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Arlene Politsch

Arlene Politsch

Arlene Katherine, nee Lesker, Politsch, 92, of Lenzburg, IL, born August 19, 1924 in Lenzburg, Il passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Politsch was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and canning from her husband Ralph’s garden. Arlene also was an avid reader and supporter of the library, and loved spending time with her kids and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; Frank and Hilda (Frech) Lesker , her beloved husband of 73 years, Ralph, whom she married on February 1, 1942 in St. Charles, MO and who died on June 9, 2015; her brother, Robert Lesker, and 2 sisters; Helen Krebs and Viola Lesker who died in infancy.

Arlene is survived by her children; Kathleen (Marty) Pflanz of Waco, TX, Wayne (Jennifer) Politsch of Godfrey, IL Ray (Betty) Politsch of Belleville, IL and Terry (Debby) Politsch of New Athens, IL; 4 grandchildren; Martin Pflanz, Cheryl Keim, Jill Zarzeczny and Jamie Burkett.; 9 great grandchildren; James, Koby, Arrabelle, Noah, Emma, Myah, Lupine, Mason and Conner.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL.

Visitation; Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday December 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Bob Coffey officiating. Interment will follow be at St. Peter United Church of Christ Cemetery in Lenzburg, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Ray,
    My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mom. Stay strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. remember:” The mother memories that are closest to your heart are the small gentle ones that have carried over from the days of your childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with you through life, and when you are old, they will still be near.” Ray she must have been one amazing person to have raised a man like you! God Bless-Joell

    Posted by: Joell Crook Duncan – St Louis, MO – Coworker Dec 22, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

    Posted by: virginia frech – Lenzburg, IL Dec 23, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    I will forever remember seeing your mom and dad walking around town hand in hand in Lenzburg. I always thought to myself, how in love they must be. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. May your memories sustain you. Deepest Sympathy, Lynne and Lori (Mavers) Schneider.

    Posted by: Lori and Lynne Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Friend Dec 30, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    I am family with Jen and met her wonderful husband in Alton. All my love.

    Posted by: Kurt Sinn – Alton, IL – Family Friend Jan 22, 2017

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