Walter A. “Wally” Eilers, age 76, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, January 21 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 76 year old Walter A. “Wally” Eilers will be Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. The Breese Knights of Columbus will hold services Friday at 7:15 p.m. followed by the Bishop Althoff 4th Degree services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital Lights for Scholarships or the Clinton County Humane Society.
He was born October 13, 1938 in St. Rose to Joseph and Bertha (Deimeke) Eilers: they preceded in death.
Also preceded in death by a brother Ralph Eilers, father-in-law Paul Leitsch, mother-in-law and step-father-in-law Leona and David Fulford.
He married Judy Leitsch December 27, 1958 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Carlyle and she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children Joseph (Barb) Eilers of Breese, Ed (Betsy) Eilers of St. Rose, Deb Eilers of Aviston, Donna (Karl) Zimmermann of Carlyle, Mary (Kevin) Cravens of Breese, Mike (Theresa) Eilers of Albers.
15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren
A sister Rita (Frank) Voss of Breese
Sister-in-law Henrietta Eilers of Breese
Wally was a stone mason for 45 years and a past co-owner of Lager Monument in Breese.
He enjoyed spending his free time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, 4th degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, Breese Knights of Columbus council 2869 and past grand knight, Concordia Saengerchor.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230