Betty Nolte

Betty Nolte
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Betty Ann Nolte, nee Lehr, 89, of Belleville, IL, born September 21, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Atrium of Belleville, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Nolte worked as a bookkeeper and cashier at the former Small’s clothing store in downtown Belleville for many years. She later worked as a secretary at Trinity United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Betty was a member of the Women of Moose Belleville/Swansea Lodge 1221 and a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Robert J. Nolte whom she married on August 10, 1952, and who died on May 29, 1990; her parents, Christ A. and Edna I., nee Roehrig, Lehr; and a son Bradley J. Nolte.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara K. (Mark) Polanc of Belleville, IL;
one daughter-in-law, Vanessa Nolte and partner Bob Phillips of St. Louis, MO;
three grandchildren, Christopher Polanc,
Brandi Nolte and partner Jessie Bradford,
and Brandon “BJ” (Lauren) Nolte;
one brother, Christ E. (Katherine) Lehr of Belleville, IL;
one sister, Eileen A. (William) Goetter of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.

Burial will be held Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


4 Comments on Betty Nolte

Virginia Barthel said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2019 at 10:07 PM

My sympathy to Betty’s family. I have many fond memories of Betty and Bob and our time together in the choir at Trinity UCC. Virginia Barthel

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Eve Yaekel said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2019 at 3:47 AM

Barb - so very sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. We hope that all of the wonderful memories you have of her will comfort you. Sending our deepest sympathies. Eve & Jerry

  • Fredericktown
  • Missouri
Lynnette Pfeiffer said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2019 at 9:29 PM

Christ and Kathy, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your sister and sister-in law.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ellen McGee said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2019 at 12:09 AM

My deepest sympathy may she know peace. May her memory bring her family grace. Love to all

  • Columbia
  • Il

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