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Arthur G. Joellenbeck(1921 - 2013)

Arthur Joellenbeck of Okawville, departed this life in the Washington County Hospital at Nashville, Ill., Monday, June 10, 2013, at 10:15 p.m. He had attained the age of 91 years, seven months and 17 days.

Arthur was born in St. Louis, Oct. 23, 1921, the son of William and Christine (Randoll) Joellenbeck. He was baptized on Nov. 13, 1921, in St. Peter's Church in St. Louis by the Rev. Wm. Hackmann and was confirmed April 14, 1935, in St. Peter's Church in Okawville by the Rev. Roland Hosto. Art was united in marriage to Audrey Bohbrink on Nov. 9, 1946, in the parsonage of St. Peter's Church in Okawville by the Rev. Edwin Wahl, and Audrey survives his passing.

Mr. Joellenbeck was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations as chief clerk at the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur. Following the war, Art owned and operated Joellenbeck Bros. Lumberyard in Okawville until his retirement in 1990.

He was a faithful member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville, where he had served on the Church Council and the Cemetery Committee. Art also served on the Okawville Fire Department and served as an Okawville Fire Department Director for several years. He was also a member of American Legion Post 233 in Okawville.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Audrey of Okawville; two daughters, Peggy Maschhoff and husband Robert of Jacksonville and Lori Frederking and husband Duane of Chatham; six grandchildren, Jason Maschhoff and wife Tania, Andrew Maschhoff and wife Anita, Angela Gentry and husband Kelly, Joshua Gaebe, Jenna Ford and husband James and Ryan Frederking; other relatives; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Vicky Gaebe.

In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Joellenbeck, a private funeral service will be held. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, St. Peter's Cemetery, Washington County Hospital, or to the Heritage House Museum Association and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on June 14, 2013
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