Christopher J. “Chris” Harper

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:00 am-1:30 pm

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Breese
  • Service Date
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  • Service Time
    2:00 pm
  • Service Location
    St. Rose Catholic Church, St. Rose
  • Full Obituary

    Christopher J. "Chris" Harper, 20, of St. Rose, died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.

    Mr. Harper was born August 19, 1993 in Belleville, IL to Thomas and Mary Jean (Beckmann) Harper; they survive in St. Rose.

    In addition to his parents, he is also survived by brothers, Thomas James (friend Kristi Burkett) Harper, II of Breese and Michael Eugene Harper of St. Rose; a niece, Cecilia Harper; maternal grandmother, Veronica (Vonder Haar) Beckmann of St. Rose and paternal grandmother, Mary C. (Prosser) Harper of Swansea; uncles and aunts, Lawrence (Colleen) Harper of Aviston, Ann (Dave) Henrichs of Highland, Lorraine (Keith) Cange of Swansea, John (Sherry) Harper of Fenton, MO, James (Chris) Harper of Tucson, AZ, Patricia Harper of Shiloh, and Susan (Bob) Zinn of Breese; and numerous cousins and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Eugene Beckmann; paternal grandfather, John Harper; and an uncle, Ronald Beckmann.

    Chris graduated from Central Community High School in Breese in 2012 and previously worked at Outdoor Creations in Breese.

    He was a member of St. Rose Church, St. Rose Development Club, West Gate Baptist Church Youth Group, and was a former Breese Knights of Columbus Squire. Chris had a true love for music.

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose with Fr. Edward Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery, St. Rose.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

    Memorials can be made to the donor's choice and will be received at the funeral home.

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