DeWayne Edward "Ed" O'Brien

September 18, 1962May 3, 2012

DeWayne Edward "Ed" O'Brien, 49, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 18, 1962, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Ed worked for Deli-Star, Fayetteville, Ill. He loved his motorcycle, truck and his camper. He enjoyed camping and especially spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Wayne O'Brien who died on Nov. 11, 2011; his maternal grandparents, Ambrose G. Hunter and Mary Lula Pinkston; paternal grandparents, Peter C. O'Brien and Beulah Sheets; foster grandparents, Frank Edward Ince and Edith W. Lamb; uncles, Jerry Hunter, Donald O'Brien, Mike O'Brien and Eugene Niethe; aunts, Roberta Ince and Bonnie O'Brien.

Surviving are his loving mother, Alice F., nee Hunter, O'Brien; uncles, Joe E. (Joyce) Hunter, Albert G. (Tammy) Hunter, Lonnie E. (Ruth) Hunter, John D. (Cathy) Johnson; aunts, Merrilee Niethe and Alice F. Ross; and many dear cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association . Condolences may be offered at

Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: No services will be held. Interment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012

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Brian Kissinger

May 7, 2012

Eddie, I only knew you for a little while, but I feel you are in Heaven with our Lord now. Rest in Peace brother. You are missed. Thanks for the AWESOME pork at Easter too!!! Pax et Amor, Brian

wanda matney

May 6, 2012

Alice so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Martha Richkas

May 6, 2012

Thinking of you today Alice, so sad for you.

Jerry Hunter

May 6, 2012

Aunt Alice,

I'm so very sorry for your lose. Ed's spirit lives on in all of the wonderful memories he has left us. One in particular that I have is when I was between 12 -15 and Ed had a Camaro (I think) and I was in awww of him and his car so I made him drive around the water tower about 500 times.... of course he did and smiled the entire time..... He will be remembered fondly by all who came into his life. I love you and miss you and wish you all the strength in the world at this time.

Love Always, JJ and Lori

American Heart Association

May 6, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Don & Melinda Milligan

May 5, 2012

Alice and family : we are so sorry for your loss. We lived by you for 18 years and never have anything but great, nice things to say about Eddie and you. We hope and pray God will be with you such a great loss.

Leon, Brenda, and Lindsey Averbeck

May 5, 2012

Ed will be greatly missed... He was a co-worker and friend you could always rely on...

John and Kelly Sonsoucie

May 5, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Julie Loyet, aka: Sis

May 5, 2012

There are no words to express our sorrow at the loss of this dear friend, uncle, and brother. He was all these things to my family, and so much more. Ed became a part of our family over 25 years ago, and has been through a lot with us. Always there when we needed him. He was everything a brother and uncle should be. Loving, supportive, kind, generous, caring, agravating, frustrating........
Bro, I love you more than I could ever put into words. A huge hole will forever be left in our lives where you stood so many times.