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Dorothy Seemann

Apr 22, 1936 - Sep 01, 2023

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Steeleville, IL

STEELEVILLE - Dorothy F. Seemann, 87, of Perryville, MO, formerly of Steeleville, IL, passed away at 2:43 am, Friday, September 1, 2023, at Independence Care Center in Perryville, MO. Dorothy was born in Chester, Illinois, on April 22, 1936, the daughter of Martin and Dora Hartmann Rurode. She married Harold Seemann on June 8, 1957, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1996. She was retired from Gilster Mary-Lee Corp. , Steeleville. Dorothy was a memb...Read More

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Donna L. Mitchell

Aug 11, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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Steeleville, IL

STEELEVILLE - Donna L. (Uchtman) Mitchell, 76, passed away at 3:15 am Monday, February 19, 2024, at The Manor at Craig Farms. She was born on August 11, 1947, at Chester Memorial Hospital, the daughter of Merrell S. and T. Lucille (Block) Uchtman. After graduating from Steeleville High School in 1965, Donna attended SIU Carbondale and received a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1969. Donna married Paul S. Mitchell on May 24, 1969. They were divorced in October 1990. She worked as an elementary school teacher and Head Start Education Coordinator until moving to Central Illinois in 1995. She then worked as a regional coordinator for the Illinois Assistive Technology Program and then finished her work career as a Field Coordinator for the Area Agency on Aging for Lincoln Land, both in Springfield, Illinois. She completed Master level coursework at the University of Illinois in Springfield in the field of Gerontology. Donna was a past member of local, state, and national education associations, served as a Board member and Board secretary for the Illinois Assistive Technology Program, and after losing all her hearing in 1990, was a member of the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) and to the Cochlear Implant family.Donna’s pride and joy survive; her two sons: Tim (Dr. Sara Malone) Mitchell of Steeleville, IL and Colonel Rick (Rachel) Mitchell of Lee’s Summit, MO. The wonder of her six grandchildren brought her so much pleasure: Isla Mitchell, Tyler and Shelby Malone of Steeleville, IL, and Shafer, Grace, and Olivia Mitchell of Lee’s Summit, MO.She is also survived by siblings: Kathryn (Jerry) Mines of Carlyle, IL; Alan (Patti) Uchtman of Steeleville, IL; Talitha (Stephen) Elsea of Perryville, MO; Bruce Uchtman of Steeleville, IL. Her aunts: Emilie Roehrkasse of Steeleville, IL and Fay (Leonard) Lukasik of Castle Rock, CO, and special caring niece, Michelle VanDorn of Troy, IL. She was also fortunate to have an extended family of many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Merrell and Lucille Uchtman, and grandparents, Carl and Olga Block and Elmer and Alma Uchtman. She also lost aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville, with Rev. Ken Tegtmier officiating. Burial will follow at St.John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bremen. Visitation will be at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Steeleville, where friends may call on Friday from 6 pm until 8 pm then on Saturday from 9 am until 10 am at the church. Memorials may be given to Steeleville Education Foundation Endowment.To quote Alexander McCall Smith: “Dead people do not altogether leave us, they are still with us in memories, wherever we are, no matter what time of day it is or how we are feeling, they are there, still shining the light of their love upon us.” Her favorite toast was: “To Family: Past, Present and Future. May you forever be held in our hearts if not our hands.”

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Rebecca Richter

Nov 02, 1957 - Nov 12, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Rebecca "Becky" Richter, 66, of Steeleville, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta, IL. Becky was born on November 2, 1957, in Cahokia, IL, the daughter of Frank J. and Evelyn R. (Howard) Moravec. She married Steven Richter on May 4, 2013, in Eden, IL. Becky was retired from Gilster Mary Lee, Inc. , Steeleville, IL and was of the Catholic faith. She loved spending time with her family, helping people, camping, and spending time outdoors. Becky is survived by her husband, Steven Richter of Steeleville, IL, her children: James Nickels of Sullivan, MO, Nicholas Richter of Waterloo, IL; her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, her siblings: Evelyn Moravec, Frank Moravec, Joe Moravec, Mike Moravec, Rick Moravec, Steve Moravec, and Reggie Moravec. Becky was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Michael, and a brother, Tony. Becky's wishes are for cremation and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Jeffrey Salger

