Zieren Day Funeral Home
Call UsZieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
Vander Pluym, Joseph
November 18, 1951 - April 16, 2014
Joseph Richard Vander Pluym, age 62, of O'Fallon, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home in O'Fallon, Illinois.
He was born on November 18, 1951 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Breese, IL. He was the youngest son of Loretta (Sellers) Vander Pluym and Richard Vander Pluym. He grew up most of his life in Clinton County and then moved to Arizona when he was a child, where his family lived for several years. At that time, the family came back to their roots to settle in Breese, IL, where their hearts always remained. He graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High School in 1969. There, his love of music and the arts flourished, and he also met the love of his life, Janice (Sautman) Vander Pluym. They married on January 7, 1971.
He is survived by his soulmate and loving wife, Janice; 2 daughters Amber (Vander Pluym) Rigsby and husband Michael of Bloomington, IL, and Lauren Vander Pluym and partner Joe Tiberio of Chicago, IL; 2 brothers John Vander Pluym and wife Cathy of St. Louis, MO, and Jerry Vander Pluym of Arizona; sister Jan (Vander Pluym) Petersen and husband Pete of Reno, NV; his father in law Ted Sautman of Carlyle; 2 sisters-in-law Gayle (Sautman) Warnecke and husband & soul brother Phil of Carlyle, IL and Angie (Sautman) Schoendienst of Bel Air, MD; and several nieces and nephews and their children who he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Richard and Loretta (Sellers) Vander Pluym; brother-in-law & soul brother Dick Schoendienst, and mother-in-law Rosalind (Winkeler) Sautman.
Joe was a lifelong retail industry executive. Since early 2014, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales at Scrubs & Beyond in Brentwood, MO. Previously, Joe was the Chief Operations Officer for Bakers Footwear Group in St. Louis, MO. Joe put his heart and soul into building Bakers, where he worked for over a decade. Joe began his retail career at Merry Go Round Enterprises of Baltimore, MD. His career with MGRE is a testament to his hard work and dedication, as he started out as an hourly employee on store floors as a nineteen-year-old, and over the years, worked his way up to Executive VP of Operations. During his time at MGRE and Bakers, Joe made lifelong friends who are now part of his family. Joe inspired many careers throughout his lifetime, and he touched the soul of every colleague. He loved them all dearly in return.
Joe was a creative soul in every sense of the word, and he passionately shared his many talents with the world. He was an incredible visual artist, specializing in charcoal drawing and screen-printing. He built beautiful additions of his own design to his familys home that they will cherish forever.
His family knows that Joe was put on this Earth to share his musical gifts with the world. He was an incredible, self-taught bassist, guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist. Additionally, he spent his life building a state-of-the-art home recording studio, where he wrote and recorded music with countless artists. In this way, he shared a special bond with his daughter, Lauren, who frequently wrote songs with him and sang on many recordings. His wife, Janice, also sings beautiful harmony. Janice and Lauren often sang with Joe in his many band performances. His daughter, Amber, and Joe shared a bond through her work in radio. Janice and her daughters are music lovers and will always be Joes biggest fans.
Joe left a beautiful legacy of recorded music, including his heartfelt homage to Southern Illinois life in Breese, IL: Breese to the Blues, which was played by his closest friends and family all area musicians under the name of The Vanders. Joe donated all proceeds of this album to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in honor of friends and family who have passed on, and his family will continue this tradition. You can honor Joe by downloading this album on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/1i2FW5p.
His heart always belonged in Breese with his best friends and fellow musicians. Through the years, Joe played in numerous bands with countless musicians across the United States, including The Livin End, Arem Bay, Mr. Wizard, Quasi, Native Creative, Back Down 50, and so many others. Most recently, Joe played bass and sang for Gypsy Jones and Lucky Dog Band. This family of musicians inspired and fulfilled him all of his life.
His fulfillment in life was not limited to music. Joe lived his life as a true humanitarian. He gave so much to friends, family, people in need, and many charitable organizations, such as Catholic Charities, The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness.
There was not a soul that Joe encountered that he did not impact in life-changing ways. He will be missed and loved by so many forever.
