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Louise Beckman

Posted April 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm



Ms. Louise Beckman of Nashville departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:25 a.m. She had attained the age of 95 years, six months and nine days.

Louise was born near Cordes on October 4, 1918, the daughter of Fred and Martha (Decker) Beckman. She was baptized at the St. John’s Evangelical Church in Cordes. Her primary years were spent at the Kerr School. Louise was confirmed at the Nashville Evangelical Church in 1933. She received a scholarship to Southern Illinois University but was unable to attend because of the Depression. She acquired secretarial skills through correspondence

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    Elsie Mae Reinhardt

    Elsie Mae


    Elsie Mae Reinhardt, 90, of Breese, formerly of Covington, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Breese Nursing Home. She was born on July 22, 1923 in West Frankfort, the daughter of Merl Ralph and Tillie (Hartweck) Sheaffer. She married Arvie Reinhardt on January 31, 1964 in the Bethel Lutheran Church in Clayton, Mo. and he survives in Breese. She was preceded in death

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    Celesta F. Boreup

    Celesta F.


    Celesta F. Boreup, 99, of Nashville, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She was born on February 5, 1915 in Centralia, the daughter of Louis and Cora McGuire Schmitz. She married Theodore Boreup and he passed away on August 3, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother,

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    Charles C. Oliver

    Charles C.


    Charles C. Oliver, 85, of Belleville, passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. He was born on October 20, 1928 in East St. Louis, the son of David Loren and Amelia Louise Fresen Oliver. He married Addie L. Archie on October 28, 1950 and she passed away on June 2, 1995. Also preceding him

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    Casimer L. Zdrodowski

    Casimer L. Zdrodowski, 90, of Du Bois, passed away at 6:05 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Friendship Manor in Nashville.

    Casimer had been a farmer and a welder for A.O. Smith Company. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois. He was also a member of the Du Bois Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Washington County Farm Bureau. Casimer was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He had served as

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    Harold Newman



    Mr. Harold Newman of Hoyleton departed this life at his residence with family at his bedside on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:03 p.m. He had attained the age of 75 years and five months.

    Mr. Newman was born on November 7, 1938 in Richview, the son of Claude and Florence Newman. He was united in

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    Ralph R. Rainey

    Ralph R.


    Ralph Eugene Rainey, age 91 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle.

    He was born on December 12, 1922, in Carlyle Township in Clinton County, a son of Wallace A. and Jessie I. (Ringer) Rainey. His birthplace was the Clinton County Poor Farm, where his father was the resident

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    Alberta A. Wecke

    Alberta Ann Wecke, 90, of Hoyleton, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She was born on February 12, 1924 in Hoyleton, the daughter of Henry W. and Clara Grissom Maschhoff. She first married Armin Henry Brink on February 28, 1943 in Hoyleton and he passed away on April 26, 1968. She then married William Wecke on July 11, 1970 and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Howard (Patty) Brink and Ralph (Connie) Brink, both of Hoyleton; five

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    Duane A. Harre

    Mr. Duane Harre of Okawville departed this life in the Memorial Hospital in Belleville on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:13 a.m. after fighting cancer. He had attained the age of 68 years, six months and five days

    Duane was born in Covington on September 22, 1945, the son of Henry and Verdell (Reinhardt) Harre. He was baptized in the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Covington on October 7, 1945 and confirmed at St. Luke’s on April 20, 1958. He was

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    Susie R. Pinski

    Susie R.


    Mrs. Susie Rose Pinski of St. Louis, formerly of the Posen area, departed this life at the Quarters at Des Peres in Des Peres, Mo., on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2 a.m. She had attained the age of 94 years, three months and 20 days.

    Mrs. Pinski was born on December 6, 1919 in Bolo Township, Washington County, the daughter

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    Regina A. Schmidt

    Regina Ann Schmidt, born March 8, 1928; married August 27, 1949; passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. Beloved wife of Wayne J. Schmidt; dearest

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    Charles H. Buss

    Charles H. Buss of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Okawville, departed this life in the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton on Monday, March 10,

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