Irene S. Gebke (nee Kapp), 80,of
Bartelso died Saturday March 24, 2007 at St. Elizabeth
Hospital in Belleville.
She was a homemaker, worked at
Brueggemann Draperies as a seamstress and baby sitter for all her
She was born Sept. 2 1926 in Breese
to Otto and Mary (Kruep) Kapp, they preceded he in death.
She married Arnold Gebke
Oct 19 1948 in St. Dominic Church
in Breese and he survives in Bartelso.
Also surviving are children and in
laws, Jane (David) Beckmann of Carlyle, Arnie (Kelly) Gebke of
Bartelso, Pat (Randy) Kruep of Bartelso, Marvin “Ziff” (Kim) Gebke
of Damiansville, Judy (Gerard “Rex”) Schomaker of Albers and Tim
(Kristy) Gebke of Bartelso and Karen Gebke of Breese. In addition
are 13 grandchildren Sara (Jason) Snow, Jodi (Tim) Meyer Lori
Beckmann and fiancée Tommy Hall, Scott Gebke, Dana Gebke and special
friend Mike Winkeler, Tyler Gebke, Amber Gebke, Corey Kruep, Brett
Kruep, Alicia Gebke, Teresa Schomaker, Conner Schomaker Austin
Gebke; 5 great grandchildren, Camden, Kaiden and Ella Snow, Emma
Meyer and Madison Winkeler.
1 brother Richard (Netty) Kapp of
Fairview Heights, 3 sisters Viola Trame, Evelyn Ratermann both of
Breese and Clara (Dick) Korte of Collinsville.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, a son Leonard Gebke brother Harold Kapp and sisters Leona
Ratermann, Eleanor Renschen and Mary Ann Ripperda.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday
March 27 at 2 PM at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry
Fischer officiating. Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown Monday from
4 to 9 Pm and Tuesday from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Memorials can be made
to donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.