Jeanine Eckenrode

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Jeanine M. Eckenrode, nee Kessler, 65, of Freeburg, IL, born December 11, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, December 7, 2020, at her residence.

Jeanine most recently was an employee of Country Mart in Freeburg, IL. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd E. Kessler.

She is survived by her mother, Anita H., nee Perschbacher, Kessler; three sisters, Susan (Ed) Frentzel, Helen (John) Vidmar, and Ann (Michael) Lossau; a brother, John Kessler; three nieces and a nephew, Stephanie, Trina, Adam, and Catherine

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the American Legion Auxiliary, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private graveside services will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.



11 Comments on Jeanine Eckenrode

Kelly Klotz Wagner said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2020 at 2:39 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dean Kraft said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2020 at 10:13 PM

My deepest Sympathies to the Kessler Family. I'll always have wonderful memories of the vacation that Jeanine,John and me had on our Vacation to Indiana Beach.

  • Swansea
  • IL   -   Illinois
Stella J. Kaemmerer said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Deepest sympathies to the Kessler Family. We spend so many wonderful memories in the American Legion Auxiliary. Going to conventions when we were in Junior Auxiliary.

  • Chicago
  • Illinois
Melinda Savitt said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2020 at 7:21 PM

May her memory be a blessing.

  • Yorba Linda
  • California
Bonnie Hall said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Words cannot express the deep sadness from the loss of your precious sister, daughter, aunt. Memories will be that much more cherished.

  • Madison
  • WI
steve brown said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2020 at 4:57 AM

Anita so terribly sorry for your loss.

  • freeburg
  • IL
June Grab Benedick said : Guest Report Dec 09, 2020 at 6:53 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Jeanine’s passing. I rode the school bus with her for many years. I haven’t been in touch for many years. Accept my sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Judy Klotz said : Guest Report Dec 09, 2020 at 6:11 PM

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Brandon Voss said : Guest Report Dec 09, 2020 at 12:32 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeanine was always such a pleasure to work with.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carol Young said : Guest Report Dec 09, 2020 at 12:03 PM

I have know Jeanine for most of our lives Will miss her dearly Sending hugs and prayers to the family

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Pat Cook said : Guest Report Dec 08, 2020 at 7:36 PM

Sorry for lose. I loved working with Jeanine at Toms

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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