J. Christine Schildknecht, 74, of O’Fallon, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at her residence.
Christine was born on March 10, 1946 in Belleville, IL. She was the former owner and funeral director of Schildknecht Funeral Home. Christine was a St. Clair County Deputy Coroner for 30 years, being sworn in by the late Rick Stone. She was a past member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, the St. Clair County Funeral Directors Association, a former member of the O’Fallon Historical Society, the O’Fallon Church of Christ, O’Fallon City Cemetery Board, O’Fallon Women’s Club and an O’Fallon Eastern Star.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip W. and Frances K. Schildknecht (nee Battoe); and brother, Stephen P. Schildknecht.
Christine is survived by two children, Curtis L. Schildknecht of O’Fallon, IL and Tamara K. (Tony) Young of Greenville, IL; one sister, Kate Schildknecht of Greenville, IL; one brother, Phil (Peggy) Schildknecht of O’Fallon, IL; three grandchildren, Ashley (Eric) Bagsby, Allison Young (Levi Trentman), and Emily K. Schildknecht; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew Bagsby, Broty Johnson, Victoria Bagsby and Thomas Bagsby.
Memorials may be made to the O’Fallon Historical Society by mailing donations to P.O. Box 344, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required, and social distancing. Limit of 10 persons at any one time during the visitation. Please be respectful of time and do not linger so others may pay their respects to the family.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL 62269.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL 62269 with Rev. Darryl Bolen officiating. Burial will follow at O’Fallon City Cemetery, O’Fallon, IL.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home, O’Fallon, IL.