Allen Peter "Pee Wee" Ochs (58) of rural Ste. Marie


Published on April 28 2012 6:09 pm

Allen Peter “PeeWee” Ochs, age 58, of rural Ste. Marie, IL passed away at 5:40 AM – Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM – Saturday, April 21, 2012 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in STE MARIE, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ste. Marie, IL with a flag presentation. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM Friday, April 20, 2012 at the church and 1 hour before the mass in the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Allen was born on November 7, 1953 in Olney, IL the son of Lorraine and Dorothy (Klingler) Ochs.  He married Eileen Holkenbrink on July 12, 1980 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Lillyville, IL and she survives.  Allen was a lifelong farmer. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 6 years. He was a member of St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

Allen is survived by: Wife of 31 years – Eileen Ochs of Ste. Marie, IL...Father – Lorraine (Romonna) Ochs of Ste. Marie, IL...4 Children – Sarah (Tyler) Lingafelter of Dieterich, IL Mark Ochs of Newton, IL, Maria (Lance) Zumbahlen of Ste. Marie, IL Ashley Ochs of Ste. Marie, IL...2 Grandchildren – Grayson and Tinley Lingafelter of Dieterich, IL...8 Siblings – Harold Ochs of Newton, IL Carol (Donovan) Hahn Claremont, IL, Sharon (Terry) Watson of Andover, KS Mary (Ken) Helregel of Dundas, IL, Neil Ochs of Olney, IL Helen (Andrew) Grunloh of Teutopolis, IL Kathy (David) Helregel of Willow Hill, IL Thresa (Brad) Robards of Dieterich, IL...Sister-in-law – Sue Ochs of Newton, IL.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Allen was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Ochs; 2 siblings Joann Mette and Leo Ochs; sister-in-law Mary Ochs and brother-in-law Kenny Mette and a nephew Keith Mette.