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Related Families-Page 2c-1 (continued Groppel/Coleman)

Herman F. Groppel

Harmon (Herman) Groppel, 58, of Rosedale township, formerly highway commissioner d. 5 miles south of Fieldon of Brights disease. Funeral in Grafton burial at IOOF cemetery. He was born March 18, 1846 at Beidefeld, Westfalen, Germany. He came to the US May 26, 1856 and later married Mrs Louisa Burgermeyer. He had had a notable public career including: school director many times and served 3 years as commissioner of highways during which time he was treasurer of the board. Funeral from German Lutheran church. He leaves his widow and 6 children and 3 step children. He was preceded in death by 3 children.

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The above obituary was of Herman F. Groppel. Herman F. Groppel may have been related to Herman H. Groppel in some way. I have been unable to find information to establish how they were related or if they were related. Herman F. Groppel was born March 18, 1846 at Beidefeld, Westfalen, Germany. He died on his farm Jan. 22, 1904 5 miles south of Fieldon, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. His burial was in Fieldon cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He came to the US May 26, 1856 and later married Mrs Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Feb. 22, 1871 in Jersey County, IL. She died Jan. 13, 1906 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Fieldon cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. I think Louisa was married before to a man who's last name was Burgermeyer and had 3 children from her first marriage, because in the above obituary for Herman F. Groppel it said he had 3 step children. I'm not sure of the spelling of Louisa's maiden name. I Think it might be spelled Trauernicht or Frauernicht, although I have seen these other spellings for her maiden name in the obituaries and cemetery records also, Traunick and Trauncih. In the above obituary it says that 3 of Herman and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's children preceded him in death, and that 6 children survived him.

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Herman F. Groppel's wife Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's obituary - GROPPEL. Louisa Groppel died at the home of her daughter Mrs Wm H Dunsing, near Rosedale on January 13. Mrs Groppel accompanied by her sons, had started for the entertainment at Grafton, about 1 mile from her home. She began to feel ill but continued to her daughter's house where she died a few minutes after arriving. Funeral services were conducted Mon. from the German Lutheran Church of Fieldon.

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Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel had these 9 children-Charles H. Groppel, Oscar H. Groppel, Frank A. Groppel, Louis E. Groppel, William J. Groppel, Frederick W. Groppel, Anna Louise Groppel, Sophia Groppel, and Wilhelmina "Mena" Groppel.

(1) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son Charles H. Groppel was born in Jersey County 10-15-1879. He died 12-27-1959 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He farmed in Rosedale area of Jersey County, IL. He married Hettie Louise Isringhausen 7-25-1906 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of John and Eliza (Haller) Isringhausen. She was born 4-14-1887 in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. She died in 1980 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Charles H. Groppel's obituary - Charles H Groppel, 80, resident of Rosedale township, died at Jersey County Memorial hospital where he had moved earlier. He was a son of the late Harmon & Louisa (Trau_ Groppel and was born in Jersey county on October 15, 1879. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Hettie L Groppel of Rosedale, 2 daughters, Mrs William Gilman and Miss Edna Groppel of Fieldon; 2 sons, Raymond and Robert of Fieldon; 10 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Oscar Groppel of Fieldon and Frank Groppel of Jerseyville. One Son Walter Edward Groppel, d. in infancy. Mr Groppel was a brother of the late Louis E Groppel and Wm J Groppel. He was a member of Fieldon UCC where final rites were held December 30, with Rev Alton Loar officiating. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville.

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Charles H. Groppel's wife Hettie Louise (Isringhausen) Groppel's obituary - Hettie Louise Groppel, 92, of Fieldon d. February 3 at Jersey County Memorial hospital. Funeral services were held at Fieldon UCC with Rev Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to church building fund. She was born April 14, 1887 in Rosedale township, a daughter of John & Eliza (Haller) Isringhausen. She is survived by 2 sons, Raymond, Jerseyville and Robert H of Fieldon; 2 daughters, Edna Groppel and Naomi Gillman of Fieldon; 4 sisters, Matilda Groppel and Stella Kanallakan, Jerseyville, Freda Morris and Tessie Ashlock, Wood River; 10 grandchildren; 21 g-grandchildren and 2 g-g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H Groppel who d. December 27, 1959, 1 son, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

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Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel had 5 children-Raymond Charles Groppel, Robert H. Groppel, Naomi E. Groppel, Edna C. Groppel, and Walter Edward Groppel.

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(1a) Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel's son Raymond Charles Groppel was born 9-28-1907 in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 2-25-2001 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He farmed and also ran a grocery/gas business in Rosedale, and later worked at Olin Corp. in Alton, IL. He married Jewell Susan McAdams 2-28-1934 in Wood River, IL. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McAdams. She was born 9-1-1914 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1964 at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton, IL the result of accident, being struck and killed by an automobile while she attempted to cross Highway 67 in Godfrey, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Raymond Charles Groppel later married Adolia (Hagen) Ruyle 4-26-1981. She died 7-7-1994.

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Raymond Charles Groppel's obituary - Raymond Charles Groppel, 93, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Rosedale on Sept. 28, 1907, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Hettwick Louisa Amelia (Isringhausen) Groppel. Growing up in Rosedale, he farmed in the area as a young man until around 1945 when he opened a grocery/gas business in Rosedale. He and his wife operated the store for a few years before he began his career at Olin Corp. where he worked in the Metallic Manufacturing department, retiring in 1963. He married the former Jewell Susan McAdams on Feb. 28, 1934, in Wood River. They were married 30 years before their marriage ended tragically when she was killed in an accident on Dec. 7, 1964. He later married Adolia (Hagen) Ruyle on April 26, 1981, in Jerseyville. She died July 7, 1994.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Agnes A. and Ralph Cates of Alton, Harold T. "Ted" and Wanda Groppel of Jerseyville, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Carol Groppel of Clarksville, Tenn., and Judy S. and the Rev. John Hartleroad of Metropolis; a stepson and his wife, Donald and Bertha Ruyle and their families of Kankakee; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert H. and Ruth Groppel of Jerseyville; and a sister, Naomi Gilman of Jerseyville. A sister, Edna Groppel and a brother, Edward Groppel, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Father William Hembrow, assisted by the Rev. John Hartleroad, Groppel's son-in-law, will officiate. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Jewell, in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Raymond Charles Groppel's 1st wife Jewell Susan (McAdams) Groppel's obituary - Jewell Susan Groppel, 50, wife of Raymond Groppel, was dead on arrival at St. Joseph hospital as a result of an accident. She was struck and killed by an auto as she attempted to cross highway 67, in front of her home. Her daughter Judy, 16, who was with her escaped injury. Mrs Groppel had lived at the Godfrey area home for 4 years and prior to that in Jersey county. She was born in Jersey county on September 1, 1914, a daughter of the Late Mr & Mrs Henry McAdams. She was a married in 1934 to Raymond Groppel. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Judy, and Mrs Agnes Cates, Humbert Road; 2 sons, Harold T, Jerseyville and Stanley, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs Maudie Doris, Alton; Mrs Almeda Engel, Greenfield, ND Mrs Velma Sconce, Grafton and 1 brother, Henry Clay McAdams, Otterville. Her parents and 1 sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial in Fieldon cemetery.

