Pauline Eschbach

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Pauline A. Eschbach passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023.

Pauline was born on April 20, 1943, to William and Mary Droege of Meppen, IL.

She is survived by her husband Carl of 63 years; 5 children, Erna (Mike) Halemeyer, Mary (Jasen) Hoemmen, Jim (Acinda) Eschbach, Deborah (Lloyd) DeSherlia, Jerry (Michelle) Eschbach. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 14, great-grandchildren, with 2 more arriving soon.

Also surviving are a brother Pat (Vera) Droege, sisters, Joan Bonner, Gerry (Bill) Schleeper, Rosemary (Gene) Sagez, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline worked at numerous jobs in her lifetime, the Brussel’s Library and day care, a bakery, Wittmonds in the kitchen and serving meals, worked 13 years at old Calhoun Nursing Home, and 17 years as a certified nurse assistant at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton before retiring, and after retiring she prepared food and baked pies to serve lunches at auctions.

Pauline enjoyed making meals for her family gatherings and making turtle soup with her family, all while enjoying the loves of her life, all the children. Holidays were very special to her and her family, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family.

She will be sadly and forever missed by everyone.

Pauline is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Martha, Bertha, and Mildred, brothers, Aloys, Wilfred, and little William.

A funeral service and burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to BJC Hospice Care in her memory.

Online Condolences maybe given at

Obit Provided By:
Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home

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