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Berniece Marie Porro 
      Berniece Marie Porro, age 89, of Zeigler, died Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 9:50 a.m. at the Herrin Hospital. 
      She was born April 20, 1910 in Franklin County to Mike and Sarah (Williams) Cockrum. 
      She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Lorene and Bill Ellis of DuQuoin, JoAnn and John Slack of Zeigler, Sarah and Floyd Bean of Mt. Vernon and Kathy and Delbert Hankins of Johnston City; 12 grandchildren, David OíRourke, Mary Furlow, Michael Reddy, JoAnn Howard, Vicki Bell, Jeanne Manis, John Reddy, Lynne Bevis, Tim Hankins, Laurie Bishop, Jon Hankins and Tony Kendrick; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren and nine step-great-great-grandchildren. 
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mike and two sisters, Mary Dethrow and Bea Larreau. 
      Mrs. Porro was a 50 year member of the Royal Neighbors Association, a member of the Illinois Garment Workers Retirement Club, a member of the Zeigler First Baptist Church and retired from Smoller Brothers in Herrin in 1977. 
      The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Reverend James Kerley officiating.  Burial was in Zeigler Cemetery. 
      Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Stanley Prusacki 
      Stanley Prusacki, 76, of DuQuoin, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 7:15 p.m. at his residence. 
      Mr. Pruscacki was  Machinist & Operator.  He had lived in DuQuoin since 1979.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 
      Mr. Prusacki was born July 14, 1922 at Ball Hill Township in Jefferson County, the son of Stanley Prusacki, Sr. and Frances Suchomski. 
      Surviving are four sons, Stanley Prusacki of Independance, MO, John Prusacki of Edwardsville, IL, Christopher Prusacki of Barnhart, MO and Anthony Prusacki of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Mary Frances Ditter of Barnhart, MO and Leah B. Prusacki of Imperial, MO and seven grandchildren. 
      He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. 
      Funeral services were held Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tamaroa with Fr. Daniel Jurek officiating. 
      Interment was in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Tamaroa. 

Opal Skidmore 
      Opal Skidmore, 87, of Norfolk, Neb., formerly of DuQuoin, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999 at the St. Joseph Nursing Home in Norfolk, Neb. 
      She was born March 13, 1912 at Frametown, W. Va., the daughter of Houston and Sylvia (Boyce) Rollyson.  She attended school in Frametown. 
      She married Charles Skidmore on July 2, 1934 at Wellsburg, W.Va. and he preceded her in death in 1992.  The couple lived in West Virginia, Wyoming and Illinois.  She moved to Norfolk in 1993 and had been a resident of St. Joseph Nursing Home for five years. 
      She is survived by two sons, Terry Skidmore and wife Sharon of Norfolk, Neb. and Phillip Skidmore of Wellsburg, W. Va.; two sisters, Elsie Bode of Auburn, W. Va. and Orpha Stonestrut of Spencer, W. Va; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
      Graveside services were Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin with Rev. Wallace Watson officiating. 
      The Searby Funeral Home of DuQuoin was in charge of arrangements. 
      Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park. 

Alta Gayl Waldron 
      Alta Gayl Waldron, of Carbondale, formerly of Sparta, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale on June 12, 1999 at the age of 79. 
      She was born in Steeleville on December 1, 1919, the  daughter of Edward Paul and Sadie (Williamson) Becker.  She married Billie R. Waldron on December 18, 1937 and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1995. 
      Gayl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale and  a member of the K.Z. Chapter of P.E.O.  She worked for many years as a retail clerk and as an Avon Sales Lady and was a member of their Presidentís Club. 
      Survivors include three sons, Thomas Waldron and wife Sandra of Sun Lakes, AZ, Ed Waldron and wife Susan of Tampa, FL and Terry Waldron and wife Diane of Sparta; one sister Emma Kathryn Simonds of Carbondale; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Edward Paul Becker in infancy. 
      Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale in Carbondale on Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Paddon and Rev. Chad Neal officiating.  Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery at Carterville.  Pyatt Funeral Home of Pinckneyville was in charge of services. 
      Memorials may be made to the P.E. O. Program for Continuing Education or First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale. 

