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Arthur William Eickmeyer, 94, of Livingston, Ill., died on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the home of his daughter in Staunton. He was born on June 28, 1927, in rural Mt. Olive, the son of William and Margaret (Sies) Eickmeyer. He was married to Dolores Pearl Homeier on Nov. 26, 1949, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston. Dolores preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2007.

Arthur served our country in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman 1st Class from Sept. 21, 1945, to Aug. 8, 1946, and was classified as a World War II veteran. He started working at Olin Brass in East Alton in 1946 and retired from Olin in 1987 with just over 40 years of service to the company. Arthur was baptized on July 17, 1927 and was confirmed on March 17, 1940. Arthur transferred his membership from Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston.

He is survived by his daughters, Ruth Ann Kilduff and Cheryl Ann (Robert) Matesa; grandchildren: Ryan (Carrie) Kilduff, Kristina May, Stephen (Teresa) Struebig; three great-grandchildren, Simon Kilduff, Zachary (Catherine) May, Stephen (Kayla) May; two great-great-grandchildren, Blaykelynne May and Xander May; sisters-in-law, Nancy Eickmeyer, Gloria Eickmeyer; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters, Harry, Walter, Selma Fritzsche, William, Everett, Louis, Viola Pauge, Evelyn Fritzsche, Margaret Heyen, Norman, and Raymond; son-in-law, Bruno Kilduff; ex-son-in-law, Michael Matesa; grandchild, Michelle Matesa; sister-in-law, Esther (John) Kerin; and brother-in-law, Clifford (Maxine) Homeier.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston. Funeral Services follow at the church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Darwin Schrader officiating. Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery near Livingston with full military honors provided by the Staunton Area Veterans Honor Guard and their bugler.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston. Condolences may be left at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.

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