Zieren Day Funeral Home
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1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
March 4, 2014
James R. Guetersloh, 69, of Hoffman, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home with his family.
He was born on November 10, 1944, in Murphysboro, Illinois, a son of Rudolph and Mildred Guetersloh. He married Carole Bowen on October 22, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, Illinois and she survives in Hoffman.
He was blessed with 3 children Glenda Anderson and husband Greg of Waxahachie, Texas, Kenneth Guetersloh and wife Jill of Edwardsville, Illinois and Kevin Guetersloh and wife Margo of Carlyle; 6 grandchildren Gavin Unverfehrt, Kyle Unverfehrt and wife StayCee, Meghan Guetersloh, Jennifer Guetersloh, Kayla Guetersloh and Kara Guetersloh; 2 step-grandchildren Jordan Anderson and Lindsey Gomez and 2 step great grandchildren, who will dearly miss their grandfather. He is also survived by a sister Margaret Arning and husband Norman of Hoyleton, Illinois; a brother Vernon Guetersloh and wife Ruth of Chillicothe; a sister-in-law Minnette Guetersloh, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Elroy Guetersloh.
Mr. Guetersloh was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church and served in many capacities at the church. He served in the National Guard for 7 years and worked for 27 years at Rakers Elevator and later at Carlyle Healthcare Center.
Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Rev. Stephen Krenz, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and on Friday morning from 9:00 10:00 A.M. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Guetersloh are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the church or at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
May 5, 1940 - March 3, 2014
Linda L. Fisher, age 73 of Carlyle, died at her home on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Mrs. Fisher was born on May 5, 1940, in Keyesport, a daughter of Lester and Louise (Koontz) Carver. She married Lloyd D. Fisher on December 1, 1961, at Hopewell Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1991.
Survivors include 2 daughters Sharon Sanders and husband Steve of Odin, Illinois and Nancy Michael and husband Wayne of Hoffman, Illinois; 5 grandchildren Tina Dierkes and husband Carl, Travis Sanders and wife Jennifer, Tanya Ragsdale and husband Jim, Kenneth Michael and wife Lisa and Layne Michael and wife Chelsey; 12 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren and 4 step great great grandchildren; a sister Cindy Ennen and husband Larry of Greenville; a brother Paul Carver of Carlyle; a sister-in-law Connie Carver of Keyesport; 2 aunts Georgia Gattung of Keyesport and Vonnie Wolf and husband Larry of Carlyle; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; 2 brothers Donald and Gerald Carver; a niece Mandy Carver and a nephew Tyler Ennen.
Mrs. Fisher worked as a sewer at DeMoulin Bros. and Co. for 50 years and was a 50 year member of the Garment Workers Union. Linda loved to shop, watch cooking shows and enjoyed flower gardening.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle with Rev. Tom Hoffman, officiating. Interment will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and on Friday from 8:00 11:00 A.M. Memorial donations in Lindas memory are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association and will be received at the funeral home.
August 12, 1959 - February 22, 2014
Charles J. Cox, age 54 of Huey, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Cox was born on August 12, 1959, in Hillsboro, Illinois, a son of James C. and Kathryn H. (Grossman) Cox. He married Patricia A. Davis on July 7, 2007, in Aviston, Illinois and she preceded him in death on April 12, 2013.
Charles is survived by a son Craig Cox and friend Stacey Detmer of St. Louis; 2 step-daughters Laurie Jacobs of Seattle, Washington and Kelli Spurlock and friend Justin Olsen of Granite City; 2 granddaughters Marissa and Kiley Cox; a sister Ann Zeisset and husband Bill of Trenton; a brother James Cox and wife Rita of Carlyle, his father-in-law Marion Davis of Granite City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Mr. Cox had worked at World Color Press and later at KMK Metal Fabricators. He was a talented musician and saxophone player, and had entertained many people in the area while playing in local bands. He was a member of the Kaskaskia College Jazz Band for over 30 years.
A memorial service will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. Interment with his family will be held on Friday at St. Marys Cemetery in Carlyle. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5:00 until service time. Memorials in memory of Mr. Cox will be received at the funeral home.
Harper, Joann "Pete"
March 18, 1927 - February 21, 2014
Joann Pete Harper of Carlyle, formerly of Beckemeyer passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, February 21, 2014.
She was born on March 18, 1927, in Frogtown, Illinois, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Dieckmann) Peters. She married Francis Moon Harper on September 1, 1948, and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1983.
Pete is survived by her daughters - Lynn (Ron) Michael of Huey, Kim (Mike) Seiffert of Carlyle, and Nancy (Mark) Lee of Collinsville; a son - Allen (Sandy) Harper of Beckemeyer; five grandchildren - Debi Seiffert of St. Louis, Jon Seiffert of Portland, OR, Michelle and Michael Lee of Collinsville, and Sarah Michael of Huey; her sisters - Helen Toots Leonard of Germantown and Ruth Ann Tootie (Francis) Boeser of St. Morgan; her in-laws - Joe and Dorie Jones of Soddy Daisy, TN, Ruth Peters of Carlyle, Jean Peters of Mountain Home, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by daughter - Joanie Harper; her sisters - Agnes Lodes and Margie Pollmann; brothers - Vince Peters and Henry Butch Peters; her mother and father in law - Frances and Edna Harper; and her in-laws - Joe Lodes, Leroy Leonard, Bernard Pollmann and Edgar and Marion Bagby.
Joann was employed at the Shoe Factory in Carlyle, was a nurses aide at St. Josephs Hospital in Breese for almost 25 years, and also volunteered for many years. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Carlyle, and St. Ann Altar Sodality. She was a member of Beckemeyer American Legion Post 1227 Auxiliary for 60 years, where she held many offices. Joann enjoyed her family and friends, playing games, quilting and church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Marys Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthonys Cemetery in Beckemeyer. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until service time. In lieu of other gifts, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Southern Illinois, St. Marys Catholic Church, Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School or Community Link.
March 23, 1924 - February 9, 2014
Eldor H. Defend, age 89 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois.
Mr. Defend was born on March 23, 1924, in Patoka, Illinois, a son of Edward and Mary (Wittemyer) Defend. He married Pansy Haumesser on June 26, 1947, in Carlyle and she preceded him in death on May 13, 2000.
Survivors include 2 daughters Judith Defend of Centralia, Illinois and Cindy Hoerchler and husband Dan of Carlyle; 3 sons Larry Defend and wife Rose of Nashville, Tennessee, John Defend of Highland, Illinois and Max Defend of Carlyle; 4 grandchildren Lisette Liang and husband Sean, Benessa Defend, Caleb Defend and Alexis Defend; and a sister Irene Mayer of New Braunfels, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Mary Defend; his wife, Pansy Defend; a sister Mary Defend; 2 brothers Harold and Walter Defend and a brother-in-law Charles Mayer.
Mr. Defend was a longtime member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Carlyle. He and his wife owned and operated the Sunset Motel in Carlyle for 21 years, and he also worked at Rommelmann Implement in Ferrin.
A memorial service will be held at the Carlyle Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 14, 2014, led by Brother Tom Hoepker.
The family suggests memorials to Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness in Carlyle and they will be received at the memorial service or at Zieren Day 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.
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Zieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, IL 62231