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Herb A. Endrijaitis

October 28, 1931 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Herbert A. Endrijaitis, age 90, of Belleville, IL, born on October 28, 1931, in Tauragé, Lithuania, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at his residence.

Herb’s family lived on a farm in Lithuania.  Life there was like the 1800’s in the United States.  The Russians invaded their county in the 1940’s.  His family left in a horse-drawn wagon with their possessions, like “Fiddler on the Roof.”  Two years later they were in a German work camp.  At the end of World War II, they were in a D.P. Camp.  Herb’s uncle lived in East St. Louis and sponsored Herb and his parents.  They arrived in the New York Harbor on Thanksgiving Day; Herb was only 18.  They had few possessions, no money, and did not speak English.

Herb was the owner/operator of Twin Service in Belleville, IL for 30 years. Herb and Reba traveled extensively throughout all 50 states, mostly driving in their RV.  The most memorable night was a stay in the George Washington Mt. Vernon Home parking lot, so, Herb Endrijaitis slept there.

He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Endrijaitis; his parents, Endrius and Ona, nee Tenekys Endrijaitis; and his sisters, Lucy (John) Hill and Greta Lamar.

Herb is survived by his wife, Reba A. Endrijaitis, nee Wilson; his children, Janette (Kevin) Wiggs of Belleville, IL, Arthur (Kim) Endrijaitis of Chesterfield, MO, Keith (Dawn) Endrijaitis of Lee’s Summit, MO, and R. Kevin (Nancy) Endrijaitis of Mascoutah, IL; his step-daughter, Suzanne (John) Denap of Highland Ranch, CO; his 12 grandchildren, Afton (Ryan) Spriggs, Aubrey (Kirk) Dulin, Cameron (Jackie) Wiggs, Amanda Couch, Madelyn Endrijaitis, Tara Yount, Kevin Endrijaitis, Nick (Amanda) Stebbins, Jenna Hedrick, Andrew Hebblethwaite, Lucy Endrijaitis, and Beth Ann (Brian) Senk; 14 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, or to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, with Pastor Hal Santos officiating.  Interment will be in St. Clair Memorial Park, Fairview Heights, IL.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairview Heights)

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary Chapel

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