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Gregory Paul Erthal

Gregory Paul Erthal. Age 55 died at 12:52 AM on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alton on January 14, 1962 the son of the late Paul and Mary (Abbott) Erthal. After his parents passed he was then raised by his aunt and uncle Bonnie and Dick Peipert. Greg was a 1980 graduate from Marquette Catholic High School and then went on to graduate cum laude with his B.A. from Bradley University in Peoria, where he was nominated for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and on the Dean’s List. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1987. Greg was an attorney for over 25 years and joined the Simmons firm in 2005. He has extensive trial experience prosecuting both felonies and misdemeanors as an assistant state’s attorney in Madison and Jackson counties. In addition, Greg served as the city attorney for Alton. On October 11, 2014 he married the former Michelle (Puckett) in Las Vegas and she survives. Also surviving are one step daughter; Leslie Gossard of Bethalto, a step grandson; Noah Gossard and two cousins that are like brothers; Rich Peipert of Godfrey and Scott Peipert of Charlotte, NC.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM on Friday until memorial service at 6:00 PM at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Fr. Steve Janoski officiating. In addition to services a Celebration of Life Memorial will be Saturday from 2:00-4:00pm at Pete’s Lounge in Alton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Additional information and online guestbook may be found www.gentfuneralhome.com









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