Anthony “Tony” Kerkemeyer

Anthony “Tony” Kerkemeyer
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Anthony J. Kerkemeyer, 90, of Belleville, IL, born July 17, 1926, in Breese, IL, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mr. Kerkemeyer worked as a machinist for John Ramming Machine Company before his retirement.  Tony was a lifetime member of I.A.M. Lodge 41and belonged to a senior bowling league.  He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Wilma A., nee Orschell, Kerkemeyer, whom he married August 19, 1950, and who died March 18, 2006; and his parents, Anton and Mary A., nee Snyder, Kerkemeyer.

Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Dennis J. (Melissa) Kerkemeyer of Waterloo, IL;
Susan A. (Joseph) Carver of Dupo, IL,
Sharon M. (Terry) McCoy of Belleville, IL,
and Robert A. (Melinda) Kerkemeyer of Normal, IL;
12 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Paul H. Kerkemeyer of Belleville, IL;
and a sister-in-law, Virginia Johnson of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Cremation services will follow. Interment will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Anthony “Tony” Kerkemeyer

Sharon, Terry, Dennis and Melissa, we are so sorry for the loss of your father, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Detta Nelson
Route 66 Corvette Club

Ron and Detta Nelson , Winfield, Missouri, 63389


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