Alan L. Loeh

Alan L. Loeh, age 78 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

He was born on Saturday, November 20, 1937, in Litchfield, IL, the son of Herman and Hazel (nee Best) Loeh.

On Saturday, July 20, 1968, he married Mary E. Loeh, nee Alberternst, who passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Alan was born in Litchfield, IL; he grew up in Livingston, IL; at the age of 13 years old he moved to Staunton, IL, and graduated from Staunton High School in 1955. He graduated from Gradwahl School of Laboratory Technology, St. Louis, MO. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry & Zoology; Master of Science in Microbiology (1965), both degrees from SIU-E. He worked for St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, IL, for over 40 years, retiring in 2002, as the Head of Laboratory. As a youth he was drafted by the St. Louis Browns baseball team as a shortstop. He played baseball and softball until in his 60’s. He enjoyed fishing; hunting; was very good at archery; watching his grandchildrens many sporting events. He attended Senior Renewal at St. Joseph Hospital, it was a great program for him after his wife’s death.

Survivors include:
Son – Michael A. (Andrea) Loeh, Highland, IL
Son – Timothy W. (Sarah) Loeh , Ixonia, WI
Grandchild – Joshua A. Loeh, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Julia K. Loeh, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Jacob A. Loeh, Ixonia, WI
Brother – Jerald L. (Nancy) Loeh, Staunton, IL
Many Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Herman F. Loeh
Mother – Hazel A. Loeh (nee Best)
Wife – Mary E. Loeh (nee Alberternst) (died 10/14/2010).

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 28, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Rev. Father David L. Peters, Retired Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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

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