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R.C. Beiermann, Jr.

Jerseyville | Friday, January 13 2012

Roman Charles "RC" Beiermann Jr.,  62, passed away suddenly at 6:30 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2012 after a battle with bladder cancer courageously fought with dignity.

RC was born in Carrollton on July 24, 1949, one of twelve children born to the late Roman Charles & Rita (Heitzig) Beiermann Sr.

He was raised in Jerseyville, and graduated in 1967 from Jersey Community High School.  He was a man of solid principles, and based his life on three important values:  faith, family & work.  He was devoted to all three.

He began his employment right out of high school with ConAgra, and was employed there for 43  years, with the exception of the time he spent serving his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, retiring in 2010.

He married the former Catherine "Kate" Powers on April 23, 1974 at the Peace United Church of Christ, and during their 37 year marriage they became the proud parents of three children and he became PaPa to seven grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Kate Beiermann of Jerseyville; three children & their spouses, Craig & Rebekah Beiermann of Jerseyville, Marc & Tara Beiermann of Godfrey, and Jenna & Ben Baro of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Christopher Beiermann, Kennah Short, Delaney Beiermann, Hallie Beiermann, Dane Beiermann, Jayce Baro, and Jada Baro; two brothers & a sister in law, Gary Beiermann, and Kent & Turese Beiermann all of Jerseyville; nine sisters & brothers in law, Ruth Oversmith of Dunwoody, Ga., Sharon Hazelwonder, Carol & Larry Gray all of Jerseyville; Joan & Ed Hileman of Grafton, Rosemary Beiermann of Jerseyville, Brenda & Joe Stamper of Grafton, Rhonda Trask, Annette & Kenny Hoekstra, and Rebecca Myers all of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville.  A Rosary Recitation will take place at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday

Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.

Memorials may be given to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) or to Masses in care of the funeral home.


Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

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