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Georgian Bochantin

Georgian Bochantin

Georgian Bochantin, nee Bathon, 79, of New Athens, IL; born on May 3, 1936 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Bochantin was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. Georgian helped prepare and serve many Knights of Columbus and other church dinners. She was an avid reader. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents – George and Sarah, nee Todd, Bathon. Her husband, Kenneth Bochantin whom she married on October 25, 1952 and who passed away on May 24, 2003. Also preceded by 1 daughter – Kathy Ruminer. 4 grandsons – Jerod Staub; Mathew Lynch; John Patton; James Patton. 1 son-in-law – Joseph Galle. 1 brother and 3 sisters.

She is survived by her children – Greg Bochantin of New Athens, IL; Deborah (Ron) Gillette of Foley, MO; Sandra (Bill) Staub of Waterloo, IL; Kimberly Galle of Sparta, IL; Tracy (Robert Lynch) Bochantin of Groveland, IL. 18 grandchildren. 32 great-grandchildren. 1 great-great-granddaughter. Two sisters – Peggy Vollmer of St. Louis, MO; Mary (Joseph) Scholten of O’Fallon, MO.

Memorials may be made to the St. Agatha Parish.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday) and on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:


    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs from Linda and Family in Idaho

    Posted by: Linda Jakubowski – Menan, ID – Family Apr 21, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    My memory of Aunt Georgia is that she was always smiling and laughing. She was so much fun to be around. Remember the times spent out on the farm too. She will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love
    Mark and Sharon Tisius and Family

    Posted by: Sharon Tisius – Houston, TX – Family Apr 27, 2016

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