Clara Lickenbrock

Clara Lickenbrock
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Clara M. Lickenbrock, nee Schuette, 84, of Swansea, IL, born February 10, 1930, in St. Libory, IL, died peacefully on Monday, February 9, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Lickenbrock worked as a secretary at Signal Hill School, Belleville, IL, and later at Illinois Distributing until her retirement.  She loved sewing and quilting for her grandchildren, playing cards with her friends, and most of all spending time with her family.  She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Marvin W. Lickenbrock, whom she married on August 26, 1950, and who died on October 28, 1994; her parents, Henry and Cresence, nee Buescher, Schuette; two brothers, Raymond and Francis “Pete” Schuette; two sisters, Eleanor Ceglinski and Florence Ceglinski; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Theodore and Rose, nee Sandheinrich, Lickenbrock; and three brothers-in-law, Melvin Lickenbrock, Eugene Ceglinski, and August “Jim” Ceglinski.

Surviving are her children, Dianne Holtman of Millstadt, IL,
Dave (Pat) Lickenbrock of Belleville, IL,
Nancy (Rick) Truttmann of Smithton, IL;
her former son-in-law, Roger Holtman of Collinsville, IL;
seven grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Holtman,
Amanda Holtman (Bryan McCormack);
Stephanie (Brett) Sintzel,
Jamie (Jeremy) Scott,
Jennifer (Nick) Schaefer,
Matthew (Amy) Truttmann,
and Allison Truttmann (Tyler Whitty);
five great-grandchildren, Kendal Lickenbrock,
Gavin Scott,
Joshua Holtman,
Barrett Sintzel,
and Tanner Truttmann;
three sisters-in-law, Sue Schuette,
Lorine Schuette,
and Verna Lickenbrock;
and nieces and nephews.

Special thanks are given to all of the physicians and staff at St. Luke’s Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m.  Friday, February 13, 2015, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Clara Lickenbrock

Dianne, David, and Nancy and Family — Please accept our sympathy on Aunt Clairie’s passing. She was truly a gift to not only your family but to all of us as well. We were so blessed to have her in our lives for so many years. I always have said — at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what you have accomplished, what your possessions are, or how glamorous your life was. All that really matters is what people say about you when you are gone. If they remember you with love and admiration, then you have had a pretty great life. We hope you can celebrate the fact that you had a mother that was loved by all and she is rejoicing with the Lord and the family that she has not seen in quite a while. I just wanted to let you know that Larry and I won’t be able to attend the visitation or the funeral. We are leaving for vacation early Thursday morning and won’t be able to make anything. I am so saddened that I won’t be able to attend and say my final goodbye. As we speak (brother) Danny is giving me a hard time (joking) that I should cancel my vacation. I told him that Aunt Clairie would be mad at me if I did that and she probably would be. Instead, I will be thinking about you all and celebrating the beautiful life she had. Hugs to you all. Cindy and Larry

Cindy and Larry Kuhlengel, Okawville, IL, 62271

We offer our condolences to Clara’s
family. We are disappointed we are unable to attend her services but will pray for her and the peace that has come to her.
Harold and Beverly Buescher

Harold Buescher, St. Charles, MO, 63301

Nancy, So sorry to hear about your Mom. It is a great loss to know someone you have loved everyday of your life will no longer be near for you to see and talk with.

Marge and Dan Groom, Belleville, IL, 62220

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

Stephen Wilshire, Troy, IL, 62294

Saddened to see time pass as it does.blessed that there is a greater place. Clara’s mother was the sister of my grandmother, Thereasa Stein.

john j. stein, cape coral, , fl , 33990


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