Obituaries

Justin James Schwankhaus

Mr. Justin James Schwankhaus of Okawville departed this life from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Washington County on Monday, May 29, 2017. He had attained the age of 21 years, 1 month and 24 days. Justin was born on April 5, 1996 in St. Louis, the son of John and Diane (nee Neer)

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Annalee B. Gates

Annalee B. Gates, 87, of Tamaroa, passed away at 8:30 P.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin. Annalee had been a farm wife and a homemaker.  She earned her BS degree in education and had taught in the Robinson, Flat Rock and Freeport school systems.  She had also been a substitute

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Michael Tepe

Mr. Michael Tepe of Okawville, departed this life at his residence on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:27 P.M. after a brief illness. He had attained the age of 56 years and 4 days. Michael was born in Belleville, on May 21, 1961 the son of Marvin and Dolores (nee Marquard) Tepe. He was baptized

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Marjorie (Luebke) Althoff

Marjorie (Luebke) Althoff of Wauwatosa, Wisc., formerly of Nashville, died peacefully in her home at Harwood Place in Wauwatosa, Wisc., on March 30, 2017. She had attained the age of 92 years, 11 months and 21 days. Mrs. Althoff was born on April 9, 1924 in Nashville, the daughter of Richard and Laura (Luke) Luebke.

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Sherman W. Lehr

Mr. Sherman W. Lehr of Oakdale, departed this life at the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room in Nashville, on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:12 p.m.  He had attained the age of 76 years, 1 month and 9 days. Sherman was born on April 3, 1941 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, the son of

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Shirley Moore

Shirley M. Moore, 75, of Nashville, passed away at 1:43 p.m. on April 27, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on August 26, 1941 in Rives, Mo., the daughter of Sterling and Stella Simpson Sneed. She married Rubin Moore on May 4, 1995 in Belleville and he passed away on

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Leona Bathon

Leona L. Bathon, 85, of Pinckneyville, passed away at 11:16 A.M. Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Leona was a homemaker and had been a press operator at Decca Records for several years. She was a member of the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church at Todds Mill and the

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Nancy Dykstra

Nancy Lou Dykstra, 68, of rural Sandoval, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Nancy was born December 14, 1948 the daughter of Wilbert “Wib” and Mary Lou (Simonton) Steinkamp in Breese. She married David Brandt and they later divorced. She later married Van A. Dykstra on

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Eugene Klosterhoff

Eugene John “Gene” Klosterhoff, 97, of South Hutchison, Kan., formerly of Nashville passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Mennonite Friendship Community. He was born on October 22, 1919 in Addieville, the son of Raymond and Edna Breuer Klosterhoff. He married Kathleen Adelia Jane Friend on April 18, 1942 in Savannah,

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Daniel Chwascinski

Mr. Daniel Chwascinski of Beaucoup, departed this life at his residence on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5 A.M.  He had attained the age of 82 years, 5 months and 17 days. Mr. Chwascinski was born on November 23, 1934 in Bolo Township, Washington County, the son of Leo and Mamie (Krzyzanoski) Chwascinski.  He was

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