phelps
County Regional Medical Center in Raleigh, Missouri.

He was born January 22, 1930 in Granite City, Illinois, the son of the late Martin and Marie (Roberts) VerBryck.

He had worked as an electrician at Dow Chemical for many years and later retired from Spectralite and Granite City Steel.

He loved his days at this cabin in the woods and enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time outdoors. He was always tinkering and working with his
antique car collection. He had a special love for music, always playing his harmonica and other instruments and enjoyed the dances at the Senior Citizens
gatherings.

Wallace cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special time spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his beloved wife, Mary Margaret (Dortch) VerBryck whom passed away on April 18, 2014 and his daughter,
Valerie VerBryck.

He is survived by two daughters, Shelley (Larry) McCormick of Collinsville and Kim Blum (Bob Worthen) of Staunton; five grandchildren, Heather (Dan)
Cielinski, Jeremy (Niki) McCormick, Chad (Angelyn) McCormick, Josh Blum and Nick Blum; two great grandchildren, Kennedi and Maci McCormick; other
extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Lisa Guilliams officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to TWIGS and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Randall "Randy" D. Ezell, age 57, of Farmington, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July
16, 2016 in Jasper, TN
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Randy was born on August 14, 1958 in Granite City, IL, a son of William Ezell and the late Carolyn Ann (Price) Ezell.

Randy was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. On October 13, 2013, Randy married Diana Mercer, the love of his life, in
Fredericktown, MO. He enjoyed fishing and camping. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored.
Randy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Diana Ezell of Farmington, MO; loving children, Rachel (John Williams) Ezell of Granite City, IL, Bradley (Christina) Ezell of
Honolulu, HI, Bonnie Hawley of Troy, IL, Cynthia (Armando) Juarez of Indianapolis, IN and Charles Baker of Martinsville, IN; father and stepmother, William
and Shelia Ezell of Troy, IL; proud grandfather of Aela, Pollyana, Avalyn, Eathan, Jaiden and Zayne; brother, David (Julie) Ezell of Edwardsville, IL; sister, Lisa
Hrbek of Granite City, IL; several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Chaplain Greg Stafford officiating. Interment
will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the U.S.O. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Larry D. Renaker, 76, of Panama City Beach, Florida and formerly of Eufaula, Alabama and Granite City, Illinois
passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Panama City, Florida.

He was born August 30, 1939 in Salem, Indiana; a son of the late Jake D. Renaker and Kathleen (Zink) Tomamichel.

He married Elizabeth M. (Dycus) Renaker on November 14, 1980 in Edwardsville and she survives.

Larry was a salesman from an early age in life and was an aspiring businessman, entrepreneur and inventor. In 1974 he was an owner and general
manager of Trucker Supply Inc. in Granite City. On January 30, 1989, he began many years of dedicated service as the Vice President of Sales with Gaither
Tool Company Inc.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of SouthPoint Church in Eufaula where he served on the financial board and on the greeting committee.

He was a member of the Eufaula Country Club and the Hombre Country Club where he enjoyed his many days of golf. He loved sports and was an avid
college basketball fan. He will be remembered for the love and special times he shared with his family, friends and co-workers.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four daughters and spouses, Dawn (Nick Emanuel) Willis of Lakeland, Florida, Debbie (Sean) Farrell of Lynn
Haven, Florida, Lisa (Chance) Suggs of Lynn Haven, Florida and Miranda (Bryan) Enlow of Eufaula, Alabama; four stepchildren, Rebecca (David) Pitz of
Springfield, Illinois, R. David Muzzarelli of Granite City, Venus Ann-Nash of Eufaula, Alabama and Brett Nash of Marion, Illinois; nine grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Joleen (Dennis) Kuchler of Indianapolis, Indiana; loving friend and business partner, Richard Brahler of
Jacksonville, Illinois; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Doug Renaker.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Andries VanSchalkwyk officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Linda Rose Voloski, 55 of Madison, IL passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Linda was born on December 1, 1960 in Madison, a daughter of the late William and Eleonore (Guzy) Tutka.

She is survived by her brother; Richard and (Deborah) Tutka of Glen Carbon; son, Michael Zakary Hall of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Voloski.

Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road is serving the family. No services are being planned.
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Sandra "Sandy" Lee Brewer, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at her home,
with her loving family by her side.

Sandy was born on February 18, 1941 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Wesley and Marie Zeigler.

On June 11, 1965, Sandy married Roger Brewer, the love of her life, in East St. Louis, IL. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Meadow Heights
Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL. Sandy had worked for Sigma Chemical as a chemical weigher in St. Louis, MO for many years. She enjoyed playing poker
with family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Sandy loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Roger Brewer of Granite City, IL; loving children, Terre (Ray) Arnold of New Franklin, OH, Roger Brewer of
Englewood, FL, William (Brenda) Dollins Jr. of Louisville, KY, Daniel Brewer of Granite City, IL and Thomas Brewer of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to
thirteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia Street Collinsville,
IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, with Pastor Jim
Robinson officiating. Private interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Meadow Heights Baptist Church and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Joseph Czwornog, 92 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center.

Joseph was born on March 18, 1924 in Madison, IL; a son to the late Stanislaws and Aniela (Graduszewski) Czwornog. Joseph was the office manager at
Luria Brothers Scrap Iron and Steel for over 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, where he was an usher for 40
years, St. Elizabeth Holy Name, the Knights of Columbus # 1098 and the 78th Division Veterans Association. He proudly served his country in the United
States Army in WW II where he earned a Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle
Stars, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. He will be remembered for the love of his family and the many special
times they shared together.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife of 66 years; Anna (Ostrenga) Czwornog; sons, Michael and (Joan) Czwornog of Denver, CO, Thomas
Czwornog of San Diego, CA, Gregory and (Carol) Czwornog of Orlando, FL; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Julius Czwornog.

Friends may call on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services will
be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Masses or tuition assistance for
the students at St. Elizabeth Catholic School.


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