Kathryn E. Baechle, nee Siegel, 91, of Mascoutah, Ill., born April 25, 1922, in Lebanon, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at MarKa Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill.
Mrs. Baechle was employed by the Lebanon and Mascoutah Langenberg Hat Company for 23 years. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, St. Ann's Altar Sodality, Ministry of Praise and Women of the Moose Chapter 392 where she received her College of Regents degree.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mayme, nee Loyet, Siegel; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Deloris, nee Milam, Siegel; and a sister and brother-in-law, Florine and George "Butch" Schmitt.
Surviving are her husband, Ben Baechle, whom she married on Nov. 4, 1947, at St. John's Catholic Church in Blackjack, Ill.; a son, Ronald (Carol Ferk) Baechle of Mascoutah, Ill.; three daughters, Carolyn (Tom) Turman of Manor, Texas, Marilyn Baechle of Mascoutah, Ill., and Vicky (Roger) Scalf of Mascoutah, Ill.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one. I'd like
To leave an Afterglow of
Smiles when day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo...
Whispering softly down the
Ways of happy times and
Laughing times and bright
And sunny days. I'd like
The tears of those who
Grieve to dry before the
Sun of happy memories
That I leave behind when
Day is done.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the MarKa Nursing Home and staff.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Childhood School Endowment Fund, 104 N. Independence, Mascoutah, Ill. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah, Ill.
Funeral: A funeral Mass will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the church with Father Dennis Voss officiating. Private burial of her cremains will be held at a later date.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 23, 2014