Joseph P. “Joe” Eilers, age 55, of Breese, passed away Saturday, March 7, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 55 year-old Joseph P. “Joe” Eilers will be Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic – St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., in the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. A Knights of Columbus service will be Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital Lights for Scholarships or Knights of Columbus Council 2869.
He was born June 13, 1959 in Breese to Judy (Leitsch) Eilers and the late Wally Eilers, his mother survives in Breese.
Also preceded in death by his father Wally Eilers, father and mother-in-law George and Agnes Hermeling, a sister-in-law Gerri Haar, and brothers-in-law Jim Haar and Mark Schrage.
He married Barb Hermeling October 19, 1985 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown and she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children Sarah (friend Kent Hemker) Eilers of Germantown, Jake Eilers of Breese
A granddaughter Hailey Weathers
His siblings 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
Sister-in-law Mary Jane Schrage of St. Rose. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews cousins and friends.
Joe was the supervisor of maintenance at the Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. He loved spending time with his family and friends especially his granddaughter. Joe enjoyed Nascar sprint cup series and following Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese Knights of Columbus #2869 and past board member, and the Concordia Saengerchor, Breese.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230