August 2022 Obituaries
Edward Harvey Boone, 74 of Granite City passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022 while fishing in Canada.
Ed was born on December 3, 1947 in Granite City; the son of the late Harvey E. and Bertha M. (Lancaster) Boone. He served proudly in the Army Security Agency during Vietnam and was employed at Shell Oil until his retirement. Ed attended Calvary Life Church in Granite City and was a devoted husband of 53 years until his wife Rayleen’s passing.
Eddie was known to all for his love of fishing, hunting, and for teasing and telling stories. While he took fishing and hunting trips his entire life, his passion was undoubtedly his family. There was never a time that he was too busy to shoot BB guns, ask advice, or spend time with his kids and grandkids. He was a staple on the sidelines of every sporting event and it was no secret he was their #1 fan. He was a wonderful father, and truly shined as a papa.
He leaves behind a legacy of strength, goodness, and nothing but beautiful, sweet (and some ornery) memories. Whether you called him dad, papa, brother, or friend; we are so much richer for knowing him and will no doubt miss his big stature and even bigger heart. We take great comfort in knowing he was reunited with the love of his life and that we will see him again someday.
Ed is survived and will be missed by his four daughters, Daveda “Dee Dee” Malinosky of Granite City, Christine Graville of Scottsdale, AZ, Rachel and Jason Ellis of Troy, IL, Kimberly and James Boyd of Granite City; grandchildren Zachary and Sarah White, Sarah Fuller, Jacob and Haley White, Nathan and Teagan Graville, Mitchell Graville, Annastin Ellis, Devin Ellis, Peyton Ellis, Bristol Ellis, J.D. Ellis, Hunter Boyd, Piper Boyd, JT Boyd; 10 great- grandchildren. He leaves behind his younger siblings Lois, Kenny, Mark, and Dave; who will now have to take the reins of teasing each other until the five of them are together again.
In celebration of Eddie’s life, visitation and funeral service dates and times are pending at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
February 5, 1946 – August 12, 2022
Petoskey , Michigan – John Marczak, 76, of Petoskey, MI, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Aug. 12, 2022 in an auto accident. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Marczak, and will be missed by family and friends. No funeral, memorial pending.
Mary (Carson Oncable) Noeth, 99 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Des Peres, Missouri.
Mary was born on Friday, February 16, 1923 in Pilot Knob, Illinois; the daughter of the late Warren and Grace (Torrens) Carson. Mary was a homemaker and mom who was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City where she served as President of the Altar Society. Mary was active in the Junior League and enjoyed her days of teaching beading classes, making jewelry, crocheting, knitting and sewing for her family and friends. Mary will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.
Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Sandra and Bob Davis of Des Peres, MO, Prima and Ron Azbell of Palm Harbor, FL, Rick and Lana Noeth of Pearland, TX, Dan and Marie Noeth of Morton, IL; grandchildren, Derek and Petra Engeln, Frederick Noeth III, Nathan and Christa Davis, Dustin and Loreen Davis, Jeremy and Kevin Noeth, Dr. Renee Engeln, Heidi and Daron Seerden; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Frank Grady; sister, Norma Tilson and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Frederick Edward Noeth; son-in-law, Roger Innes; brothers, Howard Carson, Sam Carson; sisters, Evelyn Shorf, Jane Patton, Maude Grady.
In celebration of Mary’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2600 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic School.
Ruth Marie Malottki, 93, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on August 30, 2022 at Cedarhurst of Granite City.
Ruth was born June 2, 1929 in Madison, Illinois, to Rudolph C. and Josephine (Fijan) Sprajcar. On November 27, 1948 she married Albert A. Malottki, Jr. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, Illinois.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and Gardenaires Garden Club member. She spent her time enjoying life with her family and friends. She volunteered for Gateway Regional Hospital and Hospice.
Survivors include her loving children: Lori Silva and husband Tony of Granite City, Illinois, Linda Neumann of Vonore, Tennessee, and Bob Malottki and wife Karen of Crossville, Tennessee; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Malottki Jr.; grandson, David Malottki; and son-in-law, Walter Neumann.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Illinois, under the direction of Irwin Chapel, Granite City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth School.
Gregory “Greg” Voss, 71, of Granite City, IL passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
He was born to the late Raymond and Zora (Vasil) Voss, Sr. on April 21, 1951 In St. Louis, MO. Greg served in the U. S. Army. He met and married Alma Cassy on November 22, 1980 In Granite City, IL. Greg retired after 34 years from Granite City Steel.
Greg loved watching the horse races, watching and learning about history, bowling and sun bathing. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #113
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alma Voss; 2 daughters: Nicole (Michael) Basarich, Natalie Voss; a son: Nathan Voss; 7 grandchildren: Nicholas (Mackenzie) Bruzaitis, Natalya Voss, Megan Cassy, Odessa Kissee, Maddison Voss, Cayden Hicks, Damian Voss and 2 great grandchildren: Delta Cato and Rosalie Bruzaitis.
Besides his parents, Greg is preceded in death by a brother, Raymond “Kenny” Voss, Jr.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made directly to the family.
Donald D. Young, 91 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Cedarhurst in Granite City.
Don was born on Tuesday, January 27, 1931 in Granite City; the son of the late Velmer and Sophia (Buehrer) Young. Don was a Field Office Training Specialist for Madison County Employment and Training Department and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Don was a lifelong member of St. John United Church of Christ where he served on the St. John Cemetery Board and the St. John Cemetery Council.
