We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 24, 2009 for 95 year old Otis Schmerbauch of Chester, IL who passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
He was born October 14, 1913 on Kaskaskia Island, IL, the son of Louis and Lottie (Buatte) Schmerbauch. He married Mathilda Lee in 1944 in Auburn, WA and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2001.
Survivors include one son, Samuel Schmerbauch of Chester, IL. Two brothers, Paul Schmerbauch of Chester, IL and James Schmerbauch of Sacramento, CA. One sister, Nora Flynn of San Bernardino, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers and one sister.
Friends are calling from 5pm to 8pm Thursday, April 23, 2009 and from 7:30am to 9:30am Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
Funeral Mass for Otis Schmerbauch will be Friday, April 24, 2009 at 10am from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer and Father Gene Wojcik officiating.
Burial will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to family choice.