ST. JOHN CEMETERY OBITUARIES



BEHNEN, JOSEPH BERNARD

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 30, 2005

Joseph Bernard Behnen, 75, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2005, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. Born Aug. 21, 1929, in Carrollton, he was the son of the late Herman and Bertha (Benz) Behnen.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed at Olin Corp. in the Powder Mill for five years and was a farmer for 15 years before beginning his employment as a trouble shooter with Alton Box Board, retiring in 1994. A former resident of Bunker Hill, he and his wife moved to Jerseyville in 1992. Theyloved to travel, as they spent many winters in Texas.

He married the former Elizabeth Ann Gotway on March 30, 1951, at St. Anslemís Catholic Church in Kampsville. She died while they were in Texas on Nov. 27, 1999.

Surviving are five children and their spouses, Dan and Claire Behnen of Hamel, Deborah and Ed Basham of Jerseyville, Johanna "Jody" and Alan Justus of Mascoutah, Patricia and Randy Cheatham of Godfrey and Mike Behnen of Bunker Hill; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Liz Morris, Kim and Tom Miller, Reggie and Dena Gillen, Angie and Mark Link, Sarah Basham and Jennifer and Mike Strubberg; three great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Eddie Camerer of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating.

Burial will be at St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton, with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites.

Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville.


ISRINGHAUSEN, CLYDE FREDERICK

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 6, 2005

Clyde Frederick "Fred" Isringhausen, 64, died unexpectedly at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born June 23, 1940, in Jersey County, he was the son of Clyde W. and Opal P. Schmidt Isringhausen. He married the former Mary Helen Whitlock on Nov. 22, 1958, in Carrollton. She survives.

He was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Carrollton Lions Club and served as a Linder Township trustee. He also had served on the Greene County Service Co. board, St. Johnís Parish Council, Carrollton Chamber of Commerce and the original Greene County Days committee. He worked for Wagner Seed and Supply Co. of Rockbridge. He enjoyed family, grandchildren, hunting and woodworking. He will be sadly missed.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Hazel Isringhausen of Jerseyville; three sons, Richard and his wife, Tina, Isringhausen of Carrollton, Jerry and his wife, Tammy, Isringhausen of Carrollton, and Kenny Isringhausen of Dow; eight grandchildren, Jason and his wife, Marie, and Jarrod, Michelle, Sarah, Tom, Christa, Chad and Kate Isringhausen; a brother, Virgil, and his wife, Ada, Isringhausen of McLean, Ill.; a sister, Betty, and her husband, Tom, Womack of Jerseyville; and two stepbrothers, William and his wife, Louise, Parish of Grafton and Eugene and his wife, Jean, Parish of Dow.

His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, with burial to follow in St. Johnís Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Johnís Church or School.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


POHLMAN, MARY KATHERINE CORDES

Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, IL., Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Mary Katherine Pohlman, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

The daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Langer) Cordes, she was born Nov. 12, 1916 in rural Carrollton. She was married to George "Babe" Pohlman on Sept. 12, 1940, at St. John's Church, Carrollton, Ill. He died March 29, 1999.

She worked for the USDA-ASCS office in Carrollton for 30 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. John's Altar Society where she served as President and Treasurer, and was a familiar face at funeral dinners served by the Altar Society. She was a member of Court St. Joan No.522 of the Catholic Daughters of America serving in different offices including: Regent, was a District Deputy for the State CDA for 20 years plus serving courts in Quincy, Jacksonville, Carlinville, and Carrolton. Also, she was the State Membership and Extension Chairman. She was one of the first officers for the local Jr. CD of A., and also served on the Youth Commission for Springfield and Belleville diocese.

She was the first recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award in 2001 from St. John's. She was the last surviving member of the Class of 1934 from St. John's School. She was a member of the Carrollton Business & Professional Women's Club, receiving a Certificate of Recognition in April 1992.

She was active in community projects, such as Operation Christmas, the food pantry, the hospital auxiliary where she donated an afghan each year for many years for their bazaar, and making baptismal gowns for St. John's Church.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Carolyn and Robert Howland, White Hall; and Doris and Bill Egelhoff, Shipman. Also surviving are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; Dan Howland, Lafayette, Ind.; Mark Rowland, Mansfield; Debra Egelhoff, Burbank, Calif.; Sheryl (Tim) Baber of St. Charles; and Doug (Kim) Egelhoff, and great grandchild; Kathryn Jo Egelhoff of Shipman; a sister, Hilda (Gilbert) Jeffrey and a `brother, Henry (Marjorie) Cordes all of Carrollton.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Airsman Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church, Carrollton. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Church, Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital Foundation or the donor's choice. Condolences may be left online at: www.airsman-hires.com.


PROFFER, FINLEY H.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., January 26, 2005

Finley H. Proffer, 83, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center in Jerseyville.

A son of Frank and Mary (Stone) Proffer, he was born June 3, 1921, in Carrollton.

He married the former Helen Tapen on May 18, 1946, in Carrollton. She survives.

The World War II veteran was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, where he served as one of the original "Minutemen." He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Carrollton American Legion. A retiree of Laclede Steel in Alton, he also worked with the Illinois Department of Transportation. He loved gardening and exploring with his metal detector and loved his family. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jeff Heitzig of Jerseyville and Mary and Dennis Crotchett of Carrollton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Vicki Proffer of Rogers, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Frances Britton and Missouri Weber; and two brothers, Franklin and Richard Proffer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with prayer services at 4 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, with Father Henry Schmidt as celebrant.

Burial will be at St. Johnís Cemetery in Carrollton with full military honors by the Carrollton American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to the Greene County Health Department, Parkinsonís Association and St. Johnís school or church.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


SETHALER, ROBERT E.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., April 15, 2005

Robert E. Sethaler, 77, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at his residence.

Born at his home near Carrollton on Oct. 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Otto and Margaret Pranger Sethaler.

He married the former Betty Humphrey on Oct. 12, 1950, in Hardin, and she survives.

He was a lifetime farmer and Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, the Knights of Columbus and Carrollton American Legion Post.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Lonnie Mottaz of Jerseyville, and Sara and Scott Isringhausen of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Pam Sethaler of Pittsfield; and six grandchildren, Curt, Kyle, Christie, Seth, Sara and Rebecca.

His son, Phil Sethaler, and a sister, Joan Darr, preceded him in death.

Visitation was Thursday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a prayer service just prior to visitation.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, with burial to follow in St. Johnís Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Johnís Church or a charity of oneís choice.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

Submitted by: Allen Handling


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