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Raymond Charles Groppel's 2nd wife Adolia C. (Hagen) Groppel's obituary - Adolia C. (Hagen) Groppel was born Jan. 25, 1909 in Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Jul. 7, 1994 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. The daughter of Gerhardt Hagen and Catherine "Katie" Canan, Adolia was married 1st to Hurley Nolan Ruyle. They were the parents of 1 son, Donald Ruyle. Adolia's 1st husband, Hurley Nolan Ruyle, died on 13 Jan 1970. Adolia was a teacher in Calhoun and Jersey counties for 42 years. She retired in 1974 and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Adolia married 2nd Raymond C. Groppel in Jerseyville, Illinois on 26 Apr 1981. He was the father of 4 children from a previous marriage. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Children from second marriage: 2 step-sons, 2 step-daughters. Adolia died at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was survived by her second husband, Raymond; 1 son, Donald Ruyle of Bourbonnais, Illinois; 2 step-sons. Harold T, Grpppel and Stanley Groppel; 2 step-daughters. Mrs. Agnes A. Cates and Mrs. Judy S. Hartleroad; 4 grandchildren; and 9 step-grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, Adolia was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Manuel, Chris and Lawrence Hagen; and 2 sisters, Rachel Simon and Gertrude Arnold. Visitation was held on 10 Jan 1994 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A rosary was recited there at 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral Mass conducted at 10 a.m. the following morning at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerserville. Burial: Summit Grove Cemetery, Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the Holy Ghost/St. Francis Catholic School in Jerseyville or to masses.

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Raymond and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel had 4 children-Agnes Groppel who married Ralph Cates of Alton, IL, Harold T. "Ted" Groppel who married Wanda Faye Godar of Jerseyville, IL. Dr. Stanley Groppel and his wife Dr. Carol Groppel of Clarksville, Tenn, and Judy S. Groppel who arried Rev. John Hartleroad of Metropolis, IL.

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(1aa) Raymond and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel's son Harold T. "Ted" Groppel married Wanda Faye Godar April 8, 1961, at St. Mary’s Church, Westwoods near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. Wanda is the daughter of Alfred Godar and my late cousin Viola Frances (Griffin) Godar. Wanda's mother Viola Frances (Griffin) Godar was born 1-12-1926 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-11-1985 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Wesley and Anna (Westfall) Griffin. She married Alfred Godar 4-28-1942 the son of Frederick and Theresa (Becker) Godar. Alfred Godar was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Hardin, Calhoun County, IL. He died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County after a brief illness. His burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Air Force and was a World War II Veteran.

Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar had 4 children-Dwain Godar of Fieldon, IL, Wanda Faye Godar who married Harold T. "Ted" Groppel of Jerseyville, IL, Theresa (Godar) Killion of Jerseyville, IL, and Sylvia (Godar) Chandler of Jerseyville, IL.

(Note: Viola Frances (Griffin) Godar's mother Anna (Westfall) Griffin was my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's sister.)

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(Note: Here is a newspaper article from the Jersey County Journal regarding Raymond and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel's son Harold T. "Ted" Groppel and his wife Wanda Faye (Godar) Groppel's 50th wedding anniversary celebration dated April 7, 2011 - Harold “Ted” and Wanda Groppel of Jerseyville will mark their 50th wedding anniversary April 8. The couple was united in marriage April 8, 1961, at St. Mary’s Church, Westwoods in Fieldon. He was employed at Owens mold shop in Alton and Illini Middle School in Jerseyville. She has been employed with Jersey State Bank and Cornerstone. In lieu of a celebration, cards of congratulations may be sent to 202 Hartcourt, Jerseyville, IL 62052.

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(2aa) Raymond C. and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel's daughter Agnes Arlene (Groppel) Cates's obituary - Agnes Arlene Cates, 76, died at 10:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Robings Manor in Brighton, after a period of declining health. She was born in Rosedale Township of Jersey County on Jan. 2, 1935, and was one of four children born to the late Raymond C. and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel. She graduated in 1953 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville and soon married Ralph J. Cates on Sept. 5, 1953. Together, they have shared 58 years together and are the proud parents of six children, three boys and three girls. Agnes began her professional career at Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis, and was employed as a lab technician at Monsanto in St. Louis as well. She and her husband, Ralph, were loyal and devoted members of the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Godfrey, where they both served as custodians for 30 years. Agnes also served on numerous church boards and committees, along with serving as head usher for several years. After retiring, she pursued a lifelong passion of photography, and became an accomplished nature photographer, earning several awards in recognition of her work.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph J. Cates of Alton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Monica Howerton of Bunker Hill, Beverly and Fred Disch of New Braunfels, Texas, and Carol Asbury of Alton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Caye Cates of Yakima, Wash., Jay and Pam Cates of Brighton, and David and Ginger Cates of Santa Fe, N.M.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold "Ted" and Wanda Groppel of Jerseyville, and Drs. Stanley and Carol Groppel of Clarksville, Tenn.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Rev. John Hartleroad of Springfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Howerton Jr. on June 7, 2011. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Godfrey Congregational Church at 6104 Godfrey Road. Catered meal to follow in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Campus Box 8111, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110-1010 Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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(2a) Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel's son Robert H. Groppel was born 1-22-1922 in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 4-11-2001 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He grew and lived and farmed in the Rosedale area, and later moved to Jerseyville, IL. He married Ruth Flowers 9-8-1945 at Fieldon United Church of Christ. They had 1 son, Robert Dwayne Groppel, and 2 grandchildren Michelle Ann Groppel and Marcus Robert Groppel.

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Robert H. Groppel's obituary - Robert H. Groppel, 79, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis County. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Rosedale, the son of the late Charles and Hettwick Louisa Amelia (Isringhausen) Groppel. He grew up and lived in the Rosedale area all his life, owning and operating his own grain farm for more than 60 years, retiring in 1986. After his retirement, he and his wife continued to live on the farm until the flood of 1993 forced them to move to Jerseyville. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed many activities, including hunting, golfing and any kind of sport. He married the former Ruth Flowers Sept. 8, 1945, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert Dwayne Groppel of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Michelle Ann and Marcus Robert Groppel; one sister, Naomi Gilman of Jerseyville; a sister-in-law, Delores Conroy of Newport News, Va.; a brother-in-law, Robert Flowers of Godfrey; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Groppel; a brother, Raymond Groppel; and an infant brother, Edward Groppel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where Groppel was very active and served on many committees. The Rev. Kurt Simon will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Fieldon Cemetery, of which he was past president of the cemetery board. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ Building Fund.

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(3a) Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel's daughter Naomi E. Groppel was born 6-12-1918 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 4-24-2006 at her home in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married William David Gilman 9-11-1940 in Fieldon, IL. He died 12-15-1990 age 73 at Jersey Comunity Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was born in Elvins, MO, the son of George S. and Mary Louise (Usher) Gilman. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

William and Naomi (Groppel) Gilman had 5 children-Linda M. Gilman who married Larry King of Jerseyvile, IL, Carl Gilman and his wife Jean of Fieldon, IL, Roger Gilman and his wife Barbara of Hardin, IL, Robert Gilman and his wife DeeDee of Jerseyville, IL, and Frederick Gilman and his wife Mary of Michael, IL.

