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June A. Loesche

June A. Loesche

June Alice (Baehr) Loesche, 90, of New Athens, IL, born January 28, 1930 in New Athens, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.

June was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, taking great pride in her home and family, while working various jobs within her community.  A lifelong and active member of St. John UCC, June devoted her time as a Sunday school teacher, choir member and member of the Women’s Guild. She had a great love of music and particularly enjoyed her time singing with the RSVP Choral Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis G. and Frieda E. (Sinn) Baehr, her beloved husband, Virgil Loesche, one daughter, Kristine Winterbauer and her special aunt and Godmother, Alice Nuernberger.

June is survived by two daughters, Susan (Greg) Becherer of Freeburg, IL and Amy (Tom) Drake of New Athens, IL. Son-in-law, Mark Winterbauer of Freeburg, IL.  Six grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Vetter, Kevin (Jamie) Wilburn, Lauren (Bob Jenkins) Becherer, Scott (Dovie) Becherer, Jordan Drake and Julia Drake.  Ten great grandchildren, Kai, Edie, Aubrey, Addison, Brandt, Megan, Landen, Owen, Hunter and Onyx.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to be made to the St. John UCC Capital Campaign.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 – 11 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL.  In order to keep everyone safe, face masks are required and social distancing must be maintained. The St. John UCC Women’s Guild will be having a service at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the church.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.  Entombment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

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

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  1. Paul Pannier says:

    Susie, Amy and family. Condolences on the passing of your mother. My wife and I so enjoyed our visit with Susie last February as we came to Freeburg to visit my mother at the same care center. Cherish the memories of your mother always. They will always be a joy to recall and easily stored in your hearts.

  2. Maggie Duckworth says:

    Amy and family, so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and many fond memories with your mom to bring you peace.

  3. Jeanne Jansen says:

    Susie, Amy and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always so sweet. I’ll always cherish my memories of playing and overnights at that little house. Don’t know how she put up with us crazy girls!!

  4. Lisa Modglin says:

    Your mom was such a sweet soul. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. Debby Badgett says:

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    • Lori Schneider says:

      Dear Susie, Amy, Mark and family,
      We are very sorry for your loss. May your good memories sustain you in your grief.
      Sincerely, Lynne and Lori Schneider

  7. LuAnn Orlet says:

    May God be your comfort in sorrow…peace and strength in the days to come. Praying for you all.

  8. Mary Dudeck Haislip says:

    My sincerest condolences to you all!!

  9. Thomas Germann says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  10. Lana Johnson says:

    So very sorry to hear about June. She was best “mom neighbor”ever. RIP June.My deepest condolences. ❤️

    • Jon & Ruth Ann Hanft says:

      Susie, Amy & Family—So sorry for your loss & may you find comfort in your memories of such a wonderful, caring person

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