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Kapp, Penny - Breese  
PENNY KAPP Penny L. Kapp, 67, of Breese died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial in Highland City Cemetery, Highland. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 22, 2015
Kelley, Michael - Belleville  
Michael Kelley Mike Kelley, 28, of Belleville, Ill., born June 9, 1986, passed away on May 14, 2015, after a courageous and brave fight against cancer. Mike is survived by his beautiful wife, love of his life and best friend, Sarah, nee Wingbermuehle, Kelley; his loving and sad parents, Carrie and Randy; inseparable brother and sisters, Erin, Tom, and Mo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laura and Tim, Susan and Zach, Mary and Alex, and Anne; dear mother-in-law and father-in-law, Denise and Ray; grandmothers, Pat Fairbairn and Colleen Kelley; cousins; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles. All loved him so much and will miss him more. He is also survived by more friends and admirers than could ever be listed. Mike was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joe Fairbairn and Pete Kelley. Mike loved sports, particularly baseball, and was a standout pitcher for the Althoff, Belleville Hilgards, and SWIC baseball teams. He was a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School and Illinois State University and was employed as the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator by Lincoln Prairie Behavior Health Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Mark and Emily were his wonderful friends and bosses. Mike was the kindest, happiest, and most fun-loving man any of us have known. His life was his wife, his family, his friends, and laughter. He touched so many and made the lives of all he knew better. We are all so lucky to have shared his life, and his spirit and smiles will fill the emptiness in our hearts each and every day. Memorials may be made to the Jason Motte Foundation or to the Mike Kelley Refuse to Lose Foundation. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com . Visitation: Mike's family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. Funeral: A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill, with Rev. Kenneth York and Rev. Joseph Ring concelebrating the funeral Mass. GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 17, 2015
Kempfer, Virginia - Red Bud  
VIRGINIA KEMPFER Virginia L. Kempfer, 93, of Red Bud died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Arrangements pending at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Red Bud.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 21, 2015
Klingman, Lucille - New Baden  
LUCILLE KLINGMAN Lucille Klingman, 89, of New Baden died Saturday, May 16, 2015. No services. Hempen-Nordike Funeral Home, New Baden.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 17, 2015
Korte, Felicitas - Highland  
FELICITAS KORTE Felicitas R. "Felix" Korte, nee Mersinger, 91, of Highland died Sunday, May 17, 2015. Arrangements pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 18, 2015
Korte, Felicitas R. - Highland  
Felicitas Korte Felicitas R. "Felix" Korte, 91, of Highland, Ill., born December 16, 1923, in Saint Jacob, Ill., died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Faith Care Center, Highland, Ill. She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the former Daughters of Isabella; and a Former member of St. Anne Altar Society. Felix was born southwest of St. Jacob on the family farm off Rt. 4. She grew up there and attended Black Jack County School. She briefly worked at Wicks Organ Co. Following her marriage she worked at home, then helped her husband with Korte-Richter Meat Processing, which they opened in 1969. It is now operated by her son as Korte Meats. She has been in the same Rummy Card Club since the early 1970's. She did a lot of community volunteer work, a Meals on Wheels driver, and helped with Daughters of Isabella activities. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J. "Al" Korte, whom she married September 10, 1947, at St. Paul Catholic Church, and who preceded her on July 17, 1998; her parents, Edward A. and Phillipina "Bena", nee Fohne, Mersinger; and three brothers, Emil F. Mersinger on October 29, 2006, Lawrence G. Mersinger on December 16, 1983, and Clarence E. Mersinger on June 21, 2009. Surviving are a son, David E. (Therese M.) Korte of Highland, Ill.; two daughters, Diane M. (David) Schwind of Glen Carbon, Ill., and Sue A. (William "Marty") Wilson, Highland, Ill.; 9 grandchildren, Shandy L. (Gerald) Klein, Glen Carbon, Ill., Shawn A. (Shannon) Hogg of Highland, Ill., Amy L. (Jason) Koerkenmeier of Highland, Ill., Anita M. (Rob) Zbinden of St. Jacob, Ill., Katie M. Schwind of Waimea, Hawaii, Shelby L. (Chad) Bartoszkiewicz of Edwardsville, Ill., Mike M. (wife Beth Rapoff) Wilson of Granite City, Ill., Kyle D. (Amanda) Korte of Highland, Ill., Matthew D. Schwind of Kissligg, Germany; 16 great-grandchildren, Nathan Klein, Joshua Klein, Syler Hogg, Shayden Hogg, Sayde Hogg, Finn Wilson, Charlotte Wilson, Kyler Koerkenmeier, Kendyl Koerkenmeier, Kira Bartoszkiewicz, Khloe Bartoszkiewicz, Brittin Korte, Landry Korte, Landon McKinnon, Jayna Zbinden, and Dexter Zbinden. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul School Education Foundation; Hospice of Southern Ill.; or to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland, Ill. Funeral: A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Ill., with Father Scott A. Snider officiating. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Highland, Ill. SPENGEL-BOULANGER FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 19, 2015
Kostelac, Dora - Belleville  
Dora Kostelac Dora C. "Babe" Kostelac, 96, of Belleville, Ill., born April 7, 1919, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, May 14, 2015, with her family at her side. Throughout her lifetime, Dora was a member of various church and social organizations. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, Ill. Dora was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a very kind, thoughtful, and giving person. There was not a day that passed that she did not give someone a nice compliment. Dora was a major influence in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John Kostelac Jr.; her parents, James and Dora, nee Geehan, O'Brien; her brother, James O'Brien; and her sister, Mary M. O'Brien. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Catherine (Mark) Bauer of Belleville, Ill.; two sons, John (Marlene) Kostelac III, and Jim (Nancy) Kostelac, both of Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren, Kelly (Damon) Bauer Joslin, Shon (JoAnn) Bauer, John Kostelac IV, Jaclyn Kostelac, James "Jamie" Kostelac II, and Kendra "KK" Kostelac; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dora's caregivers, Alicia, Barbie, Betty, Burnetta, Deanna, JoAnn, Lucy, and Sandy for their loving care through her final months of life. Thanks are also extended to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic School, 401 W. Washing St., Millstadt, IL 62260, to the Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson St., Millstadt, IL 62260, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com . Visitation: There will be no visitation, as it was Mrs. Kostelac's wish to donate her body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, Ill., with Msgr. Volk officiating. GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 24, 2015
Krug, Anna - Herculaneum  
ANNA KRUG Anna Marie Krug, 91, of Herculaneum, Mo., formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died Friday, May 22, 2015. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Chester. Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home, Chester.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 23, 2015
Kueker, Archie - Walsh  
ARCHIE KUEKER Archie D. Kueker, 88, of Walsh died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Walsh. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Walsh. Wilson Funeral Home, Steeleville.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 21, 2015
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