|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|WELLEN, James L "Jim"||72||Breese IL||CarlyleUB||2 Jul 2008||fch|
James L. Wellen
September 19, 1935 - June 25, 2008
James L. "Jim' Wellen, 72, of Trenton died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
He was born September 19, 1935, in Albers to Albert and Anna (Thuenemann) Wellen and they preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeff Wellen; brothers, Alphonse Wellen, C. "Bud" Wellen, Alfred "Otto" Wellen and Albert Wellen, Jr.; sisters, Eleanor Bertke, Bernadine Schaefer, Leona Singler and Delores Wellen.
He married Paulette Vandeloo on September 30, 1961, at St. Mary Church in Carlyle and she survives in Trenton.
Also surviving is his daughter, Jackie (Bryan) Peters of New Baden; and grandchildren, Zach and Bryanne Peters.
He retired as a painter from the Painters District Council 58 in Collinsville, and he was a former Trenton Volunteer Fireman, former part-time Trenton Police Officer and part-time Clinton County Sheriff Deputy. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Painters District Council 58-Collinsville, Illinois Wildlife Foundation.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. James Dougherty officiating.
Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery, Trenton.
Moss Funeral Home in Trenton handled the arrangements.
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