78-year-old McLeansboro resident, Clarence “Bill” Aydt died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, January 2 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church. He worked as a supervisor at General Tire and was an avid collector of antiques.
Survivors include his wife Bernice (Kirsch) Aydt of McLeansboro; three daughters, Anita Koontz and husband Doug of Belleville, Ill, Janet Witteried and husband Pete of St. Louis and Cynthia Bowling and husband Vince of Herrin, Ill.; two sons, Steven Aydt of Belleville, Ill. and Wayne Aydt of Johnston City, Ill; five grandsons, Jeremy and Andrew Koontz, Matthew, Zachary and Anthony Bowling; two granddaughters, Trista Giubardo and husband Tony and Keara Witteried; a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Marie Giubardo and Mr. Aydt’s beloved cat FELIX.
Funeral services Clarence “Bill” Aydt will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5 at St. Clements Catholic Church in McLeansboro with burial in St. Clements Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, January 5 until the time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Clements Catholic Cemetery Fund in McLeansboro and will be accepted at either St. Clements Catholic Church or the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, which is in charge of all the arrangements.