“Pete” Wellinghoff, 67 of Breese died Sunday September 4, 2005 at
ST. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
He was born June 27 1938 in Bartelso
to Bernard and Frances (Kohrmann) Wellinghoff. They preceded him in
He married Dottie Varel June 18
1966 in St. Cecilia Church Bartelso and she survives in Breese.
He is also survived by 3 daughters,
Suzanne (Virgil) Wilke of Highland, Julie (Todd) Hummert of Chatham,
Il and Kelly (Gary) Kloeckner of Albers. Also surviving are
grandchildren Madelyn, Audrey, Olivia and Grace Wilke, Ellen, Katie
and Jack Hummert. Also surviving are a brother Paul (Marty)
Wellinghoff of Alton, sisters Joan (Ed) Foppe, Marie Davis, Grace
(Paul) Goedde and Margie (Paul) Schniers all of Breese and Sr.
Catherine Wellinghoff A.S.C. of Johnson City, Il.
Pete was a member of St. Augustine
Church and Men’s Sodality, Breese American Legion Post 252 Veteran’s
Club, Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Catholic War
Veterans, Local 520 Operating Engineers, Breese Historical Society
and was a former Breese City Alderman. He retired from Keeley and
Sons as an operating engineer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Wednesday September 7 at 10 am at St. Augustine Church.
Interment will be in St. Dominic –St. Augustine Cemetery Breese.
Friends may call at the Moss Funeral home in Breese Tuesday from 4
to 9 Pm and Wed. from 8 to 9:45 AM.
can be made to St. Augustine Church and will be received at the
funeral home. The Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary
at the funeral home Tuesday at 7 PM. The Breese American Legion
will conduct honors at 7:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home