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Clarence "Bill" Aydt, 78, of McLeansboro, passed away 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Clement's Catholic Church in McLeansboro.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. at St. Clement's Catholic Church with Father Slawomir Ptak. Burial will be at St. Clements Catholic Cemetery, McLeansboro.
He was born June 29, 1938, in East St. Louis, the daughter of Leo Clarence Aydt and Frieda (Roesch) Aydt. He married Bernice Leona Kirsch on May 30, 1961 in Piopolis.
He worked as a supervisor at General Tire. He was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church, McLeansboro. He loved to read and study genealogy; loved history and was an avid antique collector; loved square dancing and loved the 4th of July! He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by Bernice (Kirsch) Aydt of McLeansboro; three daughters, Anita Koontz and husband Doug of Belleville, Janet Witteried and husband Pete of St. Louis, Cynthia Bowling and husband Vince of Herrin; two sons, Steven Aydt of Belleville and Wayne Aydt of Johnston City; five grandsons, Jeremy Koontz, Andrew Koontz, Matthew Bowling, Zachary Bowling and Anthony Bowling; two granddaughters, Trista Giubardo and husband Tony and Keara Witteried; one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Marie Giubardo; and his beloved cat Felix.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to St. Clements Catholic Cemetery Fund, McLeansboro and will be accepted at St. Clements Catholic Church or Harre Funeral Home.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on January 4, 2017
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