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Patty Paskus
Gerald Mann
Harold Wiesehan


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Harold Wiesehan

Harold L. Wiesehan, 89, of Granite City, IL passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

The St. Louis native was born February 5, 1930, son of the late Edward and Lillian (nee Eugea) Wiesehan. He married the former Gladys C. Gray on April 7, 1956, in St. Louis who survives in Granite City.

He retired in 1995 from Spectrulite Consortium after 44 years of dedicated service as a quality control manager. He served in the Korea Era as Sgt. in the Air Force. He was a dedicated and faithful member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.

In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years, he is survived by his children, Linda (Steven) Gray of Wildwood, MO, Kenneth (Jacklyn) Wiesehan of Glen Carbon and Mark (Pam) Wiesehan of Granite City; eight grandchildren, Lauren (Zach) Solomon, Colleen Gray, Breanne (Adam) Leach, Becca Wiesehan, Rachel Wiesehan, Noelle (Jake) Cottrell, Brett Wiesehan, and Carlie (Dustin) Young; five great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Donald (Nell) Wiesehan and David Wiesehan.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Alicia Gray and Bryan Wiesehan as well as brother, Edward Wiesehan.

Memorials may be made to Foundation of Infant Resources (S.I.D.S.), 1120 South Sixth, St. Louis, MO or to Susan G. Komen Foundation (komen.org) and may be accepted at the funeral home.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, 2205 Pontoon Road, Granite City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2606 Washington Ave., in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at the funeral home web site.

Courtesy Thomas Saksa Funeral Home

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    Gerald "Jerry" Mann

Gerald Oliver "Jerry" Mann, passed away on Wesnesday, Aug. 28, 2019. He was 77.

Jerry was born February 13, 1942 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He had been a resident of Ben Wheeler since 2012, formerly living in Winnsboro and Grand Prairie.

He worked in communications as a computer technician for many years, and belonged to American Legion 340 in Winnsboro. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years, receiving numerous awards and medals. He was a talented musician, playing the bass guitar since the age of 13.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Ethel (Sugg) Mann, and brothers, Roger Mann and Leroy Mann.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Opal (Hyden) Mann of Ben Wheeler; four children and their spouses, Victoria & Mike Downs of Rockwall, Frank & Nancy Parker of Missouri, Stephanie & Brian Hutchison of North Carolina, and James Mann of Florida; three brothers, Travis Mann, Clifford Mann and wife, Hazel, and Charlie Mann and wife, Karen; eight grandchildren, Danielle, Taylor, Matthew, Jessica, Haylee, Kyle, Tory, and Jack; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Adalyn.

Jerry's wife, Opal, was a 1961 graduate of Venice High School.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at the funeral home web site.

Courtesy Hilliard Funeral Home

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Patty (Duboise) Paskus

Patricia “Patty” (Duboise) Paskus, 64 of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home.

Patty was born on December 8, 1954 in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of the late Luther and Maddie (Clubb) White.

She was a homemaker, mom and grandma who adored her family, especially her grandchildren, who she loved to babysit. Patty will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Patty is survived by and will be missed by her children; Stacy Pruett (Gary Gabbard) of Granite City, Melanie Salmon (Robert Greco) of Granite City, Vince Paskus (Cara Paoli) of Granite City; grandchildren, Austin, Makayla, Garret, Eastin, Emberly; great-granddaughter, Loni Mae; special sister, Margaret; brothers, Eddie, Curt, Tony, Bob and Charles; sisters, Donna, Catherine, Liz, Debra, Barbara, Judy, Connie and Sandy in addition to many nieces, nephews and close family members and friends.

In celebration of Patty’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at the funeral home web site.

Courtesy Irwin Chapel

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