Rock on, Joe.
The family will hold a visitation on Monday, April 21 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, IL. During the last hour of visitation, musicians are invited to bring instruments for a musical celebration of his life. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 8:00 10:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 22, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Carlyle, IL. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Joes honor.
December 12, 1922 - April 13, 2014
Ralph Eugene Rainey, age 91 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois.
He was born on December 12, 1922, in Section 1, Carlyle Township, Clinton County, Illinois, a son of Wallace A. and Jessie I. (Ringer) Rainey. His birthplace was the Clinton County Poor Farm, where his father was the resident superintendant. Soon after graduating from Carlyle High School in 1940, he operated a taxi service in Carlyle before enlisting in the United States Army on February 20, 1942. He married Frieda W. Goesling on May 9, 1946, at Messiah Lutheran Parsonage in Carlyle, by Rev. Paul F. Hartmann.
Survivors are his wife Frieda Rainey of Carlyle; 2 daughters Marilyn Mason of Walnut Creek, California and Phyllis Albat and husband Edward of Carlyle; a daughter-in-law Kim Rainey of McKinney, Texas; a sister Lila Mahlandt of Carlyle; 3 grandsons James Mason, Robert Mason and friend Kim, and Jason Rainey; 2 granddaughters Tammy Eigenrauch and husband Wayne and Jessica Carver and husband Rusty; his great grandchildren Tiffany and Travis Eigenrauch and Colt Rainey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Jessie Rainey; a son Gary Rainey; a grandson Charles H. Mason, III; 2 brothers Walter and Floyd Rainey and 2 sisters Myra Godell and Mildred Bruenemeyer.
Mr. Rainey was a plumber by trade, licensed in Illinois and a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101, Belleville for over 55 years. He worked mostly in the Belleville and Carlyle areas, and had a plumbing shop in Carlyle for a time. He and his wife also owned and operated Riverside Tavern from 1949 1956, and during that same time also ran Club Royale. Later, they owned and operated Reabans Drive-In, which was later known as Raineys Drive-In, for 18 years, beginning in 1969. During that time, they had a Pick-Ur-Own Strawberry Farm in Wheatfield Township from 1962 1978. They also ran a Trap and Skeet Shooting Range for a few years.
His hobbies included trapshooting and genealogy. He competed in many shoots in numerous states, including 28 Grand American Tournaments. After many years of research, he published a 400 page family history of Rainey-Ringer and Allied Families in 1985.
Mr. Rainey served 3 years and 7 months in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member and Past Adjutant of V.F.W. Post 3523, member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 404 in Carlyle and a member of American Legion Post 1227 in Beckemeyer. He served on the combined firing squad for military funerals for many years.
He was a Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association; a member of the National Rifle Association; a contributor to the Rainey Times, a family research publication; a member and contributor to the Ogle/Ogles Family Association; a member and benefactor of the Clinton County Historical Society; Secretary-Treasurer of Yingst Cemetery Association and was a benefactor and caretaker of Yingst Cemetery for many years.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle with Rev. Steve Sommerer, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Yingst Cemetery in Carlyle. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 4:00 8:00 at Zieren Day Funeral Home, and on Thursday morning from 9:00 11:00 A.M. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Rainey are suggested to Yingst Cemetery and will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
January 15, 1921 - April 11, 2014
Selma Semmie Koch, age 93 of Beckemeyer, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Josephs Hospital in Breese.
Ms. Koch was born on January 15, 1921, in Beckemeyer, Illinois, a daughter of Fred and Martha (Dorries) Koch. She attended Beckemeyer Public School, graduated from Carlyle High School and attended Rubicams Business College in St. Louis. During World War II, Selma ran Koch Lumber Company in Beckemeyer with her father. After her family sold the lumber yard in 1975, she worked for Bruemmer Lumber as a bookkeeper. Selma was the bookkeeper for Motel Carlyle and Koch Farms. She enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling and hunting arrowheads at the family farm. Ms. Koch was an excellent baker and loved riding horses, especially her dads horse, Corky.
