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Sylvester "Smoke" Essenpreis



  Visitation:  Monday, January 26, 2009      4:00-9:00 PM
                    Tuesday, Janaury 27, 2009     8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Tuesday, January 27, 2009     10:00 AM
                     St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese 


Sylvester R. “Smoke” Essenpreis, 81, of Breese died Saturday January 24, 2009 at his residence 

He was born January 1, 1928 in Breese, Il to Erwin and Margaret (Wolters) Essenpreis they preceded him in death  

He married Indya “Joyce” Trowbridge April 10, 1947 at St. Mary Church in Carlyle and she preceded him in death November 20, 1992 

Also preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Essenpreis, a grandson Jeremy Tebbe, brothers Arthur, Ervin and James Essenpreis, sisters Estelle Deien, Mary Jane Tracy, Juanita Peltes and Betty Baxter 

Survivng are his children Linda Essenpreis of Pocahontas, Blaine (Joan) Essenpreis of Breese, Gayle (Joe) Eversgerd of Breese, Brian Essenpreis of Breese, Chrysa (Rich) Tebbe of Breese, Sheila (Rick) Beckmann of Frogtown, Erin Ritchie of Charleston 

20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter 

A sister Margaret Childerson of Greenville 

Sister-in-law Dorothy Essenpreis of Breese 

Smoke was a retired Laborer and a Navy Veteran 

Member of St. Dominic Church in Breese, American Legion, Laborers Local 581 

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday January 27 at 10:00 am at St. Dominic Church with Fr. Ben Stern officiating Interment St. Dominic –St. Augustine Cemetery 

Visitation will be held on Monday January 26 from 4 to 9 PM and Tuesday January 27 from 8 to 9:45 am a the Moss Funeral Home in Breese 

Memorials can be made to St. Dominic church or American Cancer society and will be received at the funeral home



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