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Barbara J. Schatte

Barbara J. Schatte

Barbara Jo Schatte, nee Nuernberger, 77, of New Athens, IL, born December 31, 1942 in New Athens, IL, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. She was a homemaker but also had worked as a secretary and also in the cafeteria at New Athens School Dist. #60. Barbara was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL the church Women’s Guild and a life member of VFW Post 7710 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Schatte was preceded in death by her parents; Silas C and Martha M (Langenstein) Nuernberger, 3 brothers; James, Donald and Andrew Nuernberger and sister; Doris Tiedemann.

Barb is survived by her husband; Dennis L Schatte of New Athens, IL, whom she married on September 29, 1962 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL, son Daniel Jon (Stephanie) Schatte of New Athens, IL, brother and sister-in-law; Dean (Marilyn) Schatte of New Athens, IL, 2 grandchildren; Brandon and Morgan Schatte and by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL.

Expressions of sympathy to the family maybe expressed online at

In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, a private family interment service will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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


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  1. Rosemary Becherer says:

    Dennis, So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Barb was the sweetest person I ever knew. I will miss all those hugs at Gary’s, and those beautiful smiles she wore regardless of how
    she felt.


  2. Marlene Mueller says:

    So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Dad & Alice always loved her cards and comments. She was such a fun person. She will be missed.

  3. Ralph & Vicki Wildy says:

    Our sincere sympathy to all the Schatte family in the loss of a dear wife- mother & caring friend to many ! Our thoughts & prayers are with Dennis – a devoted husband who cared for Barb during all her trials ! What a testimony to their amazing marriage ! Prayers that time will
    heal your loss – you have much support from many who love you 🙏

  4. Dennis Works says:

    My condolences to Dennis and the family. A lasting memory will be when Barb and I acted in the community play called “Fractured Fairy Tales”. She was a hoot.

  5. Karen & David Averbeck says:

    Dennis, Daniel and Stephanie we are so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  6. Donna Nuernberger Brockmiller says:

    Barb was one of a kind. I was fortunate to have her as my aunt and god mother. She was a loving and kind woman to her family and community. Her spirit will live on in all she touched.

  7. Susie Owen says:

    Our sincere thoughts and comforting prayers going out the you, Dennis, and the Shatte family.

  8. Reba says:

    May God strengthen you and your family as you come to terms with the death Barbara Jo, and may you find courage to face the days ahead without her. Please accept my sincere condolences. She was a sweet friend of mine; will miss her on our lunches of the New Athens Retired Staff Member.

  9. Elaine Rader says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Dennis and your family. Barb was so sweet to Mom and Robert, always remembering them with a silly card for every occasion. Her pain is now gone and she is resting in peace. May you find peace in your memories of her. 💖 Elaine and Jim Rader

  10. Melvin Lischer says:

    Dennis sorry for you lose am praying for you

  11. Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller says:

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. She was such a nice lady.

  12. Pam Hammel says:

    Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again. Love you Barbra Jo

  13. Jene Fischer Tattini says:

    My heart aches for you, Dennis, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Virtual hugs coming to you from California.

  14. Becky Blomenkamp says:

    Rest in peace beautiful Barb, you will be missed. God you have received a very special Angel take care of her. Hugs & love my friend Becky & Gregg

    • Jeff and eileen wetzel says:

      The world has lost a Sweet, Kind, & Special lady. Rest easy Barb. Take care of yourself Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

      The Wetzel’s

  15. Sue Zaring says:

    Sincere sympathy and prayers all around. Take care

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