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Michael 'Mike' P. Kusturin - 5/7/2016

Michael 'Mike' P. Kusturin

Michael “Mike” P. Kusturin, 93 of Centralia, passed away Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Fireside House of Centralia.   Mike graduated from Johnston City High School. He played football, baseball, and basketball during his high school years. He served in the European and Asian Theatres during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Mike worked at the Steel Mills in Chicago after he served in the Navy and later moved down to Centralia. When he moved to Centralia he worked at Valley Steel, Midwest Dairy for 18 years and Centralia Cartage for 13 years and later retired. Mike was of the Catholic Faith. He played Semi-Pro Baseball for the Cub Farm Team as their catcher and he also played on the Centralia Merchants League. He coached Rec League baseball for many years. He enjoyed playing the lottery, golf, and junking. Mike was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral Services for Mike Kusturin will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Seth Baltzell officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite by the American Legion Post 446 and VFW Post 2055. Visitation will be held from Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the Centralia Humane Society and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com

Mike Kusturin is survived by his wife of 63 years Patty Joann (Gaetti) Kusturin; son, Michael K. Kusturin of Centralia; a daughter, Debbie Dillingham and husband Ken of Centralia; a sister, Agnes Holder of Herrin; a brother-in-law, Bill Gaetti and wife Jackie of Centralia; several nieces and nephews.

Mike Kusturin was born January 10, 1923 in Johnston City, son of Ivan John Kusturin and Julia (Repic) Kusturin. He married Patty Joann Gaetti on June 27, 1952 in Arkansas and she survives in Centralia.   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: John Kusturin and Andy Kusturin, two sisters: Helen Gorsich and Rose Scoffic, and a younger brother, David Kusturin.

Gerald Ray Donoho - 5/7/2016

Gerald Ray Donoho

Gerald Ray Donoho, age 72, of Salem, died May 3rd at St. Louis University Hospital.  He worked in the City of Salem Gas Department for over 30 years, farmed for over 50 years and later logged for 15 years.  He was a member of the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  The joy of his life was his family and he loved them very much.

Funeral Services for Gerald Ray Donoho will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem, with Kevin Donoho presiding.  Burial in the Summit Prairie Cemetery in Salem.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Friday night at the church. Memorials may be made to the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  

Gerald Ray Donoho is survived by his mother:  Maxine (Minor) Donoho of Mt. Vernon, wife: Carolyn (Harland) Donoho of Salem; daughter:  Joyce Carpenter and husband Mike of Salem; son: Kevin Donoho and wife Racel of Ottawa; sisters:  Irene Black of Salem; Linda Bailey and husband Elmer of Salem; Colleen Scharhorst and husband Tom of Salem; Sue Kagy and husband Jack of Salem; brothers:  Vernice Donoho and wife Mary of Tulsa, OK; Randy Donoho and wife Anita of Salem; sister-in-law: Freda Donoho of Salem; six grandchildren:  Zach Donoho and wife Kristin; Carissa Cantrell and husband Jesse; Scott Carpenter and wife Amanda; Steph Carpenter; Tamara Donoho, Jarol Donoho; and two great grandchildren:  Koleson Donoho and Sadie Cantrell.  

Gerald Ray Donoho was born on January 29th, 1944 in Salem.  He was the son of Allen Donoho and Maxine (Minor) Donoho of Mt. Vernon  He married Carolyn Harland on June 22nd, 1963.  He was preceded in death by his father Allen Donoho; son: David Donoho and brother:  Louie Donoho.

Jeanenne Lynn Ericson-Leschke - 5/6/2016

Jeanenne Lynn Ericson-Leschke

Jeanenne Lynn Ericson-Leschke, age 56, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 P.M. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her home in Centralia, Illinois.  Mrs. Ericson-Leschke was a homemaker and housewife.  She lived in Centralia, Illinois since 2009.  She was a collector of bells and enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors.  It was important to her to keep her house clean and in an orderly fashion.

A Celebration of Life Services will be held for the family at a later date.  Cremation rites accorded by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mrs. Ericson-Leschke’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.

Jeanenne Lynn Ericson-Leschke married Todd Donald Leschke on November 25, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois and he survives her in Elgin, Illinois.  In addition to her husband of 21 years, Mrs. Ericson-Leschke is survived by her sons; Michael Dennis Campbell II and wife Michelle Hupke of Bartlett, Illinois and Keith Alan Ericson of Bartlett, Illinois, step-daughters; Sara Leschke of Elgin, Illinois and Tiffany Leschke of Elgin, Illinois, granddaughter; Madison Campbell of Bartlett, Illinois and brother; Richard L. Waldschmidt and wife Shari of Flora, Indiana.  She was expecting the birth of her first grandson.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Jeanenne Lynn Ericson-Leschke was born on June 10, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Donald L., Sr. and Margaret M. (Hanson) Waldschmidt.  Mrs. Ericson-Leschke was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; James T. Tucker, George G. Tucker and Donald L. Waldschmidt, Jr. and one sister; Cristi Waldschmidt.

Marilyn Kay (Sanders) Donahue - 5/6/2016

Marilyn Kay (Sanders) Donahue

Marilyn Kay (Sanders) Donahue, 79 of Centralia passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at SSM Health St. Marys Hospital in Centralia surrounded by her family. Marilyn enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was a homemaker. Her number one priority in life was her family. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Private Family Services for Marilyn Kay Donahue will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Jonathan Urshan officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Private Family Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Apostolic Church and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.

Marilyn married Donald G. Donahue on June 18, 1955 and he survives in Centralia.  In addition to her husband, she is also survived by two daughters: Vicki McGeehon and husband Arthur of Centralia and Kim Donahue of Centralia; two grandchildren: Heather McGeehon of Centralia and Josh Donahue of Centralia; two great-grandchildren: Zach McGeehon and Arilyn McDonald both of Centralia; a brother: Michael Sanders of Centralia; several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn Kay (Sanders) Donahue was born December 22, 1936 in Centralia, daughter of Leslie Sanders and Opal (Bushong) Borders.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Janet Niedbalski and Patricia Ward, and an infant brother, Richard Sanders.

Richard W. Sachtleben - 5/6/2016

Richard W. Sachtleben

Richard W. Sachtleben, 94 of Hoyleton, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Sachtleben was a graduate of Centralia High School.  He was a dairy farmer in Hoyleton most of his life and after retiring from farming, he worked at the Hoyleton lumber yard.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton where he was active in Men’s Club, the Couples Club and held numerous offices including elder and chairman of the congregation.  He was a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau and Mid American Dairymen Association.  He enjoyed bowling, traveling and playing cards but most of all spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton with Rev. Tyler Hauptmeier officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Styninger Funeral and Cremation Chapel in Hoyleton and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com.

Left to mourn his passing are 3 sons; Dale Sachtleben of Hoyleton, David (Stephanie) Sachtleben of Centralia and Glen (Cheryl) Sachtleben of Hoyleton.  A brother; Alvin Sachtleben of Hoyleton.  7 grandchildren; Samantha Sachtleben, Elizabeth (Toby) Hoekstra, Amanda and Rebecca Sachtleben, Derek Sachtleben and special friend Maria, Kelsey and Kara Sachtleben.

Richard W. Sachtleben was born on March 13, 1922 in Hoyleton, the son of Walter and Pauline Maschhoff Sachtleben.  He married Arletta Marie Homann on May 23, 1948 and she passed away on November 11, 1999.  Also preceding him in death were a son; Bruce.

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