Louis Hutchin "Hutch" Schlafly, 71, of Columbia, Ill., fortified with the Sacraments of the Church on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Mr. Schlafly was the chairman of the board of directors of Columbia National Bank, Columbia, Ill., a bank which he and a group of investors established in 1976. He served as president of the bank until his retirement in 1997. He began his banking career in 1966 at Union National Bank, East St. Louis, Ill. He was a past president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, Ill., member of the East St. Louis, then Columbia Rotary since 1966, and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, Ill. Hutch was a 1962 graduate of St. Louis University High School and Rockhurst College Class of 1966.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul A., and Alberta Jane, nee Hutchin, Schlafly; his brother, Paul A. Schlafly, Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth Jane McReynolds.
He his survived by his wife of 45 years, Gracia L., nee Doswald, Schlafly; son, Aaron (Vivien) Schlafly of Tokyo, Japan; daughter, Jane (Justin) Kernen of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Brian Louis Schlafly, and Zelda Grace Kernen; along with other relatives and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to the Eugene Schorb - Immaculate Conception School Education Fund, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, Ill. 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the church with Father Carl Scherrer officiating. Mr. Schlafly had gifted his remains to the Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 13, 2015