Victor Litteken

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Victor Henry Litteken, 83, of Freeburg, IL, born January 14, 1936, in St. Louis, MO, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Victor retired from Alton and Southern Railroad.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, New Athens, IL. He enjoyed canning, horseshoes, washers, bowling, euchre, and gardening. He had a huge garden and would grow potatoes as big as your head. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Victor was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. He was a perfect cook and was famous for his meatloaf at family reunions and enjoyed teaching his children how to cook. His greatest love was his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Luttrull; a son, Matthew Scott Litteken; a granddaughter, Destiny Litteken; his parents, Bernard and Rosalie, nee Vasquez, Litteken; a brother in infancy, Kenneth Litteken; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Litteken; and a beloved collie; Lassie.

Surviving are his children, Theresa (Thomas) Scott of Freeburg, IL,
Sheila (Mike) Gallagher of Freeburg, IL,
Annette Litteken of Myrtle Beach, SC,
and Eric (Pamela) Litteken of Freeburg, IL;
grandchildren, Kimberly Nicole Fernandez, Katherine (Ed) Main,
Kristen Gallagher, Jessica (Michael) Wheatley,
Joshua (Kelsey) Luttrull, Joshua Litteken,
Janice (Jason) Perosa, and Eric (Amber) Litteken;
great-grandchildren, Blake Fernandez, Brenden Fernandez,
Braden Fernandez, Bella Pasqualone, Blacey Pasqualone,
Emma Main, Emmitt Wheatley, Charlotte Wheatley,
Charlie Fox, and Brennan Gibson;
siblings, Marvin (Joann) Litteken, Gilbert (Judy) Litteken,
Barbara Ramsey, Eugene (Alice) Litteken,
and Donald (Jody) Litteken;
a son-in-law, Rick Luttrull;
a daughter-in-law, Sandy (Clay) Dickerson;
many nieces and nephews;
and his cat, Mama.

The family would like to give special thanks to Marla Thorpe and the Memorial Hospital Staff for all the kindness, concern and excellent care given to our Dad.

The family would also like to thank the Cedar Trails Senior Living Community and Memory Care staff for taking such great care of our Dad and to the residents for being such great friends to Dad.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Trails Memory Care Gardens. Victor loved his birds and the gardens. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, New Athens, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, New Athens, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.

Burial will be held at St. Agatha’s Catholic Cemetery, New Athens, IL.



8 Comments on Victor Litteken

Dave & Dot Touchette said : Guest Report Jul 16, 2019 at 2:45 PM

Sorry for your loss. Sorry we missed the funeral. We were in Moline Il at granddaughter's state softball tournament. Vic was a great person and good friend.

  • Columbia
  • Il
Joy Lucash Sinsay said : Guest Report Jul 15, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Victor when it comes to Fathers he was one in a million! I am so Happy I got to spend time with him in Las Vegas a few years back and have had The pleasure of knowing the whole Litteken gang. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Chatsworth
  • CA
Carol Prosser Magness said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2019 at 11:58 PM

So glad I got to know Victor on his visits to Oklahoma. May you call up your wonderful memories of Victor often and keep him close in your heart..

  • Oklahoma City
  • OK
Mark forcade said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2019 at 1:34 PM

To the family. Very sorry to hear of vic’s Passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except my sympathy sincerely, Mark Forcade.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2019 at 2:13 AM

Sorry to see where your dad passed away..Always remember the good times!!!!!!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Reginald & Wealthie Simmons said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our memories of your dad makes us smile.

  • Cahokia
  • IL
Mary Prosser Flaim said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Prayers for comfort to all the family and Thanks Be to God for the Love and Life of Victor Litteken

  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma
Ed Spence & Family said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Our Prayers for Victor and Family My daughters are going to try and make Saturday. I will not be able to attend for I am out of town , my condolence and prayers to all the family. Ed Spence

  • Florissant
  • Missouri

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