Obituaries June 2021

June 2021 Obituaries


Lois Mae Warren, 79, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:13 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born May 14, 1942 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late William and Ann (Dugan) Warning.

She married David Robert Warren Sr. on May 14, 1959 in Granite City and he survives.

Lois was a devoted and loving homemaker whom cherished all of her family. Next to her family, her life was dedicated to loving and caring for her beloved dogs.

She enjoyed her days of entertaining family and friends, was admired for her cooking abilities, had the gift to gab and was an all around people person. She was a member of the Pin Oak Township Senior Citizens and enjoyed her early days of volunteering with the Boy Scouts.

In addition to her beloved husband of 62 years, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Ann Brown of Edwardsville; four sons and two daughters-in-law, David Fredrick and Christine Warren of Jackson, Missouri, Bryan Keith Warren of Nashville, Illinois, Jeffrey Scott Warren of Edwardsville and David Robert and Karen Warren II of Granite City; eleven grandchildren, Rachel Rose, Leah, Bryanna, Kori, Scott, Rachel Ann, Lynzi, Zachery, Dawson, Kristina and Maegen; five great grandchildren, Kadynce, Hendrix, Phoenix, Hayleigh and Bryce; a sister-in-law, Carol Watson of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Ann Thompson and Jackie Harshbarger. XOXOXO

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jennifer Sowell Glover officiating.

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

In honor of her love for animals, memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society or support your local animal shelter.

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Valara Ann Schorfheide, nee, Sprehe, 89 of Granite City passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Valara was born on May 24, 1932 in Hoyleton, IL; the daughter of the late Louis R. and Tillie (Hemminghaus) Sprehe Sr. She married Raymond A. Schorfheide on September 2, 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1993. Valara was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was a member of the Ladies Evening Guild. She was known for her collection of dolls, books and just about anything Avon. She dedicated her life helping others with their life’s journey and was always there with a helping hand. She was known around town for working at many retail stores and always had a smile for everyone. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Valara is survived by and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law; Rebecca “Becky” and Randy Fischer of Granite City; grandchildren, Nathan and Stephanie Fischer of Granite City, Corey and Alyson Fischer of Granite City; great-grandchildren, Baylee Fischer, Conyr Fischer, Ayla Fischer, Brayden Fischer, Miles Fischer, Elyse Fischer; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and John Seiffert.

In addition to her parents and husband, Valara was preceded in death by her brother; Louis R. Sprehe; sisters, Dorothy Huge and Tillie Ann Dannanman.

In celebration of Valara’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Karla Frost officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ, Heartland Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Margaret Josephine “Maggie” Graham, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:18 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

She was born October 11, 1941 in Leachville, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Elmer Eldo and Maudie May (Hopper) Buchanan.

Margaret married Doyce Allen “Al” Graham on June 18, 1960 in Caruthersville, Missouri and he passed away on June 2, 2021 with over 60 years of cherished memories together.

Margaret had worked as a cashier with A&P Grocery in Granite City and Aldi’s in Collinsville for many years. She was very talented with decorating, had an eye for design and very artistic with crafts. Margaret cherished her family, had a love for flowers and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Vic and Beverly Graham of Granite City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina and Randy Brown of Collinsville and Phyllis Graham of Granite City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsay and Michael Simpson, Phil and Catherine Graham, Derrick and Mallory Brown and Diona and Justin Cann; five great grandchildren, Clayton, Oliver, Lainey, Isla and Everett; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Georgia Buchanan of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Clint Masterson of Springfield, Missouri; many special nieces and nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Lucille Wilson, Elsie Benedict, Maxine Hopkins, Bertha Cossey, Elmer Buchanan and two infant brothers.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Sharon Autenrieth officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Mark Alan Townsed, 50, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 at his home.

He was born October 3, 1970 in Granite City, a son of the late Frank M. Townsend Sr. and Marcella W. (Jachimczuk) Townsend.

Mark enjoyed his days of fishing and hanging with his friends.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Patricia Townsend Jr. of Edwardsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Clint Pearman of Granite City; two nieces, Bridget Townsend and Sophie Townsend; a nephew, Mackie Townsend; many cousins; special lifelong friends, Sam and Barbara Guiethues and their family; other extended family and many cherished friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at a later date.


Richard Walter Williams, 69, of Granite City, Illinois, affectionately known as “Uncle Buck” and “Richiee Rich” passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born June 9, 1952 in Granite City, a son of the late Frederick Richard Williams and the late Rita Emily (Wiehardt) Williams Hornberger.

