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Rev. William Rensing

Rev. William F. Rensing, 87, of Belleville, IL, born December 16, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Fr. Rensing was ordained in 1955 and throughout his priesthood, served in many parishes in the Belleville Diocese.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred C. and Laura A., nee Hoff, Rensing; a brother-in-law, Don Jameson; and a sister-in-law, Helen Rensing.   

Surviving are his brother, Fred J. Rensing of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Catherine Jameson of Denver, CO;
five nieces, Ann (Joe) Caravia of Belleville, IL,
    Lisa (Tom) Hubert of Belleville, IL,
    Jan Vergo of Westminster, CO,
    Jean McPherson of Tennebonne, OR,
    and Donna (Ray) Florom of Sandy Point, UT;
and two nephews, Gregory (Jill) Jameson of Franktown, CO,
    and William Jameson of Denver, CO.

Memorials may be made to the Clergyman Aid Society or to Catholic Social Services.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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