Obituaries

Cynthia Rivers Harris
B: 1949-06-17
D: 2017-03-20
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Harris, Cynthia Rivers
Cecile LaSurs
B: 1916-03-22
D: 2017-03-19
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LaSurs, Cecile
Madeline Bowman
B: 1920-01-21
D: 2017-03-17
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Bowman, Madeline
Ronald Milligan
B: 1944-01-07
D: 2017-03-16
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Milligan, Ronald
Sharon Richter
B: 1941-05-15
D: 2017-03-16
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Richter, Sharon
Rose Taylor
B: 1932-08-10
D: 2017-03-15
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Taylor, Rose
Norma Sams
B: 1948-08-21
D: 2017-03-14
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Sams, Norma
Mark Lauth
B: 1949-11-10
D: 2017-03-12
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Lauth, Mark
William Snowden
B: 1944-08-16
D: 2017-03-11
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Snowden, William
Duke Ajemian
B: 1924-06-08
D: 2017-03-11
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Ajemian, Duke
Dolores Cunningham
B: 1924-02-14
D: 2017-03-09
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Cunningham, Dolores
Dale Willimann
B: 1932-02-26
D: 2017-03-09
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Willimann, Dale
Richard Miller
B: 1938-05-01
D: 2017-03-08
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Miller, Richard
Joanne Dinkins
B: 1937-02-05
D: 2017-03-06
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Dinkins, Joanne
Arzella "Arkie" Kantola
B: 1922-05-21
D: 2017-03-03
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Kantola, Arzella "Arkie"
Carole Perotka
B: 1940-01-07
D: 2017-02-26
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Perotka, Carole
Frieda Simmons-Earlin
B: 1926-05-13
D: 2017-02-26
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Simmons-Earlin, Frieda
Pamela Ventimiglia
B: 1951-05-07
D: 2017-02-24
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Ventimiglia, Pamela
Lincoln Smith
B: 2013-08-26
D: 2017-02-23
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Smith, Lincoln
Kathryn Parker
B: 1942-12-15
D: 2017-02-20
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Parker, Kathryn
Sandra Uhles
B: 1944-08-06
D: 2017-02-20
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Uhles, Sandra

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We at Herr and Sunset Hill Funeral Homes are proud to carry on the tradition of service to the southwestern Illinois community and is honored to be recognized as one of the oldest continuously-operated funeral homes in Collinsville area.

Over the years, we have made many improvements to our funeral home properties, and we strive to provide the best service for our families during their time of loss.

Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville

Herr-Sunset History

1870 — Gottlieb Moritz Wilhelm opened a coffin making and undertaking business in Collinsville at 208 E. Main Street
1906 — Mr. Wilhelm sold the business to John E. Schroeppel.
1914 — Vincent A. Herr Sr. worked for Mr. Schroeppel for two years, and then purchased the business for $7,000. The Vincent A. Herr Undertaking Company had two buildings at that time; One a carriage stable on East Church, and the other a tin building on North Morrison. After a few years, Mr. Herr moved from the building on Morrison to 300 E. Main Street.
1928 — Mr. Herr purchased the building at 501 West Main Street from Mr. Peter Greive Jr. An article from the Collinsville Herald on May 31, 1928, stated, "Today, Saturday, and Sunday will mark the formal opening of Collinsville's first funeral home. In accordance with the times, the Vincent A. Herr Undertaking Company recently moved from the main business district of the city to their beautiful new establishment just outside the business center."<
1955 — Large back parlor addition
1958 — Front porch addition
1962 — Side parlor on West side with restroom and lounge
1963 — Caseyville chapel constructed
1985 — New ground floor chapel seating a capacity of 225 people with casket selection room and arrangement office
1989 — Purchase of Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Cemetery
1990 — Local 24-hour obituary telephone line (346-HERR)
1991 — TDD Telephone Device for the Deaf
1998 — Crematory added
2004 — Remodel all of the Collinsville facilities
2005 — Sunset Hill Funeral Home opens

COLLINSVILLE PHOTO GALLERY

Collinsville Chapel Photo
Although our chapel is not intended to compete against the reverence and respect of the church, it has been tastefully designed as an option for those who do not wish a formal church setting.
Collinsville Visitation Room Photos
Are you curious about the differences between a viewing, a visitation and a wake? It's not just about knowing proper definitions: if you're planning a funeral for a loved one and need to choose between the three, you'll need to understand their subtle differences.
Collinsville Coffee Lounge Photos
The coffee lounge provides a welcome break to collect your thoughts, or reminisce with others.
Collinsville Reception Lounge Photos
Our reception lounge can provide a convenient setting for a time of fellowship and light refreshments after the funeral service.

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