Obituaries

Robert Grafton, Jr.

Robert Grafton, Jr., of Okawville, departed this life at his residence in Okawville on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 5:22 P.M. He had attained the age of 78 years, 4 months and 3 days. Robert was born on April 2, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Robert and Marian (nee Kahle) Grafton, Sr.

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Walter A. Albers

Walter A. Albers, 85, of Okawville, born Oct. 29, 1931 in Johannisburg Township, Washington County, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Washington County Extended Care, Nashville. Walter was a retired farmer and also worked for Johannisburg Township for a while with his dad. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Lively Grove; and

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Vernon E. Nagel

  Mr. Vernon E. Nagel of Nashville, IL departed this life at his residence on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:15 P.M.  He had attained the age of 94 years, 6 months and 24 days. Mr. Nagel was born on January 8, 1923 at Nashville, IL the son of Henry and Laura (Schwengels) Nagel.  He

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Ronald V. Weihe

Mr. Ronald V. Weihe of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:50 P.M. He had attained the age of 65 years, 6 months and 10 days. Mr. Weihe was born on January 22, 1952 in St. Louis, MO the son of Vernon and

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Wilbert G. Lake

Wilbert Lake of Okawville, departed this life in the Breese Nursing Home in Breese, on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:37 P.M. He had attained the age of 86 years, 4 months and 26 days. Wilbert was born in Plant City, Fla., on March 5, 1931 the son of George and Clara (nee Ahlers) Lake.

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Esther Albers

Esther M. Albers, 96, of Nashville, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 in Nashville. Born September 24, 1920 in Covington, she was the daughter of August C. and Ida C. (Kraus) Schneider. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward O. Albers, on February 3, 1980, her parents (in 1976);

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Virginia Hicks

Mrs. Virginia Hicks of Nashville, formerly of Addieville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:37 P.M. She had attained the age of 85 years and 20 days. Virginia was born in Jonesboro, on July 8, 1932. She was united in marriage to Bobby Goleaner

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Jim Dandy

Mr. James “Jim Dandy” Schmidt of Nashville, departed this life peacefully at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:05 P.M. He had attained the age of 86 years, 10 months and 3 days. Jim was born on September 23, 1930 in Cutler, the son of Edward and Gertrude (nee

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John Freeman

Mr. John Freeman of Okawville, departed this life at his residence on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. after a brief illness. He had attained the age of 54 years, 11 months and 10 days. John was born in Centerville, on August 16, 1962 the son of Thomas Sr. and Geraldine (nee Whitaker) Freeman.

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George Chwascinski

Mr. George L. Chwascinski of Creal Springs, formerly of Beaucoup, departed this life at the home of his daughter in Creal Springs on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:50 P.M. He had attained the age of 88 years, 3 months and 5 days. George was born in Beaucoup, on April 14, 1929 the son of

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