Joyce Elizabeth Richter, 78, formerly of Freeburg and Belleville, Ill., born Feb. 17, 1935, in Obion County, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Joyce was the former owner of the bakery, Das Kuchen und Kaffee Haus in Mascoutah and had also served her baked goods in Freeburg and Belleville and had worked as an Aflac agent. Joyce's faith was very important to her, and she attended the Green Mount Road Church of Christ. She had a generous spirit and a big heart and was always a hard worker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Richter; her son, Thomas R. "Randy" Koesterer; her parents, Claude and Lola, nee Davis, Brockwell; a son in infancy, Todd Kane Richter; grandson, Brock Borger; sisters, Garnett Bentley and Mary Jane Brockwell; and brothers, Bill, Elvis and Roy Thomas Brockwell.
Surviving are her daughter, Diana (Tony) Sovia of Belleville, Ill.; granddaughter, Leslie, nee Koesterer, (Todd) Rivera of Freeburg, Ill.; grandsons, Brent (Jody) Borger of Freeburg, Ill., and Nathan and Sean Koesterer of Washington; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor, Haleigh, Owen, and Emily; sisters, Sue (John) McKenna of Harrison, Mich., Betty Rowlan of New Athens, Ill., and Jan Myers of Fulton, Ky.; and brothers, Ronald Brockwell of Fulton, Ky., and Charles Brockwell of Harrison, Mich.
Memorial donations are suggested to Green Mount Road Church of Christ and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at www.wfh-ofallon.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the funeral home with Mr. Shelton Peeler officiating. Burial will be held in Union City, Tenn.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.