Abby Renee Malherek

Abby Renee Malherek, 17, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, June 19, 1993, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, February 3, 2011 at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Miss Malherek was a student at Freeburg High School and a member of First Christian Church, Belleville. All who met her loved her and their lives were profoundly changed forever.


She was preceded in death by her:

  • Maternal Grandfather: Noel "Wally" Fritsch
  • Paternal Grandparents: James and Caroline Malherek
  • Maternal Great-Grandfather: Forest Wells, Sr

Surviving are her:

  • Parents: Darryl and Julie, nee Fritsch, Malherek
  • Sisters
    • Caitlin Malherek
    • Emma Malherek
  • Maternal Grandmother: Judith (Herman) Smith of Belleville, IL
  • Maternal Great-Grandmother: Helen Wells of Belleville, IL
  • Dear Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Variety Club of St. Louis or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-8 pm, Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Doug Hargrave officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Abby Renee Malherek:

    Julie,Darryl,Caitlin and Emma,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Abby. She was truely a blessing to everyones lives she touched. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Angie, Aaron, Mason and Aidan Mittelbuscher

    Angie Mittelbuscher Shiloh Illinois 62221

    Julie and Family,
    My condolences on the loss of your beloved Abby. I so loved working with her for the past 5 years. Her smile lit up my day! The statement certainly is correct, "All who met her loved her and their lives were profoundly changed forever." How true! You're in my thoughts and prayers. Peace, Jeanine

    Jeanine Bulber BV IL 62221

    May God's grace and Spirit be your comfort today and in the days ahead. I am sorry for your loss.

    Psalm 121

    Ray Long Marion IL 62959

    Darryl, my deepest sympathy for you and your wife and entire family. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to lose a child. I hope that knowing she is in heaven with your Mom and Dad brings you some measure of consolation.
    I often remember your Mom and Dad, as well as your Mom's best friend, my wife Kathleen. Time may not heal all wounds but it is certainly our ally; I can smile once again as I remember all of them, as well as you and your brothers/sisters. God bless each and every one of you.

    S. Paul Zarlingo GraniteCity Il 62040

    Julie and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. This past year I had the pleasure of working with Abby and getting to know her. Her smile and laughter brought so much joy to my day. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Abby will be deeply missed. May God bless your family and bring you peace. Your friend, Amy Pfingsten.

    Amy Pfingsten Smithton IL 62285

    Darryl, Julie and Judy, Sandi and I are so sorry to hear of Abby's passing. What a delight she was and a gift from God to your entire family. I know you will miss her but she will live on in your lives and in her sisters life as well. Just as God provided a lamb for Issac, so He provided Abby for for Emma. Blessings on you all and may God comfort you with the knowledge that Abby is safe at home.

    Paul and Sandi Janssen

    Paul and Sandi Janssen Camdenton Missouri 65020

    Dear Caitlin and Family,
    It's been a long time since you were in fourth grade and Emma was in first. That was also a rough year for the family. God gave you all the strength then and He will again. You are a special family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Peg Poelker

    Peg Poelker Breese IL 62230

    Growing up in Venice was special.
    We knew just about everyone, and where they lived.
    If we didn’t know them then we had a friend who did.
    Please know that at this time you are in the thoughts and prayers of many--
    your friends, your parent’s friends and those of your grandparents.
    We send you our most sincere sympathy and condolence.

    The Venice History Committee Grantie City IL 62040

    Its always difficult when someone passes away and when that somone is a youth, there is even more loss. Sorry to hear of this.

    Donn Hornberger St. Louis, MO 63111

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God bless you and send comfort your way.
    Jeff, Michelle, Alexis, and Nicole Jones

    The Jones Family Millstadt Illinois 62260

    Dear Julie, Darryl, Caitlyn and Emma, our thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time. God sent Abby to you as a blessing and now He has chosen to take her home so He can renew her. I hope you can find comfort in that knowledge. Blessings to you all.

    Daryl, Becky, Taylor and Amanda Seaman Collinsville IL 62234

    Julie and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Abby. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
    Sincerely, Paul, Jana, Jake, Brent and Chloe Amann

    Jana Amann Belleville IL 62223