Jeanette WegrzynJuly 11, 1943 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 77)
Jeanette A. Wegrzyn, nee Giese, age 77, of Columbia, IL, born on July 11, 1943 in Granite City, IL died on Friday, May 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Jeanette was the former general cashier for the Sheraton Hotel in St. Louis, MO, although her experiences reached far beyond her occupation. She loved life and the great outdoors, bestowing fun, love, and laughter on everyone she met. Throughout her life, Jeanette’s intrepid spirit led her to enjoy many bold adventures, including traveling, sailing, and camping with family and friends. Her motto was, “Keep a Happy Heart.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester J. Wegrzyn; her son, Curtis R. Wegrzyn; and her parents, William and Margaret, nee Schultz, Giese.
She is survived by her children, Brian S. (Beth Black) Ballard of Irvine, CA, Margaret R. (John) Walk of St. Louis, MO, Thomas W. (Kathy) Wegrzyn of Moscow Mills, MO, Theresa A. (Larry) Paul of Waterloo, IL, Cynthia L. (David) Sydow of Swansea, IL, Anna Marie (Jerome) Lenz of Waterloo, IL, Kenneth J. (Lisa) Wegrzyn of Huntsville, AL, and Gladys “Jean” (Rick) Calvert of Arnold, MO; her daughter-in-law, Beth Wegrzyn of Fairview Heights, IL; her previous husband, Donald Ballard of Glen Carbon, IL; and her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to smiletrain.org.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, MO.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, MO with Msgr. Jerome Billings, officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.