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Ralph Politsch

Ralph Politsch

Ralph E. Politsch, 90, of Lenzburg, IL; born on October 17, 1924 in Lenzburg, IL; passed away on June 9, 2015 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mr. Politsch was a molder at the Autocrat Foundry. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in World
War II. He was a member of GMP Allied Workers and also served on the Lenzburg School Board; Volunteer Fire Department and Commercial Club. Ralph was also an avid gardener. He enjoyed his family especially his grandkids and great grandkids.
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He was preceded in death by his parents – Otto and Katie, nee Prince, Politsch, Sr. Six brothers – Otto Politsch, Jr.; George Politsch; Albert Politsch; Earl Politsch; Walter Politsch; Stanley Politsch. Six sisters – Alvina Stroh; Claire Reichert; Ann Schanz; Karolina Hall; Betty Falkenhein; Maxine Trost.

He is survived by his loving wife – Arlene K., nee Lesker, Politsch whom he married on February 1, 1942 in St. Charles, MO. His children – Kathleen (Martin) Pflanz of Waco, TX; Wayne (Jennifer) Politsch of Alton, IL; Ray (Betty) Politsch of Belleville, IL; Terry (Debby) Politsch of New Athens, IL. His grandchildren – Martin Pflanz; Cheryl Keim; Jill Zarzeczny; Jamie Burkett. His great-grandchildren – Koby; James; Noah; Mason; Lupine; Conner Ralph; Myah; Emma. One sister – Helen Day of Livingston, TX.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 9:00am to 10:30am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:30am with Rev. Howard Thomure officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in St. Peter United Church of Christ Cemetery in Lenzburg, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Administrator says:

    Arline and family, my sympathy to you all remembering a great man and a great smile. And one of the Foundry friends in New Athens, hard workers always. Blessings to you and all of them. , Dorothy

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Jun 10, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Ray – We send our love and prayers to you and your family. May God be with you. Ken and Sherri

    Posted by: Sherri and Ken Wildt Jun 12, 2015

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