Marlin Jay “Jack” Bair, 78, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, February 24, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Jack retired in 1998 as a teacher and coach for Lansdowne Jr. High School, after teaching for 32 years. He was a member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL where he served as the usher and greeter. He was a former soccer coach with Belle-Clair Soccer League.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Father: Jay Milton Bair
- Mother: Dorris W., nee Logan, Thies
- Cousin Cathy Hayden
Surviving are his:
- Loving wife of 56 years: Nancy, nee Scheidel, Bair of Belleville, IL
- Bethany L. (Shannon Oltmann) Bair of Louisville, KY
- Kimberly E. Essner of Jackson, MO
- Claire Essner
- William Essner
- Natalie Essner
- Aunt: Audrey Vallina of GA
- Judy Anson
- Rebecca Degner
- Patricia Bulejski
- Dr. Van Vallina
- Kimberly Knott
- Christopher Vallina
- Other cousins
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL or Belleville Area Humane Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021 at Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021 at Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
Nancy, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Very sorry for your loss.