Barbara Wurdinger

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Barbara “Barb” Ann Wurdinger, 64, of Belleville, IL, born May 30, 1959, in Belleville, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Barb worked as a mutual fund specialist at Wells Fargo Advisors for over 35 years. She was a dedicated charter member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Barb served on the church council and was active in many church activities. She was a passionate sports fan and especially loved rooting for her Nebraska Cornhuskers (Go Big Red) and the St. Louis Cardinals. Barb loved being outside in her yard, cooking, and enjoyed bowling in her company league.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell F. and Darlene A., nee Humphrey, Wurdinger; her brother, Jay Fields; a niece, Arwen Fields; and a sister-in-law, Donna Fields.

Surviving are Barb’s brothers, Morris Fields and Terry (Susie) Fields; her sisters, Bonnie (Mike) Schaefer and Kathy (Steve) Bamvakais; loving nieces and nephews, Wade (Shana) Fields, Rian (Katie) Beatty, Jaimy (Ryan) Voigts, and Brooke (Damian) Summers; dear great-nieces and great-nephews; her sister-in-law, Mary Pinocchio; many dear friends; and her beloved cat, Pee Wee.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mark Food Pantry, Belleville, IL or to the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Robison officiating.

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



13 Comments on Barbara Wurdinger

Sherri said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 6:36 PM

My heartfelt condolence goes to Kathy, Bonnie and family. While we have lost touch over the years, my memories of your family and Barb go way back. You have lost someone special and I'm sure your hearts are hurting. Praying for God's comfort and peace for all of you at this difficult time.

  • Greensboro
  • NC
Angela Bush said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 2:41 PM

My heart goes out to Barb's family. I have known Barb for 30 years we worked next to each other for years up to the day covid happened. I know her family as if I personally met them. We shared so many personal stories, we cried together she was my work sister. Barb gave me some Ferns from her yard, each year more speard every time I look at them I will remember my dear sweet friend. Rest in heaven Barb. God bless the family.

  • Florissant
  • Mo
Kathy Weeden said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2024 at 4:07 PM

To the family of Barb, Barb was a sweet outgoing person. She always had a smile and a glowing sprit. She would talk to me a Brooke when she was a baby. I have know Barb over 33 years From A G Edward’s. I look forward to seeing her again. Family you have my deepest condolences Sympathy and prayers 🙏🏽

  • Cahokia
  • Il
Kathy Weeden said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2024 at 4:01 PM

To the family of Barb, I have know Barb for over 35 years had the opportunity to work with her for 20 of those years from. AG Edward’s . Barb alway was barb a very sweet person and her smile said it all. She was such a beautiful person on the inside and outside. she will really be missed but is going to be a beautiful flower in Gods garden. My deepest condolences sympathy and prayers are with you family.

  • Cahokia
  • Il
Juanita Pruehsner Griebel said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2024 at 1:37 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. I am a friend of family from our time attending Zion School. Please find comfort that she is in the arms of Jesus.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marija Allen said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2024 at 9:43 AM

Dear Kathy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Sisters are special friends for life and surely will be with you in spirit ❤️🙏 May she rest in the arms of Jesus.

  • Belleville
  • IL
John Carter said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2024 at 8:59 AM

We will ALL miss Barb, she was the glue that held our friends together. Always thinking of others, putting them first. Barb was always ready to have a good time, bowling, floating river, bbq's, parties, whatever, she was ready to go. We had so many good times, I will always remember that smile and those great times. We love you Barb and Bonnie and family, so sorry for your loss.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Marty Evans said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2024 at 8:54 AM

I had the pleasure to know you back at the 579 store at St Clair Square days. You always had a great smile and fun to be around. Haven't seen you in 40 years but will always remember you. See you again one day. Love ya

  • Wilmington
  • NC
Diane Wentzel said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2024 at 10:18 AM

To Barb‘s family and friends, My heart goes out to you for the loss of this wonderful soul. I was lucky enough to have worked with her from the AG Edwards days through the Wells Fargo advisors days. Barb never met a stranger. She always had a smile on her face and was one of the kindest, friendliest people I know. She was one of my go to people whenever I needed direction and didn’t know where else to go. She was very resourceful, approachable, and always willing to lend a helping hand. I hope you can find comfort and peace in all the memories you shared. I know I will. Rest in peace, sweet friend. You will be remembered fondly. No more pain and suffering, but gone too soon. You remain unforgettable! God bless. I will miss your smiling face. Your friend, DIANE WENTZEL

  • ST. Louis
  • MO.
Miranda said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2024 at 1:32 PM

I have been one of the many people who have helped care for Barb during her battle. I am immensely grateful to God for introducing me to her. She was such a ray of light and she will always hold a special place in my heart. You will be incredibly missed Barb but never forgotten.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Elizabeth & Rick Crosby said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2024 at 6:06 PM

Rick and I send our sincere condolences. May peace, love and comfort surround you during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Angela Walker said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2024 at 3:48 PM

I've had the privilege of knowing Barb for over 25+ years (from our A.G. Edwards days till now WFA days). She was very sweet and always talked about her garden, flowers, sports/baseball, and her cat. Barb was a beautiful sole; and wherever a beautiful sole has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. May GOD wrap his arms around the family & friends and give everyone peace in knowing that she is resting and is no longer suffering. Again, my heartfelt condolence, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • St Lous
  • MO
Carla Bradley said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2024 at 3:18 PM

My heartfelt condolence goes to Barb's family she will truly be missed by many here @ Wells Fargo especially those who knew here and loved her. Thank You for sharing her with us.

  • St Louis
  • MO

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