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Hale, Colette - Worden  
COLETTE HALE Colette J. Hale, 54, of Worden died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Visitation 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home, Bethalto.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 20, 2014
Hill, Virginia - Freeburg  
Virginia Hill Virginia L. Hill, nee Brandenburger, 98, of Freeburg, Ill., born Dec. 18, 1915, in Prairie Du Long Township, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, Ill. Virginia attended the one room Broad Hollow School for eight years and one year at Freeburg Community High School. She worked as a household employee of the J.D. Miller family of Freeburg for six years, after which she worked for 30 years as a cook and general employee at Mary Valentine's Restaurant in Freeburg. Her next employment was at the Brass Lantern in Belleville, Ill., for five years, followed by two years employed at the Alpenhaus Restaurant in Freeburg. While employed at Valentine's Restaurant, she met James F. Hill of Freeburg. They were married on Oct. 25, 1958. Mrs. Hill was a charter member of the Broad Hollow Juvenile Grange at age 6, later becoming an 80-plus year member of Broad Hollow Grange 1806. She served as past secretary, chaplain, master, and lecturer for many years. She was also a member of the St. Clair County Pomona Grange, the Illinois State Grange, and the National Grange. Virginia served as the Grange news correspondent to the Freeburg Tribune for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Freeburg, Ill., a member of the Royal Neighbors of America where she served as Oracle for several years, was a member of the Freeburg Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Freeburg Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, James F. Hill, who died Feb. 13, 1979; her parents, Alexander G. and Florence K., nee Schmiedlin, Brandenburger; grandparents, John and Virginia Schmiedlin and Peter and Louise Brandenburger; six brothers, Ralph (Sadie) Brandenburger, Glen (Vernell) Brandenburger, Roy (Lorraine) Brandenburger, Clifford Brandenburger, Delmar Brandenburger, and Dale Brandenburger; a sister, Doris (Homer) Walston; four nephews, Ivan Brandenburger, Leonard Winkler, Charles Brimm, and James Schwarz; and dear friends, Opal Linss and Allegra Wamser. Surviving are three sisters-in-law, Bernadine Brandenburger, Shirley Brandenburger, and Arlene Brandenburger; nieces and nephews, Lucy Hesse, Myra Winkler, Jane Schwarz, Glenda Brandenburger, Kenneth (Shelby) Walston, Peter (Belle) Brandenburger, Clyde (Pat) Brandenburger, Paul (Cookie) Brandenburger, Ronald Brandenburger, David (Jacquie) Brandenburger, Betty (Alvin) Suemnicht, Deborah Brimm, Donna (Chuck) Kadlec, Linda (Larry) Rensing, Lori (James) Becherer, Sharon (Dewayne) Holloway, and Jeri (Jonathan) Arnold; special friends, David and Donna Valentine, Debra Ross, Donna Stein; many Grange friends; and corresponding friends since World War II, Ann and Frank Araniti of Liverpool, N.Y. The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Cedar Trails Senior Living Center in Freeburg for their years of caring for Virginia. Thanks also to the staff at Freeburg Care Center and to Vitas Hospice for their care and support. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com . Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Freeburg, Ill. An Eastern Star Ritual will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday, followed by a Grange Ritual at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Freeburg, Ill., with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill. GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Freeburg, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 20, 2014
Holtgrewe, Roy - Addieville  
ROY HOLTGREWE Roy Fred Holtgrewe, 97, of Addieville died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion United Church of Christ, Addieville. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial in the church cemetery. Styninger Funeral Home, Nashville.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 20, 2014
Hurst, Luther R. - Red Bud  
Luther Hurst Luther R. Hurst, 74, of Red Bud, Ill., born Sept. 30, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Ill. He was a retired Belleville Fireman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Beulah, nee Brown, Hurst; a brother, Billy Lanham; and a sister, Gloria Cummings. Surviving are his wife, Bernice, nee Malear, Hurst; three children, Scott (Terry) Hurst of Caseyville, Ill., Richard (Tina) Hurst of Collinsville, Ill., and Kim (Tom) Reinhardt of Tilden, Ill.; three sisters, Delores (Wayne) Siebecker, Betty (James) Clark and Glenda (Billie) Haddock, all of Belleville, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home, Red Bud, Ill. Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home, Red Bud, Ill. He will be cremated. KOCH-LIEFER FUNERAL HOME, Red Bud, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2014

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Hill, Virginia L. - Freeburg  
VIRGINIA HILL Virginia L. Hill, nee Brandenburger, 98, of Freeburg died Sun., Nov. 16, 2014. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Freeburg. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights. George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 19, 2014
Hundsdorfer, Helen M. - Highland  
HELEN HUNDSDORFER Helen M. Hundsdorfer, nee Bargetzi, 80, of Highland died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial in Highland City Cemetery. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 19, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Hundsdorfer, Helen M. - Highland  
HELEN HUNDSDORFER Helen M. Hundsdorfer, nee Bargetzi, 80, of Highland died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 18, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Week

Hensley, Edna - Alton  
EDNA HENSLEY Edna L. Hensley, 103, of Alton died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Cremation rites will be accorded. Elilas, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home, Godfrey.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 15, 2014
Henss, Beverly C. - Germantown  
BEVERLY HENSS Beverly C. Henss, nee Crews, 54, of Germantown died Friday, Nov. 14, 2104. Visitation from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Greens Chapel Cemetery, White Plains, Ky. Moss Funeral Home, Breese.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 16, 2014
Hesse, Alvin - Collinsville  
ALVIN HESSE Alvin Hesse, 87, of Collinsville died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday at Valhalla Cemetery, St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, Mo.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 14, 2014
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