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.