Ethel Schloesser

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Ethel M. Schloesser, nee Brauer, 91, of Shiloh, IL, born December 28, 1931, on a farm in Wilson, NY, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Schloesser was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL. In their retirement, Ethel along with her husband, Stan, were the owners and operators of Schloesser’s Orchard in Wilson, NY, and enjoyed their lake house in the Ozarks.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Colonel Stanley F. Schloesser, whom she married on January 19, 1952, and who passed on July 22, 2019; one grandson, Arain Woolfolk Schloesser; one daughter-in-law, Laurie Schloesser; and her parents, Charles H. and Alla M., nee Salisbury, Brauer.

Surviving are her four sons, Daniel (Jane) Schloesser of Belleville, IL, Craig (Connie) Schloesser of Anchor Point, AK, Kevin Schloesser of Belleville, IL, and Stanley Jr. (Kay) Schloesser of Glen Carbon, IL; eight grandchildren, Julie, Jessica, Benjamin, Katie, Timothy, Graham, Kyle, and Mason; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Annabelle, Lucie, Joshua, and Teagan.

A farm girl who traveled the world, Ethel loved God, her family, her country, and her garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


7 Comments on Ethel Schloesser

Roger Hartman said : Guest Report May 26, 2023 at 6:28 PM

I think I met Mrs Schloesser once at an EC-47 reunion. Stan was our maintenance officer at Danang charged with keeping those old birds, some dating to WWII airworthy and safe. I was a young lieutenant pilot and all of us just took it for granted that our aircraft were good to go and they always were. Stan was steady, kind, professional and a consummate gentleman. It was no surprise that his wife was equally charming. I’m very sorry they’re both gone now. They’ve left a wonderful family to carry on and the gratitude of all who knew them. That’s a great legacy.

  • Loveland
  • Colorado
Don & Marion Holec said : Guest Report May 25, 2023 at 3:16 PM

Our sincere condolences to Ethel's family. We got to know Ethel & Stan while they lived in upstate New York where we lived at the time. We enjoyed some good times together. May Ethel now join Stan & rest in peace.

  • McKinney
  • TX
Tom & Cyndee Findlay said : Guest Report May 24, 2023 at 9:23 PM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I feel blessed to have known Ethel & the whole Schloesser family. ✌️

  • Burnsville
  • MN
Sidney and Ron Koch said : Guest Report May 24, 2023 at 1:39 PM

Our hearts are with the whole Schloesser family. You will all greatly miss Ethel. She always had a smile and a kind word to share.

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Gary Hammond said : Guest Report May 23, 2023 at 9:05 PM

Craig, Connie & family, My heart is with you in this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Playas del Coco
  • Costa Rica
Mary Anne Warnecke said : Guest Report May 21, 2023 at 2:56 PM

Deepest sympathy to you boys and your families on the loss of your mother. May you find comfort in knowing that her suffering is ended May she rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report May 20, 2023 at 8:26 PM

Dan & Jane, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Belleville
  • Il

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