John Henry Gass, 62, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Sept. 19, 1951 in Belleville, Ill., passed away Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014 at Clinton Manor Living Center, New Baden, Ill.
John had been employed through St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises (S.A.V.E) and worked 20 years as a janitor's assistant for the City of Fairview Heights since 1981. He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church. John had participated in Special Olympics when he was younger and had enjoyed bowling, fishing, and especially spending time with his family. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and loved the music of Elvis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin J. and Mary, nee Schaefer, Gass; brothers, Jerome Gass and Edwin Gass, Jr.; sister, Mary Ellen (Hollis) Missey; brothers-in-law, Robert Lehman and Raymond Lane; sister-in-law, Virginia, nee Altemeyer, Gass; and his niece, Emily Koesterer.
Surviving are his siblings, Bette Lehman, Margaret (Mike) Heinz, Joann (Gene) Weilbacher, Theresa (Richard) Koesterer, and Kenneth (Carolyn) Gass; sisters-in-law, Linda Lane and Linda Gass; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations are suggested to Clinton Manor Living Center, Hospice of Southern Illinois,
or as masses. Condolences may be offered at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, and after 9 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the church.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Shiloh, with Rev. James Deiters presiding. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 6, 2014