Brian Schlitt Brian Paul Schlitt, 38, of Belleville, Ill., born August 24, 1978, in Belleville, Ill., passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, Ill. Brian graduated from Freeburg Community High School in 1996, and received an associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Visual Arts in 2001, and a BS from SIU Carbondale in English and Philosophy in 2004. After many years of running his own computer graphics company, Vergence Graphics, he decided this last year to change professions and was currently enrolled in the School of Law at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. He felt that he had finally found his true calling and was enjoying the rigors of first year law school. Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. R. M. Crouch; and his paternal grandparents, Paul and Marcella Schlitt. Surviving are his parents, Glennon P. and Carol A., nee Crouch, Schlitt of Freeburg, Ill.; a brother, Kevin Schlitt of Portland, Ore.; maternal grandmother, Virginia R. Crouch of Maroa, Ill.; two uncles, Jim Crouch of Chicago, Ill., and Bob (Mary Kay) Crouch of Woodland Park, Colo.; two first cousins, Kim (Jarrod) Newcom of Woodland Park, Colo., and Rob (Karina) Crouch of Ft. Collins, Colo.; five second cousins, Makayla, Levi, Cole, and Eden Newcomb, and Navah Crouch. Memorials may be made to Washington University School of Law, Attn: Monica Lewis, Campus Box 1248, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com . Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, Ill. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, Ill., with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, Ill. GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Freeburg, Ill.
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