Area Obituaries

Harold L. Ryterski

Harold L. Ryterski Harold Leon Ryterski, 75, of Johnstown passed away February 9, 2019 at his home.  He was born in Marysville, CA September 14, 1943, the oldest of two sons to Leon Joseph and Eleanor Theresa (Zelasko) Ryterski. He attended Chapel Hill, Dry Arm and St. Michael grade schools, Township High School in southern…

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Leo H. Frerker

Leo H. Frerker Leo H. Frerker, age 88, of Breese, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Cedarhurst of Breese surrounded by his family. He was born August 20, 1930 in Germantown, a son of the late Cecilia, nee Thoele, and Leo H. Frerker, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by…

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Donald G. Lange

Donald Gene Lange, 70, of Stone Church, IL born May 3, 1948 in Belleville, IL died Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 at his home after battling Parkinson Disease for over 25 years.  Gene was a retired coal miner and carpenter. His interests included tractor pulling, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his posse.…

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Mary A. Hejlik

Mary A. Hejlik Mrs. Mary A. Hejlik of Nashville, IL departed this life at Memorial Hospital in Shiloh, IL on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 8:45 PM.  She had attained the age of 75 years, 6 months and 27 days. Mary was born on July 22, 1943 in Kossuth County, Wesley, Iowa, the daughter of…

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Howard P. Johannes

Howard P. Johannes Mr. Howard P. Johannes of Ashley, IL, departed this life at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:54 PM.  He had attained the age of 94 years, 5 months and a day. Mr. Johannes was born on September 16, 1924 in Washington County, IL the son…

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Roland A. H. Beckmeyer

Roland A. H. Beckmeyer Roland August Henry Beckmeyer, 93, of Hoyleton, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia surrounded by his family. He was born December 13, 1925 in Hoyleton, son of Alvin William Beckmeyer and Louise Marie Lydia (Nierman) Beckmeyer. He married Merle Marie Byars on February…

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Violet G. Launius

Violet G. Launius Violet “Vi” G. Launius, 88, of Troy, IL, born Thursday, April 24, 1930 in Nashville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Vi, was born and raised on the family farm in rural Nashville, IL, attended grade school in a one room…

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Irma Wittemeyer

Irma Wittemeyer Irma Wittemeyer, 91, of Centralia, passed away February 12, 2019 at Friendship Manor in Nashville, IL. She was born March 15, 1927 in Furth, Germany the daughter of Johann and Margarette (Donnaver) Kohler. She married Elmer Wittemeyer on June 26, 1948 in Nashville, IL, and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2012.…

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Harold Prusz

Harold Prusz, 81 of Nashville, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Nashville.   He was born on October 4, 1937 in Nashville, the son of Walter and Margaret Eade Prusz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an uncle; Howard Eade and 2 aunts;…

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Ronald R. Kinzel

Ronald R. Kinzel Mr. Ronald R. Kinzel of Okawville, IL departed this life at his residence on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:28 P.M. after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He had attained the age of 77 years, 6 months and 4 days. Ronald was born in St. Louis on August 4, 1941 the…

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