Blanche L. Breeding
Blanche L. Breeding 86, of Du Quoin, passed away at 9:45 A.M., Sunday, July 28, 2002 at the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Blanche was a homemaker. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Du Quoin, the Du Quoin Ladies Club and the Marshall Browning Hospital Auxiliary.
She was born April 19, 1916 at Du Quoin the daughter of Ray and Frankie (Lane) Wheatley.
She married George Breeding on November 6, 1964 at Omaha, NE, he passed away June 15, 1998.
She is survived by three daughters- Shirley Emling of Villa Vista, AR, Helen Minnick of Du Quoin, Ann Longshore of Cunningham, TN, a son- Sherman Longshore of Spokane, WA, daughter-in-law- Ina Longshore of Du Quoin, four step children all of Des Moines, IA, brother- Elmer Wheatley of Springfield, sister- Helen Hamilton of Pecatonica, fifteen grandchildren, fourteen step grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Maurice Longshore.
Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 1, 2002 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Rev. C.L. McKinnies officiating.
Friends called from 9 to 10 A.M. Thursday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Du Quoin.
Friends may make memorials to the Second Baptist Church of Du Quoin.

Rosia Craig
Rosia Craig, 89, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri., formerly of Dowell, passed away Monday, July 1, 2002 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Mrs. Craig was born June 28, 1913 in Canada, the daughter of Jon and Josephine Liska. She married Homer Craig and he preceded her in death.
She raised Mary Alice (Pessetti) Mallicoat who survives in the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Other survivors include one sister, Josie Creech of Sparta; three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at Old DuQuoin Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dickerson officiating.
Neal-McClure Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Those attending the services were asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Paula Buckholz
Paula "Crickett' Buckholz, 50, of West Frankfort, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:44 a.m. at her home.
Paula was a special person in the eyes of her family and many friends. She fought a long, hard battle in life. May she now enjoy her peace. Paula was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Foxcroft Ward at West Frankfort.
She was born September 24, 1950 at Carbondale, the daughter of Kenneth and Opal Higginbotham. 
Surviving are her parents, Kenneth and Opal Higginbotham of DeSoto; daughter, Shelley Dawne Hampton of Ziegler; three sisters, Fayetta Chancey of DeSoto, Mary Davis of Zeigler and Levieta Fred of DeSoto; one brother, Charles McCarthy of DeSoto and three grandchildren, Kahree Kotie and Dakota.
Paula was preceded by a daughter, Wendy Christene George.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 2 at Hillcrest Cemetery at Carterville with Brother Lewis Russell officiating.
Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Marie Woods
Ethel Marie Woods, 81, of Elkville, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 at her residence.
Ethel was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.
She was born July 11, 1919 at Makanda, the daughter of Riley and Stella (Lindsey) Tippy. She married Walter Woods on June 30, 1937 at Carbondale and he passed away January 4, 1996.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Woods of Marion, Bill Woods of Murphysboro and Jimmy Woods of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Shirley Keppner of Harrisburg and Margaret Jarvis of Cambria; one brother, Clyde Tippy of Murphysboro; a brother- and sister-in-law, Tommy and Jewell Woods of Bush, Ill.; a special friend, Harlan Sims of DuQuoin; 12 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Clifford Tippy; sister, Millie Murray and grandchild, Pamela Keppner.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12 at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin with Rev. Robbie Chitwood officiating. Interment was in the Elkville Cemetery.
Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Jimmie White
Jimmie White, 66, of Elkville, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 5:22 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro.
Mr. White was born July 21, 1934 at West Frankfort, the son of Johnie Walter White and Opal B. McCaslin.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 6 at 1p.m. at Elkville Cemetery. Those attending the services were asked to go directly to the cemetery. 
The Neal-McClure Funeral Home in DuQuoin was in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Terry
Clyde Terry, 88, of DuQuoin, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 9:15 p.m. in Fair View Nursing Center in DuQuoin.
Mr. Terry had been a welder at Turco and was of the Baptist faith. He was born June 26, 1912 at Cambria, the son of Hansel and Carrie (Dillinger) Terry. He married Velma Conner on January 17, 1942 at Pinckneyville.
Surviving are his wife, Velma Terry of DuQuoin; sister-in-law, Lorene Jackson and husband Harry of Creal Springs; brother-in-law, Harley Conner and wife Eva of DuQuoin and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Silas Morgan officiating. Interment was in Old DuQuoin Cemetery.
Visitation was at Neal-McClure Funeral Home Friday, March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until time of service.

