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James Schreckengast

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James E. Schreckengast, age 70 of Aviston, IL, died Friday, November 25, 2022, at Saint Joseph's Hospital  - Breese, IL. 

He was born on Monday, January 21, 1952, in Kirksville, MO, the son of  Harry and Violet (nee Shelton) Schreckengast.

On Saturday, May 14, 1988, he married Elizabeth J. Schreckengast (nee Pattberg) at Wright City, Missouri, who survives.

James was born in Kirksville, MO, and grew up in Wright City, MO.  He graduated from high school in Wright City, Mo.  He attended Lynn Technology School in Lynn, MO, and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Drafting.  James enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on March 15, 1973, and served two years of active duty here in the states.  He served as an E.M.T. in Mississippi and Columbia, MO, and then became an over-the-road truck driver in 1979.  With health concerns, he retired from trucking in 2014.  James enjoyed watching old western movies on TV, playing war games on the computer, and bowling.  He had bowled two 300 games and several very high scores.  He also enjoyed fishing and coaching his daughter's softball teams.  "He was an exceptional man".

Survivors include:

Wife - Elizabeth J. "Betty" (nee Pattberg) Schreckengast, Aviston, IL

Daughter - Anna J. (Dr. Michael, MD) Watson, Dexter, MI

Daughter - Jennifer L. (Significant Other - Geoffrey Glover) Foehner-Wells, Monroeville, PA

Grandchild - Harrison J. Wells, Monroeville, PA

Grandchild - Charles R. Wells, Monroeville, PA

Grandchild - Alexander J. Watson, Dexter, MI

Grandchild - Martin E. Watson, Dexter, MI

Brother - Rick (Tammy) Schreckengast, Flower Mound, TX

Sister - Jackie Montgomery, Sikeston, MO

Sister - Lisa (Scott) Sheppard, Hawk Point, MO

Brother-In-Law - Howard W. (Mary) Pattberg, Sulphur Springs, TX

Sister-In-Law - Shirley A. Frey, Aviston, IL

Brother-In-Law - Joseph A. (Barbara) Pattberg, Ozark, AL.

He was preceded in death by:

Father - Harry L. Schreckengast - Died 6/28/2014

Mother - Violet P. (nee Shelton) Schreckengast - Died 8/11/1996

Brother - George Schreckengast

Brother - Harry L. Schreckengast, Jr. - Died 11/07/2017

Father-In-Law - Martin Pattberg - Died 5/20/1993

Mother-In-Law - Clothilda B. Pattberg - Died 5/28/2015.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

The memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Deacon Stephen A. AuBuchon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Aviston, Illinois, officiating. 

Interment will be at Jamestown Cemetery in Jamestown, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or to the family (please make payable to Betty Schreckengast).


Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home

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