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Alfred G. Venhaus


  Visitation:  Monday, December 1, 2008   4:00-8:00 PM
                    Tuesday, December 2, 2008  8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese  

  Services:   Tuesday, December 2, 2008  10:00 AM
                    St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese


Alfred G. Venhaus, 93, of Breese, died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. 

He was born October 26, 1915 in Breese to Henry and Emma (Jansen) Venhaus; they preceded him in death. 

He married Elsie Rohde on October 20, 1948 at St. Dominic Church in Breese; she preceded him in death on August 16, 1976. 

Also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Corynn Boresi; brothers, Lawrence Venhaus in infancy, and Harry Venhaus, Edward Venhaus, Leo Venhaus, Jack Venhaus, and Andrew Venhaus; sisters, Rosalie Venhaus in infancy and Clara Kohrs; sisters-in-law, Agnes Venhaus, Rose Venhaus, Henrietta Venhaus, Lizzie Venhaus, Helen Venhaus, Donelle Venhaus, Emma Rohde, Josephine Rohde, Dell Rohde, Bert Rohde, Anna Vogt, and Betty Werner; and brothers-in-law, Jake Kohrs, Henry Rohde, Fred Rohde, Rich Rohde, Gus Rohde, Art Rohde, Carl Rohde, Fred Vogt, and Emil Werner.

Surviving are his children, Ron (Kathy) Venhaus, Robert (Carol) Venhaus, and Mary Jo (Dennis) Krebs all of Breese. 

8 Grandchildren-Joy (Mike) Boresi, Nick (Larissa) Venhaus, Timothy Venhaus, Charlie Venhaus, Lauren Krebs, Emily Krebs, Amy Krebs, and Johnny Venhaus. 

Alfred retired from the Assembly Line at General Motors after 30 years.  He served as a US Army Medic during WW II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. 

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese American Legion Post 252, former member of the Clinton County Board, and a Charter Member of the Breese Optimist Club. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese. 

Visitation will be Monday, December 1, 2008 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

Memorials can be made to the Breese American Legion Building Fund or to All Saints Academy and will be received at the funeral home.

Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:00 PM Monday Evening at the Funeral Home.



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