John “Hans” Glueck

John “Hans” Glueck, age 82 of Breese, IL, born September 23, 1932 in Grosswallstadt, Germany to the late Alois and Margarethe Glück, died peacefully with his children by his side on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Terrace on the Park Nursing Home in Mascoutah, IL.

He married Anne Voelker on May 10, 1958 in West Orange, NJ and she preceded him in death on November 28, 2004.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Walter and Arthur Glück; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Josef and Eva, nee Wuest, Voelker,

Surviving are his children, John Glueck and wife Mary of Oro Valley, AZ and Heidi Haar and husband Curt of Breese, IL; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Glueck, Amanda, Brianna, and Chandler Haar; brothers, Karl Glück and wife Erika of Gansevoort, NY and Josef Glück of Germany; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rita Appel and husband Siegfried and Lydia Hessler and husband Bruno, all of Germany.

John formerly co-owned and operated Knotty Pine Inn and Motel in Breese, IL from 1969 to 1990. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and their many activities. Hans was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time on the links with his many friends.

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, IL, Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Breese Lions Clubs where he served as past president, founding member of the Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese, IL, and member of the Clinton County Tavern Owners Association.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, IL with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese, IL.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese, IL.

Memorials can be made to the Breese Lions Club or the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

The Breese Knights of Columbus will hold services at 7:00 p.m. and the Lions club will hold services at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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Christine L. Holtgrave

Christine L. Holtgrave, nee Schwierjohn, age 87 of St. Rose, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Highland Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Holtgrave was born August 9, 1927 in Pierron, IL to William and Josephine, nee Holthaus, Schwierjohn; they preceded her in death.

She married Erwin Holtgrave on November 9, 1948 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron; he preceded her in death on September 1, 1993.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Heldenbrand and her husband Thomas; a grandson, Terry Holtgrave; siblings, Joseph Schwierjohn, Helen Frey, Henry Schwierjohn, Gertrude Peters, Josephine Rehkemper, Katherine Wessel, Alphonse Schwierjohn, William Schwierjohn, Jr., Clem Schwierjohn, and Agnes Schwierjohn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Anna, nee Wilke, Holtgrave; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alvina Schwierjohn, Delmar Frey, Loretta Schwierjohn, Clem Peters, Ben Rehkemper, Vince Wessel, Betty Schwierjohn, Victor and Mildred Holtgrave, Clarence Holtgrave, Eugene Holtgrave, Gervase Holtgrave, Harold Zeisset, William Holtgrave, Jr., and Helen and Greg Winkeler.

Surviving are her children, Leonard Holtgrave and wife Ruth of St. Rose, Ronald “Moose” Holtgrave and wife Arlene of St. Rose, Marilyn Wolters and husband John of Highland, Kathleen Klostermann and husband Gervase of St. Rose, Alfred “Sarge” Holtgrave and wife Diane of St. Rose, and Doris Bogowith and husband Steve of Troy; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Mary Zeisset of Cleveland, OH, Jean Holtgrave of St. Rose, Pat Detmer and husband Henry of St. Rose, Pauline Richter and husband Butch of Aviston, and Cathy Holtgrave of St. Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Christine worked as a cook at St. Rose Grade School for 8 years and was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality, Breese American Legion Post 252 Auxiliary, and St. Rose Development Club and Senior Citizens. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards and bingo, but especially loved spending time with her family.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose with Fr. Edward Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and again on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

Memorials can be made to the St. Rose Church Building fund or to Community Link and will be received at the funeral home.

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Dennis William Haas

Dennis William Haas, age 60 of Trenton, IL, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Haas was born February 14, 1955 in Highland, IL, a son of Frank and Angela, nee Berkemann, Haas; they preceded him in death.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise “Missie” Dumstorff and her husband William “Moose” Dumstorff.

Surviving are his siblings, Kathleen M. Diepholz and husband Victor of Troy, IL, Frances Jean Demkey and husband Leo of Heyworth, IL, and James Haas and wife Shirley of Trenton, IL; and nieces and nephews.

Dennis graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and was an avid rock collector.

He was a veteran on the United States Navy serving from 1978-1982, formerly worked for S & J Construction in Trenton, IL and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clinton County Historical Society, and the Trenton VFW Post 7983.

Memorial Mass will be Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, IL with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Trenton, IL.

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at church or through Moss Funeral Home, 105 S. Main St., Trenton, IL 62293.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to

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