Obituary of Celestine Forbeck (1933 – 2021) – Okawville, IL



Celestine “Sally” M. Forbeck
December 12, 1933 – November 9, 2021
Okawville, Illinois – Celestine “Sally” M. Forbeck, née Kreher, 87, of Okawville, IL, born December 12, 1933, in Mascoutah, IL, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at her residence.
Ms. Forbeck was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church, Okawville, IL. Sally enjoyed volunteering at the Okawville Senior Center and the Okawville American Legion.
She was predeceased by her 22-year-old husband Edward B. Forbeck, whom she married on May 16, 1956 and died on October 31, 1978; one daughter, Theresa Ann Roach; his parents, William L. and Theresa, née Wachtel, Kreher; five sisters, Mechtelda Kreher, Beda Mae Dammermann, Angeline Obernuefemann and Clara Naumann; and two brothers, Wilfred Kreher and Norvin Kreher.
Her surviving children, Gerald (Judy) Forbeck, Mark (Jodi) Forbeck and Jeanine (Jeff) Jablonski; five grandchildren, Matthew Roach, Michael Roach, Amy Forbeck, Alan and Dana Jablonski; one son-in-law, Keith Roach; one sister, Mary Albers; and one brother, Ray (Janet) Kreher.
Memorials can be made at the Okawville Senior Center, or in the form of Masses at St. Barbara Catholic Church, St. James Catholic Church, or Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church. Condolences can be expressed to the family online at
Visits: Friends can visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be adhered to.
Funeral: A Christian burial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL, with Fr. Paul Wienhoff and Mgr. Marvin Volk concelebrating. Masks are mandatory.
Interment will be in St. James Catholic Cemetery, Millstadt, IL.

Posted by Belleville News-Democrat on November 11, 2021.


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