Aug 24, 1982 - Oct 05, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Jeffrey Michael Salger, age 41, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Jeff was born August 24, 1982, to Michael C, & Tamara S. (Fedderke) Salger. He was their pride & joy being the 4th generation Salger son. Jeff loved his job at Casey's, his co-workers, & the customers! He greeted each and every one with a smile, kind words and sometimes a hug! Jeff would be surprised to see how many people cared! Jeff attended St. Mark's Lutheran School and was confirmed in the Christian faith on March 31, 1996. He graduated from St. Mark's in 1996 and was a 2000 graduate of Steeleville High School. He attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration-concentration in Economics finance. Jeff also had a love for the theater and was very talented. He performed in numerous musical productions for the Sparta Community Chorus, the St. Mark's Dinner Theater and at various Theater Companies in the St. Louis area. Jeff loved to sing and share his love for music too. He performed at several weddings and was a member of St. Mark's Adult Choir. Jeffrey is survived by his parents Michael & Tamara Salger, a sister Jennifer Cole and 2 wonderful nieces Gracelynn & Lyllian Cole all of Steeleville. Aunt Darlene & husband Scott Wittenborn of Ruma, Aunt Diane & husband David Niemeyer and Aunt Sandra Fortner all of Steeleville. Jeff is also survived by several close cousins, their families and many friends and coworkers who will miss him greatly. He was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Carl & Grace Salger, maternal grandparents Donald & Marilyn Fedderke and Uncle Clay Fortner. Visitation is Sunday, October 8 from 5:00-8:00 pm and Monday, October 9 from 7:30-9:00 am at Wilson's Funeral Home. Services will be Monday, October 9 at 11:00 am at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Harriss officiating. A college fund account has been established at 1st National Bank of Steeleville for memorials to be for Jeffrey's nieces whom were his pride and joy, Gracelynn & Lyllian Cole or memorials can be made to donor's choice.

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Sondra Mahnken

Jun 15, 1957 - Sep 01, 2023

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Steeleville, IL

STEELEVILLE - Sondra "Sonnie" Fae Mahnken, 66, of Steeleville, Illinois, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, September 1st, 2023. Sondra was born in Murphysboro, Illinois, on June 15, 1957, to A. C. and Margaret "Peggy" McLaughlin along with her twin Ron. She married Dennis Mahnken of Steeleville on August 23, 1980, and together they operated a dairy farm for many years. She was a faithful member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville, Illinois. She loved the farm, animals and playing piano. But most of all, she loved her family. She befriended everyone she met, no matter their background, and she loved hard and fierce. Sondra is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dennis, and three children-Curtis (Amber) Mahnken of Arden Hills, MN, Christa Mahnken of Murphysboro, Ill. , and John Mahnken of Steeleville, Ill. She is also survived by her dear sister, Beverly (Roger) Connor of LaCenter, KY and three brothers, Thomas McLaughlin, Ronald McLaughlin and Gregory (Charlotte) McLaughlin all of Murphysboro, Ill, sisters-in-law Myrna (Wayne) Eldridge of Sparta, Ill, and Lois (Myron) Dudenbostel of Steeleville, Ill, and many loved nieces and nephews. She is joined in Heaven by both of her parents, and her mother and father in-law (Ernst & Oneida) and all of her cherished pets who preceded her in death. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville, with Rev. Mark Harriss officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery, Steeleville. Visitation will be at Wilson's Funeral Home, Steeleville, where friends may call from 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 7:30 am until 9 am, then from 10 am until 11 am at the church.

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Dorothy Seemann

Apr 22, 1936 - Sep 01, 2023

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Steeleville, IL

STEELEVILLE - Dorothy F. Seemann, 87, of Perryville, MO, formerly of Steeleville, IL, passed away at 2:43 am, Friday, September 1, 2023, at Independence Care Center in Perryville, MO. Dorothy was born in Chester, Illinois, on April 22, 1936, the daughter of Martin and Dora Hartmann Rurode. She married Harold Seemann on June 8, 1957, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1996. She was retired from Gilster Mary-Lee Corp. , Steeleville. Dorothy was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville. She was an avid Quilter and also enjoyed sewing. Dorothy is survived by her children, Dinah (Roger) Kaempfe of Frohna, MO, Anita (Donnie) Zoch of Giddings, TX; 5 grandchildren, Kaity Zoch (Allen Ach), Kayanne Zoch, Robert Zoch, Carrie (Samuel) Clifton, Jared (Courtney) Kaempfe; and sister, Mildred Kingsten of Coulterville. Dorothy was preceded in death by her Parents; and three brothers, Ernest, Clarence and Edward. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville, with Rev. Mark Harriss officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery, Steeleville. Visitation will be at Wilson's Funeral Home, Steeleville, where friends may call from 5 pm until 8 pm Monday and on Tuesday from 9 am until 10 am at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Gentiva Hospice of Perryville, MO, or Immanuel EEC Building Program, Giddings, TX, and can be mailed to Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL 62288.

