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

Ralph B. Wilke




  Visitation: Thursday, March 4, 2010   4:00pm-9:00 pm
                    Friday, March 5, 2010        9:00am-10:45 am
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Friday, March 5, 2010    
    11:00 am
                    St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese


Ralph B. Wilke, 79, of Breese died Monday March 1, 2010 at his residence 

He was born May 25, 1930 in St. Rose to Henry and Theresia (Goestenkors) Wilke and they preceded him in death 

Also preceded in death by brothers Vince and Francis Wilke, a sister Veronica Tebbe, sister-in-law Bertha Wilke, brothers-in-law Ed Tebbe and Robert Huelsmann 

He married Theodora Huelsmann October 26, 1954 at St. Dominic Church in Breese and she survives in Breese 

Also survivng are his children Helen (Dale) Essenpreis of Breese, David (Jayme) Wilke of Highland, Paul Wilke of Monclova Mexico, Linus (Leann) Wilke of Breese, Virgil (Suzanne) Wilke of Highland 

13 grandchildren Brett (Brian) Beer, Brad and Luke Essenpreis, Adam, Tyler, Clayton, Mitchell, Meredith, Anderson, Madelyn, Audrey, Olivia, Grace Wilke 

Brothers Norbert (Mary) Wilke of St. Rose, Stanley (Joan) Wilke of Highland

Sister Mary Agnes (Kenny) Rutz of Grantfork 

Brothers and sisters-in-law Pauline Wilke of Aviston, Wilbert (Agnes) Huelsmann, Kathleen Huelsmann, Bernard (Irene) Huelsmann, Richard Huelsmann, Roger Huelsmann all of Breese 

Ralph was retired from Wicks Organ Company in Highland, Marine Veteran serving from 1951 to 1953 

Member of St. Dominic Church and Menís Sodality, Breese American Legion Post 252, St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, Clinton County Farm Bureau, Breese Senior Citizens, Clinton County Senior Services and Chairman of Board of Directors 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM and Friday, March 5, 2010 from 9:00-10:45 am at the Moss Funeral home in Breese. 

Memorials can be made to St. Dominic Church, St. Joseph Hospital Scholarship for Lights, Heartland Hospice, Mater Dei High School, All Saints Academy and will be received at the funeral home 

American Legion will hold service at 7:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home 



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