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Naomi (Groppel) Gilman's obituary - Naomi Gilman, 87, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home. Born June 12, 1918, in Fieldon, she was one of three children of Charles H. and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel. She married William D. Gilman on Sept. 11, 1940, in Fieldon. They shared 50 years together before his death on Dec. 15, 1990. A lifelong resident of Jersey County, she dedicated herself to her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and spent her adult life caring for her children and assisting her husband on their farm in the Fieldon area. After retirement in 1980, they moved to Jerseyville.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry King of Jerseyville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Jean Gilman of Fieldon, Roger and Barbara Gilman of Hardin, Robert and DeeDee Gilman of Jerseyville and Frederick and Mary Gilman of Michael; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Heather Gilman of Hardin, Julie and Rex Schofield of Jerseyville, Susan and Kevin Ayers of Jerseyville, Kristy and Mark Baalman of Hardin, Jayson and Jenny King of Jerseyville, Jamie and Brian Anderson of Godfrey,David and Renee Gilman of Fieldon and Charles and Ann Gilman of Hardin; and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Tony Gilman, who was the first American killed during the Kosovo peacekeeping mission; and two brothers, Raymond and Robert Groppel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County or the Fieldon United Church of Christ building fund, where she was a longtime member.

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Naomi (Groppel) Gilman's husband William David "Bill" Gilman's obituary - William David "Bill" Gilman, 73, died December 15, 1990 at Jersey County Memorial hospital. Born in Elvins, MO he was the son of the Late George S & Mary Louise (Usher) Gilman. He was a past Master at Fieldon Masonic Temple 592, a member of Shrine and Scottish Rights, past Pres of Community Unit District 100 School Board, Honorary Chapter Farmer of Jersey County FFA, Member of Ag Stagilization Conservation and a self employed farmer.

He married Naomi (Gropple) Gilman September 11, 1940, in Fieldon and she survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Linda King of Jerseyville; 4 sons, Carl and Robert of Fieldon, Roger of Hardin and Fred of Kampsville; 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 2 step g-grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Leoria Short, Columbus, MO and Priscilla Devine of Florissanst, MO; 2 brothers, Therain Gilman of Jerseyville and Gerald Gilman of Edwardsville; and 1 step sister, Bernice Poleet of Elvis. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Clyde and Willard Gilman; and 1 sister, Virginia Catherine Stevens. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Masonic services were held. Funeral services were at funeral home with Revs Rick Francis and John Gaydos officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriner Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.

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(1aa) William David Gilman and Naomi E. (Groppel) Gilman's son Carl Gilman's wife Jean (Meuth) Gilman's father Maurice Eugene Meuth's obituary - Maurice Eugene Meuth, 86, died peacefully at 8 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2011, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in rural Jerseyville on Nov. 17, 1924, the second of six children born to John and Marie (Kallal) Meuth. Maurice was raised in a farm family and began working at a young age. He graduated from Jersey Township High School, and continued with his love of farming throughout his entire life. He was a dog lover and avid coon hunter, and was well-known throughout the state showing his beloved black and tan coon hounds. Maurice trained numerous grand champions and was recognized in 1993 as a lifetime member of the American Black and Tan Coonhound Association. Maurice also enjoyed bowling, golfing in his later years, camping, and traveled extensively with his wife throughout the United States and numerous countries.

He married the former June Burrows on April 21, 1945, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father P.P. Heinen officiating. Together they have been blessed with 66 years together and a family that consisted of their two children and now grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, June; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Carl Gilman of Fieldon; and a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Pat Meuth of Jerseyville; six grandchildren and their spouses, Julie and Rex Schofield of Carrollton, Susan and Kevin Ayres of Jerseyville, David Gilman of Fieldon, Jennifer and David Fink of Jerseyville, Stacey Meuth of Kane, and Mary and Matt Capps of Jerseyville; 10 great-grandchildren, Haley, Eric, Megan, Molly, Madelynn, John, Ben, Emily, Cory and Ethan; a brother and sister-in-law, Cletus and Helen Meuth of Kane; and a sister-in-law, Margie Meuth of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gregory Meuth, who was killed in action in World War II, and Paul Meuth; and two sisters, Anne Wagenblast and Dorothy Meuth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(2aa) William David Gilman and Naomi E. (Groppel) Gilman's son Frederick Gilman's married Mary Vetter and they had 2 sons-Anthony William Gilman and Charles Gilman. They Live in Michael, Illinois.

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William David Gilman and Naomi E. (Groppel) Gilman's son Frederick Gilman's wife Mary (Vetter) Gilman's mother Evelyn M. (Becker) Vetter's obituary - Evelyn M. Vetter, 85, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. She was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Michael, daughter of John W. and Lela M. (Kaiser) Becker. She was married to to Bernard H. Vetter, who died March 20, 1990. She was a homemaker and had also worked as a hairdresser and for Columbiana Seed Co. She was a member of the St. Anselm's Catholic Church and Altar Society, Calhoun County Senior Citizens, and member and past president of Kampsville American Legion Auxillary.

Survivors include three sons, Garry Vetter of Hamburg, Bob Vetter of Eldred and Mike Vetter of Hardin; six daughters, Louise Harris of St. Peters, Mo., Phyllis Scott of Kampsville, Susanne Bichsel of St. Charles, Mo., Mary Gilman of Michael, Loretta Oden of Jacksonville, and Angie Roth of Hardin; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; three brothers, Ralph Sr.and Jerome Becker, both of Kampsville and Harold Becker of Bloomington; two sisters, Rosemary Evans of Carrollton and Patsy Pohlman of Godfrey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Ronnie and Harry Vetter; four grandchildren, Ashley Vetter, Michale Hartsock, Tony Gilman and Roger Peters Jr.; three brothers, Sylvester, Eugene and John "Jack" Becker; two sisters, Helen Honts and Carmelita Dirksmeyer. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. that evening. Funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at the St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Kampsville, with Father Don Roberts officiating. Burial will be at St. Anselm's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association or charity of one's choice.

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(1aaa) Frederick Gilman's and Mary (Vetter) Gilman's son Anthony William "Tony" Gilman, age 23, was killed in service in the Army in Kosovo on July 4, 1999. -- Here is an article from the L. A. Times Newspaper about his death - GI Struck by Car Is First U.S. Fatality of Peacekeeping Mission, July 06, 1999 - SKOPJE, Macedonia — An Army specialist struck by a car here over the weekend became the first American soldier to die in NATO's Kosovo peacekeeping mission, U.S. military officials said Monday. Spc. Anthony W. Gilman, 23, of Michael, Ill., was hit by the car Sunday afternoon after he stepped into traffic to place a warning triangle on a road to alert approaching motorists to the site of an accident. Two people in the car that struck Gilman, who was assigned to B Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, also died as a result of the crash. Their identities were unavailable Monday. The tragic turn of events began about noon when two vehicles traveling in a military convoy from Salonika, Greece, to Camp Able Sentry in Skopje, the Macedonian capital, got into an accident near a tunnel. No one was injured. But as Gilman set up the warning triangle in the road, a military vehicle got into an accident with a civilian vehicle. The latter struck Gilman, killing him and fatally injuring two people in the car. "The unfortunate thing was that Spc. Gilman was doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing," Army Capt. Paul Swiergosz said. "It just tears your heart out." Two U.S. helicopter pilots were killed in May when their Apache AH-64 crashed during a training exercise in Albania, about six weeks into NATO's 11-week air campaign against Yugoslavia.