He retired in 2017 from U.S. Steel in Granite City after 30 years of dedicated service as a steelworker. He had also owned and operated Collinsville Amoco for several years. He had received a Bachelor Degree in Education, with a Major in History and had also received a certificate in welding.

Rich was an avid boater throughout his life and loved being on and around the water. He loved times spent at Grafton Harbor, enjoying the many good times with his friends. He loved live music, listening to classic rock and attending many concerts through the years. He also enjoyed his many amazing trips to Las Vegas with family and friends.

Rich always had a happy spirit, never met a stranger, generous to everyone, had a fantastic and unforgettable laugh and was always ready for a good time and new adventure with so many of his family and friends.

He is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Patrick Noonan of Oak Park, California, Deborah and Donald Brashears of Northfield, Illinois and Candice and Stephen Powderly of St. Charles, Missouri; a half-brother, Darin and Lyndsay Williams of Swansea, Illinois; thirteen nieces and nephews; twenty three great nieces and great nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.


Benjamin Franklin Clark III, 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:57 p.m. Thurs. June 10, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Jan. 8, 1957 in St. Louis, MO to Gloria Lucille (Wagner) Clark and the late Benjamin Franklin Clark II.

The U.S. Army veteran worked as a carpenter.  He was a member of the Mexican Honorary Commission and the VFW.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving companion of 35 years: Barbara Biggs of Granite City; and her son: Brian Biggs of Glen Carbon; a beloved grandson: Liam Biggs; a sister: Linda Clark of St. Louis; 6 brothers: Bruce (Shirley) Clark of St. Louis, Mike (Debbie) Griffith of Staunton, IL, Mark (Feggy) Griffith of Glen Carbon, Melvin (Diane) Griffith of Granite City, Robert (Welie) Clark of Granite City and David (Juanita) Clark of the Philippines; a very special niece: Alexa Clark; many other nieces and nephews; and many very special friends.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leland “Richard” Clark

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. June 17, 2021 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.


Mary Ann Cook, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:28 p.m. Thurs. June 10, 2021 at her home.

She was born Dec. 20, 1943 in Gillespie, IL to the late Victor & Minnie Ruth (Hopper) Wiser.

On Oct. 6, 1962, she and Milford Cook were married in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.

Mary had been a housekeeper for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City for many years.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter: Karen Smith and her fiancé Jeff Ford of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Alexia (Austin) Gregory of Bentonville, AR and Nathaniel Smith of Granite City; a brother: Raymond (Marilyn) Wiser of Fredricktown, MO; and 2 sisters: Ruby Thomas and Ruth Gan of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Kimberly and Mary Ellen Cook; 3 sisters: Ellen Hull, Norma Hull and Martha Kratzer; and 8 brothers: Donald, James, Kenneth, Leonard, Stanley, Robert, Herbert and William Wiser.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. Wed. June 16, 2021 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. 

Memorials may be made to Granite City ASPCA.


Christopher Paul Manners, 47, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. June 10, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born May 1, 1974 in Granite City to Susan I. Manners of Granite City and the late Joseph Paul Marzluf.

Chris had been a self-employed painter.  He was an avid CUBS fan and music lover and enjoyed working in I.T. and computers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by 3 half-sisters: Laura, Erin and Kate; an uncle: James (Sue) Manners; an aunt: Fina Szecsko; and many extended family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Wojstrom Funeral home & Crematory in Granite City


Susan A. Vinson, 65 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis.
Susan was born on April 11, 1956 in Granite City and was a teacher at St. Peters Catholic School in St. Charles for over 30 years. In her free time Susan enjoyed her days of spending time with her family and will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times they shared together.

Susan is survived by and will be missed by her mom; Nelda (Knipping) Vinson of Granite City; her brother, George “Buddy” and Sarah Vinson of Granite City; nephews, Alexander Vinson and John Pingolt; niece, Emma Vinson; brother-in-law, Michael Pingolt, numerous cousins and many other close family members and friends.

Susan was preceded in death by her dad; George Vinson and her sister, Rose Pingolt.


Kenneth Murphy, 92 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Kenneth was born on December 1, 1928 in Granite City; the son of the late James Alfred and Vida (Schaffer) Murphy. Kenneth was a line attendant for Nestle’ and a black smith helper at General Steel. He was a member of Briarcliff Pentecostal Church in Granite City and proudly served his country in the United States Navy in the Korean War. In his free time Kenneth enjoyed his days of spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Kenneth is survived by and will be missed by his children; Carla and Terry Wilson, Lila Moslander, Pamela Murphy, Michael Murphy; sister, Bonnie Davis; son-in-law, Larry Ottenger ; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife; Wilma L. “Wimp” Murphy, whom he married on September 6, 1945; daughters, Cheryl Lincoln, Vicky Ottenger; 3 brothers, Donald Murphy, Edward Murphy and Norman Murphy.

