Betty Stauder

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Betty L. Stauder, nee Meirink, 87, of Belleville, IL, born November 21, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Mrs. Stauder was a homemaker.  After raising her seven children, she helped care for her grandchildren.  Over the years, she enjoyed playing bingo with her sister Mary Jane, fishing, bowling, while her faith in God guided her in daily prayer for her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary, nee Wershing, Meirink, six brothers, Walter, Robert, Maurice, Joseph, Arthur and Alfred; two sisters, Mary Jane Forness and Sister Dorothy Meirink; two granddaughters, Amelia and Bailey McCoy; and a great-great granddaughter, Hayden Gaskill.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Leo J. Stauder, whom she married on January 5, 1950;
five daughters, Mary Jo Gaskill of Belleville, IL, Christine (Dave) Gruenke of Franklin, TN, Susan Ryan of St. Peters, MO, Lisa (Mike) Bayley of Godfrey, IL, and Jane (Wayne) McCoy of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Jim (Janis) Stauder, of Swansea, IL, and Scott (Cindy) Stauder of Shiloh, IL;
19 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren;
a sister, Alice Twenhoffel of Belleville, IL;
and a brother-in-law, Leroy Forness of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Chestnut Health Systems of Belleville.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the funeral home.

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



4 Comments on Betty Stauder

Bill Buchholz said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2018 at 5:42 AM

Leo and Family, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of Betty. I am your 4th cousin twice removed. The loss of your wife after all these years is difficult. My wife and I were married in 1954 we too have a large family. Please pass on my condolences to all of your children.

  • Florissant
  • Missouri
Debbie (Bayley) Provinzano said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 4:50 PM

I have fond memories of the times I spent with Stauder family. Betty was always kind to me. I am sorry for your loss. Debbie Provinzano (Lisa’s sister in law)

  • Highland
  • IL
CHARLES WEIK said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Leo, how blessed you and Betty have been to have been ONE for 68 years. God Bless both of you.

  • Illinois
Mary Stauder Taylor said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2018 at 10:06 PM

Uncle Leo and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Betty. We do not grieve without the hope that we will be reunited again one day. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

  • Labadie
  • MO

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