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Frances A. Surbeck

Frances A. Surbeck, nee Karhliker, 79, of Mascoutah, IL born, Oct. 19, 1942 in Auburn, IL died, Oct. 21, 2021 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO. Frances was a homemaker and affiliated with Holy Childhood Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Elizabeth, nee Nevins, Karhliker, husband, Glendon Surbeck whom she…

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Pamela Rose Hesker

Pamela Rose Hesker, 38, of St. Louis, MO passed away on Sept. 29, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family. Pam was born November 4, 1982 in Belleville, IL to Richard and Charlene, nee Ottensmeier, Hesker of Mascoutah, IL. She married Anthony Saporita, son of Vincent and Kathleen, nee Kampschroeder, Saporita on…

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Renee L. Brown

Renee L. Brown, 64, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 1, 1957 in Greeley CO, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Renee worked for the University of Wyoming where she worked in inventory control. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Belleville, IL. Renee was an avid…

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Julia H. Prothro

Julia H. Prothro (nee Donner) of Carmel, Indiana, formerly of Florissant, Missouri, entered eternity on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Julia was born May 23, 1926, in Mascoutah, Illinois, to Julius and Bertha Donner. In 1943 she met Sgt. Ashley K. Prothro of Longview, Texas, at Scott Field, Illinois, where he was stationed in the U.S.…

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Lorella M. “Lolly” Mueth

Lorella M. “Lolly” Mueth, nee McCance, 86, of Mascoutah, IL, born Dec. 3, 1934 in Detroit, MI died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at her home. Lolly was a retired registered nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Latin Mass Community at Holy Family Log Church in Cahokia, Holy Childhood…

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Daniel C. Hiemer

Daniel C. Hiemer, 48, of Belleville, IL, born June 26, 1973 in Belleville, IL died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Danny was a retired crane operator for Key Energy Gas Company. He was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and…

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Keith A. “Iron Head” Walker

Keith A. “Ironhead,” Walker, 63, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 6, 1958 in St. Louis, MO died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at his home. Ironhead was a truck driver for T-J Transport Inc. in Highland, IL. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours, Mascoutah, IL and a retired president of the Mad Dog…

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Donald Schaack

Donald Ray Schaack passed away September 1, 2021 at the age of 84.  He lived an amazing life filled with family, friends, community, and of course, love. He was born in Percy, IL to Devona and Arnold Schaack and raised in Steeleville, IL, where he made the first of many life-long friends. A devoted Lutheran,…

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Michael J. Riess

Michael J. Riess, 56, of Addieville, IL, born March 21, 1965 in Belleville, IL died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in Addieville, IL. Mike was a heavy hauler for Riechmann Bros. and a retired union tile setter for Wiedwilt Tile, Inc. where he was employed for 27 years. Mike was an avid outdoorsman who loved to…

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Carroll N. Lollar

Carroll N. Lollar, 91, of Mascoutah, IL born Nov. 14, 1929 in Tupelo, MS died Saturday Aug. 28, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Carroll was a retired MSgt. from the United States Air Force. He and his wife owned and operated a Western Auto hardware store in Breese, IL for fifteen years.…

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