David J. Voegtle, 63, of Mt. Sterling, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012.
David grew up in Belleville, graduated from Althoff Catholic High School, and attended SIU Edwardsville. He always maintained a positive attitude and was a kind and loving person to everyone, in spite of his struggles with schizophrenia. Dave enjoyed finding treasured items at yard sales, gardening, and reaching out to family and friends.
David was preceded in death by his father, Clarence R. Voegtle; and his mother, Marilyn E., nee Schaefer, Voegtle.
Surviving are five brothers, Mark C. (Cindy Howenstein) Voegtle of Fairview Heights, IL,
Kevin R. Voegtle of Belleville, IL,
Thomas C. (Trenda) Voegtle of Arlington, VA,
Jeffrey A. Voegtle of Edmond, OK,
and Donald J. Voegtle (Michelle) of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Susan E. Gold (Richard) of Atlanta, GA,
and Mary K. (Terry) Carroll of Swansea;
two nephews, Jesse Voegtle and Josh Carroll;
seven nieces, Michelle Voegtle, Erica Markey, Jenna Voegtle,
Chloe Howenstein, Lauren Markey, Samantha Voegtle,
and Sarah Carroll;
two uncles, James (Mari) Schaefer and Thomas Schaefer;
four aunts, Alice Holtgrewe, Joan Schaefer SSND, Louise Voegtle,
Adele Schaefer, and Adelia Schaefer;
and numerous cousins and extended family.
Memorials may be made to Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois, 700 S.E. Cross, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 9, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. Interment will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Please accept my condolences and prayers for your family. My late husband Bob Emig was a friend and Dave was in our wedding in 1972. We had lost touch but I remember Dave as a friend to all. I will make a donation to the Bob Emig Foundation which supports youth sports in Dave's name. God bless. Camille Emig-Hill
Camille Emig-Hill, maryville, Ill, 62062
I am so saddened to hear of the death of your loving brother David, but I pray that God provides you and the family strength and endurance not only throughout the next few days, but if and whenever your hearts descend in deep grief for David. Unfortunately, I didn't get the opportunity to personally meet David, but from everything you've told me about him, he was funny, kind, honest, loving, and will be greatly missed.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. If there is anything that I can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.
Yvette Freeman , Saint Louis, , MO, 63136
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, and your family. There are no words to describe how it feels to lose a member of the family. Remember all the good times and cherish those memories.
Glaurie Good, St. Louis, MO, 63010
My condolence for Dave's family. I hope in the coming days that you find some lost or forgotten memories. I was a classmate of Dave's and remember even meeting Dave before high school back when we went to different grade schools.Again I'm sorry for your loss.
Mark, New Baden, IL, 62265
My sympathy to the Voegtle family. I know how close and loving your family is - David will always be a piece of that. He was a lucky guy. Love and hugs. Connie
Connie Lisch Barenkamp, Belleville, Illinois, 62221
My deepest condolences to the Voegtle family. I remember David was always very kind and polite. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.
Carmen Duco, Belleville, IL , 62226
My thoughts and prayers are with the Voegtle family tonight and tomorrow. Wish I could be there. Dave was a vey kind and friendly cousin, and I always enjoyed our visits at family events.
Mary Beth Bauer clement, Gurnee, Il,
I remember Dave from St.Marys. and the house on 17th street. I also played football with him at ALTHOFF he was co-captain and a pretty rough and tumble guard My Sympathies
robert sisk, millstadt, illinois, 62260
Dave was a great teammate, a great classmate and a great friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. All the best to his family.
Larry Buser, Memphis, Tn, 38104
Im so sorry to hear about David's passing. He was a very good guy and loved his family very much. I wish I could of came but with the differences between me and some members of the family I didnt want there to be any drama.
He was the kind of guy who would do anything he could for his family. Me and him wrote back and forth for the past 7 or 8 yrs. We will all miss him very much. Again Im so sorry for your loss.
kelsey voegtle, baldwin, il, 62217
I am very saddened for you and your family with the loss of David. God Bless him in heaven today.
Dan Schaefer, Atlanta , Georgia, 30342
I have fond memories of Gary from our high school days. Sue, I remember hanging out at your house from time to time. I am sorry for your lose.
Taree McGee, Millstadt, IL, 62260
My deepest sorrow to the family for a life that ended too soon, during Bible times the Shunammite woman leaped for joy when her loved one was resurrected to life again on earth -2Kings 4:32-37, and when Lazarus was resurrected, no doubt his sisters Mary and Martha leaped for joy – John 11: 43, 44. We too, will soon leap for joy when we are reunited with our loved ones on a paradise earth with the prospect of eternal life and no resident will say: I am sick –John 5:27-29; Psalms 37:11 29; Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3, 4.
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