William H. 'Bill' Luebbers Former Caseyville Mayor, Trustee.

St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) | September 1, 2007

William H. "Bill" Luebbers, a former Caseyville mayor and trustee, died Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2007) of natural causes at Memorial Convalescent Center in Belleville. He was 83 and a longtime resident of Caseyville.

Mr. Luebbers was born in East St. Louis. He graduated from Collinsville High School in 1942. That same year, Mr. Luebbers enlisted in the Army. During World War II, he was a gunner operator for the "Flying Tigers" division. He was discharged in 1945 as a sergeant.

During the late 1950s, Mr. Luebbers was elected as a village trustee for the village of Caseyville. He served in the position for 17 years. In 1973, Mr. Luebbers was elected as the mayor and served for four years. He didn't seek re-election.

Mr. Luebbers had worked at the Illinois Central Railroad in East St. Louis before retiring after more than 25 years.

For many years, Mr. Luebbers was a volunteer firefighter for the Caseyville Fire Department. He was classified as a lieutenant.

Mr. Luebbers was also a member of the Caseyville VFW Post 117 and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Caseyville.

Mr. Luebbers married Shirley Billner of Caseyville in 1948. She died in 2005.

Among the survivors are a daughter, Kay Smith of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a son, Kent Luebbers of Caseyville; two brothers, James Luebbers of Collinsville and Ben Luebbers of Marissa; a sister, Doris Lonski of Caseyville; and three grandchildren.