Ms. Koch is survived by her sister Elsie Koch of Carlyle and 2 nephews Donald and David Koch.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Martha Koch; and her siblings Martha Koch, Doris Ranz and husband Amel, Richard Koch and Herbert Koch and wife Violet.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Breese, with Pastor Matthew A. Goetz, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery in Breese. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Breese on Wednesday from 9:00 11:00 A.M.
Memorial donations in memory of Ms. Koch are suggested to St. Johns United Church of Christ or to the American Heart Association and will be received at the funeral home.
March 22, 1933 - March 26, 2014
Betty Winkeler, age 81 of Carlyle, died at her home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Mrs. Winkeler was born on March 22, 1933, in Carlyle, Illinois, a daughter of Edward and Mabel (Mahlandt) Van Dorn. She married Norbert Winkeler at St. Marys Church in Carlyle on July 10, 1952, and he preceded her in death on August 1, 1999.
Betty is survived by her children David Winkeler (Janet) of Highland, Mark Winkeler (Carol) of Carlyle, Craig Winkeler (Sue) of Aurora and Susan Winkeler (Mike) of Beckemeyer; her grandchildren Julie Kreke (Jason), Amy Racanelli (Vito), Angela Winkeler, Joy Winkeler, Jamie Scott (Matthew), Laura Winkeler and Alex Cox; her great grandchildren Isabella, Leo, Silas, Elsie, and Samuel Kreke, and Laya Racanelli; a sister Sherry Laux-Mays (Tony) of Troy; and her in-laws Don Vandeloo of Carlyle, Rosemary Winkeler of Germantown and Ted Sautman of Carlyle.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mabel Van Dorn; her husband Norbert Winkeler; a brother Doug Van Dorn; and her in-laws Lucille Vandeloo, Ervin Winkeler, Rosalind Sautman, Greg Winkeler and Helen Winkeler.
Mrs. Winkeler was a member of St. Marys Church, Carlyle V.F.W. Auxiliary and Beckemeyer American Legion Auxiliary. She was a homemaker and loved animals, especially her dogs and cat.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. Marys Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Carlyle. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday morning from 8:00 9:30 A.M. Memorial donations in her memory are suggested to the Clinton County Humane Society or to the National Wildlife Federation and will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
February 9, 1918 - March 23, 2014
Bert E. Sinclair, age 96 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois.
Mr. Sinclair was born on February 9, 1918, in Jersey County, Illinois, a son of Frank and Louise (Baum) Sinclair. He married Marian E. Piggott on June 17, 1951, in Medora, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on May 4, 2010.
He is survived by a son - Robert Sinclair and wife Diane; a daughter - Martha Sinclair and a granddaughter - Denise Sinclair, all of Carlyle; a brother-in-law - Harold Piggott and wife Lynn of Glen Carbon and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Louise Sinclair; 2 brothers Herschel Sinclair and Norman Sinclair and his wife Kathryn; and a sister Frances Sinclair.
Mr. Sinclair was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1941 1945. During World War II, he was stationed on Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands. Bert graduated from the University of Illinois in 1947, and worked as the Assistant Farm Advisor in Jersey and Washington Counties. He then served as Farm Advisor in Clinton County from 1953 until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Sinclair was called upon to organize the first Clinton County Fair held in Carlyle in 1951. He remained active with the Clinton County Fair and had served on the Fair Board. Bert had also served on the St. Louis Dairy Council and the Illinois Poultry Council. He was a member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, the Clinton County Holstein Club and was active in 4-H. Mr. Sinclair enjoyed gardening, fishing, making fishing lures, and spending time with his granddaughter, Denise.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, with Deacon Charles Litteken officiating. Interment will follow in Carlyle Cemetery. Friends may call at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and on Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. until service time.
Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Sinclair are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Case Halstead Library and will be received at the funeral home.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 618-594-3151 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 618-594-3151 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
Grief SupportWelcome to the Griefwords Online Library
Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
Helping Others with Grief
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:
Helping a Friend in Grief
Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving
Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal
Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying
Helping Yourself with Grief
Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.
Mustering the Courage to Mourn
Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.
How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy
Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief
Helping Children Cope With Grief
Helping Children with Funerals
Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
Zieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, IL 62231