Alice Holtgrewe

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Alice Martha Holtgrewe, nee Schaefer, 90, of Mascoutah, IL, born December 10, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, IL.

Alice worked as a ward clerk at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and later retired as a bookkeeper.  She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, IL.  Mrs. Holtgrewe loved reading, gardening, and designing.  She volunteered for Hospice of Southern Illinois. She truly loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herbert F. Holtgrewe II, whom she married September 18, 1954, and who died June 5, 2005; her parents, Peter and Bertha, nee Hoffmann, Schaefer; six brothers, Hugo (Dorothy), Richard (Adele), Ralph (Adelia), Jim (Marilyn), Tom (Mary), and Daniel Schaefer, in infancy; four sisters, Henrietta (Alphonse) Bauer, Sylvia (Kenneth) Winter, Marilyn (Clarence) Voegtle, and Sr. Dolores Schaefer, SSND.

Surviving are four children, Kathleen (Paul) Friederich of Belleville, IL,
Krista (Steve) Call of O’Fallon, IL,
Rick (Ann) Holtgrewe of Mascoutah, IL,
and Heidi (Ryan) Schmidt of Belleville, IL;
13 grandchildren, Whitney, Casey, and Bailee Friederich, Kenneth Stone, Rebecca (Pravi) Chahal, Aaron (Nicole) Call, Bryan (Loren) Call,
Derrick (Katie) Holtgrewe, Natasha (Dare) Holtgrewe, Jenna (Sean Simoneau) Lindauer, Kim (Zane) Fulp, and Kelly and Tim Sax;
nine great-grandchildren;
a sister, Sr. Joan Schaefer, SSND;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: A private family visitation will be held.

 Funeral:  Private family services will be held.

Burial will be at Holy Childhood Cemetery, Mascoutah, IL.


3 Comments on Alice Holtgrewe

Suzanne Morio said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 9:29 AM

I just learned of Alice’s death when I read your Aunt Jane’s obituary! I’m so sorry to hear of your great losses this year. We enjoyed being neighbors to Alice and Fred and Jane and would exchange a word or two with the ladies at MarKa when visiting my mom there back in the days when we were allowed in. My sincere sympathy to all the family.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Catherine Rakowski said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Kathy, Krista, Rick and Heidi, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Alice. She will always be our young aunt, whose frequent laughter was sure to warm our hearts. Love, Cathy and Jim

  • Bremen
  • IN
Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2020 at 2:12 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Alice's passing. When I worked for Hospice in the 90's she was one of my volunteers. She was the sweetest lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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