Carl had ASD and faced many challenges in his life, but, in many ways, he was a pioneer as a recipient of services for people with autism. He was one of the first students to attend the Illinois Center for Autism in Fairview Heights, IL. He learned many skills at ICA, including sign language and how to swim. He always enjoyed swimming at the YMCA.
Carl was employed at Pasta Fare in Fairview Heights for more than 20 years, and he really enjoyed working with everyone on his team. He especially enjoyed making cookies because he loved eating them. Carl continued working at Pasta Fare until his health declined last year.
Surviving Carl are his parents;
seven sisters and brothers, Lynn (Vance) Hatcher of Collinsville, IL,
Beth (Rich) Kwentus of Millstadt, IL,
Chris Fournie of O’Fallon, IL,
Eve (John) Holzemer of Fairview Heights, IL,
Fred (Jane) Fournie of Belleville, IL,
Nick (Mary) Fournie of Belleville, IL,
and Jeff (Heidi) Fournie of Millstadt, IL;
and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Throughout his life, Carl proved that people with disabilities can achieve much more than we, the able bodied, think they can when they have the right support from people who care about them.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Illinois Center for Autism in Fairview Heights, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June, 11, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral: A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Janet Jacquot, St. Louis, MO, 63128
To the Fournie Family
So sorry for your loss…thinking of you all…prayers to you ♥
Jackie Wright , O Fallon , IL, 62269
I send my heartfelt condolences! Carl was a true gift to our world. God Bless, Terri
Terri Joan Odom, , , 63052
So sorry to hear about your son Carl. Please accept our deepest sympathy for you and your family, and just know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jean and John Demos
Jean and John Demos, Belleville, Il, 62223
Dear Fournie Family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my prayers and the prayers of the stall of Catholic Urban Programs are with you.
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To the family of Carl Fournie, thank you for entrusting our company into your home and life. Carl will surely be missed by the caregivers and staff that was involved with him. We here at BarberVoss are sending our deepest sympathy to the family and pray that God’s love and mercy will guide you through this trying time and know that we here at BarberVoss will keep you in our prayers
Juanita Norton, Belleville, IL, 62221
To the Fournie family,thank you for allowing me to be a part of the last years of Carl’s life. It was my pleasure to be able to extend my help to you whenever needed. You all are a very loving and caring family and I’m just so grateful that I crossed paths with you all. May God forever keep you in His loving arms. carl will be greatly missed…… Juanita
Juanita Norton, Belleville, IL, 62221
Sainthood is a persistent effort of love and faithfulness. A life that moves from this existence to the next is fulfillment, even though we experience it as grief. My thoughts and prayers and admiration are with you, Paul, Marilyn, and family
Fr Tom Barrett, Vienna, IL, 62995
The Becherer and Fournie families send you our prayers to you, Paul and Marilyn and family.
Marcella Becherer Stauder
Mrs.Robert Stauder , Swansea, Il, 62226
To the family of Carl Fournie:
May the loving true God give you strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. Know that he promises to let you see your loved one again. Revelation 21:3,4