He was a member of the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Crime Prevention Committee, Tri-City Economic Development Committee, Granite City Elks Lodge #1063, the Illinois Rehabilitation Network, Local Department of Rehabilitation Marketing Advisory Board, Madison County Police Association, Tri-City Law Enforcement Committee, Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Past President of The Granite City Jaycee’s from 1957 to 1958 and a life member of the AmVets Post #204. Don was best known for the love of his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
Don is survived by and will be missed by his children; David A. and Christy Young of Granite City, Illinois, Kathleen and Bob Stegemeier of Granite City, Illinois; step-son, Stephen Underkofler of Virginia; grandchildren, Brad and Lindsay Hutchings, Amanda and Keith Harris, Chloe and Anthoney Ragnetti, Nash Young, Cara Tindall; great-grandchildren, Fallyn Harris, Laityn Harris, Suttyn Harris, Hayden Hutchings, Quinn Hutchings; former spouse, Betty Young of Granite City, Illinois; close friend, Marlene Brokaw of Maryville, Illinois; nephew, Randall Knox of Texas.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his sister; Jean Knox and his nephew, Larry Knox.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 5, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Don’s life, funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ, St. John Cemetery or to the American Heart Association.
Randolph E. Foster, Madison resident, passed on August 27, 2022 (2PM) at University Care Center, Edwardsville Illinois. Son of the late Henry and Reba (Lancaster) Foster born June 11, 1958 in Granite City.
Survived by his children Lauren (Michael) DeBruce and their children Emma and Abbie of Granite City. Casey Foster and her children Hunter and Nick of Madison. Taylor (Patrick) Scannell and their daughter Carlee of Maryville. Siblings Mary Barlow of Taylorville, Nc., Steven Foster of Edwardsville, Janet Johnson of Statesville, NC and Susan Foster of Statesville,NC
Preceded by his wife Sherri Knobeloch Foster on February 18 2002 and parents
Army Vietnam era veteran. Spent many years as an over the road truck driver.
Visitation September 6, 2022 4-7 PM Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Illinois
Memorial service 7 PM
Private family burial Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, Illinois Memorial suggested to family wishes.
Clytee Bush, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at her son’s home in Granite City, IL.
She was born on February 17, 1929 in Greenville, MI to Ellis Ray and Anna (Skelton) Ray.
Clytee married Raymond Bush in Granite City, IL on May 9, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2012.
The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed camping and anything water related especially fishing and boating.
Clytee is survived by a son, Jack (Jan) Bush of Granite City, IL; 5 grandchildren: Michael Bush, Jesse Bush, Jason Jackson, Ashley Wright and Cody Bush; 2 great grandchildren: Noah Jackson and Neal Jackson and a brother, Eddie (Debbie) Ray of Granite City, IL.
Besides her husband and parents, Clytee is preceded in death by a son, John Bush and a brother, Billy Ray.
Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
Harold Lynn Hays, 68, of New Douglas and formerly of Madison, Illinois passed away at 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at his home.
He was born March 20, 1954 in Madison, a son of the late Roy E. Hays Sr. and the late Wilma F. (Fay) Hays.
Harold retired from Granite City Steel in 2008 after many years of dedicated service as a steelworker. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, shooting billiards, watching Jeopardy and gambling.
He is survived by a son, Daniel Hays and fiancé, Jessica Reavey of Granite City; two daughters, Eugenia M. High of New Hampshire and Julia Lynn Hays of Granite City; a granddaughter, Elyssa High and partner, Ashton Phillips of St. Louis; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Olga Hays; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gerry and Don Ogle and Anita and Don Dean; a sister-in-law, Cherrie Hays; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by two sisters, Annie Elizabeth Hays and Wilma Tindall and a brother, David P. Hays.
In celebration of his life and in accordance with his wishes, no services will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Hays family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Randy A. Fountain, 53, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:47 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home. He was born September 3, 1968 in East St. Louis.
Randy worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation with 24 years of dedicated service in management.
He was an avid St. Louis Blues fan, was a collector of knives and was a Camaro enthusiast. He enjoyed making paracord pieces to share with others, enjoyed the outdoors and his days of fishing and was a true animal lover. Randy was a loving, giving and funny person and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his mother, Shirly (Ross) Schlemer of Edwardsville; his fiancé, Mary Ann Jackson of Maryville; his sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Terry Hogue of Granite City; other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger A. Fountain; his stepfather, Edwin Fred “Eddie” Schlemer and his grandparents, Henry and Edith Ross.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 with Reverend Cathy Crippen officiating.
Private burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Janice F. Atkinson, 73, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at Anderson Hospital on August 25, 2022.
Janice was born July 30, 1949, to Otto ”Kotch” and Glenda Corrine (Smith) Kreher in Granite City, Illinois. She worked for many years in the Mitchell School District as a Duty Aid.
She attended Copper Creek Christian Church in Maryville, Illinois. Janice enjoyed gardening and loved her puppies. Her biggest love was her family and her grandkids.
Survivors include her son, Kurt (Mandy) Atkinson of Alton, Illinois; daughter, Wendy (Jeff) Pittman; mother, Glenda Corrine Kreher of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren: Luke Atkinson, J Atkinson, Carle Pittman and Sidney Pittman; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Otto “Kotch” Kreher and brother, Danny Kreher.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Eva Ethel Uhls, 89, of Madison, IL died on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at University Nursing & Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL.
She was born on June 8, 1933 in Mattoon, IL to Ivan Fitzpatrick and Edna (Tanner) Jenkins.
The loving mother and grandmother worked for Chiles Catering at Granite City Steel. Eva was a member of Israelite Spiritual Temple in East St. Louis, IL and she enjoyed coloring and watching tv.