Here is another article from CNN regarding Spec. Anthony William Gilman's death - U.S. Kosovo peacekeeper killed in Macedonia road accident - July 6, 1999 - Web posted at: 6:33 p.m. EDT (2233 GMT) - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. Army soldier and a Macedonian child died Sunday in a highway accident involving a NATO military convoy that was driving north from Salonika, Greece, to Camp Able Sentry in Macedonia, Army officials said. The death of Spec. Anthony William Gilman, 23, from Missouri, marks the first fatality of a U.S. serviceman among the multinational Kosovo peacekeeping mission. According to an Army news release, the accident occurred around noon southeast of Skopje. Another civilian was injured in the crash. The Macedonia newspaper Vecer carried a detailed description of the accident. The paper, the name of which means "Night," identified the civilian fatality as a 9-year-old boy from the town of Radovis, Macedonia. No names were provided. According to the newspaper, the soldier was struck and killed by a nonmilitary, medium-size truck while trying to direct traffic following a convoy accident that occurred in a highway tunnel. The tunnel, which is named Katlanovo, is situated between the town of Veles and Skopje, the Macedonian capital city. Convoy collision blocks tunnel The first accident apparently occurred when one transport truck in the convoy tried to pass another truck in the procession, the newspaper said. One of the vehicles bumped the other, setting off a series of events that blocked the roadway. A bulldozer being hauled by one of the two trucks apparently slipped onto the road. According to a witness at the scene, the passing truck may have been driving too fast for conditions -- 25 mph to 40 mph -- especially in the narrow tunnel. The soldier was standing near the mouth of the tunnel when a civilian truck that could not stop hit him, according to the paper. The 9-year-old boy was a passenger in the truck and apparently was not wearing a seat belt. The boy flew through the windshield and died immediately, as did the soldier. The driver of the truck was injured. U.S. military officials are investigating.

This is Illinois State Senate Resolution commemorating Spec. Anthony William Gilman's death - - SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION - WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn of the death of Spc. Anthony William Gilman of Michael in Kosovo on July 4, 1999; and WHEREAS, He was a 1994 graduate of Calhoun High School; he enlisted for four years in the Army in March of 1997 and completed basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri; and WHEREAS, He was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and later was deployed to Germany and sent to Kosovo; and WHEREAS, Prior to entering the service, he was employed at Super Value in St. Louis, Missouri; and WHEREAS, He will always be remembered as Tony Gilman, the country boy; and WHEREAS, His passing will be deeply felt by his family and friends, especially his mother and father, Mary and Fred Gilman, and his younger brother, Charles; therefore, be it RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN,that we note with sorrow and regret the death of Spc. Anthony William Gilman and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends; and be it further RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Spc. Anthony William Gilman.

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(4a) Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel's daughter Edna C. Groppel was born 6-26-1912 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 2-3-1984 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She was unmarried.

Edna C Groppel's obituary - Edna C Groppel, 71, of Hardin, formerly of Fieldon, d. February 3 at Greenwood Manor nursing home, Jerseyville. She was born June 26, 1912 in Fieldon the daughter of the late Charles H & Hettie L (Isringhausen) Groppel and was a member of Fieldon UCC. Services were held at Fieldon UCC with Rev Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, Raymond Groppel, Jerseyville and Robert Groppel of Fieldon; and 1 sister, Naomi Gilman, Jerseyville. Arrangements at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to her church.

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(5a) Charles and Hettie (Isringhausen) Groppel's son Walter Edward Groppel died in infancy in 1910. He is buried at Meadow Branch Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL.

(2) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son Oscar H. Groppel was born 3-18-1886 in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 1-7-1966. He is buried at Carrollton Cemetery, Greene County, IL. He was farmer in the Fieldon, IL area. He married Ethel May Crull 12-10-1924 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 7-9-1902 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-23-1973.

She was wounded in the abdomen on January 24, 1973, when her son was killed by rifle fire, in an incident occurring at the family homestead. An investigation of the shooting was made by local officials, but no arrests were made.

Mrs Groppel, a daughter of the late Plowman & Bertha (Thompson) Crull, was born in Jersey county, July, 9, 1902. She died 4-23-1973 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, IL. She is buried at Carrollton Cemetery, Greene County, IL.

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Oscar H Groppel's obituary - Oscar H Groppel, 79, died at Jersey County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for a few days. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First United Presbyterian church, officiated at the service, and burial was in Carrollton cemetery. The retired farmer of Fieldon, was the son of the Late Mr & Mrs Herman Groppel and was born in Rosedale township. Surviving Mr Groppel are his widow, Mrs Ethel Mae Groppel, and 1 son, Truman Groppel.

Oscar H. Groppel's wife Ethel May Groppel's obituary - Ethel May Groppel, 70, of Fieldon, d. at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Carrollton cemetery. The Fieldon resident was wounded in the abdomen on January 24, 1973, when her son was killed by rifle fire, in an incident occurring at the family homestead. An investigation of the shooting was made by local officials, but no arrests were made. Mrs Groppel, a daughter of the late Plowman & Bertha (Thompson) Crull, was born in Jersey county, July, 1902. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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Oscar and Ethel May (Crull) Groppel had a son Truman Groppel. He was born 10-29-1926, and died in a shooting incident near Fieldon, IL 1-24-1973. He was a Cpl. in US Army in Korea.

(3) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son Frank A. Groppel was born 1-23-1890 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-23-1965 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He was a farmer and also was a custodian at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, IL for 13 years.

He married Matilda M. Groppel 1-28-1914 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of John and Eliza (Haller) Isringhausen. She was born 1-28-1914 in Jersey County, IL. She died 6-25-1964 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison County, IL.

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Frank A. Groppel's obituary - Frank A Groppel, 75, retired farmer and former custodian at Pere Marquette State Park for 13 years, d. June 23, at Jersey County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for 1 day. He was a son of the late Herman & Louise (Trauncih) Groppel, and was born at Fieldon on January 23, 1890. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Senior Citizens, Jerseyville, Grafton Lodge #318 Order Eastern Star of which he was past patron, and Fieldon Lodge #592 AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Matilda (Isringhausen) Groppel of Jerseyville, 2 sons, Howard F Groppel, Alton and Edgar J Groppel, Wood River, and 5 grandchildren. Visitation at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville where Masonic rites were conducted by Fieldon Lodge. Rev H O Renken officiated at the services at funeral home and interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Frank A. Groppel's wife Matilda M. Groppel's obituary - Matilda M. Groppel, 93, d. November 1 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born in Jersey county, daughter of the late John & Eliza (Haller) Isringhausen. On January 28, 1914 in Jerseyville, she married Frank A. Groppel. He d. June 25, 1964. Surviving are 1 son, Howard Groppel of Alton; 5 grandchildren; 8 g-grandchildren; and 2 sister, Freda Morris and Tessie Ashlock, both of wood river. Visitation and services were at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Eastern star rites were conducted by Grafton lodge no 318. Rev Frederick Francis officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Peace UCC in Jerseyville where she was a member.

