Carol A. Beichel, age 63, of Highland, passed away Sunday, October 26, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 63 year-old Carol A. Beichel will be Friday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Saint Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to the family.
She was born on Friday, October 19, 1951, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Lester E. and Agnes I. (nee Jacober) Kirstein.
She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 5694 – Highland, IL.
Carol was born at Highland; grew up in Highland. She graduated from St. Paul High School; she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from SIUE. She taught Special Education. She worked for Basler Electric; Department of Motor Vehicles in Edwardsville. She worked at St. Louis as a Loan Specialist for the last 20 years. She loved to cooking, playing computer games, Sci-Fi videos and spending time with her children. She was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by her children.
Daughter – Sarah D. Jaber, Ellisville, MO
Son – Jamil R. Jaber, Ina, IL
Grandchild – Brandan A. Koch, Troy, MO
Sister – Patricia T. Alberternst, Highland, IL
Sister – Betty J. (Paul) Ahne, Edwardsville, IL
Brother – James A. (Wanda) Kirstein, Senoia, GA
Brother In-law – Gerald E. (Linda) Staley, Belleville, IL
Brother In-law – Thomas Mersinger, Chamblee, GA
Sister In-law – Beverly Kirstein, North Hills, CA
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Lester E. Kirstein died 9/28/1975
Mother – Agnes I. Kirstein nee Jacober died 3/17/2006
Sister – Mary A. Mersinger died 10/29/1989
Sister – Lucy E. Staley died 12/2/1982
Brother – John L. Kirstein died 11/13/2013
Brother In-law – James H. Alberternst died 6/20/2013