December 14, 2022

Billy "Bill" Dean Probst, 81, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at Stillwater Senior Living in Edwardsville. He was born in Staunton on Oct. 3, 1941, the son of William Probst and Marie Louise (Stieglitz) Probst. Bill married Judy Dittmaier on May 25, 1963. She preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 2018.

He attended Zion Lutheran Grade School in Staunton and graduated from Staunton High School. He was employed by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft now Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis, Mo., for over 40 years. Bill was an active member of the Mt. Olive Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was also very involved in the Mt. Olive Jaycees especially with the building of the old library. Bill loved spending time with his grandkids. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them play.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Lauri (Brian) Paitz of Maryville; granddaughters, Stephanie (Christian) Bosaw of St. Jacob, Audrey Paitz of Seattle, Wash., Sarah Paitz (fiancé David) of Maryville; grandsons, Daniel and Timothy Paitz of Troy; sisters, Glenda Robertson of Gillespie and Nancy (Don) Kruse of Moro; brother-in-law, Joe Dittmaier of Mt. Olive; and special family, Matt and Lisa Odorizzi and their daughters Ashley and Hailey of Mt. Olive. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marie Probst; his wife, Judy Probst; his daughter, Stacey Probst; and his brother-in-law, Kenny Robertson.

Visitation will be held on Jan. 21, 2023, from 10 a.m until 12 noon at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will be at Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive.

Memorials are suggested to Union Miners Cemetery and Mt. Olive Fire Department. Condolences may be left online at

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