Josephine Tripamer

Josephine Claudia “Bage” Tripamer, age 100, formerly of Collinsville, IL born August 4, 1916 in East St. Louis, IL passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Caseyville Nursing & Rehab Center in Caseyville, IL. 

She was retired from Broadway Cleaners in East St. Louis where she worked as a spotter, and was a caregiver to many.  Josephine was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, embroidery, and loved listening to German music.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary B. Schutzenhofer; her husband, Joseph “Dunk” Tripamer, whom she married June 18, 1949; three brothers and their spouses:  Joseph (Anna Mae), Frank (Rosemary), and John (Helen) Schutzenhofer; two sisters and their spouses:  Mary (Edward) Musser and Frances (Rudy) Bleier. 

She is survived by a brother, Alex (Darlene) Schutzenhofer of Fairview Heights, IL.  Arrangements are being made by nieces Carol Artime and Judi Joergensen, but there are many other nieces and nephews that survive. 

Special thanks to Dr. Brad Ringhofer and Caseyville Nursing & Rehab Center for their many years of care. 

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL. 

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church with Father Clyde Grogan celebrant.  Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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