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Ed Beierman

Ed Beierman

Ed Beierman, 78, of Marissa, IL; born on August 7, 1940 in Litchfield, IL; passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.

Mr. Beierman was a retired coal miner.  He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Ed enjoyed traveling and most of all loved being around his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Stephen and Ronella, nee Harris, Beierman.  His loving wife – Enrica, nee Titran, Beierman whom he married on February 16, 1963 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL and whom passed away on May 25, 2002.

He is survived by his children – Brad (Linda) Beierman of Belleville, IL; Stefanie (John) Pitchford of Marissa, IL; Jill (Brian) Smith of Waterloo, IL; Cara (Doug) Wiley of Taylorville, IL; Justin (Sheena) Beierman of Lake St. Louis, MO.  His grandchildren – Casey Pitchford; Corey Pitchford; Alexzia Turini; Austin Beierman; Calli Smith; Jaden Smith; Nevaeh Wiley; Chloe Beierman; Reagan Wiley; Lucy Beierman; Clayton Wiley; Elijah Beierman.  One sister – Kay Wilson of Auburn, IL.  One sister-in-law – Cinda Titran of Tovey, IL.  Also survived by a special friend – Brenda Stimac of Edinburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Freeburg Care Center or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  A prayer service will be held at 4:00pm.

Funeral: Funeral services will be private.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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


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  1. Harlan McTaggart says:

    I grew up on a small family farm very near to the Beierman family and rode a school bus with Eddie and Kay to Pawnee where we went to school. Eddie was always a neat boy and guy to be around. I surely remember when he married beautiful Enrica too. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  2. Angelique says:

    Cara! You draw all your strength and goodness from your parents and most of all your very loving, and supportive Father!! He will be missed dearly, but know he will always be with you in spirit and in your ❤!

  3. Ed Green says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Ed was great person and very happy person. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. He will be missed. Deepest condolences.

  4. Becky Pitchford says:

    Brad, Stef, Jill, Cara, Justin, and family, My heart hurts for all of you with this tremendous loss! Know that hugs of love and comfort are being extended your way! Your father was a funny and loving man who made everyone feel like part of the family!! Love and prayers to all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Becky Pitchford

  5. Greg and Lisa Miller says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. David Grisdale says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jake & Shirley says:

    I hope you find comfort in knowing your mom & dad are together now. They will watch over you & your family forever. Jake & I send our deepest condolences and we will continue praying for all of you…….. Remember to reflect on the fun times you had with your dad.

  8. Thomas Tracey Jr. & Family says:

    Ed was the first man that I worked for at Mine #10. Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very good man.

  9. Misti Rohde says:

    Brad, Stephanie, Jill, Cara and Justin I am heartbroken to hear this news, your dad was one of a kind, truly an amazing man. Every memory I have involves a stag in his hand and a smile on his face. You have my deepest sympathy, Sending love and strength to each of you in this sad and difficult time.

  10. Debby Toft says:

    Cara, I am so very very sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers! 🙏💔

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