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 Cecil Oswald “Cease” Loyet

Cecil Oswald “Cease” Loyet

Birth
Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Jul 2009 (aged 79)
Illinois, USA
Burial O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 66667762 · View Source
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Cecil O. "Cease" Loyet, 79, of Quartzsite, Ariz., formerly of O'Fallon, Ill., born Feb. 6, 1930, in Granite City, Ill., passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Cease graduated from Granite City High School, and after two years of college, enlisted in the US Army. He served as a corporal during the Korean Conflict.
He married Lois Veigel on Nov. 26, 1953 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, in Belleville, Ill. He retired from Granite City Steel and moved to Quartzsite, Ariz., in 1994.
He was an Honorary Life Member and 4th degree Knight of Columbus, with O'Fallon Council 4239, member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, former member of Belleville Area Holzschnitzers Woodcarvers Club, devoted Boy Scout leader, and volunteer with O'Fallon Catholic Youth Organization.
In Quartzsite, he was elected as city councilman, serving for nine years and was former vice president of the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce. Cease enjoyed being outdoors and working in his garden.
Cease was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar J. Loyet and Cecilia, nee Becherer, Loyet; and his brother, Wilbur Loyet.
Surviving are his wife, Lois "Tiny" Loyet of Quartzsite, Ariz.; his children, David (Carol) Loyet of Lebanon, Ill., Sandra Brangers of Louisville, Ky., Geralyn (Gregg) McKee of Festus, Mo., Mary Ann Bevirt of O'Fallon, Ill., Joan Wilson of Quartzsite, Ariz., Carol (Tom) Rufner of Shiloh, Ill., and Celia (Robert) Cuddeback of Stanardsville, Va.; grandchildren, Joe, Elizabeth Ann, Mary Beth, Alex, Michael, Paul, Jennifer, Brian, John, Brandon, Tom, Jessica, Neal, Zachary, Timothy, Tyler and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Zane and Taylor; and his siblings, Richard Loyet, Cecilia Seibert, Florence Moore, Tom Loyet, all of Granite City, and Bernadine Howell of Union, Mo.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, Ill., 60601 or St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 625 St. Nicholas Dr., O'Fallon, Ill., 62269. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Cease was honored with a Memorial Service at VFW Post 769 in Quartzsite, Ariz., on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

Visitation: Friends may call from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O'Fallon, Ill. The Knights of Columbus Council 4239 will conduct a Chalice service at 9 a.m. at the church.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the church, with Monsignor William Hitpas presiding. Burial of cremated remains, with military honors, will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, rural O'Fallon.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat

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Gravesite Details Saint Joseph Cemetery Also Called Keppler Cemetery

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 66667762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil Oswald “Cease” Loyet (6 Feb 1930–1 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66667762, citing Keppler's Cemetery, O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by SSBJ�� (contributor 46954568) .