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“I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with all of you. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Raben Smith - Knoxville, TN

“Jeanette and family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you, and praying for you...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Reed Alexander - Harrisburg, IL

“Pat, With sadness did I learn of Claire's passing today. I share our former colleague Sue Warren's sentiments as well on this subject. God's...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Dotson - Harrisburg, IL

“Dear Mr. Priebe and Jeanette, I am so sorry about the loss of Claire. She was such a lovely, pleasant lady. I always enjoyed seeing her and that...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Warren - Marion, IL

“Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm certain I had Mrs. Priebe as my 3rd Grade teacher in Elementary school. There is probably only one Priebe...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nick Katsavrias - MI

“Mr. Priebe, You were my absolute favorite teacher at SIC. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mindy Vaupel - Swansea, IL

“Dear Jeanette & family, I am very sorry to learn of your loss of your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Daniel A. Weiler - Ellgin, IL

“Pat, I am truly sorry to hear about Claire. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Amy Bratcher ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Bratcher - Ridgway, IL

“Mr. Priebe and Jeanette, Please know that you have our sympathy. Pat, Claire was one of the kindest, loving, and caring persons that I know and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Marilyn Ellis - Harrisburg, IL

“Mr. Priebe, I am sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Darlene Dearing SIC ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Darlene Dearing - HARRISBURG, IL

“Jeanette and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's/Grandmother's passing. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: A J Smith - Naperville, IL

“My thoughts and sympathies during your time of grief. Bob Roland ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Roland - DeSoto, MO

“Pat and Family: So sorry to hear of Claire's passing. She was such a friendly, kind lady and always eager to hear updates from my parents about my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Ron Fry - Beavercreek, OH

“JENETTE AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.SHE WAS A DEAR FRIEND TO ME ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Dambrell - ELDORADO, IL

“Jeanette and Family, We are so saddened by your Mother's passing. You are in our prayers and our thoughts. Know that you can call on us for anything....Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Cate Murschel and Family - IL

“Pat, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We grieve but not as those without faith. You will see her again...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Rachel Berry - champaign, IL

“Dear Pat, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife, Claire. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, David and...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: David and Catherine Packard - IL


Claire (Hackett) Priebe, 73, of Eldorado, passed away at Friday, October 8, 2010, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. The family appreciates all of the prayers and best wishes that were offered during this difficult past month. For nearly 50 years, Claire was married to Patrick Priebe, who survives. They were wed on June 24, 1961, at St. Brigid's Church in Detroit , MI . Named after her aunt and uncle, "Claire Lee" was born in Detroit on August 9, 1937, the daughter of the late Bernard A. and Eva Jennette (Maxfield) Hackett. She was a member of St. Mary's Church of Eldorado , where she was a past member of the St. Mary's Altar Society. She was previously a member of St. Joseph 's Church in Marion during the time the family lived there. Claire graduated from Mercy High School in Detroit in 1955. She attended Marquette University and graduated from University of Detroit in 1959. She was employed as a primary school teacher in Detroit and Garden City public schools until she married. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed volunteering for the SIU Newman Center , supporting the Eldorado Memorial Library, and attending Golden Circle committee meetings. Claire will be remembered for her truly loving heart and her incomparable goodness. In addition to her husband, Claire is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Mihalec of Elgin , and her two sons, Edmund (Sue) Priebe of Shiloh and Jack Priebe of Wakefield , MA . She is also survived by her grandchildren Tyler Martin, Austin Priebe, Alexa Mihalec, Josef Mihalec, Jordyn Priebe, and Madisyn Priebe; her adopted brother (cousin) Joseph (Jean) Juett of MI; her brother-in-law John Priebe of FL; beloved Juett and Roesner cousins, "like a daughter" Michelle Duncan, and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, her adopted mother (aunt) Claire Juett, uncle J. Lee Hackett, aunt Marie Hackett, sister Carole Hackett, and daughter Marcie Priebe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Tuesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eldorado with Fr. Ignatius Okonkwo officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 pm at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home with prayer service at 7:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at the Web site www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com.

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