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Merrill L. Queen

Merrill L. Queen

Merrill L. Queen, 92, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born February 25, 1929, in Perry County, IL, passed away on Monday January 31, 2022, at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, IL. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne 505 Regimental HQ. Mr. Queen was a retired coal miner, a member of American Legion Post #2504 in Pinckneyville, IL, Masonic Lodge #234 in Du Quoin, IL and the United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Andrew Leighton and Emma May (Kennedy) Queen, brother – Carl Queen, a sister in infancy – Wilma Queen, a son-in-law – Ed Bauer and one grandson – Michael Bauer.

Merrill is survived by his loving wife – the former Marilyn Meyer, whom he married on June 10, 1952, at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church in Pinckneyville, IL, three daughters – Debra Bauer of Katy, TX, Jill (Gerald) Hanebutt of Red Bud, IL and Connie (Jerry) Mueller of Freeburg, IL, seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Memorials in Merrill’s honor may be made to the Children’s Fund @ Spero Family Services, 2023 Richview Rd, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864 or to the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.

Visitation: Visiting hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday February 5, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday February 5, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL with the Rev. Cody Battefeld officiating.  Interment will follow services at Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin, IL

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

 

 

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  1. Bill & Karen Wolf says:

    Jill & Family,

    Your father and I rode to work together for a while. He was great to me and I enjoyed our rides. Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Bill & Karen Wolf

  2. Herb and Benaleen Schafale says:

    Marilyn and family,
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. May you feel God’s comforting love as you begin this new chapter in your lives.

    Are you now living in Freeburg?

  3. Yvette Hill Hanft says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I still have fond memories of when you lived next to my grandparents on Belsha Street.

  4. Dixie says:

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Barry & Dixie Mehner

  5. Lori Wade Kluesner says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to Connie and her family. Connie’s parents were always so nice! Prayer to all.

    • Erin Meyer says:

      My deepest sympathy and condolences. I have many great memories of Uncle Merrill from my childhood and teenage years. He will be missed by many.

  6. Shelley Houston Goodman says:

    Sympathies to the entire Queen family. It is wonderful that your mom and you 3 daughters have made so many memories over the years.

  7. Tina Wilderman says:

    I have so many fond memories of Merrill and Marilyn. Prayers and much love sent to the family

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  1. I have so many fond memories of Merrill and Marilyn. Prayers and much love sent to the family

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  2. Sympathies to the entire Queen family. It is wonderful that your mom and you 3 daughters have made so many memories over the years.

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  3. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to Connie and her family. Connie’s parents were always so nice! Prayer to all.

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    • My deepest sympathy and condolences. I have many great memories of Uncle Merrill from my childhood and teenage years. He will be missed by many.

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  4. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Barry & Dixie Mehner

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  5. My deepest sympathies to the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I still have fond memories of when you lived next to my grandparents on Belsha Street.

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  6. Marilyn and family,
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. May you feel God’s comforting love as you begin this new chapter in your lives.

    Are you now living in Freeburg?

    Reply
  7. Jill & Family,

    Your father and I rode to work together for a while. He was great to me and I enjoyed our rides. Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Bill & Karen Wolf

    Reply

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