Obituaries "L"


LEMEN, Albert, Jr. -- 1880-1963

Belleville, IL News Democrat dated October 4, 1963: Albert Lemen, 83-year-old retired coal miner of 513 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Station, died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for six weeks. A son of the late Albert and Margaret Lemen, nee Beedle, he was born in Hastings, Neb., August 1, 1880. He married Susie Schmitt at Greenville, IL., November 6, 1907. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Herbert F. Lemen, Lincoln Highway, and Edward Lemen, at home; a brother, Roy Lemen, Sacramento, CA, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Mr. Lemen was a member of O'Fallon Local 75, Progressive Mine Workers of America. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Schildknecht Funeral Home, O'Fallon to Lake View Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Clarence Tolle, pastor of O'Fallon Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

LEMEN, Albert, Sr. -- 1851-1880

Belleville, IL Weekly Advocate dated November 12, 1880: Sunday, November 1st, the tolling bell was again heard at Shiloh. Mr. Albert Lemen was laid away to rest in our beautiful cemetery, until the Resurrection trumpet shall sound. He died at his home in Nebraska, on Oct. 27th, aged about 29 1/2 years. His wife, who is a daughter of Mr. Frank Beedle, of Ridge Prairie, came to her father's a few weeks ago, they having decided to return to Illinois to live. He remained in Nebraska to close up his business, intending soon to follow her; but a few days ago she received word that he was ill, and hastened back, accompanied by her brother and his sister. All that the tender love of a wife, the tender care of a sister, the assiduous efforts of a brother and the skill of the medical fraternity could do, was insufficient to stay the fatal dart which the hand of death had aimed at him, and he fell asleep after terrible suffering, claiming that "all was well". That assurance will serve to alleviate the cruel blow which has deprived the mother of a noble son, and the wife of a good husband. When only eight years old Mr. Lemen united with Bethel church. A very large number of mourning relatives and friends assembled at Mr. Beedle's on Sunday morning, to render to the body (which arrived on Saturday morning) the last tribute of respect which we can show our sacred dead. Rev. Andricks, of Bethel, preached a touching discussion at the house, and conducted the exercises at the cemetery. L.N.B.

LEMEN, Herbert Franklin -- 1908-1982

Belleville (IL) New Democrat: Herbert F. Lemen, 73, of Fairview Heights, IL died Saturday, February 20, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was a retired Construction Laborer. He was a member of Local 459 in Belleville and St. John's United Church of Christ in Fairview. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Susie, nee Schmitt, Lemen. He is survived by his wife, the former Vera E. Bevirt, whom he married June 17, 1936 in Albion, IL; a son, (private); a daughter, (private); a brother, Edward J. Lemen of Fairview Heights; and three grandchildren, (private). Private funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon. Rev. Howard Thomure will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Lost and Found Choral Group of the First Christian Church of Belleville.

October 27, 2002

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