Doris Oesterle

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Doris A. Oesterle, nee Bedwell, 93, of Belleville, IL, born August 12, 1927, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Bradford Place, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Oesterle retired from Pepperidge Farm as a manager. She had also been a beautician for 20 years. Doris was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, a member of the Moose Lodge of Swansea, the Lady Sodality of St. Mary’s, and a Red Hat Lady.  Doris loved being with her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jack W. Oesterle, whom she married on November 29, 1947, and who died on February 20, 2003; her parents, James and Julia, nee Sloger, Bedwell; her brother, James Bedwell Jr.; her brother-in-law, Lee Agne, Sr.; her sister-in-law, Doris (Dorie) Weber; and her nephew, Lee Agne, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Richard) Holtman of Belleville, IL, Jack W. Jr., (Mary) Oesterle of Kirkwood, MO, and William (Marian) Oesterle of Ballwin, MO; six grandchildren, Marci (Curt Springer) Mueller, Kyle (Meagen) Holtman, Joel (Shawna) Holtman, Brent Oesterle, Zachary (Bethany) Oesterle, and Amie Favignano; 11 great-grandchildren, Maximilian Mueller, Mason Mueller, Makhi Holtman, Miles Mueller, Kinley Holtman, Reese Holtman, Brynn Holtman, Tessa Holtman, Michael Springer, Giovanni Favignano, Jr., and Vincenzo Favignano; a sister, Arlene Agne; a sister-in-law, Gloria Bedwell; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville IL.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



6 Comments on Doris Oesterle

Jack Oesterle,Jr. said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2022 at 3:13 PM

I miss you Mom each & everyday! I know your out of pain & your in Heaven with everyone! I know your always with me! I will see you in the next life! Love Always & Forever.. Jack Jr.

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Jan Brenner said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Barb, I wanted to express my condolences on the passing of Doris. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kathy Agne said : Guest Report May 26, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your dear mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother. Aunt Doris was always such a sweet, loving presence in the family. ?

  • Seattle
  • Wa
Debra Haley said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 1:25 PM

Sorry for your lost.i took care of your mom on overnight.she will be truly Doris god is with you

  • Swansea
  • IL
Ron Bartlett said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 6:49 AM

Barb, deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Polly Oesterle said : Guest Report May 24, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Sending my deepest sympathy for the passing of your precious loved one Doris (mom). Praying for God’s loving comfort to hold you during this difficult time. I thank God for all the precious family memories that she and Jack (dad) created for our families. She will always hold a special place in my heart not only for my children’s grandmother, but also for the beautiful, caring, and loving mother-in-law that she was to me. Sending my love to you all...

  • Wildwood
  • Missouri

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