Harold J. “Harry” Robben 78 of Germantown died Friday August 17, 2012 at his residence.
He was born January 12, 1934 in Germantown to Herman and Clara (Duepmann) Robben: they preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by brothers Richard, Thomas, James, and Billy Robben , father-in -law and mother-in-law Gene and Josephine (Santel) Robke, brothers-in-law Norbert Hedtkamp, Harvey Robke.
He married Carolyn Robke May 4, 1963 at St. Boniface Church in Germantown and she survives.
Also surviving are his children Cathy Robben of Germantown, Mike Robben of Germantown, Matt Robben of Germantown, Christine (Frank) Colston of Beckemeyer, Amy (Eric) Hemker of Germantown.
5 grandchildren Tom and Sam Wilken, Clara Colston, Emily and Anna Hemker.
Brothers and Sisters, Vivian Hedtkamp of McAllen, TX, Herman (Venetta) Robben of Trenton, Betty (Frank) Schoendienst of Belleville, Lenny (Jeanette) Robben of Germantown.
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Betty Robben of Carlyle, Marlene Robben of Germantown, Gene (Martha) Robke of Carlyle, Darcy Wolf of Clayton, MO, Lena (David) Woltering of Belleville, Tom Robke of Farmington, MO.
Harry was a retired iron worker from Monsanto in Sauget. An U. S. Air force Veteran serving from 1953 to 1957.
Member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown, American Legion Post 325 Germantown.
Mass of Christian burial will be Monday August 20, at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery
Visitation will be Monday August 20 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.
Memorials can be made to heartland Hospice , or St. Vincent DePaul Society and will be received at the church or through Moss Funeral Home , Germantown who is handling the arrangements.
Everett L. Uhls, SMSgt. USAF, Ret., 84, of Breese, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Uhls was born May 14, 1928 in Odin, IL to Emmett and Martha (Evans) Uhls; they preceded him in death.
He married Audrey Thompson on May 1, 1954 at Williams Air Force Base, Chandler, AZ; she preceded him in death on January 2, 1998.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Tiny Uhls in infancy and Alice Mae Deadmond.
He is survived by his children, Mary “Colleen” (Jerry) Moellering of Aurora, CO, Joseph “Max” (Janet) Uhls of Highland, Laura Lee (Jerry) Poettker of St. Charles, MO, and Karen (Ken) Ripperda of Breese; 8 grandchildren, Monica Moellering; Joey, Joshua (Vanessa), and Jordan Uhls; Erin and Zachary Poettker; Mark Ripperda and Shannon (Sam) Furfaro; 5 great-grandchildren, Kendra, Dylan, and Cade Ripperda; Sutton and Mason Furfaro; and he was anticipating the arrival of his great-grandchild Uhls.
Mr. Uhls served in the United States Air Force during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and The Vietnam War (1948-1969) where he earned the rank of SMSgt., and retired while stationed at Scott AFB. He then served as a United States Government Contracting Procurement Officer for the Alaskan Indian Native Health Services as a civilian until his retirement in 1977 in Anchorage, AK.
Everett was nationally known as a pigeon fancier and judge, developing the standards of specific breeds. He was also a dog lover, breeding and showing German Sheppards throughout the nation and he was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan
He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lifetime member of the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Aviston American Legion Post 1239, and was a Lifetime member of the Carlyle VFW Post 3523.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment with full military honors by the Scott Air Force Honorary Drill Team will follow at St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00-6:00 PM and again on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home.