OBITUARY

Alice J. (Fitzgerald) Schuessler

November 8, 1925November 19, 2021
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Alice J. (Fitzgerald) Schuessler, 96, of East Alton, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Villas of Hollybrook Memory Care in East Alton, IL.

Alice was born November 8, 1925 in Granite City, IL to William Charles and Josephine C. (Gascho) Hanfelder. She married Charles Fitzgerald on April 15, 1950; he preceded her in death on November 2, 1992. She later married Henry “Hank” Schuessler on June 6, 1998; he preceded her in death on May 1, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her son, David Fitzgerald; and siblings, Kenneth Hanfelder, Arthur Hanfelder, Robert Hanfelder, Helen Perry, Doris Stille, Margaret Hinkle and Kathryn Smith.

Alice is survived by her loving family, including her children, Diane (John) Kaicher of Columbia, MO, Richard (Helen) Fitzgerald of Jacksonville, FL, Ron Fitzgerald of Hoyleton, IL; grandchildren, Brandon Fitzgerald of Jacksonville, FL, Sean (Heather Schirmer) Fitzgerald of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Kaicher of Columbia, MO, and Vanessa Kaicher of Oak Park, IL; and siblings, Charles (Sonja) Hanfelder of East Alton, IL, Rita Sutton of South Roxana, IL, Joseph Hanfelder of Bethalto, IL, Gladys Abernathy of East Alton, IL and Phyllis (Dale) Noble of Wood River, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice worked for International Shoe, Shell Refinery and lastly with Scott Air Force Base as a Department of Defense Communication Assistant account manager, before her retirement in 1986.

She loved to maintain and care for her beautiful yard and garden. She was a member of NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. She also attended and was a longtime member of St. Paul’s UCC in Belleville. She was an excellent cook and years ago, earned a blue ribbon for her delicious apple pies. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to VITAS Hospice.

VISITATION: A visitation for Alice will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M. at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL.

FUNERAL: A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation, at 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral

    Monday, November 22, 2021

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November 21, 2021

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

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