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Frank and Matilda (Isringhausen) Groppel 2 children-Howard Groppel of Alton, IL. and Edgar J. Groppel of Wood River, IL.

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(1a) Frank and Matilda (Isringhausen) Groppel's son Edgar J. Groppel died at age 64 at Colonades Nursing Home in Granite City, IL. He retired from Shell Oil Corp. in Wood River, IL in 1965. He married Virginia Boker in 1938 in Warrenton, MO. They had 3 children-Janet (Groppel) Heigert of Wood River, IL, Jim Groppel of Roxana, IL, and Tom Groppel of Washington D.C. Edgar J. Groppel is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison County, IL.

Edgar J Groppel's obituary - Edgar J Groppel 64, of Wood River, d. November 8, at Colonades Nursing Home, Granite City. Services were from Gray Funeral Home, Wood River. He was a native of Fieldon and operator for Shell Oil Co. with 30 years service, retiring in 1969. He married Virginia (Boker) in 1938 in Warrentown, MO. Survivors are his wife; 1 daughter, Janet Heigert of Wood River; 2 sons, Jim of Roxana and Tom of Washington, DC; 4 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Howard of Alton. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and Wanda Methodist church.

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(1aa) Edgar and Virginia (Boker) Groppel's son James E. Groppel's wife Sharon Kay (Maring) Groppel's obituary - Sharon Kay Groppel, 71, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1940 in Terre Haute, Ind., she was the daughter of Fred and Virginia L. (Wright) Maring. Sharon married James E. Groppel Jan. 12, 1962 at the Wanda United Methodist Church, where she was a 50-year member. He survives. She worked as a secretary for McDonnell-Douglas for 10 years. After raising her children, she worked as a secretary for Steck-Cooper & Co. Insurance and Ron Wisnaski State Farm Insurance. Sharon loved her dogs. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Teri (William) Glidewell of St. Louis; a son, Scott (Mitze) Groppel of Eldred; and two grandchildren, Abby Glidewell and Heath Groppel. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Johnny Groppel; and a brother, Ernest R. Maring. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights from 10 a.m. until services begin at noon. Reverend Gerald Savage will officiate. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Wanda United Methodist Church or Shriner's Hospital for Children.

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James E. Groppel's wife Sharon Kay (Maring) Groppel's brother Ernest R. Maring's obituary - Ernest R. Maring, 56, of Roxana, died Dec. 18, 1999, in his home. His wife, Karen, survives. Also surviving are his mother, Virginia; step-sons, Jason Enos of Godfrey, and Kevin Enos of Roxana; and a sister, Sharon Groppel of Roxana. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

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(1aaa) James E. Groppel and Sharon Kay (Maring) Groppel's son Scott Groppel's wife Mitzi (Armstrong) Groppel's mother Juanita Gail (Shafer) Armstrong's obituary - JERSEYVILLE- Juanita Gail Armstrong, 80, died at 6:05 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Piasa, Illinois on September 5, 1935, one of three children born to Ira "Jack" and Mable Marie (Lyles) Shafer. Gail graduated in 1953 from Jersey Community High School, and soon married Franklin Arthur "Cork" Armstrong on May 13, 1954 in Tacoma, Washington. Together, they were one week shy of celebrating their 42 wedding anniversary, prior to his unexpected death on May 7, 1996. They were the parents of five children and were well known proprietors of Cork & Gail's Lake Westside Tavern in Jerseyville for many years. Surviving are her five children and their spouses, Mitzi and Scott Groppel of Eldred, Marci and Mark Cerasi of Charles Town, West Virginia, Dennis Armstrong of Jerseyville, Myrna Armstrong, and her partner, Claudia Norris of Kane, and Darren Armstrong of Jerseyville; four grandchildren, Danielle Grimsley and her husband, Damon of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Heath Groppel of Eldred, Ethan Armstrong of Jerseyville, and Kira Cerasi of Petaluma, California; a great-grandson, Ryder. In addition to her parents, and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Shafer and Johnny Shafer. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 20. Father William Hembrow will officiate. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Riverbend Area Humane Shelter in Jerseyville.

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(2a) Frank and Matilda (Isringhausen) Groppel's son Howard F. Groppel's obituary - Howard F. Groppel, 92, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born July 10, 1915, in Fieldon to Frank and Matilda (Isringhausen) Groppel. He married the former Pauline Cory on Aug. 24, 1939, in Warrenton, Mo. She died March 21, 2005. He was a teacher for 37 years in Jersey and Madison counties and an insurance adjuster and supervisor for 25 years with County Company, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Jerseyville Masonic 394, Royal Arch Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Order of Eastern Star, Jerseyville Odd Fellows and the Jerseyville Peace United Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Dr. Harold Kincaid of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jack Lee and Jodie Groppel of Algonquin, Ill.; four grandchildren, Scott, Shawn and Mark Kincaid and Connor Abendroth; and three great-grandchildren, Ashley, William and Alex Kincaid. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edgar Groppel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic funeral rite at 4 p.m., Friday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. David Heyen will officiate at funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jerseyville Peace United Church of Christ.

(4) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son Louis Edward Groppel was born 2-9-1877 in Jersey County, IL. He died 1-17-1939 in Jersey County, IL. He married Effie Wedding, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Crull) wedding. She was born 2-16-1876, and died 4-23-1921. They are both buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. Louis E. Groppel was a teacher and principal in the Jersey County, IL area. Louis E. Groppel and Effie (Wedding) Groppel had a son-Edward Thomas Groppel.

(Note: Louis E. Groppel was my father's teacher for a while sometime between 1903 and 1910 at Pleasant Cove School abt. 4 miles south of Fieldon in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL.)

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Louis E. Groppel's wife Effie (Wedding) Groppel's obituary - Died April 23, 1921 - Mrs. Effie Wedding Groppel, wife of Louis E. Groppel, died at the home of her sister Miss Cora Wedding, at Rosedale, Saturday morning at 11:20 o'clock, aged 45 years, 2 months and 7 days. Mrs. Groppell had been ill for sometime and her sisters, Mrs. Legate of Grafton and Miss Cora Wedding of Rosedale had been called to care for her three weeks ago by her illness. Mr. Groppel was principal of the high school at Grafton, but Tuesday they brought her to Rosedale. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 P. M. from the Roscdale M .E. Church, the Rev. Owen Wright of Grafton officiating and the interment was in Rosedale cemetery. She also leaves a son, Edward Groppel.

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(1a) Louis E. Groppel and Effie (Wedding) Groppel's son Edward Thomas Groppel was born 9-23-1916 in Grafton, Jersey County, IL. He died age 72 at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He lived in Rock Hill, MO, and was a building contractor. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Louis, MO. His wife Augrey died in 1987. They had 2 children-Marsha (Groppel) Gourley, and Barbara Joyce Groppel.

