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Emmett E. Laumbattus

Emmett E. Laumbattus
Emmett E. Laumbattus, 98, of Marissa, IL born April 14th, 1923 in Marissa, IL passed away on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Laumbattus served in the United States Coast Guard from 1941-1945 and was a member of the Sparta American Legion.  He married Winona “Billie” Schott on December 28th, 1946 at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Coulterville, Illinois. Emmett attended Western Illinois University graduating in 1949, majoring in Science and played on the Basketball and Baseball team during his time at University. Emmett retired from General Motors in 1981 after 29 years of service as a Shift Superintendent for the Corvette and Truck Line.
He was proceeded in death by his daughter –  Linda Leemon, son – Jeff Laumbattus, grandson – Edward “Ted” Leemon, his parents – Kate and Theodore “Ticky” Laumbattus, his brothers – Ralph Laumbattus, Harley Laumbattus, Fred Laumbattus, James Laumbattus and his two sisters – Minnie “Sally” Fitch and Theo Mae “Sue” Fulton.
Emmett is survived by his wife – Billie Laumbattus, daughter – Kimberly Wilson both of Marissa; son-in-law – Charles Leemon of Orlando, FL, sister-in-law – Martha Laumbattus of New Athens, IL and brother-in-law – Leland Fulton of Marissa, IL, grandson – Adam (Rocio) Wilson of Wellington, FL, granddaughter – Ashley (Gabe) Kimmel of Freeburg, IL, granddaughter –  Katie (Jeremy) Fernandez of Waterloo, IL, granddaughter – Nikki (Bryan) Peek of Lenzburg, IL, grandson – Sam Laumbattus of Lenzburg, IL, granddaughter – Jackie Laumbattus of Belleville, IL, grandson – Briar Laumbattus of Coulterville, IL, granddaughter – Logan Laumbattus of Coulterville, IL and granddaughter – Morgan (Chad) Buch of Red Bud, IL. He is also survived by his great grandchildren – Russell and Patrick Wilson, Mason and Calliope Peek, Roman Fernandez, Carter Wisnesk, Arabella Laumbattus and Bennett and Cooper Buch and by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Emmett was an avid hunter and poker player who enjoyed his Friday night poker games at the Sparta American Legion. He was also a sports fan who enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and had a love of gardening, growing his own fruit orchards.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marissa United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL or the Sparta, IL  American Legion Post 396.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL with Pastor Cody Battefeld officiating.  Interment will follow at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. Ego Silva says:

    Dear Winona,Kim and family,our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    We would always remembered Emmett and treasured the memories together here in PERÚ
    Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.He will be always remembered bu us
    Warm Regards
    Ego Silva and family

  2. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. In 10th grade 1964/65 I sat across from beautiful Linda in Spanish class at MTHS, I worked PT at Sam’s Cafe & Emmett would come in for coffee as did all the others like Red Bottino and Hoot Harriman, and Emmett always had a funny story to share with Sam Bilderback. Those were the days!

  3. Christine Kilman Wesselman says:

    My sincere condolences to Kim and Billie as well as your family. Emmett was a fine man of merit and will be greatly missed. You’re in my prayers for comfort and peace following your immense loss.

  4. Jann Briesacher says:

    Kim — My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    (Didn’t we go to Camp Outaga together?)
    Jann Briesacher
    Belleville, IL

  5. Betty Bartock says:

    So very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed.

  6. Betty Bartock, Jim Gantner says:

    So very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed.

  7. Stan abs Bev says:

    So sorry Billie, Kim and the rest of your family . Prayers

  8. Brandi Meyer says:

    My deepest sympathies to his family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  9. Beth (Quick) Stanford says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Emmett was top-notch. Great role model. Rest In Peace.

  10. Denise K Vuichard says:

    Sorry for your loss.

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  1. Sorry for your loss.

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    • Kim & family, sorry for your loss. Death ends a life but not the relationship.

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  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Emmett was top-notch. Great role model. Rest In Peace.

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  3. My deepest sympathies to his family. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  4. So sorry Billie, Kim and the rest of your family . Prayers

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  5. So very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed.

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  6. So very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed.

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  7. Kim — My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    (Didn’t we go to Camp Outaga together?)
    Jann Briesacher
    Belleville, IL

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  8. My sincere condolences to Kim and Billie as well as your family. Emmett was a fine man of merit and will be greatly missed. You’re in my prayers for comfort and peace following your immense loss.

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  9. My sympathy to the family. In 10th grade 1964/65 I sat across from beautiful Linda in Spanish class at MTHS, I worked PT at Sam’s Cafe & Emmett would come in for coffee as did all the others like Red Bottino and Hoot Harriman, and Emmett always had a funny story to share with Sam Bilderback. Those were the days!

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  10. Dear Winona,Kim and family,our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    We would always remembered Emmett and treasured the memories together here in PERÚ
    Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.He will be always remembered bu us
    Warm Regards
    Ego Silva and family

    Reply

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