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William J. “Bill” Anselment, 67, formerly of Dahlgren, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at 9:05 p.m. He was born April 26, 1947, in Hamilton County, the son of Albert P. Anselment and Aurelia (Roesch) Anselment. He married Elizabeth E. “Betty” Heck on Aug. 11, 1973. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Anselment of Dahlgren; two sons, Gregory Anselment and wife Samantha of Wayne City and Douglas Anselment and fiancee Amy of Dahlgren; one daughter, Christina Zmudzinski and husband Gary of Scheller; eight grandchildren, Kenna Marie Anselment, Kade Matthew Anselment, Brandee Elizabeth Anselment, Cora, Daniel, Zeppelin, Leah and Nash; two brothers, Albert Anselment and wife Pat of Dahlgren and Edward Anselment and wife Cathy of Dahlgren; six sisters, Delores Anselment of Missouri, Marcella Heath of Elgin, Cleo Rapp and husband Edward of Dahlgren, Rita Grubb and husband Kenny of Dahlgren, Mary Rawls of Dahlgren and Sharon Rapp and husband Steven of Belle Rive; two sisters-in-law, Mary Frey and husband James of McLeansboro and Margaret Shaw and husband Greg of Thompsonville; one brother-in-law, Robert Heck and wife Barbara of Dahlgren; 36 nieces and nephews; many great- nieces and great-nephews; many great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and lifelong friends including Melvin Heil, John Wuebbels and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Anton Anselment, Paul Anselment and David Anselment and wife Betty Ann Anselment; and one sister, Bernadine Spencer. He was a retired farmer. He also worked for five years at the Pillsbury Grain Elevator in McLeansboro. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis. Father Slawomir Ptak conducted the funeral mass. The visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at St. John the Baptist Church in Piopolis. The Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Burial was at St. John's Cemetery in Piopolis. Memorials may be made to ALS Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home. Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren is in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  February 23, 2015
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