OBITUARY

Carlos Wayne Propst

May 22, 1949January 28, 2019
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Carlos Wayne Propst, 69, of Columbia, Illinois, born May 22, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, January 28, 2019. Carlos proudly served the communities of Millstadt and Waterloo, Illinois as a police officer. He began his service career by volunteering as a Millstadt EMT and firefighter. He also served as a defense tactic instructor and firearms instructor, achieving the level of expert marksmen. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed target practice. He loved the outdoors, especially camping and hiking. He had a wonderful voice and enjoyed singing. Carlos was a faithful man who had a personal relationship with God. He attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Floraville, Illinois. He was a loving family man who will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Rosalie, nee Bazzel, Propst and his sister & brother-in-law, Ruth Ann & Claude Robinson. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, LaVonna “Bonnie” Propst, nee Bergadine, of Columbia, Illinois; his daughter, Rebecca “Becky” (Bill) Knobloch, of Columbia, Illinois; his grandchildren, Keagan (Sean Miller) Kristoff, of Columbia, Illinois, Kasey Kristoff, of St. Louis, Missouri, Kassidy Kristoff, of Columbia, Illinois, and Kenzie (Hunter) Kirk, of Fort Polk, Louisiana; two great-grandchildren, Aurora Kristoff and Harper Kirk; his siblings, Stan (Norma) Propst, of St. Louis, Missouri, Brian (Glyn) Propst, of Arnold, Missouri, Kurt (Carla) Propst, of Queen Creek, Arizona, and Darla (Bud Lindsay) Crossin, of Edwardsville, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorials made to the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri or to BJC Hospice are welcomed. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com. Visitation & Funeral will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home 3412 Frank Scott Pkwy. West, Belleville, Illinois 62223

Visitation: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Funeral Service: 4 p.m. officiated by Pastor Matt Friz.

Inurnment will be held in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois, at a later date.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Carlos Wayne Propst

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Slats Downs

February 4, 2019

With sincerest condolences. I knew him in only brief snatches of time but I was always touched by his humor and inclusiveness.

Phylis Schuchman

January 30, 2019

I have known Carlos for a long time. He became a part of our family when he married Bonnie. We have loved him ever since. Was amazed at how he posted such positive things while he was going through his cancer. His wit and sense of humor will be missed, but he has left us with many good memories and positive thoughts. Love and miss you dear Carlos. RIP dear friend and cousin.

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