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Evelyn Schwalb

Evelyn Schwalb

Evelyn A., nee Laumbattus, Schwalb, 86, of Coulterville, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL; born on November 25, 1931 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL.

Mrs. Schwalb was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. For many years Evelyn did various clerical tasks at the Marissa Public Library, Marissa High School and the Journal-Messenger newspaper.

She was preceded in death by her parents – William and Elizabeth, nee Keim, Laumbattus. Her husband – John Schwalb whom she married on April 29, 1950 in Freeburg, IL and who passed away on February 24, 1997. 2 sons – David John Schwalb and Robert Mark Schwalb who died in infancy. Three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her children – Jean Macke of Marissa, IL; Laurie Schwalb of Chicago, IL; Teresa Schwalb of Marissa, IL; James (Laura) Schwalb of Dubuque, IA; Mary (Troy) Snyder of Chillicothe, IL. Ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister – Wilma Schmitz of Belleville, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Catholic School or the Marissa Public Library.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, December 15, 2017 with Father Mark Reyling officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeburg, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry. Love you forever.

    Posted by: Lisa Klingeman-Reynolds – Jonesboro, IL – Family Dec 10, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    What a wonderful mother you had – so sweet and caring! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri

    Posted by: sherri wildt – Seminole, FL – Friend Dec 12, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Laurie Schwalb & The Schwalb Family
    Laurie I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. It’s always hard to loss someone especially your mom. You and you families are in my thoughts and prayers. Time has a way of healing and take solace that she will always be in your heart & mind

    Posted by: Phil Shiozaki – Chicago, IL – Coworker Dec 13, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Schwalb family. No matter how ill she was, we are never prepared to lose a mother. Evelyn was such a good friend to my sister, and always so friendly to me. May each day find you one step closer to a place of gentle peace and warm remembrance of special memories of your precious mother.

    Posted by: Connie and Ed Rhein – Belleville, IL – Family Friend Dec 13, 2017

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