Louise Simburger, 86, of East Alton, died at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Brookfield, Mo., the daughter to the late Marion and Donna Viola Higgins.
On Oct. 26, 1946, she and Harold O. Simburger were married in Litchfield. He survives in East Alton.
Louise was a homemaker and had worked at Olin Winchester for a short time. Her greatest love was her family and she worked with her husband at their boat store, “Harold’s Place,” in Wood River. She also served as a scorekeeper for the American Power Boat Association and was an avid genealogist.
In addition to her husband of 68 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Phyllis Simburger of Elsah; a special niece, Susan Aumann of Nokomis; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, John Pipken; and a cousin, who was like a mother to her, Jesse “Bebe” McNiece.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Paynic Home for Funerals, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, with Fr. Joe Simburger. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Mount Olive.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.paynicfh.com.