Raymond "Butch" George Fix Sr., 94, of Lebanon, Ill., born Dec. 27, 1919, in Sugar Creek Township, Ill., passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lebanon, Ill.
He worked as bottler for Stag Brewery; and was a former farmer. Butch was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church; a member of the O'Fallon Senior Citizens; the Farm Bureau; and former member of the square dance club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, nee Kueker, Fix; his parents, John and Josephine, nee Hoh, Fix; a daughter, Marguerite Billups; a son, Lyle Fix; a great-grandson, Chad Khron; 4 brothers, Johnny Fix, Richard Fix, Elmer Fix, and Lawrence Fix; and a sister, Helen Fix.
Butch is survived by 8 children, Marlin (Sandy) Fix of Aviston, Ill., Donald Fix of Columbus, Ohio, Dennis Fix of O'Fallon, Ill., Gerald Fix of Lebanon, Ill., Joe Fix of O'Fallon, Ill., Raymond Fix Jr. of Summerfield, Ill., Darlene Goodwin of Smithton, Ill., and Cheryl Berry of Lebanon, Ill.; a son-in-law, Edward Billups of O'Fallon, Ill.; siblings, Vera (Albert) Juenger of Smithton, Ill., Aurelia Agne of Belleville, Ill., and Irvin (Bernadine) Fix of Belleville, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be extended to the family online at: www.schildknechtfh.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave. O'Fallon, Ill., 62269, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. U.S. Highway 50 O'Fallon, Ill., 62269.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Downs officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
SCHILDKNECHT FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 9, 2014