We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Emil Onderdonk

A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 for 81 year old Emil Onderdonk of Chester, IL who died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester, IL.

Emil was born June 6, 1932 in Belgique, MO, the son of Albert and Bertine (Fuytinck) Onderdonk. He married Rudelle Luckhaupt on December 24, 1974 in Chester, IL and she survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Cheri Clifton of Perryville, MO. Two step-daughters, Melanie Draves of Corydon, IN and Sandie Schreiber of Houston, TX. Two step-sons, Gary Simmons and Jeff Simmons both of Chester, IL. Two brothers, Michael Onderdonk and Robert Onderdonk both of Millersville, MO. One sister, Theresa Geringer of Perryville, MO. Step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Monday, April 21, 2014 and from 7:30am to 9:45am Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A 4th Degree Chalice Service will be held at 7pm Monday, April 21, 2014 at the funeral home.

A Funeral Mass for Emil Onderdonk will be held at 10am Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL with Father Gene Wojcik officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the church.