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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Leonard F. Schrage



Visitation:  Friday, July 8, 2005             4:00-9:00 PM
                   Saturday, July 9, 2005         8:00-9:45 AM
                   Moss Funeral Home, Breese
Services:   Saturday, July 9, 2005         10:00 AM
                  St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese


Leonard F. Schrage, 92, of Highland, formerly of Breese, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland 

He was born September 18, 1912 in St. Rose to Joseph Sr. and Anna (Hoff) Schrage; they preceded him in death 

He married Clara Ratermann on October 5, 1937 at St. Francis Church in Aviston; she preceded him in death on November 22, 2003

Also preceded in death by sisters, Bernadine Schumacher, Anna Wilke, and Sr. Jeanette Schrage ASC; and brothers August, Otto, Joseph Jr., and Robert Schrage

Surviving are sons Dale (Donna) Schrage of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Kenneth (Marguerite) Schrage of Leawood, Kansas  

Sisters Regina Klostermann of Carlyle, Dorothy Maloney of St. Charles, MO, and Hedwig “Hattie” Welling of Highland

Leonard and Clara made their first home together above a furniture store on the public square in Highland and later moved to an address on Lemon Street.  Leonard worked at the Wicks Organ Company of Highland for several years in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.  He and Clara later settled in E. St. Louis where they lived while Leonard worked as a machinist and as a final products inspector in the quality control department of Alco Controls, a division of Emerson Electric in St. Louis.  Leonard retired in 1975 from Alco Controls, and soon after moved to Breese where they resided for many years before returning to Highland where they shared an apartment at Highland Home.

He was a member of St. Paul Church in Highland, a former member of St. Augustine Church in Breese, a life member of the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869 joining in 1935, Catholic Fraternal Life since 1936, and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 353, Belleville

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 10 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Charles Tuttle officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese

Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2005 from 4 to 9 PM and again on Saturday, July 9, 2005 from 8-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 7:30 PM Friday Evening at the Funeral home

Memorials can be made to Mater Dei High School and will be received at the funeral home




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