Tim Sprague
Tim Sprague of Guthrie, Oklahoma, passed away on March 16, 2001 at 3:24 a.m. in Guthrie Oklahoma Community Hospital.
Time was born on June 11, 1961 in Southern Illinois and later moved to Guthrie, Okla. in 1976 where he was employed as an auto mechanic.
Survivors include wife Regina (Vitale) Sprague; son, Timmy Sprague; daughter, Kristy (Sprague) Senters and husband Joe of Guthrie, Okla. and lots of family in Guthrie, Okla.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in Guthrie, Okla.
Visitation was held at the Community Funeral Home in Guthrie, Okla.
The family request that calls be made to (405) 282-5100 or send cards to Community Funeral Home, 1624 N. Pine Guthrie, OK or to his wife at 1004 W. Mansur Ave. Guthrie, OK 73044.

Cecil Elijah Spain
Cecil Elijah Spain, 97, of 311 Wilcox Avenue, Zeigler, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.
Mr. Spain was born January 7, 1904 in Absher, Ill. to Winfield Scott and Mary (Fiveash) Spain. When he was a year old, his family moved to Marion where he lived until the year 1924.
Mr. Spain was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for the city of Marion from 1917 to 1924. He joined the National Association of Letter Carriers in 1920, then moved to Zeigler in 1925 and became the town's first mail carrier from February 1, 1926 until his retirement on July 31, 1964. He was known as the "whistling mailman' for the tunes that preceded him along his route.
When Cecil moved to Zeigler he married his childhood sweetheart, Miss Clara D. Simpson on September 19, 1926 in Granite City. She survives in Zeigler.
Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Reba Jo Spain of Cody, Wyoming; a granddaughter and her husband, Joanna and Tim Lara of Parker, Colorado; a grandson, Jason Winfield Spain of San Francisco, California and a great granddaughter, Shana Spain lara of Parker, Colorado.
Cecil was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1917 and attended the First Baptist Church in Zeigler. He was a member and Past Patron of the Zeigler Easter Star 841 and Past Master of Zeigler Lodge AF&AM 1048 and received his 32nd degree Scottish Rite in the Masons in 1958. He was an over 50-year member in both organizations and a member of the East St. Louis Ainad Masonic Shrine.
Mr. Spain was a member of the former Zeigler Rotary Club for 50 years, serving as presidnent twice and secretary for 11 years. He received the Paul Harris Rotary Award on July 5, 1990. The Harris award is the highest honor in Rotary International and Cecil was the first person from Franklin County to receive it.
He served as Finance Commissioner for the city of Zeigler from 1967 ti 1971 and was the past president of the Zeigler Improvement Incorporated.
As per Mr. Spain's request, his remains were gifted to Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine. A memorial service for Mr. Spain will be held at a later date. Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Spain may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. at 1110 North Johnson, Marion, IL 62959-1665 or to the Zeigler Public Library which may be mailed to Vantrease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 111, Zeigler, IL 62999.

Agnes E. Schimpf
Agnes E. Schimpf, 88, of DuQuoin, passed away at 1:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001 at the Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin.
Agnes was a homemaker and had worked at Gieger Bakery for many years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin.
She was born August 4, 1912 at Ava, the daughter of William and Anna (Bettag) Rosenberger. She married Virgil D. Schimpf on February 9, 1937 at Ava and he passed away August 13, 1991.
She is survived by one son, Charles D. Schimpf and wife Joyce of DuQuoin; two daughters, Mary Ann Hunleth and husband Frank of St. Louis, Mo. and June A. Gotta and husband Joseph of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Raymond Rosenberger and wife Pat of Ava; two sisters, Florence Alstat of Pinckneyville and Roslyn Pugh of East Peoria; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, Herman and Albert Rosenberger.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin with Msgr. Harry Jerome officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin. The Rosary was said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at DuQuoin.
Friends may make memorials to any of the Sacred Heart Church funds.

