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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Rosalie Emily Compton

November 12, 1925January 8, 2020
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Rosalie Emily Compton, 94, born November 12, 1925 in East St. Louis, IL passed away peacefully on January 8, 2020 in Mascoutah, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Wilkens and Annie Breckel; siblings, Joe (Rotha) Wilkens, Virginia "Sissy" (Tommy) Diebert, and Wilma (Elmer) Seel; sister-in-Law, Helen Wilkens; son, Thomas Compton; and grandchildren Gabriel, and Rose.

Rosalie is survived by her husband, Donald Compton; brother, William "Billy" Wilkens; children, Donald “Butch” (Johna) Compton, Mark (Paula) Compton, John Patrick (Marcia) Compton, Annette “Rhea” (Gary) Greenlee, and Ellen Reis; grandchildren Brian (Kate), Jamie, Heather, Scott (Jennifer), Tim, Catherine (Michael), Ryan (Kari), Daniel (Brittany), Kyle (Laurie), Kevin, Adam (Cassandra); great-grandchildren Noah, Hanna, Hayley, Meaghan (Greg), Dylan, Mallory, Cami, Mason, Evan, Gavin, Teagan, Mila, Colton, Brock, Wyatt, Raelynn, Hudson, Lucas, Elena Grace; and many other precious loved ones.

Rosalie enjoyed fishing, family-time, gardening, and dogs-- especially her, Lucy. Caring for her family and those she loved was something she did every day in her personal life. Her warm heart, giving spirit, and generous soul will never be forgotten, as well as the impact she had on the lives of all who were lucky enough to know her.

Friends may gather on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville. After the service we invite you to stay and enjoy a meal and share some memories in our catering room. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020

Memories

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Katie Hoeper

January 11, 2020

I always remember Aunt Rosalie calling Grandma (Mary Lou Compton) when I was little. I would listen to their conversations. They would laugh and laugh, and sometimes fight! I know they are laughing (and maybe arguing) up there watching down on us. Much love to you all. - Katie

Emily Oechsner (Bub)

January 11, 2020

Sending all of my love to your family. What a long wonderful life with her sweetheart by her side. Life may never be the same, but her memory lives on. Xoxo

Gary Greenlee

January 9, 2020

My memory of Rosalie started when I met my future wife(Annette).I've told this story often but will share it agian.I looked at Rosalie and knew right away that if Annette was anything like her Mom that our lives together would be Awesome. Boy was I right!Rosalie was the guiding light of an Extended Family,meaning if you showed up to one of the many Fish Frys on Rosalies back porch you became part of their extended family.Mind you these fish were usually caught by Rosalie as she was a Great Angler.You could be on the boat and she would be catching fish on 1 side and you weren't on the other so you would switch sides and guess what,never failed she would catch just as many on the other side😁Loved that women with all my Heart.Loved going on vacation to the Beach or just a Sunday drive and stopping to grab a bite.Memories are to be shared,and this is mine.Remember Laugh Often ,Love with all your Heart❤

Robin Brooks

January 9, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She will always be in your heart and memories. She is in GOD's hands now.

Ryan Green

January 9, 2020

I’m going to miss
Everything about her, especially our talks in the basement while we had a cold beer sitting by the fire, love you grandma

Kathy Wiechert

January 9, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you in your time of sorrow.

Catherine Kinsman (Compton)

January 8, 2020

Catherine Kinsman (Compton)

January 8, 2020

Catherine Kinsman (Compton)

January 8, 2020

Catherine Kinsman (Compton)

January 8, 2020

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