In celebration of Kenneth’s life, a visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Wilson officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.


Kathy L. Jones – Rusteberg, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Granite Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

She was born November 12, 1958 in Granite City, a daughter of Robert D. and Glenda (Bishop) Jones of Pontoon Beach.

She had worked in accounting through the years and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed her days of hiking and camping. She enjoyed playing cards, cherished her granddaughter and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kelly Barns of St. Charles, Missouri; a daughter, Paige Barns of Collinsville; granddaughter, Riley Barns; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Barns and a brother, Tony Jones.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until time of a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Mary Elizabeth Free, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Anderson Hospital.

She was born December 22, 1942 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Edgar and Edna (Stevens) Barnes.

She married Jerry Lee Free on April 28, 1962 in Granite City and he passed away on November 2, 2005.

Mary ministered to people serving as a victims advocate and several years in prison ministries. She was a former longtime member of Tri-City Assembly of God Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of fishing, crocheting and cooking. She cherished her dog, Max and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Timothy (Carla Kohler) Free of Granite City, John Lee (Sheila) Free of Madison and Daniel (Julie) Free of Edwardsville; a daughter, Tracy (Donald) Whitecotton of Granite City; four grandchildren, Samantha Sexton, Jordan Free, Joshua Whitecotton and Eleanor Free; two great grandchildren, Tatum Whitecotton and Isaac Sexton; special friend, Bill Sullivan; three sisters, Linda Volk, Jackie Slavoff and Sandy Vidmar; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home


James H. Wheeler, 93 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Edwardsville Care Center.

James was born on December 13, 1927 in Washington, Pennsylvania; the son of the late Earl and Edith Lucille (Zimmers) Wheeler Farley. James was a shipping clerk at National Lead in Granite City and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. In his free time James enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

James is survived by and will be missed by his children; Patricia Headrick of Hudson, IL, Pamela and Harold ‘Junior” Pool, Tony and Tina Broyles of Bunker Hill, IL, Walter and Diane Wheeler of Maryville, IL; sister, Laura Beasley of Alabama; 108 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his 1st wife; Maria Concenthia Wheeler; 2nd wife, Concetta M. “Connie” (Finazzo) Wheeler; son, Edward Broyles; daughters, Denise Miller, Rosalie Atwater; 3 half brothers and 2 half sisters.

In celebration of Jim’s life, a visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or to Masses.

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Richard C. “Ricky” Reinhardt Jr., 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Granite Nursing and Rehab.

He was born October 11, 1952 in Granite City, a son of Richard C. Reinhardt Sr. of Granite City and the late Margie (Parker) Reinhardt.

Ricky enjoyed attending workshop with Specialized Services in Alton. He always had a dream of being a truck driver and serving as a fireman and police officer. He was always excited to hear the sounds of a diesel horn or the sounds and lights of all emergency vehicles. He had a love for music and especially loved listening to classic country. He never met a stranger, always shared his smile, had a great sense of humor and a big heart that loved everyone. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the family invites all attending his services to wear their favorite Cardinal shirt.

In addition to his beloved father, he is survived by a brother, Robert (Diane) Benner of Granite City; sister, Patty Baker of Granite City; sister, Kim (Doug) Grace of Granite City; sister, Dianne (Mel) Chouinard of St. Louis; brother, Rick (Pam) Tanksley of Granite City; cousin, Lori Frank of Fairview Heights; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cathie Bobb and a nephew, Donald Joel Moseley.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Sharon Autenrieth officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gateway Chapter, 8521 Maryland Avenue, Ste. 16, St. Louis, Mo 63105 and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Lora Mae Lombardi, 90, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:02 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born June 18, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret (Turk) Coffman.

She married Michael A. Lombardi on February 11, 1961 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville and he survives.

