Maurice Zollner

Maurice Zollner
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Maurice T. Zollner, 72, of Millstadt, IL, born October 8, 1944, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Maurice was an electrical engineer and an Associate Technical Fellow for the Boeing Corporation before his retirement.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice T. and Martha, nee Eledge, Zollner.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Barbara A., nee Etling, Zollner, whom he married on September 30, 1968;
two sons, Timothy (Melissa) Zollner of Edwardsville, IL,
and Dennis (Ann) Nadler of O’Fallon, IL;
one daughter, Denise McAteer of Millstadt, IL;
eight grandchildren, Brooke McAteer (fiancée Kyle Hoerchler),
Cory Hepworth,
Joseph and Matthew Zollner,
Riley and Nathaniel Nadler,
and Callen and Christian Spencer;
two brothers, Michael (Linda) Zollner,
and Mark (Sherry) Zollner, both of Sparta, IL;
and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Marvin Volk officiating

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences Left For Maurice Zollner

I’m very sorry to hear of your loss this morning. I want you to know that thoughts and prayers are with you (Tim) and your entire family during this time of mourning.

Craig Wedbush, St. Louis, MO, 63130

We are so sorry to hear of Mo’s passing. We will miss his wit and friendship at Bur Oaks! Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are sent to you and your family.

Tom and Deb Zobrist, Highland, IL, 62249

Moe was my AHS high school classmate. We worked together at Kroger in East St. Louis while in college. Moe was the smartest guy in our AHS class. He was also a really good guy. He will be missed. We offer our condolences to the family.

Dale Schrage, Tucson, AZ, 85750

My most deepest regards to the family, this is such sad news. Much Love

Linda Zollner Gullikson, Stites, Idaho, 83552

I’m very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Wayne Wang, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043

Maurice was my classmate at Immaculate Conception grade school, and Assumption High School. He was our academic leader. We played on all sports teams at ICS and cheered each other on at AHS sports events. He and I and Dale worked together at Kroger and sipped beers together at many friendly watering holes (pre-21 of course). My favorite story Mo used to tell was of his Cornell University experience of which he lol’d. We all got our acts together eventually. Mo was a great friend and a truly good person. To paradise now may the angels take you, Mo.

Mike Schaefer, Seattle, Washington, 98271

Barb, Tim, Dennis, Denise, and the extended family:
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mo’s passing–He will be missed, but never forgotten! Please accept our heartfelt condolences & know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you strength & the care and love of family and friends to get you through the days ahead!

Charles & Joyce Sanderson, Godfrey, IL, 62035

As I heard of Moe’s passing today, my heart truly breaks for you. Another of our campground family gone too soon. I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing he was loved by many and you have a campground full of friends at Bur Oaks that will be there for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Annette Allen, St. Louis, Mo, 63125

Barb I was so sadden to hear this today. So sorry for your loss. Maurice was a great person and I really enjoyed our lunch dates we had together and got to know him better I will really miss him. Please give my condolence to all the children. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Maurice will be missed but never forgotten


I knew Maurice in grade school at Immaculate Conception in Centerville. He was a year ahead of me so I did not get to know him well, but he certainly made an impression. He was so smart. I am so sorry for your loss.

Rita Sendejas Russell, Rochester, Illinois, 62563

Oh Barb! I’m so sorry you lost him. He was a good man and I was looking forward to a lot more Moe stories as the years went on. The campground won’t seem the same without him. Kelly

Kelly kosa, Caseyville, Il, 62232

So sorry to hear of Mo’s passing. He was such a great husband and father. I remember fondly our times cheering on our boys at soccer.

Julia Welch, Belleville, Illinoia, 62220

Tim and family, I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. He was there for Crab, in the days, and that tells you a lot about a great man!

Peace be with him.

Mrs. C

Sue Ellen Carpenter, Crest Hill, Illinois, 60403

Cousin Barbara, Dennis, Denise, Tim, and all of the extended family:

Erica and I were extremely hurt and saddened to hear about Moe this morning. There are no words that can truly express our deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time for your family. When God calls an angel home, they have completed their work here and are needed for bigger things in his kingdom. May God and Moe watch over your family and help give you peace and comfort in the future…

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and your family…

George & Erica Schaub, Granite City, Illinois, 62040

Went to High School with Mo. We lost a good person. Heaven gained an angel. My sympathy to the family.

Ed Renollet, Hudson, Florida, 34669

So sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a number of years since you left the neighborhood but we still talk about how smart Moe was and how he was always willing to help the kids with their homework. He was such a good neighbor. All our love and prayers go to your family at this difficult time.

Mary Kusmer, Belleville , IL, 62223

Barb,so sorry to hear this news this morning. It was just about a month ago when we were at the campground that he figured out how long he new me and my brother Tom. It was nearly 66 years. It caused me to reflect on some of the crazy things we did when younger. It caused me to reflect how lucky we were to have live as long as we have. We know that today he is where we all hope to be one day. Its good to know that we ‘ll see him there.
God bless you and your family.

