Eric J. Drees

.Eric J. Drees, 37, of Breese, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Mr. Drees was born March 23, 1975 in Belleville to Dennis and Rita (Korte) Drees; his father survives in Breese and his mother survives in Trenton.

Also surviving is a sister, Cindy Drees of Breese; paternal grandmother, Evelyn (Usselmann) Drees of Trenton; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his dogs, Flash and Roscoe.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Drees and maternal grandparents, Edmund and Leola (Lohman) Korte.

Eric was a dairy farmer.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 9:00 -11:00 AM 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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Dorinda A. “Rinks” Bingham

Dorinda A. “Rinks” Bingham, nee Johnson, 88, of Breese, entered into rest on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Bingham was born October 21, 1923 in Breese to Edward and Margaret (Deien) Johnson; they preceded her in death.

She married Julian Bingham on October 11, 1944 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; he preceded her in death on September 11, 1993.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Elmer Johnson, Henry Johnson, Herman Johnson, Arthur Johnson and wife Viola, and Vernon Johnson and wife Kitty; and sisters, Lillian Marian and husband George, Antoinette McLaughlin and husband John, and Blanche Riess and husband Glen.

Surviving are her children, John (Jane) Bingham of Breese, Julia (Jeff) Ridder of Winter Springs, FL, and David (Terrie) Bingham of Carlyle; 3 grandchildren, Jill (Darius) Johnson, Joel (Deborah) Bingham, and Timothy (Hope) Bruns; 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Karlei Bingham and Mollie Johnson; step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorinda was a homemaker and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM at St. Dominic Church in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM-12:45 PM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home.

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Cletus T. Haas

Cletus T. Haas, 91, of Trenton, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Haas was born March 5, 1921 in Trenton to Jacob and Josephine (Bellm) Haas; they preceded him in death.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Haas; a brother-in-law, Paul Jacober; and nieces, Bonnie Haas and Brenda Haas.

Surviving is a brother, Joseph Haas of Trenton; a sister, Lorna Jacober of Collinsville; a sister-in-law, Mary Haas of Trenton; nieces and nephews, Mary (Raymond) Hoelting, Steve Jacober, Dave (Sandy) Jacober, Sr. Kathy Haas, PHJC, Kenny Haas, Kevin (Teresa) Haas, Larry (Rose) Haas, and Peggy (Brian) Boeser; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and 1 great-great-nephew.

Cletus was a farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Church where he sang in the choir and was a faithful server and a 65 year member of the Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 9:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

The Trenton Knights of Columbus will hold services at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery and will be received at the funeral home.

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Jeffrey L. Foster

Jeffrey L. “Smoothie” Foster, 37, of Trenton, died Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

Mr. Foster was born May 12, 1975 in Breese to Jack and Shirley (Hillen) Foster; his mother preceded him in death.

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Barry M. Chociej

Barry M Chociej 66 of Trenton died Sunday June 24, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.

He was born December 22, 1945 in Steubenville, Ohio to Alex and Mary (Ferguson) Chociej and they preceded him in death.

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Wilma J. Sullivan

Wilma J. Sullivan 80 of Breese died Friday June 8, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.

She was born February 29, 1932 in Granite City to Glenwood and Margaret (Webb) Lowe: they preceded her in death.

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