Walter Endsley

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Walter Paul Endsley, 90, of Freeburg, IL, born January 21, 1931, in Alton, KS, died Friday, February 19, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Endsley worked at Freeburg Community High School for 20 years. He was the head of the maintenance department before his retirement. He was an active member of the American Legion, Boy Scouts, and the Veteran Assistance Commission.  A member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, Walter was active with the St. Paul’s Church Mice.  He enjoyed reading, watching baseball games, rodeos, basketball games, and gardening. He was a U. S. Navy-Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Gladys, nee Schooler, Endsley; brothers, Frank, Ancil, Mark, Allen, and Henry Endsley; and a sister, Ruth Duntz.

Surviving are his wife, Mary, nee Beisiegel, Endsley, whom he was married to for more than 52 years; a daughter, Dawn (Todd) Baldwin; three sons, Duane (Sandra) Endsley, David (Kelly) Endsley, and Dustin (Jessica Howard) Endsley; nine grandchildren, Brenden and Alyssa Endsley, Blake and Haley Endsley, Ethan and Brayden Baldwin, and Briar, Waylon, and Camden Endsley; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

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

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL


11 Comments on Walter Endsley

The Voelker Family said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2021 at 10:05 AM

Mary, we are sorry to hear about Walter’s passing. He was a kind and respectful person and we always enjoyed being with him at Scout meetings and events. Praying for God’s peace for you and yours.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
GARY L HEARNE said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2021 at 10:43 AM

So very sorry to have heard of Walter's passing, he was a joy to work with. Never a complaint and did everything he could to make FCHS a great school. Humble, hard-working and always a gentleman.

  • IL
Abel and Teresa Vela said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2021 at 8:23 PM

Our sincere condolences to all of the Endsley family. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Fort Worth
  • TX
Kevin Zopp said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2021 at 4:09 PM

My wife Kris and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and family for your loss. May God’s Love hold you and offer comfort.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Charlotte Vielweber said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2021 at 9:40 AM

Dear Mary and Family, It was a privilege to work with Walter at Freeburg High School. He was a man with an exemplary work ethic. Please accept my sincere sympathy. God's blessings to all of you.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Victor main said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2021 at 6:06 AM

My condolences to your family Mary. Walter will be missed prayers to the family

  • New Athens
  • Il
Rosanne Hettenhausen said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Dear Mary & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending sympathy and prayers

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Harry/Joyce Ingold said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2021 at 11:36 AM

To Mary and family, Our Sympathy. May God grant you peace and comfort.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Barbara Logan said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Dear Mary and Family Accept our Sympathies at the passing of Walter. He was a good neighbor and friend. Vic enjoyed being with him at the Legion and seeing him at School. Peace of the Lord be with you all. Barb and Vic Logan

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Jim and Ann Menzie said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2021 at 6:15 AM

Sorry for your loss

  • St Peters
  • Missouri
Ray and Doris Danford said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM

We are sorry for your great loss.Peace to your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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