Shirley Eichenseer

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Shirley J. Eichenseer, nee Gundlach, 94, of Swansea, IL, born March 23, 1925, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Virgil Anthony Eichenseer, whom she married on August 23, 1944, and who died on April 21, 2016; a son, James A. Eichenseer I; a grandson, Jeremy T. Weaver; a granddaughter, Hope Nicole Campbell; her parents, Henry L. and Mary Magdalene, nee Neumayer, Gundlach; two sisters, Evelyn Nester and Rose Marie Gundlach; and a brother-in-law, Harold Eichenseer.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheri M. Weaver;
two grandchildren, James A. “Jay” II (Tammy) Eichenseer,
and Rebecka Eichenseer;
two great-grandchildren, Ayla M. and James A. III Eichenseer;
a great-great-granddaughter, Hailey;
nieces and nephews;
and her canine companion, Minnie.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Inurnment will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Belleville, IL.


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