Eva is survived by 2 daughters: Edna Antonovich of Collinsville and Dorothy Rodgers of Madison; a step daughter, Betty (Rickey) Carroll-Collins of Los Angeles, CA; a son, Jerry (Connie) Flora of Granite City; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a great –great grandchild and 2 sisters: Edna Garner of Mattoon and Lola Montague of Mattoon.
Besides her parents, Eva is preceded in death by her partner, Paul Carroll; 4 brothers: Dale Scott, James Jenkins, Paul Jenkins and Charles Jenkins and a sister, Donna Montague.
Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Bruce Overton Wright, Sr. died and went to eternal rest on August 22nd at 4:00 pm at Barnes-Jewish hospital. His wife, Lucretia Wright; daughter, Lisa; and sister-in-law, Mary Hecht, were holding his hands.
Born on July 31, 1935 to Emmett Overton and Irene Charlotte Wright in Granite City, Illinois. He married Lucretia (Cree) Marie Gosney on February 23, 1957. She survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Shirley Fitzgerald and her husband, Bill; his grandson, Garrett Kenneth Wright; his nephews, Billy and Jim; a beloved group of childhood friends (the Benton Street gang), who he remained close with throughout his life; loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a group of beloved friends that were like family. Bruce was the last surviving member of his friends—at times it was a hard journey. We’re certain he’s now rejoicing with “Duck,” Kenny, Milton, and Del.
Bruce’s family were generational/founding members of St. Peter’s Evangelical United Church of Christ, in Granite City where he and Cree married and where many important life events were celebrated. His faith was strong, and he was an elder for many years. It was a sad day for him when St. Peter’s held their last worship service in August of 2019.
Bruce was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a retiree of Illinois Power Company (Ameren) where he started as a mechanic and worked his way into managing all of the metro east garages. Bruce was a talented mechanic who could diagnose any engine trouble simply by listening to the engine. His expertise will be sorely missed by all of his kids, grandkids, friends and family who called periodically for “over the phone” consultations.
Bruce spent his early years working on a family farm in Troy, Illinois—where many life-long characteristics were born: work ethic, loyalty, and dependability. His love of tinkering on machinery blossomed there. In his elderly years, he loved connecting with family friend, Lowell Cary, about machinery and farming in Montana and enjoyed glorious times with his family in Bozeman, Montana.
Bruce spent much of his life trout fishing the streams of rural Missouri with his beloved father and uncles (especially Hadley). When he became a father to Bruce Jr., they often fished Deer Creek near the Wright Family homestead in Deer, Missouri.
Bruce shared his love of the outdoors with his children and grandchildren and spent his life enjoying fishing/camping trips with his childhood friends and their families. Wonderful times were had camping at Montauk State Park and Bennett Springs—traditions that continue with his kids today. Bruce took his last fishing trips with his son Bruce, grandsons, Garrett and Connor, and sons-in-law Frank and JD. Unable to fish himself in these last months of his life, he enjoyed simply being in the familiar places he had visited since his childhood and sharing stories from his long, well-lived life.
Following his retirement he and Cree traveled in their motorhome with a particular fondness for the West. His most cherished memories were taking trips that included his grandchildren. Bruce was a devoted family man and was always there to help. His phone calls to family members confirming that they were safely home after a visit will be sorely missed. He had a gift for recognizing music from the 40s and 50s in 5 notes or less—he would have been a contender on the old game show “Name That Tune.” He had specific ideas about how to do things, which we will laughingly continue, e.g., we’ll be sure to “back” our cars in the garage in any kind of inclement weather.
Bruce will be grieved by his wife of 66 years, his daughter, Lisa (Frank) Zabawa (Granite City); his son, Bruce Wright, Jr. (Maryville, IL) and daughter, Kristin Wright (JD Sobol) (St. Louis, MO); grandchildren: Claire (Torey) Weiss (London, England), Meredith (Adam) Beck (Highland, Illinois), Connor (Sarah) Wright (St. Louis), and Charlotte Sobol (Spokane/St. Louis). He was so happy to welcome his first great-grandchild on June 16th, 2022: Jackson Joseph Beck (Highland, IL). Also survived by sister-in-law, Mary Hecht (Larry); nieces: Lucretia Bell (Rick), Denise (Bruce) Albers, Deedra Cramer, Kathie Sierra (Rudy), Barb Naille (Fred), and Kathie Fitzgerald; nephew: Aaron Hecht.
The family thanks the City of Maryville, Illinois EMTs; the trauma and ER doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital; the 6th floor nurses and doctors: specifically, Dr. Brandon Parker, nurses Sophia, Caryl, and Ashley. What phenomenal care they provided for Bruce: “The nature of humanity, it’s essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own and to act to take that pain away. There is nobility in compassion, and beauty in empathy” (John Connolly). Memorial contributions may be made to BJC Hospice or Yellowstone Forever, PO Box 1857, Bozeman, MT, 59771-1857. 405-848-2400. Supporters@yellowstone.org.
Bruce was a quiet and private person. He wanted no services. He will be cremated and his remains will be buried later with his wife. His ashes will also be scattered at his favorite fishing spots in Missouri and Montana.
Godspeed, dad. We love you.
Connie Rose McKee, 71, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, August 22, 2022 at her home.
She was born on September 20, 1950 in Pulaski, TN to Cecil and Sally (Goats) Higgins.
Connie married Danny McKee in Madison, IL on January 23, 1970.
