Irvin “Bud” Eichenseer

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Irvin “Bud” Eichenseer, 92, of Belleville, IL, born August 14, 1929, in Hecker, IL, died Saturday, August 28, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Eichenseer was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He worked as a plumber and was a longtime member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Beth, nee Frees, Eichenseer, whom he married on September 9, 1950, and who died on April 28, 2009; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Michael and Joan Marie, nee Wessel, Eichenseer, and Mark Eichenseer; a daughter, Julie Childers; his parents, Victor and Barbara, nee Mueth, Eichenseer; a son-in-law, Bert Agor Sr.; a  grandson, Max Michael Timothy Agor; three brothers, Wilfred Eichenseer, Cyril (Irene) Eichenseer, and Msgr. Donald W. Eichenseer; and two sisters, Angela (Clarence) Wittenauer and Lucinda (Robert) Koesterer.

Surviving are three daughters and a son, Vicki Agor of Kauai, Hawaii, Terry (Kate) Eichenseer of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Mary Lynn (Dan) Belz of Benton, AR, and Ann Eichenseer of Belleville, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Jayne Eichenseer of Columbus, OH;
many grandchildren;
nieces and nephews;
and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


3 Comments on Irvin “Bud” Eichenseer

Bill Urban said : Guest Report Sep 04, 2021 at 9:12 PM

I lived across the street from Mr. Eichenseer for several years and he always had a smile and a kind word. A very nice gentleman. My condolences to the family. RIP

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Nancy (Lickenbrock) Truttmann said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2021 at 9:31 AM

Mr. Eichenseer was my softball coach in the 1960's at St. Augustine school. I saw him this past spring at the COVID clinic where I gave vaccines. He not only remembered me but he mentioned that I was a good catcher for the team. I was amazed at his memory & compliment to me. He was a kind and gentle soul. RIP dear sir! Prayers for you & your sweet family!!!!

  • Smithton
  • IL
Rob Malone said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2021 at 3:24 PM

I work with Bud for many years. He was one of the finest people I have ever known in my life. A good natured, compassionate man who always had a joke. You would be hard pressed to find a person of greater integrity than Bud Eichenseer. He will be missed.

  • Red Bud
  • IL

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