David M. Igel, 73, of Swansea, IL, born November 8, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Dave worked with Human Support Services in Waterloo, IL, from 1996-2011 and also worked at S.A.V.E. David loved playing basketball with his friends at Central Junior High School, and he enjoyed watching his friends playing on the Shamrock softball team. He was dearly loved by many friends in the "Funny Co." and the Roosevelt, Cathedral, and Southside neighborhoods.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Leora M., nee Boul, Igel.
Surviving are a brother, James L. (Rita) Igel of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Mary(Jim) Brown of Imperial, MO,
and Betty (Robert) Spring of Carmel, NY;
12 nieces and nephews, Chris Spring of New Hampshire,
Mary Jo Bursig of New York,
David Spring of Florida,
Laura Spring of New York,
Jeffrey Spring of New York,
Jim Igel of California,
Barb DelVecchio of Belleville, IL,
Karen Igel of Belleville, IL,
Brad Igel of Elsah, IL,
Molly Bartalos of Kansas,
Maggie Reim of St. Louis, MO,
and Marie Brown of California;
and many friends and caregivers at the Specialized Living Center, Swansea, IL, Bellefontaine Place, Waterloo, IL, the Community Link Workshop, Fairview Heights, IL, and Human Support Services, Waterloo, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parents and Friends of the Specialized Living Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My condolences to David's family. We thank Jim and Diane for allowing us the privilege of caring for David. He will be forever carried in our hearts. I will miss him more than you know.
Carol Morrison, Swansea, Il, 62226
Our "Big" Dave-we will always remember his conducting to Lawrence Welk, his newspapers, playing basketball, bowling, going to the movies and visiting with us in New York. He will be missed.
MARY JO BURSIG, NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 11040
Big Dave you will be missed by Little Dave.
David Spring, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33308
I am so sorry for your loss. David was so special to all of us at Bellefontaine Place and we will all miss him and his smile!
Angela Wiley, Waterloo, Illinois, 62298
Big Dave: Although I didn't get to see you the past several years you were in my thoughts. Remembering playing cards, your great sense of direction, your laugh and smile and your unconditional love to all of us.
Laura Spring, Fayetteville, NY, 13066
We all Love you David and we will miss you always. I enjoyed the many times I had as a kid playing basketball with you in school yard after school. You always made it look so easy shooting the 3 pointers. Dave, you are a great and special Uncle. Will always remember you.
James Igel, Thousand Oaks, California, 91320
Mr Igel and family:
I have so many good memories of Dave from when I was very young always seeing him with his gym bag and basketball walking down high street. He always knew it was a nice day. Such a wonderful man. He's up in heaven now showing the angels how to play the game. Every time the sunshines I'll think of him and know he's telling me it's a nice day.
Mary Ellen Banes, New athens, IL, 62264
Your care of David through the years was always a sign of your great love of him.
, belleville, illinois, 62222
While growing up, David was my mentor of good and purity in a not so nice world, I always thanked God for sending us an angel.
John "Bud" Steffan, , Illinois, 62264
David I will always remember you calling "you old man" I loved it and will miss it and you. The Old Man Bob
Bob Spring, Carmel, New York, 10512