Ed Gagen, Highland, IL, 62249

Barb and Family, Our hearts are aching for you today. Moe was truly a friend to all and will be deeply missed. Bur Oaks won’t be the same without him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Tammy Plummer, Wood River, IL, 62095

Barb, Dennis, Denise, Tim, and families,
I will never forget all the times Moe helped me with those video games or the time on vacation when he got so burnt that he had to lay over the chair. Use all of your wonderful memories to get through this time of sadness. You will find soon that he will guide you through many aspects of your lives and he will always be there. Our family is thinking you all. Please call if you need anything. Love you, Missy

Jeff and Missy Griffin and girls, Medina, Ohio, 44256

I am very sorry for the loss of Mo, I worked with Mo in the early 1990’s and 2000’s on several jobs at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing and he is a brilliant man. He will be missed. Great individual and always willing to mentor and tutor others…

Mike Goodall, Bridgeton, MO, 63044

Cathy and I express our deepest sympathies to Barb and the family of Moe. We loved this guy, as he was truly one of a kind. We will treasure the memories we had with him. We are so happy that our paths crossed and we were able to know him.

Jim and Cathy Stolte, Alhambra, Illinois, 62001

So sorry for your loss.

Polly Zollner Smith, Memphis, TN, 38128

Mike,Mark Barb and family I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.
Loosing family is especially difficult… take care and think of the good times and always remember the great times and smile when you do

Daryl Masterson, Hereford, AZ, 85615

Barb & your family
May your faith in God give you and family comfort & strength.
Moe was a great co-woker and will be missed.
Bless you all.

Sonny Ussery St. Peters, Mo

Sonny Ussery, St. Peteres, Missouri, 63376

Reading MO’s story brought back many good memories. He was the smartest student in our class but never made an issue of it. He was the only one in the class who would wear a white dress shirt and suit coat to class but switch into his football gear without missing a beat. Reading his family legacy I know he leaves behind many who will miss him. I hope the memory of good times together will give you all strength at this time of loss.
Dick and Loretta Durbin

Dick Durbin, Springfield , Illinois, 62704

Mo and I were class mates at Assumption. We both ran hurdles on the track team. I want to offer my sympathy to his family, and to let them know I will remember him in my prayers. And, ask that they will remember me in theirs.

Paul Kalicki, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215

I worked with Moe at MDAC on the MPS project (power system for satellites) from 1984 until 1989 – when I moved to Maryland to work for NASA. I learned so much from Moe and others on MPS which set the course for me to be a successful NASA Project Manager. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing and I hope the family can celebrate the greatness he brought to the Aerospace industry.

Ken Schwer, NASA, MD,

Zollner Family,
My deepest sympathies on your loss.
Mo was a good classmate, good teammate, and a good friend. Rest in peace Mo.

Larry Hoffmann

Larry Hoffmann, Belleville, Il., 62226

My heartfelt condolences. I remember “Mr. Z” when he was building his own house back in the ’80s. I remember thinking about all the various talents he had to have to accomplish that. I also remember his sense of humor.

Paul Slocomb, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

I knew Moe for about 6 years when I worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis from 1988-1994. As an engineer he was in a class by himself and he could look at any engineering problem and grasp it almost immediately. He was a straight shooter and brooked no nonsense. He and I traveled together many times in 1992 when a certain technical problem arose. In meetings with NASA or the military, his was a voice of authority and expertise, and no one had my back more than he did when the going got tough. While he could be acerbic, he was funny and sweet in his own way. I think he only had the one grandchild back then and he spoke lovingly of his “Brookie”; a proud grandpa if there ever was one. I moved away long ago and lost touch with this man and I’m sorry that I did. He was one of a kind.

Mark Toft, Ashburn, VA, 20148

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family as this moment. May God be with you all. Kurt and Shari

Kurt Zollner, Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, 53406

Please accept our condolences at the passing of Maurice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Kent Zollner and Family, York, Pennsylvania, 17408

Our heart and prayers go out to you, Barbara, and your family. We will always cherish our time with you and Mo at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, in the Army. We were just kids – first time away from home – with a new baby! You both took us under your wing. We knew you two were an extra special couple even back then. As we kept up with you over the years, it was obvious your love grew even deeper and spilled over to your family and friends. Some people go a lifetime and never have what you and Mo shared – we are so sorry for your incredible loss but happy your lives were so blessed! We pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you will need as you attempt to build a new life without your beloved Mo.

Jackie and Tommy Van Matre, Pensacola, Florida, 32504

We are both saddened by this news, and offer our heartfelt condolences.

John and Lynn Allsup, The Villages, FL, 32162


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