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Ronald R. Altschuh

Ronald R. "Papa Shoes" Altschuh, 84, of Waterloo, IL, died May 6, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. He was born July 28, 1936, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marcy Altschuh; his children Debbie (Mike) Anderson, Danny Altschuh, Kenny (Linda) Altschuh, Conni (Karn) Mether, and Patti (Tony Pitts) Freeland; 8 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren; and many other special friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Richard & Louise (nee Temme) Altschuh from St. Louis.

Ron worked 43 years as a glazier with Local 513 in St. Louis and was previously a deputy marshal with Cahokia Police Department. He was well known as the man who could fix, build, and design almost anything. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donation to:
Waterloo, Illinois Fire Department 
or your favorite local small town business or charity.

No services will be held.

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Dear Marcy,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Papa Shoes. He was one of the nicest people on this earth and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell May 11 2021 12:00 AM

Marcy, Im so sorry to learn of Rons passing. I will always remember him as one of my favorite people. He was so much fun in Chancel Choir at St. Paul UCC... always had a smile and kept me laughing. He was such a talented handyman and did a beautiful job on our basement when we built our home in south county. What a great guy he was. Please know Im keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Morton May 10 2021 12:00 AM

I remember Ron working at the driving range for Joe. He was very dependable which was very helpful to Joe.

Rita Hoguet Killy May 9 2021 12:00 AM