Wallace G. "Wally" Stieg, 81, of Okawville, Ill., born Nov. 19, 1931, southwest of Nashville, Ill., departed this life Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill.
Mr. Stieg was a 1949 graduate of Okawville High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp and fought in the infantry in the Korean War
. He worked for Gateway Western Railroad and Terminal Railway Association, retiring in 1993 after working 32 years in railroad communications. Wally was a charter member of VFW
Post 5596 in Okawville and was a member of American Legion Post 233 in Okawville where he served 20 plus years on the Honor Guard Detail. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association and the I.M.J.I.M. Chapter in Swansea, Ill. Mr. Stieg was a member of Washington Lodge 55 AF & AM in Nashville, a member of the Ainad Shriners and Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a former member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ida, nee Zacheis, Stieg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Mary, nee Mueller, Garbs; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, three nieces and two nephews.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie, nee Garbs, Stieg, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1954, at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church in Okawville; three children, Jeffrey Stieg and special friend Jennifer of Okawville, Gregory Stieg and special friend Dora Harvey of Okawville, and Wanda Sigman and husband Richard of Mascoutah, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jamie (Andy) Wheeler, Heather (Andrew) Lindsay, Jason Stieg, Derek Sigman, Kyle (Danielle) Sigman, and Dana Sigman; three great-grandchildren, Evan Wheeler, Courtland Lindsay, Emma Sigman, and Owen Wheeler on the way; a brother, Warren Stieg and wife Cindy of Okawville and their family, Charlotte and Daniel Simonton and daughter Emma; godson, Byron Elliott; special nephew, Kevin Heberer; ; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, cousins, as well as a host of friends.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Campagna Funeral Home, Okawville, Ill. Korean War Veterans Association services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday and a Masonic Service conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Washington Lodge 55 AF & AM.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Campagna Funeral Home, Okawville with Rev. Bill Cummins and Brother Daniel Simonton officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Okawville. Military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 233 of Okawville, Ill.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Okawville, Ill.