Gloria Beisiegel

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Gloria Eckert Beisiegel, nee Steinheimer, 91, of Freeburg, IL, born December 8, 1928, in Darmstadt, IL, died peacefully at her home on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Gloria was a member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Darmstadt, IL, the American Legion Auxiliary #0550, and the Freeburg Senior Citizens Club. Gloria was a rural letter carrier for Lenzburg Post Office for 20 years before retirement and was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association. Her favorite activities included quilting, playing cards, dancing, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald A. Eckert; her second husband, Melvin Beisiegel Sr.; her parents, Emil H. and Margaret, nee Reitz, Steinheimer;  a sister, Marcella (Ken) Peth; and a sister-in-law, Bettey Steinheimer.

Surviving are her children, David (Yvonne) Eckert,
Doris (Raymond) Brooks,
and John (Judy) Eckert;
her stepchildren, Melvin (Darlene) Beisiegel, Jr.,
Clare (David) Wiskamp, Sharon (Dan) Wiskamp,
and Sister Mary Beisiegel, OSU;
four grandchildren, Donald (Theresa Kunkelmann) Eckert, Joshua Eckert,
Kristine (Robert) Eckert, and John T. (Kelsey) Eckert;
a brother, Stanley Steinheimer;
and a sister, Jeanette (Alvin) Funk.
Gloria is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren,
step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the nurses and aides at Heartland Hospice who provided such wonderful care to Gloria.

Memorials may be made to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL, with Pastor Bruce Keseman officiating.

Burial will be at Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery.


11 Comments on Gloria Beisiegel

Lynn & Bob Harbison said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2020 at 8:20 AM

Dori, David & John, so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Dori, I remember spending sleep overs at your house when we were in high school, those were some fun times. Would love to hear from you, Dori. Love ya, Lynn (Henneke) Harbison

  • Divernon
  • IL
Annajean Gale-Coughlin said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Gloria’s family. Gloria was always a joy to see and talk to. I remember meeting Don and Gloria when my mom and dad bought the Brickhouse and ground on the hill down from Schwartz’s Grove. And it was always great to see Gloria and Mel when we visited our mother in the assisted living facility in Freeburg. Gloria was a very lovely lady.

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Renda Rabe said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2020 at 12:48 PM

David and John, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Dad and I will not be coming up this evening, but I wanted you to know we are thinking about you and your families. God bless.

  • Nashville
  • Illinois
Gloria and Benny Lang said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM

We know Melvin her husband for 60 yrs.when he live in Belleville next door to us and met Gloria at Christ Our Savior when they got married they were a lovely couple. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Oakdale
  • Illinois
Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Sorry to learn of Gloria’s passing. Keeping all of you in our prayers.?

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Jan Queen Consiglio said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2020 at 6:16 AM

My heart goes out to each of you. Gloria was one of the sweetest people I have ever met...and I'm thankful for knowing her. God love you Gloria because I sure do.

  • Steeleville
  • Illinois
Pearl Spies said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 12:52 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. We were long time friends and schoolmates. She had a special fondness for our mother as Mom had helped the family after Gloria was born. She often visited Mom in the nursing home. She was so kind when we had deaths in the family including a few years ago when my sister died. I will cherish her memory. God's blessing to you all.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Holly Thomas said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 9:50 AM

Grandma “Bicycle” (as I always knew her :-) was a sweet, kind, bright and shining soul. She is attached to all my memories of visiting with my cousins and my heart hurts knowing she is gone. We will miss her but we know she is with the Lord now, so that is a sincere comfort. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved Gloria. She truly was a treasure.

  • Oviedo
  • FL
Diane Kuehner said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Gloria was a beautiful person. She was always so kind and loving. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace. With live, Diane

  • ST ANN
  • MO
Sara smith said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2020 at 2:05 PM

I’m very sorry for your loss. I was a nurse who had the privilege of caring for Melvin and it was always so nice to see Gloria. We used to call her Mrs. Mel. She was always so sweet and caring. There was such light around her. I’ll be sending prayers to her loved ones through this time??

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois

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