The loving wife, mother and grandmother retired from the LaMear & Rapert Accounting Firm in St. Louis County, MO after 40 years of service. She enjoyed doing yard work, flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Connie is survived by a daughter, Cecilia (Dan) Jamieson of Smithton, IL; a son, David (Sarah) McKee of Arnold, MO; and 7 grandchildren: Alex, Anthony, Elizabeth, Merryn, Lucas, Caitlin and Michael. Also surviving are 4 brothers: Larry (Dorothy) Higgins of Lakeland, FL, Randy (Phyllis) Higgins of Granite City, IL, Greg Higgins of Houston, TX and Michael Higgins of Granite City, IL and a sister, Vicky (Joe) Stemmer of Palm Desert, CA.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents.
Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 at Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. A fellowship gathering will be held in the fellowship hall for friends and family immediately following the service.
Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.
Michael Watson, 66, of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away in his homes Sunday, August 21, 2022.
He was born June 23, 1956 to the late Johnnie and Shirley (Trebing) Watson in Centerville, IL. Michael enjoyed fishing, collecting marbles and coins and spending time with his family.
He is survived by a daughter Jamie (Jason) Nash; 2 sons: Michael Watson, Mikhail Craig; 2 grandchildren: Alexis and Jameson Nash; his loving partner: Mary Sanders; 3 brothers: Ricky Watson, Jerry Watson, John Paul Watson; 6 sister Sharon Lloyd, Linda Woods, Susie Boyer, Vickie Franco, Shirley Skiles, Tina Kielty, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Michael is preceded in death by his sister Helen Watson
A celebration of life will be held at a later date
Doit Eugene Perrigan, 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:08 a.m. Sun. Aug. 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family while under hospice care.
He was born July 16, 1941 in Dickinson, VA to the late Jesse & Beulah (Phillips) Perrigan.
On Aug. 3, 1963, he and Sarah L. Todd were married in Arnold, MO. She survives.
Doit had served with the Merchant Marines. For the last 30 plus years he co-owned and operated Doit’s Village Inn in Pontoon Beach, IL with his wife. He loved spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 children: John Todd Perrigan of Cicero, IN, Angela Theresa Perrigan of Pontoon Beach and Beth Marie (Richard) Rehmus of Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Ashley, Shawn and Katelyn; 2 great-grandchildren: Grayson and Kohen; a sister: Geneva Dotson of VA; and a brother: Martin Perrigan also of VA.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Bea Harmon; and 2 brothers: Jess and Mitchell Perrigan.
The family will hold a celebration of Doit’s life at a later date at Doit’s Village Inn.
Kelly Jo Tucker, 45, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Fri. Aug. 19, 2022 at her home surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Nov. 27, 1976 in Ft. Knox, KY to Pamela (Brown) Huffman of Granite City and the late Otis Huffman.
Kelly was a long time bartender and avid pool player. She enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors with family and friends.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by 2 children: Ryan Kite of Granite City and Haley Tucker of KY; a granddaughter: Aubrey Kite: a sister: Michelle (William) Werner of Granite City; a brother: Aaron Huffman of Granite City; nephew: Chance Blum; niece: Alexis Werner; and her former spouse: James Tucker of KY.
The family will hold a celebration of Kelly’s life at a later date.
Carol Ann Holland, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sat. Aug. 20, 2022 at her home with her family at her side while under hospice care.
She was born Dec. 13, 1944 in Tiff, MO to the late Martha (Boyer) Ferris) and Karl Holland.
Carol had worked at FleishmanHillard. She had been an avid pool player but was best known for her love of animals and support of the Granite City A.P.A.
She is survived by 4 children: Tracy (Johnny) Overturf, Kathy (Raymond) Robertson-Mordis, Teri (Douglas) Loyd and Kelly Padgett; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Renee Todaro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Angela Padgett; and 2 grandchildren.
Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 25, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Granite City Association for the Protection of Animals.
Betty Ruth Hermes, 85 of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on August 18, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, O’Fallon, Illinois, with her family by her side.
Betty was born June 24, 1937 in Golden Pond, Kentucky, to Troy E. and Mae M. (Dunn) Mohon. She married Olen Hermes on June 22, 1956 in Granite City at St. John United Church of Christ. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ for many years.
She loved to travel and take trips to the boat with her dear friends. She was a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan and watched the games with her neighbor while they would enjoy a bottle of wine. Her biggest love was for her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Richard (Paula) Hermes of Cottleville, Missouri, and Laurie (John) Greco of Granite City, Illinois; sister, Sue Harrison of Carbondale, Illinois; grandchildren: Kyle (Amanda) Joyce, Tyler Hermes and fiancé Kaitlyn Gaines, Katie (Bob) Oeth, and Becky (Luke) Hachmeister; great-grandchildren: Hadley Oeth, Brayden Oeth, Beau Hachmeister, and Alayna Hachmeister; as well as special friends and family.
She was preceded by her father, Troy E. Mohon; mother, Mae Mohon-Gebhart; and husband Olen Hermes.
A private graveside service will take place at St. John Cemetery, Granite City, Illinois, under the direction of Irwin Chapel of Granite City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Lisa Ann Cantlon, 56, of Granite City, IL passed away surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5:12 pm at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO
She was born to Allan and Linda (Christian) Cantlon on November 23, 1965 in Bellevue, Nebraska. The loving mother enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and playing pool.
