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Raymond Haselhorst

Raymond A. Haselhorst, 58, of Belleville, IL, born May 27, 1958, in Breese, IL, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his residence.

Ray was a marine mechanic for Belleville Sports Sales.  He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tending to his garden. He was a member of the Okaw Hunting and Fishing Club. Ray never met a stranger and had an infectious laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary, nee Rakers, Haselhorst; and a sister, Nancy Wright.  

Surviving are his daughters Erika and Rachel Haselhorst, both of Belleville, IL;
six brothers and sisters, Julie (Robert) Ott, of Freeburg, IL,
    Karen (Tom) Smallwood, of Belleville, IL,
    Robert (Michelle) Haselhorst, of Breese, IL,
    Gary (Peggy) Haselhorst, of O’Fallon, IL,
    Norma Barthelme, of Breese, IL,
    and     Jolene (Scott) Boswell, of Louisville, KY;
and many nieces, nephews, and friends

The family would like to thank Dr. Justin Floyd and his staff for their kindness shown to Raymond and his family during his illness.

Memorials may be made to the family or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.   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. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Friends may also visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese, IL, with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating.

Burial will be at St. Dominic Cemetery, Breese, IL, at a later date.

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Condolences Left For Raymond Haselhorst

    Very sorry to hear of Ray's passing.We had many good times together playing softball. He was always a happy guy and ready for a good time.

    Tom Winterbottom , O'Fallon, Illinois, 62269


    We sure will miss Ray. Always enjoyed seeing him when we came to town. We all shared a lot of laughs. We're praying for all his family and friends.

    Bruce and Lori Rensing, Decaturville, TN - Tennessee, 38329


    Karen and Tom and all of Ray's family; My sympathy to you all. Ray was a wonderful person. I did not get to know him long. However I enjoyed to time I did get. May you all find peace in your hearts as you mourn your loss.

    Kelly Sauerhage, Evansville, Illinois, 62242


    To beautiful, strong Rachel, my heart is with you, and I will be here for you whenever you need me, night or day. We love you sweetie.

    Shannon Hubbard, Belleville, IL, 62221


    So sorry to here of Ray's passing. Never bought a boat from Belleville Sports but Ray was always generous with his expertise and experience...what a wonderful guy...always upbeat and laughing. He helped me out of many a jam. God Bless you Ray !!!

    Gerard Henken, Pagosa Springs, Co, 81147


    Sorry for your

    Sorry for your lose what a great guy and mechanic. He will be missed. Jeff & Joe Buehler

    , , Illinois, 62264


    Sorry for your

    Sorry for your lose what a great guy and mechanic. He will be missed. Jeff & Joe Buehler

    , , Illinois, 62264


    I am very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I met Ray in 1976 working at Kroger. We played softball together for years and had a lot of great times. You will be greatly missed, My sympathies to the entire Haselhorst family!

    Bob Meehan, Smithton, Illinois , 62285


    Ray was always happy person. I enjoyed our conversations at family reunions. Even when he knew he had cancer, he remained upbeat. What a great example for all of us to follow!

    Cindy (Rakers) Zurliene, Aviston, Illinois, 62216


    I first met Ray in 1976 when we both worked at Kroger. We became fast friends. Ray and I spent a lot time together in the early years. We played softball together for over 25 years. In all those years, I can honestly say I never met anyone that didn't like Ray. Of course, what was there not to like? He always had a smile on his face and something funny to say, or a word of encouragement when someone was down. He was a friend to everyone and an enemy of no one. I will always picture Razel with a big smile on his face and a cold one in his hand. Billy Joel sang "Only the good die young". Billy was oh so right in this case.

    Paul Galeski, Longboat Key, FL, 34228


    I met Ray about 2 years ago, after making friends with his daughter Erika. He was always a kind and funny guy to talk to. He took time to help me on the phone, when I had problems with our boat. When he could have easily charged me instead. He was always good at making jokes, and was a really great father to Erika and Rachel. I know he will be missed dearly. He was always be remembered by his family and friends through the stories they share with each other. May he rest peacefully.

    Mickey Lopeman, Edwardsville , IL , 62025


    I first met Ray in 1976 when we both worked at Kroger. We became fast friends. Ray and I spent a lot time together in the early years. We played softball together for over 25 years. In all those years, I can honestly say I never met anyone that didn't like Ray. Of course, what was there not to like? He always had a smile on his face and something funny to say, or a word of encouragement when someone was down. He was a friend to everyone and an enemy of no one. I will always picture Razel with a big smile on his face and a cold one in his hand. Billy Joel sang "Only the good die young". Billy was oh so right in this case.

    Paul Galeski, Longboat Key, FL, 34228


    May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Leon/Shirley Langenhorst, Breese, IL, 62230


    In better hands now...but life does quite often seem so unfair...what a wonderful gentlemen...with an easy smile and a great laugh. What a pleasure to have been fortunate enough to know Ray. My sincere condolences to the family...and thanks for sharing this wonderful individual.

    Pete Jones, Belleville, IL, 62220


    Julie, Karen, Bob, Gary, Norma, Jolene and family; So sorry for the loss of Ray. I ran into Ray a couple of years back at Gallagher's and he had me in stiches..so funny! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cindy Funk, Freeburg , IL, 62243


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