Death of David L. Reiniesch Sr.

David Reiniesch Sr.

David L. Reiniesch Sr., 67 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 10:57 p.m. He was born on December 21, 1947, in Carlinville to Joseph G. Reiniesch and Eleanore J. (Kulenkamp) Reiniesch. He married Connie J. (Weinberg) Reiniesch on February 14, 1970, in Mt. Clare, IL. David was a coal […]

Death of Robert L. Smith


Robert L. Smith, 88 of Woodburn, died at Robings Manor in Brighton, IL on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 9:04 a.m. He was born on February 6, 1927, in Pleasant Hill to Oscar Smith and Vera (Bobo) Smith. He married Carole Sue (Fish) Smith on July 2, 1976, in Brighton. He was a crane operator […]

Death of Theodore Michael “Ted” Tomso

Ted Tomso

Theodore Michael “Ted” Tomso, 79 of Mount Olive, died Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at his residence in Mount Olive, IL. He was born on September 14, 1935, in Mt. Olive to the late Michael Tomso and Mary Bires. He married Norma June Strum on June 7, 1958, at Holy Trinity Church by […]

Death of Carol Frances Krause

Carol Krause

Carol Frances Krause, 79 of Granite City, formerly of Gillespie, died at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. She was born on April 16, 1936, in Kenosha, WI to Julius Nielson and Hazel Lafayette Nielson. She married Thomas Laurent and later married Bob Krause. She was […]

Death of Richard Paul “Rich” Griffel

Rich Griffel

Richard Paul “Rich” Griffel, 71 of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Rich was born on October 1, 1943, to Gilbert and Mary (Kessinger) Griffel in Carlinville, IL. He was a graduate of Carlinville High School with the class of 1961, as well as a graduate […]

Death of Emil Lawrence Fritz

Emil Fritz

Emil Lawrence Fritz, 86 of Sawyerville, died at his residence on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 7:32 p.m. He was born on September 1, 1929, in Sawyerville to Emil G. Fritz and Anna (Mitchell) Fritz Emmons. He married Ruby J. (Smith) Fritz on January 15, 1954, in Wichita, KS. She preceded him in death on […]

Death of Jean Wood

Jean Wood

Jean Wood, 89 of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 3:30 a.m. at her home. She was born in Rural Farmersville, IL on June 28, 1926, a daughter of Everett B. and Rachel J. Wiegreffe Gerhard. She was a graduate of Virden High School and attended Blackburn College in Carlinville for two years. […]

Death of Barbara J. Pierson-Compton

Barbara J. Pierson-Compton

Barbara J. Pierson-Compton, 63 of Carlinville, formerly of Girard, passed away Sunday evening, September 6, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL surround by her family after a long fight with breast cancer. Barb was born at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL on October 23, 1951, to A.E. (Pete) and Mary Langheim. Barb was […]

Death of Alvin Louis Mansholt


Alvin Louis Mansholt, 68 of Bunker Hill, died at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL on Saturday, September 5, 2015. He was born on November 1, 1946, in Alton, IL to Louis Mansholt and Amanda Henke Mansholt. He was retired after having worked as an adjuster for Olin Corp. He is survived by his brother, […]

Death of Lanny R. Cloud


Lanny R. Cloud, 68 of Gillespie, died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 2:00 a.m. He was born on December 8, 1946, in Saint Louis, MO to Asa Edward Cloud and Phyllis (Mathis) Cloud. He married Debra L. (Forshee) Cloud on September 18, 1969, at First Baptist Church, […]