Brian Paul Fuess

Brian Paul Fuess, 43, of St. Louis, MO formerly of Belleville, IL born March 8, 1977 in Belleville, IL passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, IL. Brian was a loving, devoted and fun husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend to many. If Brian knew you, you were…

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Evelyn M. DeGroote

Evelyn M. DeGroote, nee Barkema, 92, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 4, 1928 in Meservey, IA died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, IL. She was a homemaker and provided in home childcare for many years.  Evelyn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mascoutah, IL. She is preceded in…

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Francis “Frank” Theodore Schmitt

Retired Lt. Col. Francis “Frank” Theodore Schmitt (USAF), age 74, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born November 14, 1945 in Bath, N.Y., passed away Friday, Apr. 17, 2020, at his home. Frank served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, primarily of the T-37 and C-141, a pilot instructor, and a specialist in…

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Trevor Nicholas Dickhaut

Trevor Nicholas Dickhaut, 18, of Mascoutah, IL, born Sept. 2, 2001 in St. Louis, MO died Sunday, April 12, 2020. Trevor would have been a graduate of Mascoutah High School class of 2020.  He worked for Wisper Internet in Mascoutah, IL and was affiliated with St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah.  He was…

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Janice R. Wombacher

Janice R. Wombacher, nee Gaubatz, 77, of Mascoutah, IL, born Jan. 25, 1943 in Belleville, IL died Sunday, April 12. 2020 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. She was a retired bus driver for Mascoutah School District 19 and a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah. She is preceded in death by her parents,…

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MHS Hires New Head Cheerleading Coach

By Julie Laakko [email protected] Mascoutah High School is excited about their new head cheerleading coach, Ryanne Sirtak. Coach Sirtak is an MHS alumni from the class of 2014. She was a varsity cheerleader all four years, earning a white letter her senior year. While she did not cheer in college, she has always had a…

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V. Elizabeth Van Dyne

Vienna Elizabeth Van Dyne, nee McCartney, 86, of Mascoutah, IL born June 26, 1933 in Kirksville, MO, daughter of the late, Fred and Francis McCartney, died March 25, 2020 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth was a graduate of Kirksville Senior High School, class of 1951. She worked at Woolworth, prior to and after graduation, and…

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Jacquelyn A. Karpel

Jacquelyn A. Karpel, nee Kehrer, 80, of New Baden, IL born July 31, 1939 in Belleville, IL died Friday, March 20, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was a retired civil service employee. Jackie loved spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, wintering in Florida and following and attending…

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