Anton “Tony” J. Vosholler


Anton “Tony” J. Vosholler, age 85, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 1, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 85 year-old Anton “Tony” J. Vosholler will be Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or in the form of masses at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was born April 5, 1929, in Highland, IL, the son of Fred and Ella (nee Kustermann) Vosholler.

On October 14, 1952, he married Virginia Irma Reinacher who survives.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 525-Alton; Loyal Order of Moose #1561-Edwardsville,IL; Helvetia Sharpshooters Society; Pierron Improvement Club; Madison County Farm Bureau.

Mr. Vosholler was born in Highland, IL and grew up on a farm South of Pierron, IL. After he attended Immaculate Conception School in Pierron, he helped on Lester Scheck’s farm and worked at Highland Box Corporation for several years. In 1954, he started his own grain, livestock, and dairy farm. He retired in 1990 and moved to Highland. He was also a truck driver for Munie Gravel-Keyesport, Pfister Trucking Company-Highland, Hoefken Concrete-Edwardsville, Highland Ready Mix, and Hamel Ready Mix, where he retired. He enjoyed watching TV, dancing, and going on bus tours with his wife. He maintained the flower beds at Lindendale park from 1990-2000 and was also a former church usher. Tony always had a smile and a joke for everyone.

Survivors include :
Wife – Virginia I. Vosholler (nee Reinacher), Highland, IL
Son – Jerry A. (Marlene) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Daughter – Jayne A. (Stephen) Fergesen, Highland, IL
Son – James A. (Sandy) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Meredith R. (Thomas) Canterberry, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Chad W. (Fianee Jessie Arcynski) Fergesen, Pierron, IL
Grandchild – Jason L. Fergesen, Bremerton, WA
Grandchild – Adam J. (Special Friend: Lara Spicer) Vosholler, Grantfork, IL
Grandchild – Brian J. (Anastasia) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Cory J. (Special Friend: Ashley Volken) Vosholler, Grantfork, IL
Grandchild – Dustin J. (Alicia Alvarado) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Troy J. (Special Friend Brianna Landmann) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Trent A. Vosholler, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Emily R. Canterberry, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Brandon M. Canterberry, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Gavin Merkle, Pierron, IL
Great Grandchild – Ryan T. Canterberry, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Andrew W. Canterberry, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Clara E. Fergesen, Bremerton, WA
Great Grandchild – Quinn L. Fergesen, Bremerton, WA
Sister – Agnes (Gerald) Kampwerth – TWIN, Highland, IL
Sister – Mary Frank, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Jean Vosholler, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Arline Vosholler, Pocahontas, IL
Sister In-law & Brother In-law – Delores (Dean) Rinderer, Highland, IL

He was preceded in death by :
Father – Fred — Vosholler
Mother – Ella — Vosholler, nee Kustermann
Sister & Brother In-law – Anna B. (Elmer) Oestringer, (Died 4/9/2010)
Brother & Sister In-law – Bernard A. “Bennie” (Maude Vosholler, 2nd Husband Deerhake) Vosholler (Died 8/27/73)
Sister & Brother In-law – Eleanor (Orville) Becker (Died 9/22/2004)
Sister & Brother In-law – Irene (Emil) Mersinger (Died 5/17/2001)
Sister & Brother In-law – Frieda (Allen) Zobrist (Died 12/18/1991)
Sister & Brother In-law – Rose A. (Husbands:Wilbert Weder & Lloyd Sams) Sams (Died 4/11/2007)
Brother – Fred T. “Fritz” Vosholler (Died 7/3/1995)
Sister & Brother In-law – Clara (Raymond) Gilomen – TWIN (Died 3/7/2006)
Brother – John E. Vosholler (Died 7/17/2012)
Brother In-law – Clem Frank
Brother In-law – Willard Junker
Brother In-law & Sister In-law – Melvin (Elizabeth) Reinacher
Brother In-law & Sister In-law – Curtis (Wilma) Reinacher
Father In-law & Mother In-law – Albert (Emma, nee Sudhoff) Reinacher

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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