Germaine (Jehorek) Hagler

December 18, 1930 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Germaine Hagler Obituary

Germaine H. Hagler, 93, of Carterville and formerly of West Frankfort, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024, at Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living in Marion, with her son and daughter-in-law by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Friday, January 12, 2024, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating.  Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be made the Orient American Legion Post, 404 Jackson Street, Orient, IL 62874. 

Germaine was born on December 18, 1930, in Chicago, to Edward and Helen (Orzechowski) Jehorek.  She married Earl R. Hagler on October 14, 1978, in West Frankfort.  He preceded her in death on April 15, 2018.

She is survived by her son, Loren (Cindy) Graves; stepson, Victor Hagler; grandchildren, Shannon Hagler, Andrea (Tom) Dreesen, Victor Hagler II, Ryan (Amanda) Bahde, Brent (Lynn) Graves, and Amy Harner; great grandchildren, Makenzie, Jordan, Anthony, and Helen; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; sisters, Justine Fiori, Myrtle Apitz and Lorraine Gundlach; brother, Paul Zinter; stepdaughter, Andrea “Andi” Hagler Bahde; stepson, Danny Hagler; and step granddaughter, Amy Bahde. 

Germaine worked as a secretary for the West Frankfort School District and retired from the Franklin County Superintendent of Schools office after many years of service. 

She was a member of the Community Faith Church in Marion, where she was a part of the Prayer Group and the Tuesday morning Prayer and Share. 

Germaine enjoyed reading her Bible and painting. 


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January 12, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Orient American Legion Post
404 Jackson Street, Orient IL 62874


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