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James Taylor

Dec 21, 1935 - Jun 10, 2023

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Steeleville, IL

STEELEVILLE - James Arthur "Jay" Taylor, 87, of Steeleville, IL, died at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL, on June 10, 2023. Jay was born on December 21, 1935, at home in Carterville, IL, to Clyde Remmel and Pauline Cagle Taylor. He married Mary Clifton Ware on June 26, 1961, at the North Beach Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX. Jay was a proud Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Frank Knox, in pacific waters from 1954-1958, during the Korean Conflict and in the reserves for four additional years. He reached the rank of Boatswain's Mate. Upon returning home to Carterville, IL with his bride, he was employed at Olin Mathieson. A manufacturer of small arms and blasting powder explosives that supplied the midwestern coal fields. He started his coal mining career at Forsythe-Carterville Coal Company and worked 37 years at Captain Mine, later known as Arch of IL. Jay's last years of mining were spent as the operator of the 5761 shovel and an oiler on the largest cross pit mining wheel in the world. Jay was an avid reader. He enjoyed camping and canoeing with his family and friends, but most of all he genuinely enjoyed playing his guitar. His music echoed through our home and will always be in our hearts. Jay loved sharing his love of music with close family and friends and was always a humble soul wanting to strengthen his musical knowledge. His prowess for storytelling will be sorely missed, he could always keep you on the edge of your seat and make you laugh. Jay is survived by a daughter, Lucile Elaine Eaton (Jeff) of Steeleville, IL; granddaughter, Alyssa Anne Stolze (Alan) and a great-grandson Adler James Stolze, all of Victorville, CA; twin brother Charles Ray Taylor of Arcanum, OH; three nieces: Susan Newnum of Pine Bluff, AR, Christine Robinson of Arcanum, OH, and Leslie Pruitt of Heber Springs, AR; sister-in-law, Marsha Elaine Brock (Paul) of DuQuoin, IL, nieces: Sara Smith (Clinton), Weston & Ellie, and Stacey Brock; nephews: David Brock (Arial), Kane and Nash, all of DuQuoin, IL; brother-in-law, Terry Frank Ware (Sherry) of Iola, TX, niece, Kathryn Ann Ware, and son, Aidyn of Colorado, uncle, Freddie Ray Strickland of Ellisville, MS, and his dachshund buddy, Starboard. Jay was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. His soul is at rest in Jesus Christ. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Hebrews 6:19Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm, at Steeleville Baptist Church, Steeleville, IL, with Rev. Tim McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Sparta, IL. Friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Memorials may be given to the Steeleville Baptist Church Building Fund, Bald Knob Cross of Peace Fund or the Union Cemetery Fund, c/o Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL, 62288.

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Kenneth Weber

Jun 29, 1951 - May 31, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Kenneth "Kenny" Weber, 71, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta, IL. Kenny was born on June 29, 1951, the son of John and Katherine (Koerber) Weber. He married Ruth Buss on February 9, 1973, in Perryville, MO. Kenny had retired from Arch of Illinois/Captain Mine, Percy, IL, and had worked at First National Bank, Steeleville, IL, in the maintenance department. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Sparta, IL, and U. M. W. A Local #1392. Kenny loved spending time with family and friends, playing Uno cards, wood working and seemed to be always tinkering with something. Kenny is survived by his wife, Ruth Weber of Steeleville, IL, his children: Sherry Weber of St. Peter's, MO, Joseph (Jessica) Weber of Columbia, MO; his grandchildren: Nickolas, Celena, Joseph Jr. , Cordelia, Amelia; and his sister, Violet Schneider of Glen Carbon, IL. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 7:00 pm, at Wilson's Funeral Home, Steeleville, IL, with Father Iuvenis Iheme officiating. The burial will be at Valhalla Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date. Visitation will be at Wilson's Funeral Home, Steeleville, IL, where friends may call from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society, c/o Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL, 62288.

