Alice Jane Reime, nee Braun, of Swansea, IL, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Dammert Geriatric Center at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL. She was 92 years old, born on February 29, 1924, and she had 23 leap year birthdays, which she celebrated to the fullest.
In 1940 at age 16, Alice graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Notre Dame, Belleville, IL. She loved the frequent luncheons with her classmates and celebrated with them at their 75th class reunion last year. She was an active volunteer and often an officer for school, civic and charitable organizations.
She was preceded in death by Paul Reime, her husband of 59 years; her parents, Erwin Braun and Caroline Braun, nee Schanter; and a brother, James Braun.
She is survived by her three daughters,
Paulette (Michael) Gorecki of Lee’s Summit, Mo,
Jeanie (Terry) Heller of Glendale, Mo,
and Fran (Don) Bennett of Westlake, Oh;
five grandchildren, Andrea Gorecki,
Tim (Katie) Bennett,
Mark (Kelley) Bennett,
and Julie (John) Megyimori;
and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1706 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
To Paulette, Jeanie and Fran please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the death of your dear Mother. Friends since Notre Dame Academy and close friends and neighbors for life - She is
sorrily missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anita R Becherer, Swansea, IL, 62226
To Jeanie and family-
All our love to you. May you always have warm, loving, funny, and tender memories and stories to share and hold.
Much love coming your way, v and g
Vicki and Gary Friedman, St. Louis, MO, 63132
My name is Jill (Skaer) Halupa and I was in the 1969 class of Notre Dame with Fran. I saw your mothers obituary in the News Democrat and wanted to send my condolences to you and your family.
Jill (Skaer) Halupa, Belleville, IL, 62221
Dear Jeannie and family,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of you mom. She was a wonderful and strong woman and mother and my prayers are with you.
Deanna Behrman, Millstadt, Il, 62260