Francis L. "Fritz" Derossett, 74, of Dupo, Ill., born May 16, 1942, in Grand Tower, Ill., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family in Prairie du Rocher, Ill.
Mr. Derossett was a U.S. Army Veteran. He attended the New Beginnings Church of God in Waterloo, Ill. He was a member the Masonic Lodge 0498 in Murphysboro, Ill.,
and the American Legion in Dupo, IL.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edna L., nee Darrah, Derossett; an infant son, Barry; a step-son, Mark Kinder; a grandson, Christopher Kinder; his parents, Loyd and Anna, nee Knupp, Derossett; two sisters, Ruth Harris, and Barbara Sue Derossett; and four brothers, Everett, Alfred, Cliff and Bobby Derossett.
Surviving are his step-children, John Kinder of Belleville, Ill., Darrell Kinder of Germany, Doug Kinder of Texas, and Paul (Cindi) Kinder of East Carondelet, Ill.; two brothers, Babe (Leda) Derossett of Splendora, Texas, and Monroe (Patte) Derossett of Dupo, Ill.; two sisters, Shirley (Bob) Stoner of Prairie Du Rocher, Ill., and Melba Mueller of Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Kristina (Ricky)Reich, Rechelle (Steve) Huck, PJ Kinder, Travis Kinder, Cory Kinder, Caleb Kinder, Jazmyn (Julian) Cardenas and Sierra Soria. He was a dear uncle, cousin and friend.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Online condolences may be expressed at: braunfh.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill., and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Crawshaw Funeral Home, Murphysboro, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill., and at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Crawshaw Funeral Home, Murphysboro, Ill. Burial will be in Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower, Ill.
FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 26, 2016