Barbara J. Mehelic
Barbara Mehelic Barbara J. Mehelic, nee Schwendemann, 62, of Granite City, Ill., born Jan. 12, 1954, in Granite City, Ill., died at 2:03 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville, Ill. Barbara had worked for Illinois Central School Bus Company for 26 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin A. Mehelic, whom she married May 7, 1982, in Granite City, Ill., and who died Jan. 21., 2007; and her parents, James and Helen, nee Johnson, Schwendemann. Surviving are a son, Jason Krause of Granite City, Ill.; a grandson, Kyler Krause of Granite City, Ill.; sisters, Debbie (Kevin) Fiala of Granite City, Ill., Beverly (James) Hartzell of Las Vegas, Nev., and Brenda (Bruce) Reese of Granite City, Ill.; a brother, George (Connie) Schwendemann of Granite City, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until time of service Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Ill. Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. THOMAS SAKSA FUNERAL HOME, Granite City, Ill.
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