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Edward Thomas Groppel's obituary - Edward Thomas Groppel, 72, of Rockhill, MO, died March 21 at Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He was a retired building contractor. Born in Grafton, September 23, 1916, he was the son of Louis Edward Groppel & Effie (Wedding) Groppel. He was raised in Rosedale, later moving to St. Louis at age of 18. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Scottish Rite and Moolah Temple, and past President of West End Lions Club, St. Louis. He is survived by 2 daughters, Marsha (Groppel) Gourley, and Barbara Joyce (Groppel). There are several grandchildren. His wife Augrey Groppel died in Jan, 1987. A memorial service was held at Eliot Unitarian Chapel, Kirkwood, MO. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park, St. Louis. Rev John Robinson officiated. Memorials may be given to Eliot Unitarian Chapel. Bop funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

(5) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son William J. Groppel was born in 1875 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1946 in Jersey County, IL. He married Ella Mae Crull 4-21-1909 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of Charles and Rhoda (Smith) Crull. She was born 4-3-1885, and died 7-23-1962. They are both buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. William J. and Ella Mae (Crull) Groppel had a daughter Velma Ann Groppel born in 1910 and died in 1974 in Jersey County, IL. She was never married. She is buried in Rosedale Cemetery. They had another daughter Faye Irene Groppel who died in infancy in 1912. She is buried in Rosedale Cemetery.

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(Note: Here is a newspaper article regarding William J. and Ella Mae (Crull) Groppel's 25th wedding anniversary celebration dated April 26, 1934 - HONOR ROSEDALE COUPLE ON SILVER WEDDING DATE. Supervisor and Mrs. William J. Groppel of Rosedale were the central figures in a large gathering of relatives and friends Sunday at the town hall in Rosedale in honor of the 25th anniversary of their marriage. The affair was successfully planned as a surprise basket dinner and eighty guests were present. A social feature of the celebration was the performance of a mock wedding, with Mr. and Mrs. Groppel again appearing in the roles of bride and groom. The “ceremony” was in charge of Rev. Henry Heyer of Grafton, pastor of the Grafton and Rosedale M. E. churches. Mr. and Mrs. Groppel received a number of remembrances appropriate to the occasion. Both have many friends and are highly respected in the county, where they have resided many years. Mrs. Groppel was, before her marriage, Miss Ella Crull. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dunsing and son of Wood River, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Groppel and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Albert Holteen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Groppel, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Groppel, Mrs. Rhoda Crull, mother of Mrs. W. J. Groppel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Lowe of Jerseyville, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Crull and son, Laverne, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Crull and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schellenberg of Brighton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Lowe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grafford and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Murphy and family of Jerseyville, Rev. Henry Heyer of Grafton, Mrs. Emma Grant of St. Louis, Mrs. Mary Johnson and family, Miss Elizabeth Eddington and Miss Mildred Vermillion of Brighton and Edward Groppel of Jerseyville. (April 26, 1934).

(6) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's son Frederick W. Groppel was born in 1870 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1946 in a forest fire in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. He was subject to heart attacks and it was thought he had possibly suffered an attack and collapsed in the path of the fire. He married Minnie M. Poling 8-11-1910 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1882 and died in 1943. They are both buried at Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL.

Frederick "Fritz" W. Groppel's obituary - Fritz Groppel, 76, retired farmer was found in a fire-swept area of Rosedale township, Jersey county, where a forest fire had been raging since Thursday am. A posse had formed Thursday evenign when Mr Groppel failed to return home at sundown, found the body on James Wehrle's farm, near a fence where they had swept earlier in the day. Louis Jaynes, a grandson-in-law of Groppel, with whom the elderly man made his home, told the reporter that his wife's grandfather had left home early Thursday am to go to the Wehrle farm, about 2 miles away, to inquire about farm machinery. He had ridden as far as the Parley Phipps farm with his brother, Charles Groppel and from there had walked to her Wehrle farm. He had left there about 11:30 to return to the Jaynes home. When he failed to appear at dusk they became alarmed and the search party was formed. His body was found by Robert Groppel, a nephew, who was a member of the posse. The deceased was subject to heart attacks and had possibly suffered an attack and collapsed in the path of the fire. The body was taken to Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Coroner Herbert Gubser was to conduct an inquest. Farmers who had organized to fight the fire had been unable to bring it under control. Three weeks before a forest fire in Otter Creek township had burned an area of 3000 acres and was finally extinguished by rain.

(7) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's daughter Anna Louise Groppel was born 8-1-1868 in Jersey County, IL. She died 4-4-1935 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married August C. Stemmler 4-22-1903. He was born in 1865, and died in 1946. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. August and Anna (Groppel) Stemmler had 2 children-Theodore H. Stemmler and Minnie Stemmler.

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(1a) August and Anna (Groppel) Stemmler's son Theodore H. Stemmler was born in 1904 in Jersey County, and died in 1970 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Gladys Naomi Plummer 6-2-1929 In Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Joshua "Wad" and Hettie (Blackorby) Plummer. She was born 1-15-1909 in Hardin, Calhoun County, IL. She died 4-24-1999 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler had 2 children-Betty Stemmler who married John Duggan of Fieldon, IL, and Donald Stemmler of Vero Beach, FL.

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Theodore H. Stemmler's wife Gladys Naomi (Plummer) Stemmler's obituary - Mrs. Gladys Naomi Stemmler, 90, of Fieldon, died Saturday, April 24, 1999 At Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born Jan. 15, 1909 in Hardin, she was the daughter of Joshua "Wad" and Hettie (Blackorby) Plummer. After her mother's death eight days later, she was raised in the Rosedale area by her father, and her late stepmother, Melvina (Blackorby) Plummer. She married Theodore H. Stemmler June 2, 1929 in Jerseyville and he died July 15, 1970.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Duggan of Fieldon; one son, Don Stemmler of Vero Beach Fl.; One sister Viola Stock of East Alton; Seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; dear friends, Katie, Terri and Tim. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Reed and Esther Belle Dabbs; three brothers, Paul, Mike and Emuel Plummer; one daughter-in-law, Ellen Stemmler. Visitation was held Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday (today), April 28, 1999 at 10 a.m. at Crawford Funeral Home with Rev. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(1aa) Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's son Donald Stemmler's obituary - Donald Stemmler, 73, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at a hospital near his home in Florida. He was born July 6, 1934, in Jersey County, son of Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler. A U.S. Army veteran, he married the former Ellen Marie Scoggins on Dec. 12, 1959, in Alton, and together they were the parents of three children. She died on March 7, 1975.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Alan and Jill Stemmler and Darin Stemmler, all of Fieldon, and Eric and Joy Stemmler of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Kristen, Ellen, Blake, Lydia, Katie, Natalie and Emily; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Duggan of Fieldon. He later married Linda Tulley on June 25, 1987, in Lake Wales, Fla., and they have shared the past 20 years together. He is also survived by her children and grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, March 5, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. His cremains will be buried at Fieldon Cemetery, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given his family, in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Stemmler's 1st wife Ellen Marie (Scoggins) Stemmler's sister Lela Mae (Stemmler) Weirich's obituary - Lela Mae Weirich, 77, died at 2:56 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Jerseyville on Nov. 30, 1937, one of four children born to the late Delbert Wilson & Edith Marie (Thiel) Scoggins. Lela attended Jerseyville schools, and was employed as a counselor as well as a clerk at Owens-Illinois Glass in Alton retiring after 28 years when the plant closed. She married William Joseph Weirich on Jan. 26, 1974 in Jerseyville, and together the two have been blessed with 41 years together. Surviving are her husband, William Weirich of Jerseyville; a daughter, Melody Manning of Jerseyville; two sons & a daughter in law, Monty & Stacey Manning of Fieldon, and Barry Manning of Jerseyville; four step children & their spouses, William & Andrea Weirich of Godfrey, Cindy & Rick Eggebrecht of Rosewood Heights, Debbie & Jack Farris of Godfrey, and Jeffrey Weirich of Godfrey; 20 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and two brothers & a sister in law, Harvey Scoggins of Godfrey, and David & Teresa Scoggins of Holiday Shores. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Manning; a granddaughter, Robin Miller; a sister, Ellen Stemmler; and a sister in law, Treva Scoggins. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Scott Kallal officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Altar Society or to St. Jude's Hospital.

