Mr. Lengerman was the president and chairman of the board of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois before his retirement. An active member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, he served as a parish trustee, was a member of the church choir, and was a 60-year member of the St. Teresa’s St. Vincent DePaul Society. Bernard was a member of the St. Clair County Serra Club, the Althoff Family and Friends Club, and a member of the Interfaith Food Pantry. He was the recipient of the Belleville Citizen of the Year award. Mr. Lengerman was a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran of World War II and belonged to the Catholic War Veterans Post 370.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary, nee Zahn, Lengerman, whom he married on November 27, 1947 in Trenton, IL, and who died on November 17, 2005; his parents, Henry J. and Clara, nee Rohr; Lengerman; a brother, Paul (Dorothea) Lengerman; and a sister, Helen (John) Glanzner.
Surviving are a son, John (Carol) Lengerman of Smithton, IL;
a daughter, Ann (Bo) Carter of Cadiz, KY;
four grandchildren, Megan Lengerman (Brent Stephens), Louis (Ashley) Lengerman, Lori (Aaron) Jefford, and Colleen Coyle (Roger Conklin);
seven great-grandchildren, Brayden, Marshall, and Hadley Jefford, Harper and Everett Stephens, and Ella and Jolee Lengerman;
three step-grandchildren, Joe, Chris, and Stephen Carter;
and seven step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa’s St. Vincent DePaul Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Entombment will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.