Earl H. Rahlfs, 94, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, September 13, 1928, in Chester, IL, passed away Monday, November 7, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Earl was a retired truck driver for Be-Mac Transport. He attended St. Martin of Tours Lutheran Church in Mascoutah, IL. He was a former member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL. Earl served as a Veteran in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife: Shirley, nee Easterly, Rahlfs
- Parents: Harry and Clara, nee Gentsch, Rahlfs
- Elmer Rahlfs
- Wilbert Rahlfs
- Clarence Rahlfs
- Roger Rahlfs
- Mildred Fehr,
- Edna Gielow
- Irma Dilday
Surviving are his:
- Loving daughter: Brenda (James) Lickenbrock of Marissa, IL
- Harry (Doris) Rahlfs of Steeleville, IL
- Paul (Ruth) Rahlfs of Chester, IL
- Sister: Doris (Troy) Knoke of Chester, IL
- Many nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Services: Gathering Time for sharing memories & expressing condolences from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at St. Martin of Tours Lutheran Church, 1190 N. 6th Street, Mascoutah, IL 62258 with a Memorial Service at 3:00 pm.
Private interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Brenda and James. We loved Earl and will always cherish his friendship ❤️.
Our hearts go out to Jim and Brenda and the family. You have our heartfelt support and friendship during this difficult time. Praying that the special memories you have will bring you comfort…
My deepest condolences to the family. Earl was such a good guy and a real character. I have missed seeing him every day since he moved from the neighborhood, and I really wish I could have made it to his memorial service. Rest in Peace Earl.