Area Obituaries

Marilyn M. Kirchhoefer

Mrs. Marilyn Kirchhoefer of Waterloo, formerly of Nashville, peacefully departed this life at her residence on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 4:04 A.M. She had attained the age of 93 years, 9 months and 29 days. Marilyn was born in Addieville, on August 3, 1924, the daughter of John and Alice (nee Klosterhoff) Boeschen. She…

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Esther Sprehe

Esther C. Sprehe, 86, of New Minden, passed away at 9:46 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on March 18, 1932, in Ferrin, the daughter of Fred and Amanda Reinkensmeier Fruend. She married Reinholdt H. Sprehe on November 22, 1953 in Ferrin and he…

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James H. “Shorty” Detering

James H. “Shorty” Detering, 65, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 23, 1952 in Belleville, son of Elmer Detering and Dorothy (Pleitner) Detering. He married Virgilia Kraus on May 19, 1973 at St. Paul’s Church in Nashville and she survives in Centralia.…

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Marcella Gill

Mrs. Marcella F. Gill of Ashley, departed this life at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:22 AM. She had attained the age of 86 years, 7 months and 17 days. Mrs. Gill was born to Victor and Frances (Zakrzewski) Piasecki born on October 9, 1931 in…

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Joseph Kujawa

Joseph Kujawa Mr. Joseph Frank Kujawa of Ashley, IL, departed this life in DuBois, IL on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He had attained the age of 72 years and 6 days. Joseph was born on May 16, 1946 in DuBois, IL, the son of Joseph and Hattie (nee Grzechowiak) Kujawa. He was united in marriage…

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Alrene Brammeier

Mrs. Alrene Emma Brammeier of rural Okawville, departed this life at her residence on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:20 A.M. with her loving husband, Edmond by her side. She had attained the age of 85 years, 11 months and 12 days. Alrene was born in Okawville Twp., Washington County, on June 7, 1932 the…

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Belle Stern

Belle Stern, age 93, of Oakdale, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. in Friendship Manor, Nashville. Belle was born January 13, 1925 in Bailey, NC, a daughter of Stephen Hillard and Christer Belle (Murray) Lamm.  She married Carol T. Stern in Norfolk, Va., on September 29, 1945 and he preceded her…

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Sandra Kolweier

Sandra Kolweier, 72, of Nashville, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 27, 1945, in Centralia, the daughter of Virgil and Mildred Roethemeyer Holzhauer. She married Raymond Kolweier on November 9, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in…

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Wayne Spencer Greer

Wayne Spencer Greer, formerly of Ashley, passed away April 6, 2018 at Canyonlands Care Center in Moab, Utah. He died peacefully with his daughter Cheryl by his side. He was married to Margie Wojtowicz Greer for 59 years. Mom passed November 6, 2009. His grandson Garren Spencer was his hero. Garren is stationed in Stuttgart…

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Juanita Mae Kobus

Mrs. Juanita Mae Kobus of Nashville, departed this life at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:30 AM. She had attained the age of 84 years, 1 month and 18 days. Juanita was born on March 18, 1934 in Pinckneyville, the daughter of Theodore and Elsie Kuhl. She was…

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