Brenda Gasser

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Brenda Ann Gasser (nee Evers), 62, of Collinsville, IL, born on March 19, 1956, at Chris­tian Wel­fare Hos­pi­tal in East St. Louis, IL. passed away on Mon­day, Novem­ber 26, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. at An­der­son Hos­pi­tal in Maryville, IL. Brenda at­tended Holy Cross Lutheran School Collinsville from K-8th grade and grad­u­ated in 1970. She at­tended Collinsville High School and grad­u­ated in 1974. She at­tended St. Louis Col­lege of Phar­macy and grad­u­ated in 1980 with a B.S. in Phar­macy. Brenda worked at Evers Phar­macy Inc. on Main Street Collinsville from age 16 un­til she was a phar­ma­cist and worked there un­til 1987. On May 14, 1983, she mar­ried Gre­gory Gasser at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville. She then started her fam­ily in 1988. Be­ing a mother and home­maker was the LOVE of her life. She went back to the Phar­macy world as a mid­night phar­ma­cist at Sch­nucks Phar­macy Belt­line Road in Collinsville for 10 years 1993 to 2003. Af­ter work­ing at Sch­nucks, she be­came a care­giver to Grandma Emma and par­ents, and rais­ing her chil­dren.

Brenda was a life­time mem­ber of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville and a long­time vol­un­teer at Holy Cross. Brenda taught 3-year old Sun­day School for 48 years, was on the board of wor­ship for at least 12 years, started up again the se­nior church ser­vice 7 years ago, or­ga­nized the crafts for VBS, worked with ap­ple but­ter and Wurst Markt. Brenda sat on the Board of Di­rec­tors at Metro East Lutheran High School, Ed­wardsville, IL, for 8 years.

Brenda was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, Bernard W. Evers, who died De­cem­ber 20, 2005. Brenda also was pre­ceded in death by her pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, F.M. Evers and Emma (nee Rentz) Evers; ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Otto T. Kar­rer and Ethel (nee Brinkhoff) Kar­rer; un­cle, Eu­gene A. Evers, Pa­los Verdes Es­tates, CA; and daugh­ter, Kerry Evers; and aunts, Phyl­lis (nee Hott) Kar­rer, Collinsville, IL, and Mar­jorie (nee Kar­rer) Meier, Maryville, IL.

She is sur­vived by her mother, Betty E. (nee Kar­rer) Evers, Collinsville, IL; hus­band, Gre­gory Louis Otto Gasser, Collinsville, IL; her three lov­ing daugh­ters, Mary Elaine Gasser, Osage Beach, MO, Ju­dith Elise (Robert M.) Brown, Collinsville, IL, and Kathryn El­iz­a­beth Gasser, Collinsville, IL; sis­ter, Linda S. (Tim­o­thy E.) Lauth, Collinsville, IL; brothers, Tim­o­thy E. (Sue) Evers, Collinsville, IL, and Todd M. (An­gela) Evers, Collinsville, IL. She is also sur­vived by her nieces, Erika (Alex) Felt, Alexis Evers; nephew, Drake Evers; un­cles, Robert Kar­rer, Collinsville, IL, and Louis (Vi­vian) Meier, Maryville, IL; aunt, Tina Evers, En­ci­natas, CA; cousins, Tom (Mary) Evers, En­ci­natas, CA, Richard Meier, Maryville, IL, Randy (Deb­bie) Meier, McLean, IL, Ron (Peggy) Meier, Swansea, IL, and Ruthann (James) Den­son, Collinsville, IL.

In lieu of flow­ers, plants, or any fo­liage, the fam­ily re­quests that memo­ri­als be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Con­do­lences may be ex­pressed to the fam­ily on­line, www.bar­ry­wil­son fu­ner­al­home.com .

Visi­ta­tion: In cel­e­bra­tion of Brenda’s life, visi­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, 2018, 3 p.m. un­til 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 304 South Street, Collinsville, IL, 62234 and 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, 2018, at the church.

Ser­vices: Fu­neral Ser­vice will be on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, 2018, 11 a.m., from Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Rev. Kyle Wright II will be of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial im­me­di­ately fol­lows at Holy Cross Lutheran Ceme­tery, Collinsville, IL. A fu­neral meal will fol­low in Holy Cross’s school cafe­te­ria.

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