area deaths

Joann E. Wisniewski

Joann E. Wisniewski, 84, of Canton, passed away at 5:28 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on June 14, 1932 in Portageville, N.Y., to Lawrence and Martha (Gautreau) Waldman. She married Tadeusz Wisniewski on September 17, 1949, he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her

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Mildred A. Lueking

Mildred A. Lueking, 105, of Hoyleton, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Nashville. She was born on April 12, 1912 in Hoffman, the daughter of August and Emma Obermeier Kroeger.  She was baptized on May 12, 1912 by Rev. Paul Lehman and confirmed on March

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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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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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Orville Wacker

Orville Edwin Wacker, 82, of Richview, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 9, 1934 in Richview, the son of Julius and Laura R. (Hake) Wacker. He married Ruth McWorthy in August of 1958 in St. Louis, she preceded him in

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