|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2012|
MURPHYSBORO -- Purle E. Alstat, 92, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava with the Rev. James Kerley officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on March 22, 2012
MURPHYSBORO -- Purle E. Alstat, 92, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.
Purle was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Vergennes, the son of George and Emma Kuehn Alstat.
He married Alfreda M. Mozier on July 7, 1947, in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Ava.
Purle spent 42 years working in Southern Illinois coal mines. He retired from Captain Mine in 1998. He also owned and operated a small sawmill and logging operation. He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of UMWA Local 1392. Purle was a hard worker. He raised a huge garden and was especially proud of his flowers. Gladioluses were his favorite. He enjoyed giving garden items and flowers to his friends and family. He also enjoyed designing and crafting metal art.
Purle is survived by his wife, Alfreda Alstat of Murphysboro; three sons, Purle D. "Butch" (Cathy) Alstat of Vergennes, Teddie J. Alstat of Arnold, Mo., and Daniel T. Alstat of Murphysboro; six daughters, Pat (Bob) Gott of Vienna, Aleta (Terry) Riebeling of Red Bud, Starletta (Jim) Kerley of Murphysboro, Debbie (KR) Sullivan of Vergennes, Charletta (Jeff) Doerr of Vergennes and Judy (David) Jones of Vergennes; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.
Purle was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Murle Francis; two brothers, Joe and Todd; and one sister, Annie Ebersohl.
Services will be Saturday, March 24, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava with the Rev. James Kerley officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Francis Animal Shelter.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.wilsonsfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on March 23, 2012
Created by: AZLITE
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
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