Margaret Oesterle

Margaret Oesterle
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Margaret Josephine Oesterle, nee Hanawalt, 93, of Belleville, IL, born October 26, 1921, in Ashton, IL, died Friday, September 4, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Oesterle was a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Adolph Oesterle Sr., whom she married on November 10, 1940, and who died on May 10, 1990; a daughter, Kristin Schmittling; her parents, Casper George and Anna M., nee Mortenson, Hanawalt; two brothers, Casper Hanawalt and George Hanawalt; and a sister, Catherine Morrison.

Surviving are three children, Karen Brand (John Good) of Belleville, IL,
Michael (Beth) Oesterle of Lawrenceville, GA,
and Robert (Lisa) Oesterle of Sedalia, MO;
seven grandchildren, Kerry Costano, Ryan and Todd Oesterle, Brannon Oesterle,
Kori (David) Huhman, Kelly (Mike) Skewes, and Brad Starms;
ten great-grandchildren, Keaton, Quinn, Parker, Jack,
Aaron, Bill, Kyle, Jacob (Taylor), Jennifer, and Kadi;
and her sister, Lois Thompson of Philadelphia, PA.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2015, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, at a later date.

Condolences Left For Margaret Oesterle

Our Sympathy Goes Out To The Oesterle Family! This Was My Very Sweet Aunt And We Shared Our Birthday Together As Well!! God Has Another Angel In Heaven! You Will Be Missed…Aunt Maggie!!

Jack Oesterle,Jr., Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122-2650

Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the Oesterle family. May God hold you close during these difficult days.

Shelly Gardner , Sedalia , MO , 65301

Dear Friends, So sorry to hear of your loss, my mom shared the notice from the paper with me. What a wonderful lady your mom(&grandma) was. Always smiling, in an upbeat mood, devoted to your dad – who himself was very warm & loving & kind. what a fabulous couple they were! a match made in heaven, now in heaven together! I m sure your family will continue their wonderful legacy. Wishing you God’s comfort now and God’s blessings always.

Karen Nikolaisen


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