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Donald Schwankhaus

Donald Schwankhaus

Donald G. Schwankhaus, 69, of New Athens, IL; born on January 1, 1947 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Schwankhaus was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Viles and Alvira Schwankhaus.

He is survived by his loving wife – Sharon, nee Beste, Schwankhaus. One step-daughter – Shelly Paule of St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren – Luke Paule of Belleville, IL; Megan Paule of Belleville, IL. Three brothers – Dennis Schwankhaus; Tom (Deborah) Schwankhaus; Mark Schwankhaus. Two sisters – Nancy (Richard) Dreher; Julie (Tom) Stein. Two brothers-in-law – Donald (Carol) Beste; Richard (Shirley) Beste. Two sisters-in-law – Deeanna (Lonnie) Kennedy; Nancy Beste. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society or to the
Wounded Warriors.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services will be private.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss sharon and family.

    Posted by: steve brown – belleville, IL – Friend Jun 21, 2016

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