Mrs. Schwaegel was member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and had previously been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was also a member and warehouse worker for the Belleville Senior Citizens Club.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herbert Edward Schwaegel, whom she married on September 11, 1946, at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, New Athens, IL, and who died on January 31, 2009; a daughter, Judy Schwaegel, in infancy; her parents, Arthur and Lillian, nee Yanskey, Scott; two sisters, Eloys Pfeiffer and Mildred Meyerl and a brother, Kenneth Scott.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Bruce (Sara) Schwaegel of Austin, TX,
Glen (Karen) Schwaegel of St. Charles, MO,
and Gayle (Hershel) Williams of Shiloh, IL;
four grandchildren, Brian Schwaegel and Robert (Ashley) Schwaegel, both of Austin, TX,
Kelly (Troy) Kirbach of Troy, IL,
and Kimberly (Nathan) Wiskamp of Columbia, IL;
and three great-grandchildren, Grant Schwaegel, Ethan Kirbach, and Reid Wiskamp.
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Anthony Onyango officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Schwaegel family. I worked with Lorene for months until her death and we shared a very special relationship. I’ll miss her dearly. She was a wonderful woman.
Tiffany Lowery, Belleville , Il, 62226