Lora was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Philanthropic Sorority. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed her days of dancing, bowling and playing golf. She had a love for gardening, visiting Missouri Botanical Gardens and raising beautiful roses. She cherished her grandchildren, loved every moment of getting to babysit her precious grandkids and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her entire family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three sons and their spouses, James Lombardi of Troy, Illinois, Jason and Dustie Lombardi of St. Charles, Missouri and Peter Kretzu and Michael Scott Dill of Palm Springs, California; three daughters and their spouses, Leah and Dennis Page of St. Louis, Missouri, Michele and Tom Grieve of Edwardsville, Illinois and Suzanne and Mike Houston of Prospect, Kentucky; ten grandchildren, Jessica and Steven Kolisch, Derek Page, Jack, LilyAnne and Margaret Grieve, Sam and Max Houston, Doug Butteiger and Eleanora and Giovanna Lombardi; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Vernon Krotz and Geraldine and Thomas Stuhr.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Goeckner as celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Botanical Gardens or Masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Dennis Keith Greathouse, 68, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 1:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born March 1, 1953 in Granite City, a son of the late Frank Eldred and Ada Ellen (Bunnell) Greathouse.

He had worked for the Granite City Army Depot and Gateway Regional Medical Center with many years of service in maintenance and housekeeping and a short time with Petri Café helping with cleaning.

Dennis was a member of Bethel Chapel in Granite City. He loved watching baseball and enjoyed going to yard sales with his brother. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his brother.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Martha Jarnagin; niece, Michele Jarnagin and husband, Ted Lohr; nephew, Michael Jarnagin; great nieces, Alexandra Lohr and Belle Jarnagin; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frankie Greathouse whom passed away on May 13, 2021; sister, Doris Macklin; niece, Lori Jarnagin and two great nieces, Alicia Lohr and Zoey Jarnagin.

In celebration of Dennis and Frankie, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until time of a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend David Brimm officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.


Robert Edward Fetter, 56, of Granite City, IL passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wed. June 2, 2021 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

He was born May 16, 1965 in Granite City to the late Robert Edward & Rose P. (Roberts) Fetter.

On May 21, 2005, he and Vikkie Slagle were married in Sarasota, FL.  She survives.

Robert worked at Metro Marble and was a member of Chapter 11 Harley Riders.  He had attended Holy Family Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter: Stacy; a step-son: Jason; 2 step-grandchildren: Junior & Jemma, all of Sarasota, FL; 2 brothers: Eddie (Cindy) Fetter of St. Jacob, IL and Charles (Marilyn) Fetter of Horseshoebend, AR; and 2 sisters: Beth Brimer of Granite City; and Michele (Todd) Thorp of Wood River, NE.

Services are private.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA.

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Doyce Allen Graham, “Al”, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

He was born August 24, 1940 in Hayti, Missouri, a son of the late Talmage and Josie Pearl (Grimes) Graham.

He married Margaret Josephine (Buchanan) Graham on June 18, 1960 in Caruthersville, Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Nordyne Inc. in St. Louis after 38 years of dedicated service as a warehouse manager.

Al had a love of sports throughout his life. He loved his days of playing and coaching sports. He was active with the Mitchell Athletics and various Granite City Park District community sports. 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 over 60 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Vic and Beverly Graham of Granite City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina and Randy Brown of Collinsville and Phyllis Graham of Granite City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsay and Michael Simpson, Phil and Catherine Graham, Derrick and Mallory Brown and Diona and Justin Cann; five great grandchildren, Clayton, Oliver, Lainey, Isla and Everett; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Georgia and Jerry Buchanan of Granite City and Christine and Clint Masterson of Springfield, Missouri; niece, Heather Conway; nephew, Steve Graham; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Sue Graham.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Sharon Autenrieth officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Chad Thomas Sigite, 29, lifelong resident of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

He was born October 24, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Vincent J. and Karen (Meyer) Sigite of Granite City.

He was a 2010 graduate of Granite City High School. Chad grew up playing multiple sports, making numerous lifelong friends along the way. He loved his annual hunting trip with family and never turned down an opportunity to fish with his friends. Chad was a very special man with a huge heart and an infectious smile with a simple dimple.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by his brother, John Sigite of Granite City with whom their special bond will never end. He is also survived by grandparents, Randall and Alyce Sigite of Salem, Missouri and Sharon Meyer of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Randall Jr. and Lynn Sigite of Pontoon Beach, Susan and Don Wykoff of St. Jacob, Jackie and Teno Valencia of Salem, Missouri, Robert and Cindy Meyer of Fowler, Indiana, Phillip and Stacey Meyer of St. Louis and David Meyer of Granite City; his love, Madison Taylor of St. Louis; many cousins; extended family, his extended Hungarian family and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Norman Meyer; great-grandparents, John and Minnie Sigite, Richard and Ruth Briggs, Norman Sr. and Helen Meyer and Evan and Marie Curry and an infant uncle, Thomas Meyer.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home. No services to be held.

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