Besides her parents, Lisa is survived by 3 daughters: Melanie (Ryan) Slaton, Alexis (Ryan Staicoff) Mangoff, Ciara (Trey Reeves) Carruthers; 3 grandchildren: Evan Christy, Isabel Christy, Summer Slaton, and one on the way; 2 sisters: Cindy (Marvin) Mills and Christine “DD” (Ben) Green; and 5 nieces and nephews: Melissa Chastain, Jesse Spangler, Erica Mills, Cameron Barnes and Lake Green.
Lisa is preceded in death by her brother David Cantlon.
A memorial visitation will be held Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in Lisa’s name to Oxford House Briarwood Halfway House, 2226 State Street, Granite City, IL 62040
David Alan Cantlon, 59, of Granite City, IL passed away in his home Friday, August 5, 2022.
He was born to Allan and Linda (Christian) Cantlon on July 24, 1963 in Lincoln Nebraska.
He graduated in 1982 from Madison High school. David was a mechanic and loved to work on cars and boats.
Besides his parents, David is survived by 3 sisters: Cynthia Mills, Lisa Cantlon and Christine Green.
Services for David are pending at this time.
Michael John Reay, 25 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at St. Louis University Hospital.
Michael was born on Tuesday, July 8, 1997 in Maryville, Illinois. Michael was disabled from a car accident he was involved in as a teenager but continued love life and his family.
Michael enjoyed his days of going to the Tri City Speedway watching the stock car races and to the World Wide Technology Track for the races. He loved music, especially when he had a chance to rap with his friends. Michael had a special love for Bald Eagles and was a huge Chicago Bulls and St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Most of all Michael loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
Michael is survived by and will be missed by his dad; John Reay of Granite City, IL; mom, Jacqueline (Arnold) Reay of Louisiana, MO; sisters, Holly Reay of Granite City, IL, Tara Banks of Louisiana, MO; grandpa, Gene Reay of Florissant, MO; uncles, Gary Reay of O’Fallon, MO, Tom Reay of Florissant, MO; nieces, Isabella Ahmad of Granite City, IL, Winter Reay of Granite City, IL; nephew, Zaydon Reay of Granite City, IL and numerous other close family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
In celebration of Michael’s life, services will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Sharon Autenrieth officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 8770 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144 or visit www.GoFundMe.com to donate.
Vivienne Leone Danco, 97 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Vivienne was born on Saturday, January 25, 1925 in Kinmundy, IL; the daughter of the Late Gray and Bertha (Hanna) Davis.
Vivienne was a homemaker, mom and loving wife who was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Granite City. She enjoyed her days of taking care of her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
Vivienne is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Donna Sue and Richard Skirball of Maryville, IL, Paula Lynn and Vincent Arconati of Imperial, MO; grandchildren, Amy and Christopher Rubiano, Angela and Justin Turnbough, Vincent and Melissa Arconati, Alicia and Alex Tosspon, Richard and Hannah Skirball; great-grandchildren, Brady Rubiano, Adriana Turnbough, Vincent Arconati, Oliver Tosspon, Samuel Skirball, Noah Skirball, Vivienne Skirball, Josiah Skirball; sisters, June Yordy, Carol Piscatelli and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Vivienne was preceded in death by her husband; Paul Danco, whom she married on August 30, 1946; brothers, Charles Davis, Robert Davis, James Davis, Wayne Davis; sisters, Billie Wiatt and Martha Anderson.
In celebration of Vivienne’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 10:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Sharon Autenrieth officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorial donations are suggested to 1st Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL 62040.
Herschel “Ray” Harris, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:14 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at his home.
He was born October 27, 1937 in Cumberland City, Tennessee, a son of the late Henry Arthur and Mary Ethel (Spicer) Harris.
He married Mary K. (Shuppert) Harris on September 18, 1984 at the Word of Life Chapel in Madison and she survives.
He retired from Cerro Copper in Sauget after over 20 years of dedicated service as a laborer. He had also worked at General Steel, Chemetco and for the Granite City Levee District through the years.
Ray was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126 and was a member of the Laborers Local. He enjoyed his years of coaching his sons baseball teams and coaching the inner city league and Granite City Park District teams. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of fishing and camping. He was a fan of bluegrass music and the St. Louis Cardinals. He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 38 years, he is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Gaylon and Margaret Harris of Granite City, James “Darryel” and Angelia Harris of St. Genevieve, Missouri, Brandon Ray and Heather Harris of Granite City and Ryan E. Harris of Granite City; seven grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Tim Shelton, Joshua and Megan Harris, Dustin and Jessica Harris, Jamie and Jared Southard, Ari Alvarez, Bennett Harris, Beau Harris and Omunique Harris; nine great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Harris; two sisters, Dorothy Harris and Virginia Dortch and four brothers, Charles Harris, J.P. Harris, Gene Harris and Tom Harris.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend David Denton officiating.
Burial will follow at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.
Memorials may be made to the Harris family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Robert “Lloyd” Herendeen, 84, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Friday, August 12, 2022 at University Nursing & Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL. He was born on August 30, 1937 in Sullivan, IL to Albert and Gertrude (White) Herendeen.
Lloyd retired from Hogan Freight Company as an over the road and local truck driver. He raised farm animals in his spare time.
The loving father is survived by his daughter, Quiana (Gene) Kelley of Pontoon Beach; son, Jimmie Herendeen of Staunton; 2 brothers; 3 sisters and many grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his companion of 40 years, Ella Kimbrel.
Cremations services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
A memorial for Lloyd Herendeen will be held August 27th at Horseshoe Lake shelter 4 at 1 pm. We will have hamburgers and hotdogs. Please bring your own cooler with preferred beverage, chairs, and a side dish to share.
