Michael C. Levart
Michael C. Levart, age 61, of Highland, IL., died Thursday, January 28, 2010, at his residence.
He was born September 8, 1948, in Saint Louis, MO., the son of Jesse and Wilma (Hoover) Levart.
On January 19, 1991, he married Carol L. McCallister.
He was born at St. Louis; attended Granite City Schools. Entered US Army at age 16 with two tours of duty - 173 Airborne Division, Alpha Company Second Battalion, 506th Regiment. Tour of duty in Vietnam. Also served with 82nd Airborne Division, discharged 1969. Earned a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Metal and Combat Infantry Badge. He was a combat parachutist, who participated in the only combat jumps in Vietnam. After service worked as a Truck Driver for 30 years. Retired 10 years ago. Moved to Highland 5 years. Loved old western movies. Was a die-hard Cardinal fan and other sports. Enjoyed grandchildren, love to dance and liked gambling.
He was also a member of former Teamster; Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include 3rd Wife-Carol L. Levart nee McCallister Richter of Highland, Ill., Son-Michael C. (Shannon) Levart of Wright City, Mo., Son-S. Sgt. Matthew L. Levart, US Army of Clarksville, Tenn., Son-S. Sgt. Mitchell W. (Nikki) Levart, US Army of Fort Benning, Ga., Step Child-Christopher E. (Significant Other Elizabeth Redman) Richter, Sr. of Granite City, Ill., Step Child-Mary L. (Ottie) Edwards of Granite City, Ill., Grandchild-Christian J. Levart, Grandchild-Makayla J. Levart, Grandchild-Finnigan M. Levart, Step Grandchild-Ashley Richter, Step Grandchild-Tiffany Richter, Step Grandchild-Christopher E. Richter, Jr., Step Grandchild-Harley Clay, Step Grandchild-Blaze Clay, Sister-Kathy A. (Doug) Malone of Germantown, Ill., Sister-Sherry L. Levart of New Baden, Ill., Sister-Malinda J. (Mike) Bass, Brother-Mark N. Levart of Granite City, Ill., Sister-Madonna L. (Quinn) Dalton of Granite City, Ill., Nieces & Nephews-Many Nieces & Nephews, 1st Wife-Delores M. Fisher (married 1970, divorced1974), 2nd Wife-Melanie L. Livingston (married 1976 , divorced1986) of Highland, Ill.
He was preceded in death by Father-Jesse W. Levart, Sr., Mother-Wilma J. Levart nee Hoover, Brother-Jesse W. Levart, Jr., died 1981
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 3, 2010. , at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Leonard C. Laetsch, Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church
Highland, IL, officiating.
Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes and Disabled American Veterans.