BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Oda F. Sitzes Jr., 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 22, 2004, at his home.
Born April 21, 1918, in Charleston, son of the late Oda F. and Rubye Tharp Sitzes Sr., he retired from O'Fallon Township High School District 203, where he was an industrial education teacher. Also a former principal at Bland (Mo.) High School, he was a member of Hope Church in Belleville, member and past president of the Belleville Barbershoppers, and a member of the Belleville Elks Lodge BPOE 481, Lions Club and VFW Post 6632 in Red Bud. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
On May 22, 1939, he married Marjorie M. Maynard who preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1998.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Carolyn Sitzes of O'Fallon; one daughter, Lyn Kramer of Belleville; two brothers, Robert C. Sitzes of Charleston add Silas Sitzes of Hempstead, Texas; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Rayburn Sitzes, and a sister, Ann Roach.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the George Renner and Sons Funeral Home in Belleville where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Coon will officiate.
Burial will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens at Fairview Heights.