Victoria Book

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Victoria P. “Vicki” Book, nee Schrage, 85, of Belleville, IL, born April 22, 1938, in St. Rose, IL, died, Monday, December 11, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Book was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She loved gardening, cooking, and baking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alma, nee Goestenkors, Schrage; a brother, William Jr. (Verena) Schrage; two sisters, Patricia (Al) VonderHaar and Sr. Mary Jane Schrage, ASC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ferdinand (Bernice) Book, Lawrence (Martha) Book, Eleanor (Leander) Voss, Raymond (Alice) Book, Agnes (Norbert) Altgilbers, Marcella (Linus) Vossholler, Bernandine (Leroy) Haake, Marie (Andrew) Lager, Benedict (Mary) Book, Adele (Erwin) Gerling, and Andrew Kampwerth.

Surviving are her loving husband of 60 years, Thomas H. Book, whom she married on June 22, 1963; a daughter, Amy (Ron Lindsay, Jr.) Book-Lindsay; a son, John E. (Jeanette) Book; two grandchildren, Tori (Nick Brendel) Lindsay-Brendel, and Grace Lindsay; a sister, Anna Jeanne Kampwerth; a brother, Linus (Emily) Schrage; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. December 16, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church.

As a final act of kindness, Victoria donated her body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.


12 Comments on Victoria Book

JoAnn Rider said : Guest Report Dec 23, 2023 at 1:21 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife,mother,grandmother!My thoughts & prayers are with the whole family during this very difficult time!Vicki will be sorely missed by all!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cindy Kehrer said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2023 at 8:20 AM

Tom, Amy and John, So sorry to hear of Aunt Vicki passing. My deepest sympathies to you all. May the memories of her stay with you forever. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  • New Memphis
  • Il
Rita Billhartz said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2023 at 11:37 AM

So sorry to hear of Vicki's unexpected passing. Prayers to you, Tom, your children, grandchildren, Anna Jean and Linus. May her memories be with you always.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carol(Haake) and Ron Hood said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Tom,Amy and John. I was so sad to hear about Vicki. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I always loved seeing her and talking to her. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Wood River
  • Il
Ruth Billhartz said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2023 at 9:59 AM

Tom, Sending our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Ruth @ Louie Billhartz

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
JeanneJohn Leatherwood Family said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2023 at 8:32 AM

Tom, Amy, John, Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved mom, our precious Aunt Vicki. The fond memories of our times together flood my thoughts. Our prayers are daily for your family with courage and bravery thru this Advent Season. I miss her. She was kind, thoughtful, beautiful, generous, nurturing and more. Stay brave, we lift you in prayer. Love you, Jeanne

  • Conroe
  • Tx
Dennis Streif said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2023 at 5:03 AM

Tom You and your wife have great many years together. Sorry to hear the loss Victoria will now be in peace in heaven where we will all join together someday God Bless

  • Columbia
  • Il
Michelle & Steve K said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2023 at 10:12 PM

Tom, Amy & John, our prayers and condolences are with you. We will greatly miss this lovely wife, mother, sister, aunt and godmother.. She was a true inspiration.

  • Birmingham
  • Alabama
Lee and Clare Burford said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2023 at 3:22 PM

Tom and family: Clare and I are so very sorry to hear of Victoria’s passing. We offer our prayers at this difficult time.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Dan haake said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Tom, Amy and John I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Vicki. Her final act of kindness tells all what a loving and caring person she was in this world of selfishness. I am thankful, she was a member of my family. My love is with you, may God give you comfort at this difficult time. Dan Haake

  • Memphis
  • Tn
Margaret J. Lowery said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2023 at 11:49 AM

Tom & family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Victoria. She always had a smile and the most beautiful flowers in her yard. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I know her life was a blessing to so many. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tulsa
  • OK
Deacon Omer (Al) DuBois said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2023 at 9:09 AM

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers I remember when I was at St St Theresa the family and I believe I married her daughter. God Bless all

  • Chestet
  • I llonois 62234

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