Area Obituaries

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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Michael Glenn Rodick

Michael Glenn Rodick, 73, formerly of Mascoutah, IL born Aug. 8, 1946 in Kansas City, MO died Monday, March 9, 2020 in Creve Couer, MO. He was a retired insurance agent, working in Mascoutah in the insurance business for over 40 years. Mike was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, Mascoutah…

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Gary G. “Gangus” Karg

Mr. Gary Karg of Lively Grove, IL departed this life in the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, FL on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:47 A.M. following a sudden illness. He had attained the age of 59 years, 4 months and 13 days. Gary was born in Sparta, IL on October 20, 1960 the son…

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Henry W. “Hank” Feldt

Henry W. “Hank” Feldt, 86, of Aviston, IL, formerly of Mascoutah, IL born April 13, 1933 in Lebanon Twp, IL died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Aviston Countryside Manor in Aviston, IL. Hank was born in Lebanon but was raised in Mascoutah, where he graduated from Mascoutah High School.  After serving in the Korean War,…

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Wayne M. Laquet

Wayne M. LaQuet, 61, of Mascoutah, IL born June 11, 1958 in Belleville, IL died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Wayne was an Operations Manager at Top AG in Mascoutah, IL.  He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, IL, and a mentor and participant…

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Maurice J. Riely, Jr.

Maurice J. Riely Jr., 83, of Mascoutah, IL, born October 3, 1936 in Troy NY, passed away Monday February 24, 2020 with his wife Opal, of 51 years, at his side. Maurice was a retired United States Air Force veteran having served a proud and exemplary military career of over 27 years. Maurice entered the…

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Gary R. English, Sr.

Gary R. English, Sr., 64, of Mascoutah, IL born Nov. 5, 1955 St. Louis, MO died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Cedar Ridge Health Care in Lebanon, IL. Gary was a parts specialist for Cummins Sales and Service in St. Louis for over 40 years and a member of Mascoutah Moose Lodge #815. He is…

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Melissa Carter

Melissa Ann Carter, nee Niemann, age 65 of Herrin, IL, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL, born on November 18, 1954 in Belleville, IL, died on February 19, 2020 at home in Herrin surrounded by her family. Melissa graduated from St. Albert the Great, Althoff High School and then attended Belleville Area College.  She loved being…

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Judith A. Westbrook

Judith A. “Judy” Westbrook, nee Monken, 77, of Mascoutah, IL born Nov. 12, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at her home. Judy was a housekeeper for the Ramada Inn and with Memorial West Hospital.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Valparaiso, FL and the American Legion…

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