Beverly Wiedwilt Obituary (1930 – 2021) – Addieville, Illinois



Beverly wiedwilt
August 20, 1930 – December 22, 2021
Addieville, Illinois РBeverly Ann Wiedwilt, n̩e Jasper, 91 from Addieville, IL born August 20, 1930, died Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
Beverly was born and raised in East St. Louis, IL, to Roy William Jasper and Helen, née Carr, Jasper.
Beverly attended Holy Angels Catholic School until grade 8. She then attended Académie Sainte-Thérèse for Girls, from which she graduated in grade 12. After high school, she attended and graduated from Brown’s Business School.
She married Robert Wiedwilt on June 26, 1948 and soon after founded their family. Beverly spent a few years at home as a mother looking after her five children. When the family moved here, she then took a job with the Washington County School District as an accountant, while working daily at Johannisburg Elementary School, as a secretary. She held this position for 13 years. In 1971, she joined her husband, “Bob”, and together they formed a tile company called the Wiedwilt Tile Company. For many years, Beverly worked there daily doing the bookkeeping and helping Bob bid on projects. They officially closed their doors and both retired in 2005. Beverly has enjoyed her family time, from parties to celebrations, to sporting events, to the eight years they have spent. to enjoy Punta Gorda, Florida or the many years spent in their cabin at Lake Egypt. She also loved spending time with her dear friends just to visit and play cards, which they had all been doing for over 50 years. Beverly always looked forward to the annual lunch reunion with her fellow 1948 high school graduates. She cherished her family deeply and was very proud of them all. Beverly was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-great-aunt, and great-great-aunt, all affectionately referred to as “Nana.” . She was a positive force and a bright light to all who were lucky enough to have met her.
Beverly was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Bill Jasper, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Jasper Keck, her dear aunt, Thelma “Shal” Jasper and her son-in-law, Michael Riess.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Wiedwilt; three sons, Scott (Judy) of Addieville, IL, Mark (Debbie) of Coulterville, IL, Gary (Lisa) of Addieville, IL; two daughters, Marcia (James) Reynolds of Tunnel Hill, IL, Linda Riess of Addieville, IL; her 18 grandchildren, Ryan (Dee) Wiedwilt, West (Kaley) Bergkoetter, Kristen (Mathew) Turner, Luke (Joanna) Bergkoetter, Daniel (Kendra) Wiedwilt, Nichole (Nicholas) Grant, Jonathan Wiedwilt, Grant (Rachael Hudson) Riess, Erin Wiedwilt, Grace (Joshua Blumenstock) Riess; 11 great-grandchildren, Cole, Camryn, Cadee Wiedwilt, Brendal and Braylen Turner, Olivia Bergkoetter, Tyler Parsley, Wyatt Wiedwilt, Gage Byrd, Hunter and Lily Grant; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.
Don’t think she’s gone
His journey has only just begun …
Life has so many facets,
This land is only one.
Just think of her as at rest
Sorrows and tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are neither days nor years.
In lieu of any other gift, memorials can be delivered to the Addieville Fire Department, PO Box 109, Addieville, IL 62214. Condolences can be shared with family by visiting
Funeral: Cremation was his last request. A private memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL.

Posted by Belleville News-Democrat on December 26, 2021.



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