Elvira “Rusty” Steckler

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Elvira “Rusty” Steckler, nee Utz, 95, of Belleville, IL, born June 25, 1922, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Steckler was employed by the W.A. Schickedanz Agency before her retirement.  Always a supportive wife and mother, Rusty was a member of the VFW Millstadt Post 7980 Ladies Auxiliary, past-president of the Exchangette Club of Belleville, and a past-member and co-founder of the Bellettes Drum and Bugle Corp.   She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL; a past-president of the Cathedral Mother’s Club; a prefect for the Perpetual Help Sodality; and a Girl Scout leader for many years.

Mrs. Steckler was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Matthew B. Steckler, whom she married on February 7, 1948, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and who died on September 1, 2004; her parents, William C. and Wilhelmina, nee Wissehr, Utz; a brother, Raymond Utz; and a sister, Rosella Utz.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Ann (Ronald) Hagenow of Waterloo, IL, Janice K. (David) Saunders of Woodridge, IL, and Kathryn J. Steckler of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Ryan (Tara) Hagenow, Karen (Jesse) Hill, Brian Saunders and Laura Saunders;
and four great-grandchildren, Reid, Avery, and Parker Hill, and Layla Hagenow.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church or to Notre Dame Academy. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Elvira “Rusty” Steckler

Kim Svaglic said : Guest Report May 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Kathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep all of your wonderful, funny and great memories of your Mom wrapped in a tight bundle and pull those out when you need them in your moments of sadness and missing her. Love, Kim and the girls

  • Saint Louis
  • Misssouri
Dave Vander Pluym said : Guest Report May 10, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Being an neighbor in years past, I'm very sorry for your loss, she was a very good person and will be missed.You have my sympathy Kathy, I'll say a prayer for her.

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  • TX
Debbie Schwartz Thacker said : Guest Report May 09, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Janice and I were good friends in high school. Please accept my sympathy on the death of your mom.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Yvonne (Utz) Weber and Edna Mae (Utz) Westerheide said : Guest Report May 09, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Our condolences on the death of our first cousin.

  • Fairview Heights & Belleville
  • IL
Marna Martino said : Guest Report May 09, 2018 at 4:44 PM

She had so much love to share. She is missed.

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  • Texas
Phyllis Andersen said : Guest Report May 09, 2018 at 2:27 PM

So sorry to hear about your Mom Kathy, you have my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Take care.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Sharon Buckman said : Guest Report May 09, 2018 at 1:37 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois

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