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William Strube

William Louis “Bill” Strube, 89, of Belleville, IL, born April 26, 1927, in O’Fallon, IL, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Strube was a member of Teamsters Local 50 for 34 years before his retirement. He spent most of those years working at Fat’s Express and retired from Marsh Stencil, both in Belleville.  He belonged to the Teamsters Local 50 Retirees Club.  He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL and the Knights of Columbus Council #4239, O’Fallon, IL.  Bill enjoyed camping, gardening, butchering, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. and Catherine, nee Fellner, Strube; two sisters, Marie Huschle and Mathilda Dippel; and three brothers, Leo, Marcel, and Carl Strube.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mary Jane, nee Eilermann, Strube, whom he married on October 11, 1950;
three sons, Kenny F. (Cherie) Strube of Collinsville, IL,
    Steve J. (Elaine) Strube of Belleville, IL,
    and Kevin G. Strube of Belleville, IL;
four daughters, Judith C. (Larry) Merriman of Kansas City, MO,
    Karen M. (Bill) Davidson of St. Louis, MO,
    Lynn M. Waldrop of Shiloh, IL,
    and Denise A. (Brian) Groom of Swansea, IL;
15 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren;
and one brother, Charles (Lillian) Strube of Marissa, IL.

The family is grateful for the care Bill received from the staff of St. Paul's in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Home or to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.                                                        

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:   A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.

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Condolences Left For William Strube

    Our Sympathy ,Steve and family, on the loss of you Father. May he R.I.P

    Dale & Donna Blaes, Marissa, IL, 62257


    Steve, Elaine, MacKenzie, Carter and family - our hearts are with you during this time. Thoughts and prayers for your Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather - In God's Hands.

    Love Kelly, Garry, Candice, Mike, Kyle, Jonathan, Jamie.

    Kelly Beram, collingwood, Canada,


    His Journey's Just Begun - Ellen Brenneman

    Don't think of him as gone away
    his journey's just begun,
    life holds so many facets
    this earth is only one.

    Just think of him as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.

    Think how he must be wishing
    that we could know today
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.

    And think of him as living
    in the hearts of those he touched...
    for nothing loved is ever lost
    and he was loved so much.

    Kathy & Craig DeNike, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, L9Y 3Z1


    My sympathy, Steve and your family. He was one of the good guys.

    Henry Liefer, Belleville, Illinois, 62226


    Bill rest in peace, and god bless May and your fine family. Bing & Peggy Jowett

    , Collingwood , Ontario Canada, L9Y4B2


    I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I am one of the many cousins. We reconnected when he entered St. Paul's. My mom, Lucy Weissert, is also a resident there.
    Our request when we moved into the new building--we wanted to be on the same floor as Bill. They knew each other in the hall way and would both talk of the fun times they had as kids visiting each others families. "Cousins by the dozens," they both said.
    He made our visits special. I always looked for him when I would visit. He always knew me.
    My sympathy to all of you.
    I will miss him as I know all of you will.

    Carolyn Wottowa, O'Fallon, IL, 62269


    Dear Steve and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of you father's passing. He was a great man and a wonderful father and husband. Tom had such happy memories of all those butchering weekends.
    My prayers are with you all.

    Deanna

    Deanna Behrman, Millstadt, Il, 62260


    Dear Steve, Elaine, MacKenzie and Carter and your extended families - Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We always enjoyed the company of both your Father and Mother (Grandparents) and were always welcomed by your wonderful family. May you find comfort and support in the days ahead.

    Bing and Peggy Jowett, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada,


    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill!
    We have many fond memories of him! Wish we could be there, but thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers!

    Randy Strube Family , Dubuque , IA, 52002


    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill!
    We have many fond memories of him! I remember my dad Marcel telling stories about all the brothers -including Brother Bill! Wish we could be there, but thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers!

    Randy Strube Family , Dubuque , IA, 52002


    Ken, Cherie, Eric, Jennifer, Alicia, Chris and Families. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of you Father/Grandfather. You are all in ours thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find peace in knowledge that you father/grandfather is at peace with our heavenly father.

    Maria Hardy and Family, Rogert Guithues Jr and family, Diana ans her son James Simmons, OFallon, IL, 62269


    Karen and family.Ashley/Andy.
    He had a great life, may he rest in peace

    Jack/Anna Marie Crowe, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243


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