Annalee Sauerwein

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Annalee I. Sauerwein, nee Hardt, 88, of Belleville, IL, born August 14, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, MO.

Mrs. Sauerwein was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. She was a 1947 graduate of Belleville Township High School and worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She formerly was active in the Girl Scouts and the Douglas School PTA.  Annalee was a member of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society and volunteered her time at St. Paul’s Senior Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Sauerwein who died in 1969; her parents, Leon J. and Anne V., nee Ketterer, Hardt; a grandson in infancy, Dennis R. Hoffmann; and a brother-in-law, Dale Sauerwein.

Surviving are a son, David (Laura) Sauerwein of Belleville, IL;
two daughters, Terrylee (Daniel) Rayburn of Belleville, IL, and Carlene Voss of Delaware, OH;
eight grandchildren, Bryan Hoffmann, Aaron (Katie) Hoffmann, Blair (Jason) Izworski, Nathan (Amanda) Voss, Cecelia Sauerwein, Kelsey Sauerwein, Katey Sauerwein, and Kenneth Sauerwein;
four great-grandchildren, Jillian, Alexis, Riley, and Nora;
a brother, Lester (Betty) Hardt of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Colleen Sauerwein of New Athens, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, to St. Paul’s Senior Community, or to St. Paul United Church of Christ. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Koepcke and Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL, IL.


2 Comments on Annalee Sauerwein

Becky Peterson said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Dear David and family, I first met your Mom through my brother Mike. You two were friends in High School. Then years later, by chance I met your Mom at George Moore Tax accountants, when we would go in yearly for our tax preparation. Your Mom was a lovely lady who always remembered Mike and asked about him and his life and also about my Mom and family. We just ran into Annalee at the grocery store only a couple weeks ago - it breaks my heart that such a wonderful lady has passed. I will miss our "chance" meetings, and the conversations we had. Please know our sympathy is with you and your family, Annalee will be greatly missed.

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Teri Bromley said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2017 at 6:40 PM

It is so sad to loose such a wonderful person. Annalee was the most sweetest, nicest, kindest person who was always so grateful for just the smallest thing. I will miss her.

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