Nathan A. Robinson
Nathan A. Robinson, 84, of Elkville, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Nathan was a retired carman for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin. He was a member of the DuQuoin Knights of Columbus. He had served as mayor of Dowell for eight year. He had also served eight years on the Elkville Community High School board.
He was born June 28, 1916 at Benton, the son of Andrew Jackson and Sally E. (Britton) Robinson. He married Sue M. Maksin on April 3, 1937 at Benton and she preceded him in death on August 24, 1999.
He is survived by a daughter, Alice Perryman and husband Donald of Elkville; a son, Paul N. Robinson and wife Marsha of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sisters, Bertha Johnson of Dowell and Lois Liska of Herrin; one brother, Gene Robinson of Epland, Calif; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Perry and Paul.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin with Msgr. Harry Jerome officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m Thursday at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin.
Interment was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at DuQuoin.
Friends may make memorials to the Elverado Academic Booster Scholarship Fund.

Grayell B. Pursell
Grayell B. Pursell, age 90, of Pinckneyville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 4:25 a.m. in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit.
Grayell was born November 30, 1910 in Pinckneyville, the son of Perry and Lena Caroline (Birkner) Pursell. He married Roberta Bigham on September 18, 1932 in Pinckneyville and she survives. He retired as a welder after 40 years, having worked at Pyramid Coal Co. and the Southwestern Coal Co. Grayell was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Pinckneyville and for many years was a church trustee and a Sunday School superintendent. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Mitchell Lodge 85 AF-AM of Pinckneyville.
Survivors include his wife Roberta of Pinckneyville; three daughters, Patricia A. Place and husband Gene of Pinckneyville, Shirley Y. Carson and husband JOhn of Brentwood, Calif. and Betty J. Presswood of Pinckneyville; a sister, Hazel Miller of Florissant, Mo.; six grandchildren, Londa Campbell and husband John, Tim Place and wife Lori, Amy Place, Paige Brewer and husband Tom, Joy Ramsey and husband Fred and Patti Peterson and husband Rob and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leonard, Arthur, Albert and one in infancy and three sisters, Bessie Buckner, Myrna Buckner and Elizabeth Trefts.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 24 in the First Apostolic Church in Pinckneyville at 11 a.m. with Pastor Leonard Glover officiating. Interment was in Mueller Hill Cemetery at Pinckneyville.
Visitation was held at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Pinckneyville Hospital Skilled Care Unit.

Harold Homer Habbe
Harold Homer Habbe, 80, of Tampa passed away Thursday, February 22, 2001 at his home. 
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Gus Habbe of Wood River, Cecil Habbe of Nashville, Feron Anson of Benton City, Mo. and Floyd Habbe of John Day, Ore. 
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diana R. Habbe; son Brad Habbe and his wife, Roseann and granddaughter, Christina, all of Portland, Ohio; daughter Carolyn Thompson of DuQuoin, grandson, John Thompson, his wife Debbe and three children of Wilmington, Ma., granddaughter, Jill Chumley and two children of DuQuoin.
He was born in Nashville, Ill., the son of Leonard and Carrie Rather Habbe. He served his country during World War II and Korea, until his retirement in 1965. 
He was a member of Lodge No. 579, F. & A.M. of Fort Benning, Ga., Commandry No. 3, Knight Templar of Columbus, Ga. and Ainad Temple at East St. Louis. 
He was Chief Deputy Sheriff of Washington County, Ill. until 1969. In the Ohio area, he served as the Employee Assistance Program Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor in Youngstown/ Mahoning County withe the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. 
Harod had been a resident of Tampa since the spring of 1983, coming from Youngstown, Ohio. He was the President of Home Sales and Service Inc., very active in Human Resources for Acts and in the Recovering Community. He also served as chairman of the Chrysalis House for a number of years. 
Graveside services were conducted 1:30 p.m. Monday at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Marsicano-B Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, 4040, Henderson Blvd., with a Masonic Service conducted by Memorial Lodge 23 F. & A.M. at 3:30 p.m.

Geneva Eileen Gray
Geneva Eileen Gray, 77, of DuQuoin, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 12:35 a.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital.
Mrs. Gray was a member of VFW Auxiliary and St. Peters Lutheran Church in Joliet. She was born December 6, 1923 at Joliet, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Farmer) Studer. She married William Gray in Joliet and he passed away in 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Fullriede of New Lenox and Ralph Hickox of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one brother, Dean Studer of New Lenox; one sister, Shirley Gurnitz of Joliet; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Victoria Jones.
Mrs. Gray requested to be cremated. Neal-McClure Funeral Home of DuQuoin was in charge of local arrangements.

