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

Art Kueneke


  Visitation:  Monday, March 24, 2008      4:00-9:00 PM
                    Tuesday, March 25, 2008     8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Tuesday, March 25, 2008    10:00 AM
                    St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese  

Art Kueneke, 87, of Breese died Thursday March 20, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. 

Art worked 31 years for Commercial Transport, a member of St. Augustine Church, Breese; a 63 year member of the Breese American Legion and past commander, and the Breese Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed camping, traveling and wood carving.  He was a veteran of the US Army during WWII serving in the European theater in chemical warfare services. 

He was born in Breese February 1, 1921 to William and Elizabeth (Kreke) Kueneke and they preceded him in death.

He married Estelle Richter May 8, 1946 in St. Dominic Church Breese and she died April 27, 1987. 

Survivors include 2 daughters Janice (Dan) Suhl of Breese and Gerene (Chuck) Vincent of Festus Missouri and very Special friend Pearl Richter of Breese: 3 grandchildren Christy (Stephen) Schappe, Ashlie (Josh) Winkeler, and Michael Vincent; 2 great grandchildren Ethan Rhodes and Gracie Schappe; sisters Evelyn Nordmann of Carlyle, Mildred Hitpas of Breese and Mary Ann “Dolly” Harris of Deer Park Texas. Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Casper Richter, R. Joseph and Barbara Richter, Lorene and Gene Niemeyer and Jane Vahlkamp all of Breese. 

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Marcella Kueneke, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Nordmann, Joseph Hitpas, Horton Harris, and Jack Vahlkamp; Dorothy Richter,  Ray and Aloisia Richter, Norbert and Flora Richter, Richard and Dorothy Richter.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday March 25 at 10 Am at St. Augustine Church in Breese with Father Henry Fischer and Deacon Robert Lippert officiating, interment will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery Breese.  Friend may call at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese Monday from 4 to 9 Pm and Tuesday from 8 to 9:45 Am.

Memorials can be made to St. Augustine Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.  Breese American Legion services Monday at & PM and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 Pm at the funeral home.



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