Mr. Nolte was a site manager for Johnson Controls, St. Louis, MO, and had previously worked for many years at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Belleville. His favorite pastime was fishing, and he enjoyed working in his garden. His newest hobby was bidding on storage lockers and auctions, and had opened a booth at Reginia’s Antiques. He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan, a University of Illinois basketball fan, and a Nascar racing enthusiast.
Brad enjoyed many trips to Hawaii and camping with family, his sister and brother-in-law. He was a loving husband, doting father, son, brother, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, and best friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Nolte.
Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Vanessa, nee Eads, Nolte, whom he married on July 2, 1988;
one daughter, Brandi Elizabeth, and partner Jessie;
one son, Brandon John, and fiancé Lauren Ranell Kennedy;
his mother, Betty Ann, nee Lehr, Nolte of Belleville, IL;
one sister, Barbara (Mark) Polanc of Lebanon, IL;
three nephews, Christopher J. Polanc, Jeffery B. Dixon, and Jarrett D. Dison;
one niece, Jessica L. Dixon; one sister-in-law, Stacey (Lance) Prange of Dupo, IL;
many aunts and uncles;
and dear friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Mr. Richard Brown officiating.
Vanessa, we are all so shocked and saddened to hear of Brad’s death and our thoughts are with you. We love you!
Cindy Brown, Fillmore, IL, 62032
Ness, Brandi and Brandon,
Are thoughts and prayers are with you. Our hearts ache for each of you. We can’t begin to imagine the pain and aching your hearts feel. We will miss Brad very much but we know we have a very special Angel looking down on us now. Please know that we are just down the street and a phone call away.
All our love and prayers,
Sarah, Heather, Emily and Cassidy
Sarah Sowell, Belleville, IL, 62220
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
My deepest sympathy.
Terri Harvell, Dupo, Il, 62239
I was very sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. He was a good neighbor and a decent guy. Sympathies to the family.
Bill Seper, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
It was such an honor to have known Brad. He was the nicest guy in the world. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Joseph Hummel, San Antonio, TX, 78255
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember the times Brad & Brandon would go with St Mary Boy Scout Troop 3 on our various camps and activities. He always seemed to enjoy those times. I recall the
conversations we had when I visited my Mom next door. God be with you.–Mark A Eros
Mark A Eros, Belleville, IL, 62226-6326
BRAD GAVE ME MY FIRST JOB WORKING FOR WHELAN SECURITY VIA SOUTH WESTERN BELL HE WAS VERY NICE PERSON I WAS THERE WHEN HE LEFT SECURITY AND WENT TO WORK FOR JOHNSON CONTROLS I LEFT IN 2003 I ASK AN OLD CO WORKER HOW WAS EVERYBODY AND MENTIONED BRAD I WAS DEVESTAED TO FIND THAT HE HAD PASSED HE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HIS SON AND DAUGHTER YOU ALL HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES…REST IN PEACE BRAD
EUGENIE MACLIN, CAHOKIA, IL, 62206