Raymond H. Wessling, 87, of
Bartelso, died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at his residence.
Mr. Wessling was born October 28,
1918 in Germantown to Bernard “Ben” and Anna (Ripperda) Wessling;
they preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by a son,
Gary Wessling; brothers, Vincent Wessling and Wilbert Wessling; his
father and mother-in-law, Ben and Frances Wilken; sisters-in-law,
Eleanor Wessling and Margaret Wilken; brothers-in-law, Clarence
Beer, John Schaeffer, and Ben Wilken, Jr.
He married Loretta Wilken on
September 10, 1947 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; she
survives in Bartelso.
Also surviving is a daughter-in-law,
Doris Wessling of Carlyle.
2 Granddaughters, Mallory and
Bridget Wessling both of Carlyle.
Brothers, Edward (Cele) Wessling of
Carlyle and Art (Bert) Wessling of Germantown.
Sisters, Alvina Schaeffer and
Florence Beer both of Mascoutah.
Ray was the co-owner of Wessling-Crow
Trucking in Beckemeyer and was a former manager of the KC Hall in
Bartelso and was an avid Pinochle player.
He was a member of St. Cecilia
Church in Bartelso, Bartelso Knights of Columbus Council 4745, 4th
Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, 60 year member of Germantown
American Legion Post 325, and Catholic War Veterans.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 11:00 AM
at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer
officiating. Interment will follow in
St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February
28, 2006 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, March 1, 2006
from 8:00-10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.
Germantown American Legion will hold
services at 7:00 PM and 4th Degree Bishop Althoff
Assembly will hold services at 7:30 PM all Tuesday evening at the
Memorials can be made to CCRC
Community Link or to Carlyle Healthcare Alzheimer’s Wing and will be
received at the funeral home.