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VARBLE. Died 07-01-1986. Elmer P. "Huck" Varble, 61, of Jerseyville, died January 7 in an Alton hospital. He was born July 27, 1924, in Calhoun County to George and Iona (Wilkins) Varble. He married his wife, Betty, on June 22, 1952. He was a carpenter and fisherman. Survivors include: his wife Betty of Jerseyville; 2 sons Elmer Eugene Varble of Fieldon and Frank Varble of West Harrison, Indiana; 4 daughters, Glenda Findley and Becky Varble, both of East Alton, Janet Weller of Jerseyville and Nancy Varble at home; 2 brothers Frank Varble of East Hardin and Melvin Varble of Williamsburg, Virginia; 4 Sisters, Thelma Sprong, of Hamburg, Helen Swisher and Margie Warren both of Shipman, and Velma Varble of White Hall; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation was January 19, at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and the funeral was there January 10, with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in the Hardin cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

VETTER. Grace E. Vetter, 94, of Jerseyville, formerly of Pearl, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. in Jerseyville. She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife at East Panther Creek and O'Pearl for many years. She was also a member of Pearl Church of Christ. Born July 11, 1916 in Kampsville, she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Ruth (Sibley) Brangenberg. She married Harrison Vetter Nov. 17, 1936 in Jerseyville and he died Nov. 9, 1985. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Ringhausen and her friend, Bob Ferguson, of Jerseyville; a son, Randall Vetter of Pearl with whom she resided until she moved in with her daughter, Linda, before entering the nursing home; two grandchildren, Kevin Glen (Terri) Ringhausen of Carrollton and Brenda K. Ringhausen and her friend, Tim Niehells, of Alton; a special great-grandson, Austin Glen Ringhausen of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Brangenberg; four sisters, Myrtle Retzer, Hazel Calvert, Goldie Wildhagen and Elsie Miner; two stepsisters, Francis Nevius and Mary Curtis; a stepbrother, Valentine (Pooch) Brangenberg. Visitation was held Saturday at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral was conducted Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin with Bro. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville. [Pike County Express, Pittsfield, IL]

VETTER. Died 05-1973. Funeral services were held in Kampsville for Harry J.Vetter, 23, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Calhoun Medical center in Hardin following a car accident at 12:30 am, Tuesday about 1 1/4 miles west of Route 100 near the Joe Sevier home. Dennis R. Hull, 26 of Kampsville, who was seriously injured, was taken to Alton. According to state police report the car went out of control on a curve, overturned and burned both occupants were thrown from the vehicle. He was born in Carrollton on December 24, 1949 the son of Bernard H. and Evelyn (Becker) Vetter. A veteran of Vietnam, Mr.Vetter was employed by Rose Barge Lines. Surviving are his parents; 4 brothers, all of Kampsville; and 6 sisters, including Mrs. Fred Gilman of Fieldon. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

VETTER. Died 09-10-1986. Olin J. "Pappy" Vetter, 72, of Alton, died at 1:20 Thursday, October 9, 1986, at his residence, after a short illness. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Rose (Curtiss) Vetter. He was an operator in the brass mill at Olin Corp. for 34 years, retiring in 1973. Surviving, are his wife, the former Louise Krueger; 4 Daughters, Joann Cole and Dixie Hammock, both of Alton, Olinda Frieman of Meadowbrook and Rollynda Freeman of Zeigler, Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 Sisters Ruby Kremer of Milton and June Squier of Carthage; and 4 Brothers, Seibert Vetter of East Alton, Audrey and Floyd Vetter, both of Carrollton, and Tunney Vetter of Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Monday at Gray Funeral Home in Wood River, where services will be held at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Wayne R. Vinson officiating. Burial will be at Summit Grove cemetery in Kampsville. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

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