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Dennis Rickert

Dennis Rickert, 72, passed over into a greater dimension on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Sharon Ann, nee Ritson, Rickert;
a daughter, Mary Kathleen (Greg) Rudy of Mason, OH;
and a son, Bryan Charles Rickert (Rita Ledee) of Belleville.
Dennis was greatly blessed with four loving grandchildren, Paige and Ethan Rudy,
and Aloisia and Leontine Rickert.
He is also survived by two siblings, Allen Rickert of Belleville; and Betty Schmidt of Columbia, IL.

Dennis was the youngest son of Clarence W. and Lorene Rose, nee Waigand, Rickert of Belleville. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, June Kish and Darlene Reeb Ebersol; and a brother, Clarence E. "Sonny" Rickert.

Per Dennis' request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. 

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Condolences Left For Dennis Rickert

    May Deacon Dennis rest in God's eternal peace. The Diaconate Community of the Diocese of Belleville extends its prayers and condolences to Sharon and the rest of Dennis' family.

    Deacon Bob Lanter, Belleville, IL, 62221


    May fond memories of your father bring you comfort during this time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Gilbert, Nancy, Rebecca, Ryan and Rachel

    Nancy Ledee, Smithton, Illinois, 62285


    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you Sharon and family. We have very fond memories from the past especially our fun time in class and also our ordination. I pray that Our Lord has greeted him with outstretched arms saying well done good and faithful servant. May he Rest In Peace.
    Peace & love
    Deacon Al & Carol DuBois


    Deacon Al DuBois, Chester, IL, 62233


    Sending my most heart-felt condolences to Sharon, Bryan, Katy and all the family. I'm happy that I got to share lunch with Dennis the Monday before Thanksgiving. I'll sadly miss my old buddy. Ask the Lord what's a potfur, Den...inside joke.

    Tom Mueller, Riverview, Florida, 33578


    ............Dennis..........will be missed........ a loving man that gave of himself to all that met him........his crazy sense of humor made us all laugh!!!
    Sharon........family....a hold you tight ((hug)) with loving thoughts, Jude'

    Jude' Mueller, Pflugerville, Texas, 78660


    Wonderful man who loved his family and friends more than life itself. Your smile and the laughter you brought to everyone you touched will never be forgotten. Sharon & family, my heart goes out to you all and I'm holding you in pray. Love to you all.

    Carolyn Moore, Maryville, IL, 62062


    A memorable man from but brief encounters. His sparkle lives on in many he touched. With sympathies and respect.

    James Galvin, Belleville, Illinois, 62223


    We send our sympathy to you and your family. Denny is currently on the hospital or we would have tried to come to the visitation. He said , what a good friend he was to help him get into school each day after his strokes. He always kept everyone upbeat.

    Dennis and Peggy Diaz, Collinsville, IL,


    We send our sympathy to you and your family. Denny is currently on the hospital or we would have tried to come to the visitation. He said , what a good friend he was to help him get into school each day after his strokes. He always kept everyone upbeat.

    Dennis and Peggy Diaz, Collinsville, IL,


    My deepest heartfelt condolences to each family member. Denny was unique in all his ways which made him even more memorable to all who knew him. He touched more lives than we will ever know with such richness through his laughter, understanding, patience, compassion and genuine love. I'm thankful to have been blessed with his friendship. Heaven has received another Angel. What joy and peace for him.

    Denise Hayden, Maryville , IL, 62062


    Sharon and family, many prayers and hugs to you during this sad time. I didn't know Dennis, but I worked with Sharon for several years and I know he will be greatly missed. Much Love.

    Anna Brink, Fairview Hts, Illinois, 62208


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