Connie Wessel of Teutopolis


Published on August 15 2019 5:28 am

Constance “Connie” Marie Wessel, 93, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2019 at her home in Teutopolis, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 17 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with Fr. Dat Haung officiating. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. to the time of the service, Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place following the service at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Teutopolis. Memorial donations can be made in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Connie was born May 25, 1926, in Teutopolis to William and Josepha (Hutmacher) Weber. She married Bernard “Barney” Wessel June 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 26, 2003. Together they owned and operated Wessel’s Grocery in Teutopolis, where Connie remained a working, familiar face to customers until the age 90. Before marrying Barney, Connie enjoyed working at Weber Brother’s Hardware in Teutopolis and attended LeClare College to study art. An active member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church, C.C.W, and the Girl Scouts, she enjoyed volunteering over many years.

Connie was a spunky lady in all her years and loved ping pong, laughter, a tall Manhattan or a glass of Chablis, and enjoying time with her family. She had standing lunch dates with her friends, loved to laugh at great stories, hear about her grand and great-grandchildren, and see the smiles of everyone’s faces that came about when she entered a room.

Connie is survived by her children William “Bill” (Sally) Wessel of Altamonte Springs, Florida, Carol (Gary) Gadbury of Manhattan, Kansas, John (Janice) Wessel of Teutopolis and Lynn (Michael) Long of Crestwood, Kentucky; grandchildren, Katherine Wessel of Chicago, Jeffrey (Ashley) Wessel of Kirkwood, Missouri, Sarah (Dwight) Baxton of Belleville, Anne Wessel of Chicago, Elizabeth Wessel of Teutopolis, Lauren Wessel of Teutopolis, Jackson Long of Crestwood, Kentucky, and Devin Long of Crestwood, Kentucky; and great-grandchildren, Louis and Elijah Baxton and Mason Wessel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney; daughter-in-law, Sally; parents, William and Josepha Weber; and siblings, Hyacynth Schmaltz, Viola Tolch, William Weber Jr., Alma Wilson, Ruth Skillman, and Carmen Jacobs.