Christopher Boucher

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Christopher G. Boucher, 60, of Smithton, IL, born March 18, 1960, in East St. Louis, IL, died peacefully Friday, August 21, 2020, at Evelyn’s House of Creve Coeur, MO.

Chris was the owner and operator of his own Pepperidge Farm Distributorship for many years before his retirement earlier this year.  He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a member of the Smithton Athletic Association.  He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and volleyball player, playing in clubs for many years.  Above all else, Chris was a family man who had a special place in his heart for time spent with his children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Joseph Jr.  and Margaret A., nee Schaefer, Boucher; a sister, Deborah Mispagel; a nephew, Joseph Mispagel; and his former wife and mother of his children, Michele Boucher.

Surviving are his children, Katelyn (Dan Malato) Boucher of Chicago, IL, Madeline (fiancé Trevor Gruenewald) Boucher of New Athens, IL, Jack Boucher of Smithton, IL, and Nicholas Boucher of Smithton, IL;
two grandchildren, Gabriel and Grace Gruenewald, with two more grandchildren on the way;
a brother, James Joseph (Shannon) Boucher III;
two sisters, Mary Lynn (John) Kniker, and Brigid (John) Tiernan;
and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Evelyn’s House Hospice House, Creve Coeur, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

A drive-by memorial and celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Pavilion #1 of the Smithton Village Park.

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22 Comments on Christopher Boucher

Brittany Key said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2020 at 8:10 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was an incredible father and grandfather. If you guys need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • Alton
  • IL
Kathy Feist said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Chris’s family. Chris always made me smile when he greeted me. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  • Shiloh
  • Il
Pam and Ron Usselmann said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2020 at 8:59 AM

So sorry for your loss, Chris was a wonderful person and a great friend, we have so many memories through the years, prayers and hugs

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Janice Moore said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 12:31 PM

Katie, So very very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your entire family.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Sheryll Adams said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Katie, I'm sorry for your loss. We are all thinking about you and your family.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Tina Carter said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 4:21 PM

Dear Kate, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May your father rest in the loving arms of God in Heaven and may his legacy live on in you and your family.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Dan and Kathy Malato said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 1:54 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It was our pleasure getting to know him for the past couple of years and, we are proud to know our son is now part of his family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Cary
  • Illinois
The Buerck Family said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2020 at 6:31 PM

So sorry to hear of Chris' passing. He was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Alejandra said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2020 at 11:51 AM

Katie (and family) I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy losing someone so loved. Sending so many hugs to you all!

  • Chicago
  • IL
Kendra and Deric Blaha said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Katie, Maddie, Jack, and Nick We are so sorry for your loss of your awesome Dad. Chris was such a great guy! We will miss him. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Mike Boucher said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Whether it was years months or a few weeks when we saw each other we were both happy, we hugged laughed and time stopped for a little while. It was music, Cards, Blues, Ram's, Sox, A's, Uncle Tom, Uncle Jim, Grandma Tootie, Aunt Margie, our Katie's, and then grandkids. We always checked in, reminisced, and were 6 year old cousins again. To all the Bouchers, I am sorry, they don't make them any better!

  • Troy
  • IL
Rhonda Evans said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Our hearts a filled with sadness for the loss of Chris. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. We pray they find comfort and peace in their hearts. Sending our love.

  • Godley
  • Tx
Rhonda Evans said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Our hearts a filled with sadness for the loss of Chris. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. We prayer they find comfort and peace in their hearts. Sending our love.

  • Godley
  • Tx
Janet Bittle said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 12:33 PM

So Sorry to hear this news. Chris was a great man and friend. He always had a great smile and hug when we saw each other. I know he will be missed by his wonderful children, Grandchildren and dear family and friends. May he rest in peace with no more pain!! 💔💔 Your family is in our Thoughts and Prayers!

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Maurice Coleman said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Chris was a great guy. I played softball with him for 5 seasons and had conversations about our kids growing up when he worked at Shop & Save. He will be missed sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • nashville
  • il
The Gwinn Family said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 10:59 AM

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. What an awesome guy!! I know he will be missed. Hugs and prayers

  • Smithton
  • IL
Barbara Alexander said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2020 at 7:22 AM

My prayers go out to the family, I did not have the opportunity to meet Mr Boucher but i understand he was a great,father,friend, coach, who always had a smile to share with any one lucky enough to meet him. God Bless you Maddy and Trevor

  • Belleville
  • Ill
Kathy Cornwall said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Maddie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. From the short time I worked with you, I knew you had a special bond with him. He was lucky to have you by his side. You and your family are in my prayers. Kathy Cornwall

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Bob Bradley said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2020 at 12:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Chris's passing, He was a great guy! Had many conversations about the life of working with pepperidge farm. He will be missed!

  • O'fallon
  • Missouri
Ann Wilson said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2020 at 8:25 AM

I’m so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. I used to work at the YMCA and Chris was a member there. He’s was so nice. Always talked about his children and Cardinals baseball. Praying for the family.

  • Honolulu
  • Hi
Butch and Gerri said : Guest Report Aug 21, 2020 at 4:54 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great man and a wonderful friend. We have so many great memories. You know our thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all. We were blessed to have him for our neighbor for so many years.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois

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