Virgil G. Sussenbach, 95, of Greenville, Ill., died Sept. 12, 2001, at
Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born Sept. 19, 1905, in Old Ripley Township, Ill., he was the son of
Gus Conrad Sussenbach and Minnie Olive Gillespie Sussenbach. He grew up
in Bond County, Ill., and attended Shawnee School. He graduated from
Pocahontas High School in 1926. He then attended Greenville College for
three years. He farmed all of his life west of Greenville.
On June 22, 1930, he married Edna Ward at Centenary Church by the Rev.
A.D. Hawley. He attended First United Methodist Church of Greenville,
where he served as Sunday school secretary and on the Pastor-Parish
Relations Committee. He was the oldest member of the congregation.
He also was a member of Bond County Farm Bureau and was a charter
member of Bond County Fair Association. He had served as a 4-H leader, a
Sinai School Building director and as Bond County Republican Club
Survivors inlude three sons and daughters-in-law ? Thomas C. and
Lorine Sussenbach of Cherokee Village, Robert E. and Norma Sussenbach of
Bristol, Wisc., and the Rev. Ward V. and Norma Sussenbach of Vandalia,
Ill.; two daughters and a son-in-law ? Ruth Rupert of Spring Arbor,
Mich., and Edith and Richard Haris of Edwardsville, Ill.; 15
grandchildren; several step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
several step great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 2, 1992.
The funeral was Sept. 15 at First United Methodist Church in
Greenville with the Rev. Ward Sussenbach and the Rev. Tim Pace
officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Gilead Cemetery west of Greenville.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Chruch of Greenville
or Utlaut Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home