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Vivian I. Mengersen

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Vivian I. Mengersen, 98, of Belleville, Illinois, passed away on January 27, 2021. Born October 24, 1922, in East St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Pearl, nee Bateman, Monaghan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Mengersen; son, Roger Mengersen; and her parents. Surviving are her daughter Karen (William) Herrington; grandson, Douglas (Stephanie) Herrington; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Van) Stamos; great-grandsons William C. Herrington, Jonathan Herrington, Andrew Herrington, Alexander Stamos, and Zachary Stamos; and niece Patricia (Steve) Wieland.

Vivian deeply loved her family and friends and lived life to the fullest. It is with heavy hearts that we say our goodbyes, but we know she will go on living in the hearts of those she has touched.

Private graveside with Rev. Bob Swickard officiating. Interment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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#1 Comment By Virginia (Ginny)Quirin On January 31, 2021 @ 9:47 pm

I bowled with Vivian for many years and sewed for her and her Mom. She was a great lady and friend. So sorry for your loss and my prayers are with your family.

#2 Comment By Karen and Allen Buchheit On January 31, 2021 @ 10:18 pm

Vivian was such a kind, friendly neighbor. I enjoyed reminiscing about her mom and my mom and the neighborhood coffee klatch group. Her family was so important to her and she always was happy to hear about my family as well. I will miss her.

#3 Comment By MARY HELEN SUTTER On February 1, 2021 @ 9:25 am

Karen your sweet mom’s obituary so caught me off guard this morning. I had not thought of your family in quite a while. Do think of your dear brother Roger often. Your parents were always so very kind to me when I was so very young and “in love” with Roger! What a guy!.
Very sorry for your loss and know you will miss her greatly. You and your family are in my prayers. Love from an old friend, Maryhelen Jones Sutter

#4 Comment By Maryhelen Sutter On February 1, 2021 @ 9:30 am

Karen, your mom’s obituary caught me so off guard thus morning. Had not thought if your family in awhile. However, think of Roger often. Your sweet mom was so kind to me as was your dad when Roger and me were so “in love ” at tge sweet age of 15!
You and your family are in my prayers.

#5 Comment By Joni Chandler On February 1, 2021 @ 10:33 am

I feel blessed to have known Vivian, although we only knew each other these past few years it felt like we had been friends forever. Will miss her. My deepest condolence to the family.

#6 Comment By Sandy Schwalb On February 1, 2021 @ 11:22 am

Karen, my sincerest sympathy for you and your family. Vivian and your dad were neighbors of my parents, Mildred and Bob Davidson for many years. I can’t think of a sweeter person than your mom. I have happy memories of both your mother and grandmother. They were so close. Thinking of you today.

Sandy Davidson Schwalb

#7 Comment By Bill Pierce On February 1, 2021 @ 12:18 pm

I used to come to your house and play as kids. Your mom was my Cub Scout den mother and your dad worked with my dad at Illinois Power and I graduated with Roger. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

#8 Comment By David knight On February 1, 2021 @ 6:20 pm

I loved stopping by and visiting with Vivian. Loved her like my mother ill always carry her memories with me i wish she would have rode to Ga with me to see Shirley again we did have a few dinners with her she really. Enjoyed having company and shooting a game of pool