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Althea J. Breitwieser

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Althea J. Breitwieser, nee Dillow, 86, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, June 16, 1932, in Griggsville, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Belleville, Illinois.

Althea was a dedicated community volunteer and active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, New Life Club, Christian Salt and Light Company Class, Past President of Methodist Women and served on numerous Boards at Church. She was a life member and held many offices for Memorial Hospital Auxillary, Belleville Chapter of the NSDAR, Wednesday Club, Life Member of the Friends of Arrow Rock, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Producers Society and Past President of Wolf Branch School P.T.A.

She was preceded in death by her:

Surviving are her:

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew TV Ministry, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Spero United Methodist Childrens Home, Friends of Arrow Rock, or Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.

Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, May 3, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home, in Belleville, Illinois and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Funeral: Funeral will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

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17 Comments To "Althea J. Breitwieser"

#1 Comment By Mike & Debbie Pugh On May 1, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

So sorry Mellisa & Don for your family’s loss. Sending prayers for comfort & strength during your time of loss.

#2 Comment By David Baker On May 1, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

Our most sincere condolences go to Chet, Rod and Althea’s family. Chet, you are a good man and are a credit to your mother – we know you were by here side constantly during her decline. Our most positive thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

David Baker and Craig Seekamp

#3 Comment By Keith & Karen Breithaupt On May 1, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

We are so sorry to your family but can’t help pondering the amazing reunion your Mom is now experiencing!! We will always remember your parents as sincere, gracious, godly examples of the faith they lived. Whenever we saw them we would be greeted with a big smile, wave, & “hi neighbors!” They are a big loss to our church family & community neighborhood as well.

#4 Comment By Michelle Bauer On May 1, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

So saddened by this news, Eric was my first boyfriend ever, and Todd was one of my best friends back in high school. Condolences to your family~

#5 Comment By Mary and Bob Frierdich On May 2, 2019 @ 8:37 am

We are sorry for the loss of your mother. She had a good life and now she will shine down on you and your families. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

#6 Comment By Tom and Margaret Hall On May 2, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

Chet, You have our deepest sympathy. It was a privilege to get to know your delightful Mother during her many visits to Arrow Rock.
She was such a lovely upbeat and caring person, and her kindness and friendship to everyone she met in Arrow Rock and her generous support of the Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre will always be remembered. We are thinking of you at this sad time.

#7 Comment By Bill Biehl On May 2, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

#8 Comment By Bonnie & Scott Hettenhausen On May 2, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

So sorry about your mom! You are all in our prayers,!

#9 Comment By Pam and Dewey Melton On May 2, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers to all of you!

#10 Comment By Mike and Cyndi Muehlhauser On May 2, 2019 @ 10:13 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. She was a beautiful lady, greatly loved and greatly missed.

#11 Comment By Karen (Baker) Gale On May 3, 2019 @ 10:15 am

So sorry to learn of Althea’s passing. She was a great lady with a big smile. She will be missed by many.

#12 Comment By Ted Fivian and Steve Unland On May 3, 2019 @ 10:21 am

To Chet and Rod, Our heartfelt, deepest sympathy to you and your family.. You were a Great Son and that you can always be very proud of.. Many Hugs and much Love to our dear Friends.

#13 Comment By Josie Blankenship On May 3, 2019 @ 10:33 am

We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad as well when we were at St. Matthews. They were dedicated Christians working tirelessly for His kingdom.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of your previous Mother
Clyde and Josie Blankenship.

#14 Comment By John & Mary Pertzborn On May 3, 2019 @ 11:34 am

Mary and I send our condolences on the loss of Mrs Breitwieser.

#15 Comment By Sherri Gericke On May 3, 2019 @ 4:44 pm

Yvonne, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Treasure those memories forever.
Sherri Gericke

#16 Comment By Gary & Kathy Ragan On May 3, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She and your dad were such great neighbors and long time friends of our mom & dad (Nolan & Bernadette Cheatham). Gary & I enjoyed their visit with us when they were in Austin and always looked forward to seeing them when we were back in Belleville. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Give one another big hugs from us.

#17 Comment By Carole Jones On May 4, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

She will be missed by all!!!!!! She always had a smile on her face. And she always said hi to me.