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(2aa) Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. Stemmler was born June 25, 1940 in Jersey County, Illinois. She married John Frederick Duggan on April 19, 1958, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. He was born in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois on Sept. 22, 1933, one of three children born to John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan. He died June 25, 2016 at his residence in Fieldon, Jersey county, Illinois. His burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. John Frederick Duggan and Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan had 4 children-Darlene Duggan, John Wayne Duggan, Connie Duggan, and Sharon Duggan.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's obituary - FIELDON — John Frederick Duggan, 82, died peacefully at 3:33 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his residence under the loving care of his family. He was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 22, 1933, one of three children born to John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan. After the early death of his father, John's mother moved the family back to her childhood home in Fieldon. He graduated from Jersey Township High School, and served his country proudly with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He owned and operated Duggan's TV and Electric in Fieldon for over 30 years, and retired in 1993 from the United States Postal Service where he served as the rural mail carrier for Fieldon. John was a man of varied interests and could carry on a conversation about anything with anyone. Aviation was his passion, and he attended Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, where he attained his instrument rating and commercial pilot's license. After retirement, John and Betty enjoyed traveling throughout the country with their airport club friends. Very community oriented, John was a member of the Fieldon Volunteer Fire Department and the Fieldon Booster Club, along with St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, as well as a lifetime member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. He married the former Betty A. Stemmler on April 19, 1958, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and together they built a beautiful life together forming a family, a close knit and loving family. Surviving are his wife, Betty Duggan of Fieldon; four children and their spouses, Darlene and Richard Schannot of Godfrey, John Wayne and Tammy Duggan of Fieldon, Connie and Jeff Blackorby of Jerseyville, and Sharon and James Lumma of Godfrey; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Barbie and Kevin McCormick of Dow, Dean and Sarah Schannot of Jerseyville, John and Lindsey Duggan and Liz Duggan, all of Fieldon, Chrissy and Chris McElyea of Jerseyville, Beau Blackorby and Brittney Blackorby, both of Jerseyville, and Tyler Lumma and Marcus Lumma, both of Godfrey; eight great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Libby and Emma McCormick, Hudson and Bentley Schannot, Bayley Duggan, Ezra and Gabriel McElyea; his sister and brother-in-law, Lelia and Gervese Roundcount of Eldred; along with many nieces and nephews and their families, and some very dedicated and loving caregivers. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Duggan on Aug. 13, 2012. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 29 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to the Jersey County Health Department.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's brother Edward Joseph Duggan's obituary - Edward Joseph Duggan, 84, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Jerseyville, where he had resided the last several years. Born on May 13, 1928, at his parents’ residence in Jerseyville, he was one of three children of the late John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan. After the early death of his father, his mother moved the family back to her childhood home in Fieldon, where he and his siblings were raised. In 1948, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, and after basic training, he was sent to Japan. In 1950, he was sent back the U.S., and was enlisted in the reserves. That same year he was recalled to active duty and sent to Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, as well as a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus member, lifelong member of the VFW, and an Ambassador with the Jersey County Business Association. All his close friends and family lovingly knew him as “Pops” and the gift of his smile made your day a lot happier. After his honorable discharge in 1952, Ed became employed at McDonnell Douglas, Inc., now known as Boeing Aircraft. He retired in 1990 after 38 years of service as an assistant foreman in production control. During that same period, he also managed the Stadium Theatre in Jerseyville for over 12 years. He married the former Gladys M. Seidler of Calhoun County on Sept. 5, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fieldon. Together they were the parents of six children, but were only able to enjoy nearly 16 years together before her untimely death at 39 years of age on April 29, 1969, however, she has remained in his heart ever since. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Goldie (Teney) Duggan of Jerseyville, three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Huisinga of Clinton, Paula and Charles Hoffstetter of Dover, Tenn., and Melody and Dan Percy of St. Peters, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Betty Duggan of Fieldon; a sister and brother-in-law, Lelia and Gervese Roundcount of Eldred; and many nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to his parents and wife, Gladys, he was preceded in death by two sons that he dearly missed, Thomas Eugene Duggan in 1971, and Robert Joseph Duggan on Aug. 23, 2002; a great nephew, Dusty, his second wife, Ann, and a companion, Jackie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where prayers will be said at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be alongside his wife and sons at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to masses or to the Illinois Valley Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, in honor of his son, Robert. He will be sadly missed by all.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's brother Edward Joseph Duggan's son Thomas Eugene Duggan's obituary - DUGGAN. Died 07-09-1971. Thomas Eugene Duggan, 11, died unexpectedly, July 9. He was the son of Edward J. Duggan of Jerseyville and was attending summer school at Jerseyville West elementary school. Thomas Eugene collapsed as he and his classmates and the on duty teacher were returning to the class room, following recess on the playground. Recognizing the boy was in serious trouble, Principal Kenneth Breden was summoned and the ambulance called although resuscitation was administered continually, he was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital. The boy had not mentioned not feeling well. The autopsy report had not yet been received. A funeral mass for the young boy was celebrated by Rev. Fr Robert Heintz at the church of the Holy Ghost and burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Thomas Eugene was born in Alton, July 2, 1960 and had completed his fourth grade at Holy Ghost school. Surviving in addition to his father, are 2 brothers, Michael and Robert Duggan; 3 sisters, Patricia, Paula and Melody Duggan of Jerseyville, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Duggan of Fieldon. The death of the boy's mother, Gladys (Siedler) Duggan, occurred April 29, 1969.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's brother Edward Joseph Duggan's wife Gladys M. (Seidler) Duggan's father Newton James Seidler's obituary - Newton James Seidler, 74, died Saturday June 10, 1967 at his home in Golden Eagle. He was born Feb. 27, 1893, in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Wieneke) Seidler. His wife, the former Minnie Baker, died in 1934. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Duggan of Jerseyville; six grandchildren; a brother, Barney, of Golden Eagle; and six sisters, Mrs. William Richey and Mrs. Grace DeSherlia, both of Hardin, Mrs. Frank Maylee of Batchtown, Mrs. John Maag of Savannah, Mrs. Anna Shook and Mrs. Dora McKinney, both of Golden Eagle. Visitation in the C. C. Hanks Funeral Home, Brussels, will be after 4 p.m. today. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ralph Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Seidler Family Cemetery. American Legion services will be conducted at the graveside.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's sister Lelia (Duggan) Roundcount's daughter Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther's son Dustin Matthew "Dusty" Hainsfurther's obituary - Dustin Matthew "Dusty" Hainsfurther, 21, of Carlinville, passed away close to his residence as a result of an automobile accident Saturday morning, June 4, 2011. He was born Friday, Jan. 12, 1990, in Jacksonville, the son of Mitchell A. and Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther. Dusty graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 2008. Dusty would have been a senior at the University of Missouri "Mizzou" at Columbia, Mo., where he was majoring in Personal Financial Management with a minor in Finance. Dusty was an avid duck and goose hunter and all around outdoorsman. He was a well known and respected trainer of Labrador Retrievers. Dusty was loved by many and will be missed by all that entered his life. He was a member of Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. Survivors included his parents, Mitch A. and Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther of Carlinville; brothers, Brandon Jeffers of St. Louis and Jacob Hainsfurther of Carlinville; grandparents, Gervese and Lelia Roundcount of Eldred; grandfather, Albert Hainsfurther of Winchester; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Hainsfurther. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL]

