Connie  Wessel


Constance "Connie" Marie Wessel, 93, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 14th, 2019 at her home in Teutopolis, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, Illinois, with Fr. Dat Haung officiating. Visitation will be held at 9:00am to the time of the service, Saturday morning at the funeral home. Burial will take place following the service at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Teutopolis, Illinois. Memorial donations can be made in her name to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Connie was born on May 25, 1926, in Teutopolis to William and Josepha (Hutmacher) Weber. She married Bernard "Barney" Wessel on June 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2003. Together they owned and operated Wessel's Grocery in Teutopolis, Illinois, 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 or 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, Illinois, and Lynn (Michael) Long of Crestwood, Kentucky; Grandchildren Katherine Wessel of Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey (Ashley) Wessel of Kirkwood, Missouri, Sarah (Dwight) Baxton of Belleville, Illinois, Anne Wessel of Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth Wessel of Teutopolis, Illinois, Lauren Wessel of Teutopolis, Illinois, 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.
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Ted and Lynne
Aug 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss of Connie. I have lots of fond memories of the high school years sleepovers and poker nights at the Wessel household. We send our love and prayers.
Ted Smith
Aug 15, 2019
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