Charles F. Breitwieser

Charles F. Breitwieser, 78, of Belleville, IL, was born Thursday, May 15, 1930, in East Saint Louis, IL, and died Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Breitwieser was a retired Brick Mason for Local #30 and #8. He was an active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, past president of Brick and Stone Masons Local #30, Illinois National Guard, U.S. Army Korean War veteran, Life member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and he drove a motor coach for 22 years for tour groups & St. Matthew Church and was known as "Charlie the Bus Driver".

He is preceded in death by:

  • A son, Todd Breitwieser
  • Parents, Henry F.& Nomel nee Byrd Breitwieser
  • A brother, Henry D. Breitwieser.

He is survived by:
  • His wife, Althea J. nee Dillow Breitwieser
  • Daughter, Althea L. (Ronald) Taake of Waterloo, IL
  • Son, Chet Breitwieser of Arrow Rock, MO
  • Son, Eric Breitwieser of San Diego, CA
  • Daughter, Melissa (Donald) Rockwell II of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter, Yvonne (Art) Ward of Nokomis, IL,
  • Sister, LaVerne Haley of St. Peters, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Anna (Kevin) Guebert
    • Andrew Taake
    • Adam Taake
    • Adrian Taake
    • Trevor Breitwieser
    • Travis Breitwieser
    • D.J. Rockwell
    • Rebecca Rockwell
    • Ayla Ward
    • Rean Ward,
    • Great-Grandson, Lucas Guebert
    • An expected Great Grandchild due in February
    • Three Nephews & several Cousins.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew TV Ministry, Shriners Hospital for Children, Methodist Childrens Home or Donors choice.

Visitation: Friends may call 4-8 P.M., Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois and from 10-11 am Friday, August 15, 2008 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 15, 2008 at St Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Slone officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL