Moss Funeral Home - Breese, IL

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Moss Funeral Home
535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230


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

Wendell "Wendy" Loepker




  Visitation:  Tuesday, January 12, 2010         4:00-9:00 PM
                    Wednesday, January 13, 2010    8:00-10:30 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Wednesday, January 13, 2010    11:00 AM
                    St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese  


Wendell H. “Wendy” Loepker, 77, of Breese, entered into rest on January 9, 2010 at his residence. 

Mr. Loepker was born September 24, 1932 in Bartelso to Herman and Mary (Linnemann) Loepker; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Willie and Frances Beckmann, Rita and Vince Hemker, and Frank Beckmann. 

He married Lucille “Lue” Beckmann on May 29, 1956 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; she survives in Breese. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cindy (Mike) Niemeyer, Roger (Cheryl) Loepker, Brian (Donna) Loepker all of Breese, Julie (Brad) Bassler of New Market, AL, and Christi (Bruce) Schlimpert of Perryville, MO; 14 Grandchildren, Angi, Nick, and Luke (Rebecca) Niemeyer, Jeff (Dana), Cory, Chris, and Brandon Loepker, Alex and Phillip Loepker, Austin, Lauren, Coleton, and Camryn Bassler, and Dillon Schlimpert; brothers and sisters, Dennis (Mutzie) Loepker of Germantown, Florence (Ralph) Lampe of Aviston, Gene (Gerty) Loepker of Bartelso, Betty (Larry) Deerhake of Germantown, and Bob (Jeanette) Loepker of Bartelso; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Christine Beckmann of Germantown, Eleanor (Tony) Lengermann of Highland, Alice (John) Wellen of Highland, Dorothy (Phonse) Pollmann of Carlyle, and Alvin Beckmann of Bartelso; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Wendy retired as a dairy and grain farmer and was a Veteran of the United States Army serving as a Mess Sergeant during the Korean Conflict (1951-1953). 

He was a member of St. Augustine Church and Men’s Sodality, Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Breese American Legion Post 252, Past Trustee for St. Augustine Grade School, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Concordia Saengerchor. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Richard Mohr, Fr. Vince Haselhorst, Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8:00-10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

Memorials can be made to All Saints Academy or Mater Dei High School and will be received at the funeral home. 

The Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:00 PM and the Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the Rosary at 7:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.



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