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Brian Schlitt

Brian Paul Schlitt, 38, of Belleville, IL, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.  

Brian was born August 24, 1978, in Belleville, IL.  He graduated from Freeburg Community High School in 1996, and received an associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Visual Arts in 2001, and a BS from SIU Carbondale in English and Philosophy in 2004.  After many years of running his own computer graphics company, Vergence Graphics, he decided this last year to change professions and was currently enrolled in the School of Law at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.  He felt that he had finally found his true calling and was enjoying the rigors of first year law school.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. R. M. Crouch; and his paternal grandparents, Paul and Marcella Schlitt.

Surviving are his parents, Glennon P. and Carol A., nee Crouch, Schlitt of Freeburg, IL;
a brother, Kevin Schlitt of Portland, OR;
maternal grandmother, Virginia R. Crouch of Maroa, IL;
two uncles, Jim Crouch of Chicago, IL,
    and Bob (Mary Kay) Crouch of Woodland Park, CO;
two first cousins, Kim (Jarrod) Newcom of Woodland Park, CO,
    and Rob (Karina) Crouch of Ft. Collins, CO;
five second cousins, Makayla, Levi,
    Cole, and Eden Newcomb,
    and Navah Crouch.

Memorials may be made to Washington University School of Law, Attn: Monica Lewis, Campus Box 1248, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

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Condolences Left For Brian Schlitt

    Dear Carol & family.
    I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. May God embrace you all during this time of sadness and pain. You will be in my prayers
    Debi Delaney
    University of Illinois Extension

    Debra Delaney, Sidney, Illinois, 61877

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Doris & Glenn Stubenrauch, Chaffee, MO, 63740

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Brian. I knew Brian while he was in Carbondale at SIU and a member of the game club there. I have fond memories of playing in games with him during those years. He always greeted me with a cheery “hello” when we had chance meeting over the last few years. He will be missed by many here in the Carbondale area. I want to give my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends on his untimely passing.
    Gary Smith Carterville, Illinois

    Gary Smith, Carterville, Illinois, 62901-2919

    Dearest Caarol Ann & family,

    I said so much but still cannot fathom all this. Will now only say you have your faith which I share always.

    Dianne Vandervoort

    Dianne Vandervoort , Stephens, AR , 71764

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