OBITUARY

Earl R Powe

December 30, 1952March 27, 2021
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Earl Ray Powe, 68, passed away March 27th, 2021 peacefully at home. Earl was born in East Saint Louis IL December 30th, 1952. Earl loved his family dearly, and found much pride and joy in his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Earl was also a Navy veteran. His passions included, fishing, hunting, and the Cardinals baseball team. Earl’s collection of cardinal memorabilia could impress anyone. Earl especially enjoyed barbequing for friends and family at any occasion he could. It wasn’t often he could be seen without a smile. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Powe and Jaqueline (nee Maxfield) Powe. Surviving is his loving wife, Karen (nee Mundt) Powe; children, Brian Martin, Michele (Rob) Wetzel; grandchildren, Matthew Wetzel, Samantha Wetzel; brothers, Kenneth (Kylie) Powe, Steven Powe, and Philip Powe. Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society- (800) 227-2345 and/or HSHS Home Care & Hospice Southern Illinois- 108 S 3rd St, Belleville, IL 62220 : (800) 551-6566 Visitation is April 10th 10:30 to 11:30 at Lake View Funeral Home Memorial service will follow at 11:30 Lake View Memorial Gardens 5000 N Illinois St, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Frank and Laurie Vollmer

April 10, 2021

Earl will always be a part of our City of Fairview Heights family♥️

Susan Casey

April 3, 2021

Karen and family we are so sorry to hear of Earls passing. He was such a great guy so happy, positive and fun to talk to. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sue and George Casey

Ken Powe

April 2, 2021

My brother. My friend. I love you. I will miss you but I know you will always be with me. Godspeed. Heaven is a better place with you there.

Kim Hampel

March 30, 2021

The world lost a great one... Mr. Earl was the best neighbor we could have possibly asked for when we bought our first house. From sitting in our carport at the auction telling us all about the house to sending us off to our new home in Smithton, he was always there. He was always willing to help us no matter what including attempting to get Matts truck unstuck from the mud in the woods, running buckets of water from our sump pump up the stairs when the power went out in the middle of a storm, chasing off some dogs when they tried to attack Matt, and so many more times. He called us his kids and loved us just like it too. He was always making fun of me for always being barefoot (even sometimes in the snow). He loved our old pup Gracie and they’d regularly have early morning conversations on his side stoop while he was getting ready for work. They’d have an agreement that Earl would tap Gracie on the butt and tell her to go home and she’d run back home. He joked he’d be doing that to our kids one day and sure enough he did. Levi and Earl were best buds. We’d often find Levi out in the backyard talking to Mr. Earl usually in the shed. They’d talk about everything. Then when it was time to go home, Earl would send Levi back home. When Piper arrived he was so thrilled to see her. She wasn’t ever old enough to go see Mr. Earl on her own before we moved, but if she was I’m sure Earl would have done the same as he did with Levi. When we moved, we made a couple visits to see Mr. Earl (and Ms. Karen) and they were always so excited to see the kids. When COVID hit we kept up with them by FaceTiming and Earl was always in the best of spirits and always seemed so excited to see our kids.

I’m sure he’s snuggling Gracie-girl up above.

We love you Mr. Earl!! You’ll be in our hearts and memories for our lifetime.💕

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