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Celestine “Sally” M. Forbeck

Celestine “Sally” M. Forbeck, nee Kreher, 87, of Okawville, born December 12, 1933, in Mascoutah, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at her residence.                        

Mrs. Forbeck was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church, Okawville. Sally enjoyed volunteering her time at the Okawville Senior Center and the Okawville American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Edward B. Forbeck, whom she married on May 16, 1956, and who died on October 31, 1978; a daughter, Theresa Ann Roach; her parents, William L. and Theresa, nee Wachtel, Kreher; five sisters, Mechtelda Kreher, Beda Mae Dammermann, Angeline Obernuefemann, and Clara Naumann; and two brothers, Wilfred Kreher and Norvin Kreher.                                                                                

Surviving are her children, Gerald (Judy) Forbeck; Mark (Jodi) Forbeck; and Jeanine (Jeff) Jablonski; five grandchildren, Matthew Roach, Michael Roach, Amy Forbeck, Alan and Dana Jablonski; a son-in-law, Keith Roach; a sister, Mary Albers; and a brother, Ray (Janet) Kreher.

Memorials may be made to the Okawville Senior Center, or in the form of masses to St. Barbara Catholic Church, St. James Catholic Church, or Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at  

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL, with Fr. Paul Wienhoff and Msgr. Marvin Volk concelebrating. Masks are required.                                     

Burial will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery, Millstadt. 

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville.

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