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Carl King

Nov 09, 1956 - May 19, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Carl G. King, 66, of Steeleville, went to his heavenly home, Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:08 am, at his home surrounded by his family. Carl was born on November 9, 1956, in Sparta, Illinois, to Clifford and Ella Mae (Snodgrass) King. Carl married Lisa Irwin King on January 31, 1981, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Sparta. She survives. Carl was a coal miner for Peabody Baldwin Underground for 16 + years. He then continued his education to earn a Technical Degree in Industrial Electricity. He worked for Gilster May Lee as a maintenance electrician until his cancer diagnosis. Carl and his wife met when he was riding his beloved Harley Davison. He continued to be passionate about the motorcycle life as a whole. Many memories were created as Carl and Lisa rode through the beautiful country God created. Carl was an active member of Grace Church Ministries in Chester, IL and also a member of the UMWA. Carl was a devoted family man who used his giftings to bless his family on a daily basis. He was a one-of-a- kind man, irreplaceable! He will be missed by his family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of ever knowing him. Carl is survived by his wife Lisa: their children Elizabeth (Kevin) Manis of Carterville, IL and Jason King of Columbia, MO; Granddaughter: Mariah Manis; Sister: Beverly (Louis) Krueger; Sisters-in-law: Linda (Gale) Reidelberger and Carol Gladson; brother- in- law: Gene Irwin; Many loved nieces and nephews: Kendra (Tim) Squibb, Brian (Buffy) Diefenbach, David (Tammy) King, Shane (Jessica) Reidelberger, Scott (Tiffany) Reidelberger, Kevin (Jane) Gladson, Freddie (Jackie) Irwin, Kerry (Paul) Irwin; and Great nieces and nephews: Caleb, Grant, Ella Mae Squibb, Haley and Elijah Diefenbach, Emma and Olivia Reidelberger, Isaiah, Lucille, Hattie Reidelberger, Samantha Gladson, Heather Ayers, Adam Irwin, Candance Irwin, Sydney King, and Colton King. Carl is preceeded in death by his parents, brothers, Lowell King and Bobby Dale King, sister-in-law, Rena King, and brother-in- law, Russel Gladson. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Grace Church Ministries, Chester, with Rev. Ron Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery, Steeleville, with Rev. Stephen Duncan officiating. Visitation will be at Grace Church, Chester, on Saturday, from 11 am until 1 pm. Memorials may be given to Sandras Comfort or Randolph County Humane Society, c/o Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL 62288.

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Charles Herring

Oct 19, 1951 - Apr 11, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Charles P. Herring, 71, of Steeleville, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at Independence Care, Perryville, MO. Charles was born in Red Bud, IL, on October 19, 1951, the son of James C. and Alice (Farleigh) Herring. He married Donna Schwartzkopf on March 6, 1976, in Sparta, IL. Charles retired from Pinckneyville Hospital as Maintenance Director. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville, IL, and Breezy Hill RC Flying Club. Surviving is his wife, Donna Herring of Steeleville, IL, his children: Abigail Herring of Steeleville, IL, Alicia (Troy) Markley of Steeleville, IL; his grandchildren, Ellie and Jack Markley, his brother, Kevin (Debbie) Herring of Chester, IL. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Claire Markley, one brother, James Herring. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1:00 pm, at Wilson's Funeral Home, Steeleville, IL, with Rev. Mark Harriss officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Sparta, IL. Friends may call from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, at Wilson's Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Mark's Lutheran School or Crown Hospice, Cape Girardeau, MO, c/o Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL, 62288.

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Melinda Raby

Dec 16, 1975 - Mar 20, 2023

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STEELEVILLE, IL

STEELEVILLE - Melinda D. Raby, 47, of Steeleville, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, in Steeleville, IL. Melinda was born in Chester, IL, on December 16, 1975, the daughter of Thomas and Judith (Kober) Mevert. She married David Eric Raby on November 12, 2004, at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville, IL. Melinda was a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, IL, and the Parrish Nurse at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville, IL. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary Post 480, and the Steeleville Eagles Auxiliary Aries 3960. Surviving is her husband, Eric Raby of Steeleville, IL, her children: Josie and Olivia, both of Steeleville, IL; her parents: Judy Mevert of Steeleville, IL, Tom (Doris) Mevert of Percy, IL, her paternal grandmother, Annabelle Mevert, her siblings: Matt (Andrea) Mevert of Steeleville, IL, Michelle (Scott) Gremmels of Steeleville, IL, and several nephews and nieces. Melinda is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John (Eunice) Kober, and her paternal grandfather, Albert Mevert. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and from 8:00 to 10:00 am on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville, ILFuneral services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 10:00 am, at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville, IL, with Julie Posth, Parrish Ministry Assistant, officiating. Burial will follow at Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Peace Lutheran Church, c/o Wilson's Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Steeleville, IL, 62288.

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