Charles Ernest Fisk, Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, morning, August 12, 2022 at his home in Granite City, Illinois. He was born October 28, 1935, in North Venice, Illinois, to the late Charles Ernest Fisk, Sr. and Alma Marie (Couch) Fisk.
He married Mary Margaret “Peggy” Peach on January 28, 1956, and they recently shared their 66th anniversary together.
Charlie worked for National Auto Parts in Granite City. He began working at Granite City Steel in May 1955, holding various jobs as a pipefitter, millwright, working for the lab in the hot strip, then the North Plant Lab as a DMQC contour tester #6 Galvanizer, leading to the position as a Crew Coordinator in March 1995. He retired from National Steel on January 1, 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and DeAnna Fisk of Pontoon Beach, James and Barb Fisk of Brighton and William Fisk of Granite City; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Rindy Fisk, Christopher Fisk, Jason and Stacy Fisk, Stacie and Kevin Perigo, Jamie Fisk, Crystal and Robert Schone, William and Tiffany Fisk, Jr. and Jennifer and Jonathon Hardwick; thirteen great grandchildren, Azriel Fisk, Jaxson Fisk, Raegan Barton, Taylor Oehlecker, Hannah Perigo, Kaitlynn Perigo, Chastity Schone, Bobbie Jean Schone, Lillyanna Schone, ReAnna Fisk, Joel Hernandez, Shae Lindsey and Taylor Lindsey; a great granddaughter expected in October; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Marge Fisk and Bryce and Juanita Fisk; two sisters, Ruth Swain and Carol Sullivan; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Fisk and Barbara Ann Pereira; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Fisk.
Per his wishes, no services will be held. Cremation services provided by Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Patsy Ann (McVey) Campbell 84, of Granite City Illinois passed away on August 9, 2022 at St Clair Hospital Fenton Missouri.
Pasty was born July 15, 1938 to Perry and Mary (Merrill) McVey in Portland Oregon. She married Vernon Campbell on June 15, 1958 and they divorced in 1987. In the late 60’s and early 70’s she was employed at the Military Personnel Record Center in St Louis Missouri. She co-owned and operated a Janitorial Service in the 80’s-90. She worked as a Personal Assistant with the Department of Rehabilitations and Addus Home Care until she retired in 2016.
Pasty is survived by her daughter Teresa (Campbell) Brown of Granite City Il: a sister Mary Stewart of Nixa MO; a brother Perry “Sonny” McVey of Thayer MO; and two wonderful grandsons; and a great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed doing word search and fill-in puzzles, and loved going to play pinochle on Wednesday at the senior center.
Visitation was Friday August 12, 2022 11 am-1 pm at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granitite City Il.
Funeral Service were August 12, 2022 at 1 pm Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granitite City Il with Pastor John Pejakovich.
Burial followed at St. John Cemetery (Maryville Road) Granite City.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Carolyn Elizabeth Wood, 64, of Granite City passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born February 14, 1958 in Granite City to Frank and Velma (nee: Nobles) Cantlon. She married Lewis Wood August 21, 1976 in Granite City.
Carolyn worked for Central Illinois School Bus. In her free time she loved spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed camping and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Lewis Wood of Granite City; daughters, Amy (Rob) Kirkover of Granite City, Jamie Rocha of Granite City, Becky Chandler of Granite City and Emily (Tom) Druhe of Brighton; son, Paul (Jamie) Wood of Granite City; step daughter, Christine (Chad) Luedeke of TN; grandchildren, Brandon, Kendra, Michael, Matthew, Nick, Jack, Kinley, Erica, Haylee, Breanna, Blake, Aubrey and Bryce; brothers, Gary (Jane) North, Bob, Allen and Jim Cantlon and sisters, Iva Cantlon, Carol Ann Huniak and Darlene Cantlon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Stephen, Buddy and Bobby North and sisters, Florine Liner, Diane Kiselka, Mary Yeager, Sherri Mc Callister, Pearl Crawley and Barbara Maxwell.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Dennis E. Riggs Sr., 68, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri.
He was born May 3, 1954 in Wood River, Illinois, a son of the late Robert E. and Ellen E. (Hutton) Riggs. He married Rosemary (Grogan) Riggs on September 6, 1986 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville and she survives.
Mr. Riggs graduated from Granite City High School in 1972, from SIUE in 1976 and earned a master’s degree in 1985. While at SIUE he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. He retired as a sales manager in 2016 from U.S. Foods after 40 years of service.
He was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, where he was active with the Men’s Club, was on the Finance Council and Parish Council, served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and as the chairperson of the parish picnic for 29 years. He was active with the Granite City Elks Lodge #1063, going through the chairs before serving as Exalted Ruler. He served as Trustee for 10 years. He was instrumental in building the Maryville Road lodge and served on the Student of the Year and Scholarship committees. Also, he was a 4th Degree member of the Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus #1098 where he had served as treasurer, a past member of the Granite City Moose Lodge #272.
He loved organizing, volunteering, fundraising for many organizations and community events and always was busy thinking about his next party. He enjoyed playing cards, family time, laughing with family and friends and cherished time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife of more than 35 years, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Megan Francis-Sedlak and Nick Sedlak of Deerfield, Illinois and Lauren and Mark Coombe of Springfield, Illinois; a son, Dennis E. Riggs Jr. of Troy, Illinois; three grandchildren, Oliver Sedlak, Nora Sedlak and Aria Coombe; a sister, Joyce Johnson of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Mary Riggs of Granite City; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin “Mike” Riggs and his nephew and godson, Dustin Johnson.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus Chalice Presentation at 6:00 p.m. and an Elks service at 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.
Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville.
Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Judy Johnson, 66, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, August 5, 2022 at River Crossing Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.
She was born on November 27, 1955 in Miami, FL to Hector and Eneida (Martinez) Sanabria. Judy married Jeffery Johnson in Granite City, IL on September 13, 1986.
The loving wife and mother retired from Gateway Regional Medical Center after 30 years of service as a respiratory therapist. She enjoyed watching all sports, but she particularly liked football and NASCAR.
She loved her dogs and everyone’s children as she considered herself a grandmother to all children.
Besides her husband, Judy is survived by a daughter, Emily (Jacob) Adams of Granite City; 2 brothers: Hector Sanabria of Rogers, AR and Robert Sanabria of Lebanon, IL; a cousin, Theresa Abel of Dubach, LA and extended family members in Miami, FL.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Helen Ann (Butler) Harris, 100, of Glen Carbon, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, passed away from this life on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Helen was born October 17, 1921 in Granite City, Illinois. She and William L. Harris Sr. were married May 16, 1942 in Granite City, Illinois. She served faithfully at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Granite City.
Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband William L. Harris Sr.; parents Garvin and Georgia (Farley) Butler; brother, Garvin Butler; sister, Betty (Max) Speer; and great grandson Robert Shoenberger.
She will be dearly missed by son, William L. (Bonnie) Harris Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky; two daughters: Nancy Gregory of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Linda (Tim) Van Hoveln of Jerseyville, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Scott Gregory, Amanda (Emanuele) Arguelles, Amy (Bryan) Pruitt, T.J (Amy) Van Hoveln, Erik (Libby) Van Hoveln, William L. (Jill) Harris III, Doug (Brooke) Harris, Laura (Robert) Schoenberger; 17 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Janet) Butler; and sister in law, Lorraine Butler.
Cremation has been accorded by Irwin Chapel of Granite City, Illinois. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Meridian Village, 27 Auerbach Place, Glen Carbon, Illinois, or VITAS hospice, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Donna M. Duncan, 81 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at her home with her family by her side.
Donna was born on Tuesday, November 12, 1940 in Yugoslovia; the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Scerasc) Hauler.
Donna was an Examiner for Biltwell Clothing for over 20 years and had worked for the St. Louis Cardinals as a bar tender in the party room. Donna loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
Donna is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Lorie Allen of Granite City, IL, Cathy Lobdell of North Carolina; son, Charles S. Rhoads and Lena Braswell Ceija of Bourbon, MO; grandchildren, Melissa Mitchell and Nikita Schellhardt, Daniela Allen, Ashley Rogers, Nathan Rhoads, Jacob Rhoads; great-grandchildren, Parker Mitchell, Peyton Allen, Oliver Bainter, Jada Rogers, Alex Rogers, Kaitlyn Rhoads, Olivia Rhoads, Easton Rhoads and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband; Lonny Duncan, whom she married in 1959; brothers, Frank Hauler, Joseph Hauler, Michael Hauler; sisters, Mary Dobinge, Kathy Kunovic; son-in-law, Gary Lobdell.
In celebration of Donna’s life, a family life celebration is being planned for a later date.
Andrea (Andi) Lynn Margason, 46, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Four Fountains in Belleville, surrounded by her family.
Andi was born on Saturday, December 20th 1975 in Normal, IL; Daughter of Irene Bertelsmann (Dennis) and John Everett (Merry). After graduating from El Paso High School in ’94 she went on to graduate from Blooming Academy of Beauty Culture in ’95. She was a hairstylist for 25+ years.
In her free time Andi enjoyed taking care of her cacti, succulents, and houseplants. She loved video chats with her grandkids, hanging out around the kitchen table with family and close friends, and her puppies Lilly, and Rue.
Andi is survived and will be missed dearly by her Parents; children, Chaylynn Pratt (Marcus) of Roodhouse, IL, Chaise Pratt (Maverick) of Madison IN, Layton Letford of Collinsville IL, and Dylan Margason of Granite City IL; grandchildren, Cayden Hillman-Miller, Connor Miller, Liora Beck and Adaline Beck, and her siblings, Ryan Sturm (Amanda), Scott Everett (Patty), Tina Smith, Chad Bertelsman (John), and Dena Schmid (Matt); many nieces, nephews, uncles and many other close family members and friends.
Andi was preceded in death by her husband Shawn Margason, whom she married on September 24, 2011; grandson Donovan Haven, her grandparents Charlton (Rusty) and JoAnn Sturm as well as John C and Ruth Everett.
In celebration of Andi’s life, please wear your favorite tie dye or purple, visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the services at 1:30pm at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, 2550 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial Donations are suggested to the St. Louis Region of the Pink Ribbon Girls.
December 11, 1958 – July 29, 2022
Gary Schwertmann, 63, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away in his home on July 29th, 2022.
He was the son of the late Charles and Venida (Raab) Schwertmann, born December 11th, 1958, in Granite City, Illinois.
Gary graduated from Granite City High School in 1976. He also attended Southwestern Illinois College, studying to work in a machine shop. He then attended Ranken Technical School.
Gary worked in facilities management at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. He enjoyed reading and visiting the SIUE library and Granite City Library.
Gary was also an avid beekeeper.
Gary is preceded in death by his two brothers, Larry Schwertman, and Dennis Schwertman, and sister in law Marilyn Baecher Schwertman. He is survived by his sister, Irene DelRio (James) and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, from 4-7PM. A service will follow at 7PM. Memorials may be made out to Six Mile Regional Library, at 2145 Johnson Road, Granite City, Illinois.