Lawrence J. Gassel
Lawrence J. Gassel, 71, of DuQuoin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Marshall Browning Hospital.
Mr. Gassel was a dairy farmer and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was born December 27, 1929 at St. Louis, Mo., the son of Bernard and Louise (Gugier) Gassel. He married Anna B. Mann on August 13, 1951 at Ava.
Surviving are his wife Anna Gassel of DuQuoin; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sherry Gassel of Carlyle, Billie and Pauline Gassel of Elkville and Jerry and Cheryl Gassel of Elkville; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Fulkner of Mesquite, Tex.; one brother, Ben Gassel of DuQuoin; three sisters, Francis Korando of Chester, Rosemary Doll of Chester and Bernice Rickenberg of Tilden and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bobby Joe; one daughter, Wanda Terry; one grandson; four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Harry Jerome officiating.
Interment was in St. Bruno Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Friends called at Neal-McClure Funeral Home on Friday, March 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. at which time we will move to the church.
The Rosary was said at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Ada Brueggemann
Ada Brueggemann, 79, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 1:30 a.m. at Sparta Community Hospital.
Mrs. Brueggemann was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Walsh. She was a life-member of Sparta VFW 2698 Auxiliary, was the "popcorn lady' for 42 years at Randolph County Care Center Auxiliary and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
She was born September 12, 1921 at Walsh, the daughter of Alec and Hanna (Eggemeyer) Mahan. She married Byron M. Brueggemann on June 28, 1941 at Perryville, Mo. and he preceded her in death on January 23, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol Phillips of Tamaroa and Dorothy Feira of Sesser; three sons, Edward Allen Brueggemann of Sparta, Fredrick Dean Brueggemann of Evansville, Ill. and Gary Gene Brueggemann of Sparta; grandchildren, Michael Scott Phillips of Tamaroa, Barbara Brewer of Tamaroa, Angela Bullock of Sesser, Teresa Stacey of Sesser, Shawna Brueggemann of Sparta, Lean Brueggemann of New Athens, Chad Brueggemann of New Athens, Tim Brueggemann of Red Bud and Bethanie Brueggemann of Evansville and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta with Pastor Harold Weber officiating. Interment was in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta.
Friends called from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. until hour of service at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Randolph County Care Center Auxiliary.

Mildred L. Caupert
Mildred L. Caupert, 86, of Pinckneyville, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 3:45 p.m. in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Mildred was born on September 4, 1914 in Welge, Ill., the daughter of Adolph P. and Carolina (Wolter) Sasse. She married Rudolph C. Caupert on August 17, 1957 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Chester and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1983. Mildred worked at the International Shoe Factory in Chester. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Conant, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and the Republican Women's Committee. She also assisted her husband as the Republican Committee Chairman for Perry County.
Survivors include a sister, Selma Ebers of Chester; a nephew, James Sasse of Collinsville; a niece, Barbara Welge and husband Mike of Chester and three great-nephews, Matthew, Joshua and Jason Welge. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Raymond Sasse and Adolph Sasse.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Conant with Rev. Russ Helbig officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin.
Visitation was held at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 to 8:30 a.m. then at the church from 9 a.m. until services.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour.

Amanda Zmudzinski
Amanda Zmudzinski, 80, of Scheller, passed away at 4:36 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Scheller.
Amanda was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois, St. Theresa Altar Sodality and the St. Charles Quilters.
She was born June 29, 1920 at Scheller, the daughter of Jerome and Elizabeth (Skortz) Kabat. She married Gus. A. Zmudzinski on September 16, 1940 at Scheller and he survives.
She is survived by her husband of Scheller; two sons, Gerald Zmudzinski and wife Diane of Tamaroa and Gary Zmudzinski and wife Susan of Scheller; a sister, Dorothy Kujawa and husband Louis of Ashley; seven grandchildren, Jill Kellerman and husband Keith, Gerald Zmudzinski Jr. and wife Dawn, Jeffrey Zmudzinski, Jessica Zmudzinski, Gary Zmudzinski Jr., Gregory Zmudzinski and Sarah Zmudzinski; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Amanda Kellerman and Timothy Zmudzinski; brothers and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Judith (Kozuszek) Zmudzinski.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois with Msgr. Melvin Vandeloo officiating.
Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa. The Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery at DuBois.
Friends may make memorials to the St. Charles Church or the St. Charles Renovation Fund.


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