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Earl John Scronce, 93, of Rhineland, formerly of O’ Fallon, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at his residence.
Earl was born on September 22, 1924, in Du Quoin, IL, the son to the late John and Anna (Williams) Scronce.
Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII in the Pacific theater.
On January 23, 1943 Earl was united in marriage to Edith Virginia Backues. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2009.
Earl had been employed at the Weldon Spring Ordinance Works near St. Charles for over 20 years and had been a member of the First Church of Christ in O’Fallon.
Earl enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting deer. He and Edith enjoyed traveling and would spend the cold Missouri winters in the warmth of Texas. Earl loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Earl is survived by: three sons, Gary Scronce and his wife Patty of Jacksonville, FL, Ron Scronce of O’Fallon; and Darrell Scronce of Rhineland; eight grandchildren, Kevin Scronce and his wife Christina, Chad Scronce and his wife Rosemary, Ronny Scronce, Jr. and his wife Alicia, Josh Scronce and his wife Laura, Jake Scronce and his wife Sarah, Darrell Scronce, Jr. and his wife Jamie, Sarah Scronce Durante and her husband Michael, and Christopher Scronce and his wife Tania; fourteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to his parents and spouse, Earl was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Scronce and nine brothers and sisters.
Graveside services for Earl will be held at noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Liberty Cemetery near Belle with full Military Honors.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Liberty Cemetery fund.