Randall Wayne Scrum was born on Friday, August 3, 1945 to Joseph and Eileen (Dowdy) Scrum in Granite City, Illinois. He accepted Christ and regularly attended Overcomers Christian Center in Madison,Illinois.
Randall was a very patriotic and proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge, a Vietnam Service Medal with 6 Bronze Service Stars, a Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, a Parachute Badge, a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, an Army Commendation Medal and an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service in Korea.
After his Military retirement, Randall worked as security officer for the Nestle’ Corporation in Granite City,IL. After several years of dating he married Norma L. (Robinson) Scrum on August 31, 2007. Randall ( aka Randy) Loved His wife, his children, family, and his country very much. Randy was funny and had a very funny laugh. He spent his days enjoying his family.
Randall Wayne Scrum, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was surrounded by his wife and children. He was 77 years old. Randall is preceded in death by both his parents and grandparents.
Randall is survived by and will be greatly be missed by his loving wife; Norma (Robinson) Scrum; his children, Kelly (Jennifer) Scrum of Maryville, IL, Melissa (James) Broadway of Madison, IL, Myia (J’marrco) Banks of Florissant, Mo, Annette Hudson of Temple, Tx, Elbridge Robinson of Rockford, IL, Tineka Kizer of St. Louis, Mo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many other close family, friends, and neighbors.
In celebration of Randall’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating. Burial will follow with Full Military Rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Memorial donations are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.
Rosa Dalia Toussaint, 63, was born October 7, 1958 in Wellington, Texas to Victor and Luisa (Mendoza) Peralez. Rosa passed away on August 6th at her home in Granite City, Illinois surrounded by her family.
Rosa was married to her husband Dana on December 26, 1992. They were happily married for 29 years in which she embraced the military lifestyle. As the wife of a Marine, Rosa helped other military wives transition to military life.
Additionally, she volunteered with organizations such as the United Service Organization (USO) to provide emotional support for young Marines. Once Dana’s service was complete they returned to Granite City, Illinois to spend time with Rosa’s three children: Johnny Pfuhl, Sunny (Bolt) Mickey, and Brad Bolt.
Rosa embraced being with her children and loved shopping, dancing, bowling, going out to eat, watching movies, and any leisurely activity with them. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, and supporting local artisans as a patron. A highlight for Rosa was becoming a grandmother. Connor Doyle, born to Sunny, was her first grandchild and the apple of Mom’s eye. She fully embraced her role as “Gaga” and loved spending time with her “Boo Boo”. Later, she was blessed with her second grandchild, Pier Bolt, then with Giovanni Bolt. Her fourth grandchild, Bruno Bolt, will be born in September 2022. Gaga was dedicated to spoiling her grandchildren!
Rosa is preceded in death by her parents (Victor Peralez & Luisa Lix) and one sister (Rebecca Oropeza). She is survived by her husband, three children, three grandchildren, one sister (Tish Bolt), one brother (Victor Peralez), and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Tues. Aug. 9, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Dr. Brad Bolt officiating.
Billy Dean McAMish, 85, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at his home
Billy was born November 10, 1936 to William A. and Noma (Grimes) McAmish in Granite City, Illinois. He married Patricia Wasyluka on November 8, 1958 and celebrated 63 years together.
He was an active member of St. John United Church of Christ where he served in the church brotherhood, the church counsel, the men’s group, and the cemetery board.
He was also a member of the Jaycees and the Boy Scouts. He was a handyman, and he enjoyed to travel.
Billy is survived by his wife, Patricia McAmish of Granite City, Illinois; son, Mark McAmish of Granite City, Illinois; daughters: Monica Bahr of St. Louis, Missouri, Michelle (Pat) Wilhelmi of Rockford, Illinois, and Missy Johnston of Jupiter, Florida; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Harman of Granite City, Illinois; as well as other extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, Illinois. Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Irwin Chapel of Granite City, Illinois has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers over the years, especially the medical staff and the Vitas Hospice workers for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital or St. John United Church of Christ.
Derek Paul Marsala 36, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022. He was born February 28, 1985 in Bremen, KY.
Derek was immediately liked by everyone who met him. He brought a smile to your face when you saw him walk into a room. If you were Derek’s family of friend, he would do anything for you. Derek loved and was loved as a son, brother, dad, uncle, cousin and friend. Derek will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his mother, Kathy Marsala; brothers: Rocky (Meghan) Marsala and Dustin Marsala; sister: Kandi Marsala; daughters: Alayna Marsala, Aviana Marsala and Layla Marsala and sons: King Marsala and Silas Marsala.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Marsala.
The family will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Greater Hope Ministries, 4870 Maryville Rd in Granite City, IL with Michael Risinger officiating.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
Geneva Jean Brooks, 88, of Granite City, IL, died Mon. Aug. 1, 2022 at River Crossing of Edwardsville, IL.
She was born Apr. 10, 1934 in Dover, TN to the late Jack & Sudie Keel.
Geneva is survived by 2 children and their spouses: Robert & Carla Brooks and Phyllis & Larry Nance of Granite City; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Geneva was a huge Blake Shelton fan and loved to go on car rides and rides with her son on the side by side to see the lake and enjoy nature, feeding the ducks and the deer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 children: Patricia Hufstedler, Ricky Lee Brooks, Carolyn Weathers and Norma Morris; a brother: Leslie Keel; 3 sisters: Christine Bryant, Esther Newberry and Odessa Pickles; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Noon Sat. Aug. 6, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki.