Mary J. Karcher

Mary J. Karcher

Mary J. Karcher, 88, of Dahlgren, IL passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Mary was born February 11, 1934 the daughter of Fred A. Grewe & Elizabeth (Wuebbels) Grewe.  On July 7, 1953 she married Arthur V. Karcher who preceded her in death in 2003.  Mary owned the Aydt Mill in Dahlgren for 35 years and also worked as a Dietary Specialist at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon for 22 years, retiring in 2005.  She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren, IL.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Altar Sodality and a member of the Senior Circle in Mt. Vernon, IL.  Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, and loved spending time with her friends and family – especially with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by five children: William A. Karcher of Dahlgren, Raymond A. Karcher & wife Kimberly of Springfield, IL; Gerald P. Karcher of Dahlgren, Melinda Karch & husband Artie of Dahlgren, and Kevin H. Karcher & wife Connie of Evansville, IN; a brother Edward L. Grewe of Mt. Carmel, IL; a sister Elizabeth M. Rapp of Belle Rive, IL; seven grandchildren: Mike (Shannon) Crewes, Noel (Dave) Chiros, Brandon (Ashley) Karcher, Daniel Karcher & wife Audie Perniciaro-Karcher, Aaron Karch, Austin Karcher & fiancé Faith Crowley, and Craig Karcher, 6 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Arthur V. Karcher, a brother Joseph Grewe, a sister-in-law Betty Grewe, and a brother-in-law Leo Rapp.

Funeral Mass for Mary J. Karcher will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Chapel of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren, IL with Father Slawomir Ptak officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, IL with a Recitation of the Rosary Service being held at 7:00 p.m.  Interment will follow the funeral service at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery in Dahlgren.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the church, or at Gholson Funeral Home.  

Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made www.gholsonfuneralhome.com

Concert Calendar

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0600584EA5DB9CBA From Team Santana: The Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire “Miraculous Supernatural Tour” will now start in June of 2022. Your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase for 30 days. We truly can’t wait to see you…

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

RESCHEDULED  JULY 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Motley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced that they are rescheduling their 2021 stadium tour to 2022. The new date for STL will be July 5, 2022 All tickets will be honored for the new date. Click HERE for more ticket info

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9th ON SALE • NOWSPECIAL • Lawn and Select Reserved tickets just $19.95 + fees first week of sales Click HERE to purchase tickets

Local Weather