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Darrell “Lonnie” Routt

Darrell "Lonnie" Routt

Due to family illness, visitation and memorial services are being postponed.  Please watch for updated services times.


Darrell A. “Lonnie” Routt, 71, born June 28, 1948 in Hillsboro, MO, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 in New Athens, IL. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and was an HVAC technician at Scott AFB, IL.

Mr. Routt was preceded in death by his parents; Darrell B. and Dorothy M. (Gray) Routt, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Sherry Lynn (Clark) Routt of New Athens, IL, whom he married on April 10, 1979, 4 sons; Darrell C. (Marcie) Routt of Alton, IL, Eric W. (Amy) Routt of Troy, MO, Gavin M. Routt of Edwardsville, IL and Justin C. Routt of Granite City, IL, 2 brothers; Richard (the Late Connie) Routt of Collinsville, IL and Ned Routt of Annapolis, MO, 2 sisters; Dorothy “Dottie” Snow and Mary (Mark) Travers all of St. Louis, MO, 3 grandchildren; Gabrial M Routt, Hailey Routt and Cadence Routt and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Due to family, illness visitation and memorial services are being postponed.  Please watch for updated services times.

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

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  1. Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  2. Aaron Hopfinger says:

    My sincerest sympathy to the Routt family. It is difficult to lose your father. May the Lord be with you guys in this difficult time. My many prayers to you Darrell, your brothers and your family at this

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