Mr. Espenschied was a retired farmer and had served as Smithton Township Road Commissioner for more than 20 years. A U.S. Army veteran, Harvey was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip A. and Elsie, nee Culli, Espenschied; a sister, Anita Espenschied; and four brothers, Allen, Erwin, Oliver, and Alvin Espenschied.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Betty Rae, nee Fredrick, Espenschied , whom he married on November 24, 1976 ;
a son, Dwight Dean (Megan) Espenschied of Freeburg, IL;
a stepson. William Allan (Caylea) Batson Jr. of Irondale, MO;
six grandchildren, Wyatt and Audrey Espenschied,
and Caydence, Cameryn, Cody, and Christian Batson;
a brother, Earl (June ) Espenschied of Freeburg, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sundat at the funeral home, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating. Harvey’s ashes will be spread on the family farm.
Dwight, Megan and family — I am sorry for your loss – sending you and yours love and healing prayers –
Linda Hangge , High Ridge, , Missouri , 63049
Harvey was such a great person. Always a friendly smile. He would always stop and talk to you. I remember my sister, Patty Lickfield being so thankful to Harvey and Dwight. She was newly widowed and the drive way was covered in snow. They came and dug her a way out. My dad Roland Press and Harvey were friends from way back and he spoke highly of Harvey.
Prayers and healing thoughts to Betty, Dwight and their family
Liz Croissant, Belleville, Illinois 62226, IL, 62226
betty please except my condolence
marion &lois annn demond, smithton, il, 62285