James L. Rasp

James L. Rasp, 80, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, September 30, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, September 28, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Rasp was a retired driver for Teamster Local 610 and a grounds keeper at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville, IL. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Belleville, IL, Teamster Local 610, V.F.W., bowled on several bowling teams and loved to fish. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Father: Eugene J. Rasp
  • Mother: Edna M. nee Rist (Rasp) Amann
  • Sons
    • Rick A. Rasp
    • Christopher M. Rasp
  • Brother: Wilmer Rasp
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Shirley M. nee Schaab Rasp
  • Children
    • Kathy Rasp of Swansea, IL
    • Mark (Susan) Rasp of Belleville, IL
    • Shari (Gene) Campbell of Troy, IL
    • Robert J. Rasp of Millstadt, IL
  • Brother: Orville (Fern) Rasp of Mascoutah, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Stacy Campbell
    • Peggy Rasp
    • Gene (Tiffany) Campbell
    • Heather Rasp
    • Jeff Rasp
  • Great Grandson due in October
  • Sisters-in-law
    • Audrey Phillips
    • Marie Schaab
    • Sandra Schaab
  • Nieces, Nephews & Cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or Muscular Dystrophy of St. Louis, MO

Visitation: Friends may call from 9-12:00 P.M., Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Nick Junker officiating. Interment will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.