Mary Gansmann

Mary Gansmann
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Mary Francis Gansmann, nee Begole, 100, of Belleville, IL, born December 2, 1914, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Gansmann had worked as a library assistant at Althoff Catholic High School for 19 years.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Belleville, IL, and the Perpetual Help Sodality.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Arthur A. Gansmann, whom she married on February 12, 1936, and who died on May 21, 1985; a son, Roger W.A. Gansmann; a grandson, Brian Vogt; her parents, James and Eliza, nee Williams, Begole; her sister and brother-in-law, Laura (Richard) Gantner; and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Quentin (Hazel) Lauer and Anita Mahlmann.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Kenneth A. (Jane) Gansmann of Silverthorne, CO,
Gary (Darlene) Gansmann of Millstadt, IL,
and Mary Louise (John) Buss of Belleville, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Betty Gansmann of Washington, MO;
12 grandchildren, Jean Marie Garretson, Roger (Barb) Gansmann,
Rose Marie (Dan) Mantle, Keith Gansmann,
Pam (Kevin) Wunderlich, and Kurt Gansmann, all of Washington, MO,
Scott Gansmann of Steamboat Springs, CO,
Brian Gansmann (Darrin Pyle) of Denver, CO,
Kristi (Jamie) Nowak of Belleville, IL,
Mike (LeAnn) Vogt of O’Fallon, IL,
Jamie Gansmann of Denver, CO,
and Jeff Gansmann of Chicago, IL;
34 great-grandchildren;
and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary’s Key to Success

Expect more than others think is possible.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.

Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice or to Althoff Catholic High School.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June27, 2015, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at St. Peter’s Cathedral with Msgr. John Myler officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Mary Gansmann

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim & Carol Cange, Nashville, il, 62263

Gary I was very sorry to here about your mother. You were very blessed to have her in your life for so many years. You are in our prayers

David Docter, Belleville, IL, 62221

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your
mother. So sorry we could not make visitation, as Barney goes to dialysis on Sat. from 9-1:00 p.m.We want you to know you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

LAVERNE & BARNEY ELSER, Swansea, , 62226

Mary Lou, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. You were blessed to have her with you for 100 years. Our prayers are with you today.

Bill and Mary Jean Westerheide, Waterloo, IL, 62298

Thinking of your wonderful family. Mary must be so proud. I am sure our Lord is saying job well done sweet child welcome home.

Bill and Ginger Bourn, Millstadt, IL, 62260

Sorry for your loss. We’re sure your mom had a wonderful life loving and enjoying the company of her many family members and friends. Sorry we couldn’t say this to you in person.

Mike & Ida Schuchart, Fairview Heights , IL, 62208


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