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Esther Helen Amanda (Schweppe) Schuster

February 13, 1936 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 83)


Esther Helen Amanda (Schweppe) Schuster, 83, of Alhambra, IL, formerly of Sorento, IL, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

Esther was born February 13, 1936 in Shoal Creek Township, IL, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Hamann) Schweppe.  She married Paul Schuster on February 13, 1954, and he preceded her in death on December 1, 1997.

Esther attended New Douglas schools, and after marrying Paul, she stayed home to raise her 5 sons and run the household.  She was an excellent cook and baker, famous for her cinnamon rolls.  Esther also enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing BINGO, and a good game of 10,000.  She was a past member of the Sorento Baptist Church, a current member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, a long-time election judge, member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Sorento, and former president of the Resident Council at Hitz Memorial Home.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Fern Lesicko, Laura Warzala, Norma Turner, and Irene Vollintine; and twin brother, Lester “Bud” Schweppe.

Esther is survived by her sons, Ray Dean (Barbara) Schuster of Sorento, IL, Randy Dale (Debbie) Schuster of Sorento, IL, Charles Richard (Barbara) Schuster of Sorento, IL, Bradley Dwight (Diana Rice) Schuster of Pocahontas, IL, and Carl James (Dawn) Schuster of Coffeen, IL; 22 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; sisters, Beulah Urban of Staunton, IL, and Ruth Huber of Sorento, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento, IL 62086.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento, IL.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sunnyside Cemetery Association, or Hitz Memorial Home.

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November 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Funeral Ceremony
November 19, 2019

10:00 AM
Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

November 19, 2019

11:15 AM
Sunnyside Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Sorento, IL 62086


Sunnyside Cemetery Association
105 E. Taylor St., Sorento IL 62086

Hitz Memorial Home
201 Bell Street, Alhambra IL 62001

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