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Edith Skaer

Edith Skaer

Edith M. ,nee Horschmann, Skaer, 96, of New Athens, IL; born July 26, 1917 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the New Athens Home for Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Skaer was a homemaker. She also worked for Karber’s Pharmacy in New Athens and the Lenzburg Farmers Co-Op. She was a member of St John United Church of Christ in New Athens and was a member of the Women’s Guild. Edith loved crafts of all kinds and also enjoyed needlepoint.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Anthony and Lydia, nee Reichert, Horschmann. Her 1st husband – Raymond Bachmann. Her 2nd husband – Phillip Karch. Her 3rd husband – William Skaer. 1 son – Terrance Bachmann. 2 brothers and 3 sisters. 1 grandson. 1 great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughters – Sue Ann (William Sr.) Pannier of Belleville, IL; Karen Jean (Larry) Larimer-Miller of Colfax, CO. Her step-daughters – Vivian (John) Hassenstab of Smithton, IL; Phyllis (Rex) Kitchen of Texas; Marille (Paul) Mead of Texas. 7 grandchildren. 12 great-grandchildren. 4 great-great grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged Activity Fund or Heartland Hospice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    I met Edith when I was a teenager, being friends with her sister LaVern, Schatz, and visited her house in Belleville. Then when she moved back to New Athens was fortunate to have some of her beautiful cards and hand made gifts, which I still have. What a beautiful smile always, God Bless you always, Dorothy

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Jul 23, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Edith was one of my Mother’s closest friends. We were neighbors for years and I remember all of the good times growing up with Edith and Karen living two houses down. It was so much fun and I have very fond memories of those times. She was part of my child and teen growing years.

    Posted by: Jean Price – Freeburg, IL – Neighbor & Friend Jul 24, 2014

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