Cyril J. Athmer

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Monday April 21, 4:oo to 8:00 PM
    ~ American Legion Services 7:00 PM~
    ~ Knights of Columbus Services 7:30 PM
    followed by Bishop Althoff 4th Degree Services~
    Tuesday April 22, 8:00 to 9:45 AM

  • Visitation Location

    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  • Service Date

    Tuesday April 22, 2014

  • Service Time

    10:00 AM

  • Service Location

    St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese

  • Full Obituary

    Cyril J. Athmer 86 of Breese and formerly of Aviston died Friday April 18, 2014 at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland

    He was born May 10, 1927 in Trenton to Frank and Mary (Gebhart) Athmer: they preceded him in death.

    He married Thelma “Timmy” Fuhler August 24, 1948 at St. Francis Church, Aviston. She preceded him in death October 20, 1990.

    Also preceded in death by a grandson Ian Elliott, son-in-law Randall Elliott, brother Norman Athmer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman & Bertha (Stoff) Fuhler, brothers-in-law an d sisters-in-law Eugene Lohman, Jerome Hagen, Raymond Foppe, Herman Fuhler Jr., Raymond Buscher, Marie and Clarence Albers, Jeanette Perkes, Viola and August Wellen, Ralph Fuhler, Arnold Moss

    Surviving are his children Connie Frankovich of Breese, Sandy (Mike) Renspurger of Highland, Peggy Elliott of Highland, Daniel (Deborah Kay) Athmer of Aviston, Joni (Pete) Wilken of Aviston, Susie Dulle of Highland, Craig (Missy) Athmer of Highland

    9 grandchildren Melanie (David) Holden, Heather (Brian) Luitjohan, Michael (Lynn) Renspurger, Michele (Gary) Toennies, Tyler Elliott, Shaun (Storm) Wilken, Casey (Greg) Jasper, Melissa (fiancé Cliff Beckmann) Dulle, Tiffany (Joey) Santiago

    15 great grandchildren

    Sisters Cleopha Lohman of Aviston, Shirley Moss of Aviston, Marilyn Hagen of Breese, Donna (Jim) Elliott of Davenport IA.

    Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Louise Athmer of Aviston, Bernice “BC” Foppe of Aviston, Edna (Cyril) Markus of Glen Carbon, Irene Buscher of Aviston, Elmer “Buddy” Perkes of Breese, Don (Jane) Fuhler of New Baden, Joann Fuhler of Highland.

    Cyril retired after 34 years with the U.S. Postal service in Aviston and Mt Olive. Cyril was an Army Veteran.

    Member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese, Knights of Columbus Council #2869 past grand knight and financial secretary and District Deputy Breese, Bishop Althoff 4th degree Assembly, American Legion Post 252, Breese, Honorary member of the Aviston Fire Department, Breese Lions Club and past president.

    Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment St. Francis Cemetery, Aviston

    Visitation will be Monday April 21 from 4 to 8 PM and Tuesday April 22 from 8 to 9:45 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

    Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Research, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Cure JM Foundation, and Multiple Sclerosis Society and will be received at the funeral home.

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