Edward Mark Getz, age 94 of Highland, IL, died Thursday, April 06, 2017, at Deceased’s Residence in Highland, IL.
He was born on Friday, August 11, 1922, in Saint Louis, MO, the son of John and Anna (nee Hoffmann) Getz.
On Saturday, April 19, 1947, he married Mary Louise Getz nee Sandheinrich at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO, who passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church – Highland, IL.
Born and raised at St. Louis, MO. Attended St. Agnes Grade School, St. Louis. Served with the US Army, active duty during WWII and was in the 739th AAA Gun Batalion. Retired from Monsanto Co. , Queeny Plant, after 30 plus years. He and his wife raised their five children in St. Louis, MO; they moved to Highland, IL, in 1995. He enjoyed being with family.
Daughter – Susan M. Neuhaus, Highland, IL
Son – Edward J. (Deborah A.) Getz, Dardenne Prairie, MO
Son – Michael L. (Kathleen) Getz, Saint Charles, MO
Son – Lawrence J. (Debra) Getz, Piedmont, OK
Son – Thomas C. Getz, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Jeffrey Buss
Grandchild – Kevin (Jennifer) Buss
Grandchild – Carol (Jim) Welch
Grandchild – Laura (Nick) Rommack
Grandchild – Angela Getz
Grandchild – Krista (Jimmy) Walla
Grandchild – Jennifer (Brian) Behrens
Grandchild – Michael Getz
Grandchild – Michelle Deniston
Grandchild – Amy (Brian) Young
Grandchild – Curtis (Alexis) Getz
Grandchild – Jacob Getz
13 Great Grandchildren
One Great Great Grandchild
Brother – Jack Getz, Saint Louis, MO
Many Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by:
Father – John Bernard Getz
Mother – Anna — Getz (nee Hoffmann)
Wife – Mary L. Getz, nee Sandheinrich (died 3/20/07)
Brother – Lawrence Getz
Brother – Joseph Getz
Sister – Edna Schneider
Brother – Louis Getz
Brother – Raymond Getz
Sister – Mary Cates.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Rev. Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masses.