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Carol Ann (Gunther) Oestreich

September 24, 1952 ~ April 29, 2021 (age 68)

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Carol Ann Oestreich, age 68, of Sandoval, Illinois, passed away at 3:50 P.M. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Fireside House in Centralia, Illinois. She was born on September 24, 1952, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of William and Gladys Jean (Evans) Gunther.  She married James Lee Oestreich on August 28, 1987, in Sandoval, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2001.  

Mrs. Oestreich is survived by her son, Joshua Oestreich of Centralia, Illinois; sister, Deborah Gunther-Vigil of San Diego, California; brother, Brian Gunther of Sandoval, Illinois; adopted daughter, Heather Heugel of Centralia, Illinois; nieces, Amanda Vigil of San Diego, California and Miquila Vigil of San Diego, California; nephew, Zachariah Vigil, Sr. of San Diego, California; great-nieces, Evelyn and Olive; and great-nephews, Floyd and Zachariah, Jr..

In addition to her loving husband of 13 years, Mrs. Oestreich was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gladys Jean Gunther; father-in-law, Wilbert E. Oestreich; mother-in-law, Emma (Heseman) Oestreich; and aunt, Evelyn Wilkerson.

Mrs. Oestreich was a member of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval, Illinois for over 40 years.  She had a passion for her dogs, especially her cocker spaniels.  She enjoyed attending Centralia Balloon Fest in Centralia, Illinois, and Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana.  Mrs. Oestreich would not miss an episode of her favorite television shows, “Young and Restless” and “Criminal Minds.”  One of her favorite pass times was eating out at Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel.  She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends, especially travelling with her son, Joshua, on the weekends.  She will be missed very deeply by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Oestreich retired in 2001 as a clerk in the medical billing department at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Illinois, after 10 years of service and previously was a clerk for 10 years in the medical billing department at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois.  Mrs. Oestreich graduated with Sandoval High School’s “Class of 1970” in Sandoval, Illinois and then received her Associates Degree from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois.  She lived her whole life in Sandoval, Illinois.

A Graveside Memorial Service for Mrs. Carol Ann Oestreich will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Harrisburg, Illinois, with Father Steven Pautler officiating.  Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Inurnment will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Harrisburg, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mrs. Oestreich’s family at or on Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home’s Facebook Page.

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Cremation Rites accorded by
May 3, 2021

Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home
134 South Elm Street
Centralia, IL 62801

Graveside Memorial Service
May 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
250 Liberty Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Inurnment following Graveside Memorial Services
May 15, 2021

Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
250 Liberty Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
680 Craig Road Suite 300, Saint Louis MO 63141

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