Greg R. Hemann, age 90, of Breese, passed away Monday, November 3 at his home. A memorial mass for 90 year old Greg R. Hemann will be Saturday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hemann was born April 2, 1924 in New Baden, to Hermann and Cecilia (Hagen) Hemann; they preceded him in death.
He married Elvera “Mugsy” Poelker on October 7, 1947 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese; she preceded him in death on August 29, 1992.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard “Ben” Hemann; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Al and Loretta Poelker.
Surviving are four sons, Jeff (Debbie) Hemann of Mattoon, Brad (Lynn) Hemann of Maryville, Mike (Sandy) Hemann of Breese, and Curt (Lori) Hemann of Breese; 12 grandchildren, Jami (Jimmie) Miller, Jason Hemann, Kim (Ed) Roley, Shannon (Steve) Phillips, Zachary, Caroline, and Nicholas Hemann, Scott and Lucas Hemann, Justin (fiancée Devon Creath) Hemann, Jessica (fiancé Tucker Schnerre) Hemann, and Jena Hemann; 7 great-grandchildren with another soon to arrive; and a sister-in-law, Stell Hemann of Indiana.
Greg retired from the Breese Journal as Pressman, Prepress Production, Ad Layout, Camera/Darkroom Supervisor and was a Veteran of the United States Army . He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese American Legion Post 252, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Concordia Saengerchor. He enjoyed playing baseball at a younger age, camping, and especially playing golf.