Ann Dolansky

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Ann E. Dolansky, nee Brinson, 84, of Belleville, IL, born February 7, 1940, in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, April 15, 2024, at Dammert Care Center, Belleville, IL.

 Ann was a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Arcadia, MO. She had worked as a secretary and retired from the St. Clair County Health Department. Ann was a past member of St. Clair County Legal Secretary’s Association and a former Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, active in the St. Ann’s Altar Sodality, and had served as a Eucharistic Minister.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Albert E. Dolansky, whom she married on May 5, 1960, and who died on November 26, 2016; her parents, Wendell and Ramona, nee Faltus, Brinson; a brother, Charles J. Brinson, Sr.; three sisters, Rita (John) Monte, Carolyn (Richard) Taylor, and Janet (Jurgen “Peter”) Sandbrink; two sisters-in-law Ruth Caponi and Alice (Robert) Braun; a brother-in-law, Marvin Dolansky; two nephews, Charles J. Brinson, Jr. and John H. Monte, Jr.; and a niece, Sharon Raab.

She is survived by a son, Kevin (Beth) Dolansky of Belleville, IL; a granddaughter, Sarah (Jared) Poettker; four great-grandchildren, Aria Ann, Declan Joseph, Karina Elizabeth, and Eliana Kate Poettker; a brother-in-law, Michael Caponi; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the St. Ann’s Altar Sodality at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, officiating.

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


5 Comments on Ann Dolansky

Millie Rector said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2024 at 3:09 PM

My heart goes out to you and your family. Your mom was an amazing lady, always so sweet. I will miss her, she was a sweetheart!

  • Chesterfield
  • MO
Karen Taylor said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2024 at 10:01 PM

My deepest sympathies for you Kevin , Beth , Sarah, and your entire family. Ann was always so pleasant and kind when we shared years of Holliday and family gatherings together . Prayers 🙏

  • St Louis
  • Mo
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2024 at 11:15 AM

Please accept my sympathy on your loss. I was in the Legal Secretaries Club with her and remember her fondly. Great lady

  • Belleville
  • Il
Rick Fulton said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2024 at 10:24 AM

So Sorry To Hear Of Ann’s Passing Kevin And Beth. We Are All Thinking Of You And Family. Many Thoughts And Prayers.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Roger & Betty Wallis said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2024 at 9:58 AM

Our most sincere sympathy and prayers to Kevin, Beth and their family.

  • Weldon Spring
  • MO

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