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's grandmother Annie (Walsh) Duggan's obituary - DUGGAN. Died 05-12-1912. Annie Duggan, 40, wife of John Duggan, died at her home, 5 miles southeast of Jerseyville May 12. Funeral from St. Francis church, Rev. Driscoll officiating.

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Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's father John M. Duggan's sister Catherine Marie Duggan's obituary - DUGGAN. Catherine Marie Duggan, 2 years, 6 months, 5 days, died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Duggan, October 25, 1906. The funeral was from St. Francis church at 2 pm Sat. Rev. Father B. W. Lee officiated.

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(Note: Here is an article dated June 8, 1948 from the Alton Evening Telegraph Newspaper regarding the accidental death of Theodore and Gladys (Plummer) Stemmler's daughter Betty A. (Stemmler) Duggan's husband John Frederick Duggan's father John M. Duggan's sister Eleanor (Duggan) Park's son Robert Park - John Duggan of Jerseyville, Route One, went to St. Louis Sunday, called there by the death of his grandson, Robert Park. The latter was fatally injured when he was struck by an automobile Saturday night. Park was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Park of St. Louis and would have observed his twenty-first birthday July 3. His mother before her marriage was Miss Eleanor Duggan and Robert resided for several years In Jerseyville and attended the schools here. He is survived by his parents and by his grandfather, John Duggan.)

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(2a) August and Anna (Groppel) Stemmler's daughter Minnie Stemmler was born 3-29-1905 in Jersey County, IL, and died 3-29-1918 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(8) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel had a daughter Sophia Groppel, but I don't have any information about her.

(9) Herman F. and Louisa (Trauernicht) Burgermeyer Groppel's daughter Wilhelmina "Mena" Groppel was born in 1866 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1952 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married William Dunsing 5-6-1896 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1864, and died in 1938. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. William and Wilhelmina "Mena" (Groppel) Dunsing had a son Fred Dunsing, and 2 other children, a son and daughter, but I don't know their names or have information about them.

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(1a) William and Wilhelmina "Mena" (Groppel) Dunsing's son Fred Dunsing's obituary - Died 05-08-1987. Fred Dunsing, 86, of Rock Island, formerly of Wood River, died August 5, 1987, at Franciscan Medical Center in Rock Island. Dunsing was a laborer and custodian at Shell Oil Company for many years before his retirement. He was born in Fieldon, son of the late William & Mena (Groppel) Dunsing. On July 18, 1948, in East Alton, he married Millie Campbell, and she survives. Also surviving are 1 step Daughter, Loreta Stampley of Rock Island; 1 stepson, Luther Calvert of Godfrey; 7 step grandchildren; and 11 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 stepdaughter, 1 brother and 1 sister. Visitation and services from Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Masonic rites were conducted by Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062 AF & AM. Burial was in Woodland Hill cemetery, Wood River.

Joseph I. Coleman

Joseph I. Coleman, was born Dec. 8, 1901 in Racola, Mo., a son of the late James and Victoria (Robart) Coleman. He died at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 1982 at his residence, 206 Sherman St., in Jerseyville, IL. His burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. He married the former Laura Westfall July 25, 1943 in Alton, IL. She was the daughter of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall, and a sister to my father Walter Edward Westfall. She was born 9-18-1899 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 2-26-1976 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Madison County, IL. Her burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. She was married previously to James Anderson. They were married 4-19-1916 in Jersey County, IL and they had a daughter Frances (Chic) Anderson born 11-12-1916. She died 1-2-2010 in Alton, IL. She married Joseph Arleigh Reed and they had a son James A. Reed. Joseph Arleigh Reed was born in 1914 in Pearl, Pike County, IL. (He went by his middle name Arleigh). He was the son of John and Nellie (Perry) Reed. Arleigh died in 1990 in Alton, IL.

Joseph I. Coleman had been married before and had a son Edward Coleman of Elsah, IL, and a daughter Bessie (Coleman) Randall of Panacea, Florida.

After his wife the former Laura Westfall's death Joe I. Coleman remarried to her sister, the former Anna Westfall, the daughter of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall, and a sister to my father Walter Edward Westfall. Anna Westfall was born May 19, 1904 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-15-1992 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She was married previously to Wesley Charles Griffin. He was the son of John and Alice (Books) Griffin. He was born 7-20-1873, and died 5-12-1943 in Jersey County, IL. They had 7 children-Viola Griffin, Harold Griffin, Eunice Griffin, Geneva "Sissy" Griffin, Melvin Griffin, Norma Jean Griffin, and Virgil Griffin.

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Joseph I. Coleman's obituary - Services were conducted Friday afternoon at Gubser Funera Home for Joseph I. Coleman, 81, who died at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 1982 at his residence, 206 Sherman St., Jerseyville. The Rev. V. Clay Noah officiated. He was born Dec. 8, 1901 in Racola, Mo., a son of the late James and Victoria (Robart) Coleman. The World War II veteran was retired from Olin Corp.

His survivors are his wife, Anna Westfall Griffin Coleman; one son, Edward of Elsah; a daughter, Bessie Randall of Panacea, Fla.; two stepsons, Harold Griffin of Washington and Virgil Griffin of Portland, Ore.; three step daughters, Viola Godar, Otterville, Eunice Kessler, Portland, Ore., Geneva McClintock, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His first wife Laura Coleman died Feb. 26, 1976. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery , Alton.

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Joseph I. Coleman's wife Laura R. (Westfall) Anderson Coleman's obituary - Laura R. (Westfall) Coleman, 76, of 1200 Marshall St., Alton, died today, January 26, 1976, at 5:55 am at Eunice Smith Nursing Home after an illness of 5 years. A native of Fieldon, she married Joseph Coleman, July 25, 1943, in Alton.

Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arleigh (Frances) Reed of Alton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bessie Randall of Summerville, MO; a stepson, Ed Coleman of Godfrey; 1 grandchild; 7 step grandchildren; three brothers, Jasper Westfall of Alton, Floyd Westfall of Medora and Ed Westfall of Pearl; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pitt of Jerseyville and a half sister, Mrs. Eva Haag of Rosewood Heights.

Visitation begins after 4 pm. Friday at Gent Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be said at 7 pm. Friday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 pm. Saturday at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

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