Calvin Truttmann

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Calvin A. Truttmann, 97, of Belleville, IL, born August 22, 1923, in Swansea, IL, died Friday, June 4, at his residence in O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Truttmann worked as a tool and die maker at O’Fallon Tool & Die Company before his retirement.  He was a lifetime member of the Machinist Union #353 and belonged to the Machinist Oldtimers organization.  Mr. Truttmann was co-founder of the local Ducks Unlimited and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of St. Mary’s parish in Belleville. Calvin was a U. S. Army World War II veteran and served with the Army’s 33rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific for three years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Shirley M., nee Munie, Truttmann, whom he married on June 18, 1947, and who died on December 13, 2017; his parents, Louis F. and Johanna, nee Becherer, Truttmann; a sister, Dolores (Carl) Poleskey; a great-granddaughter, Cora Jane Determan; five brothers-in-law, Carl Zogg, Melvin (Kaye) Munie, Jack (Pat) Munie, Lee (Gerry) Munie, and Bob (Dolly) Raish; and a sister-in-law, Jeannene (Louis) Villemain.

Surviving are three sons, Robert (Ellen) Truttmann of Maryville, IL, Terry (Lisa) Truttmann of Edwardsville, IL, and Rick (Nancy) Truttmann of Smithton, IL; two daughters, Sherry (Greg) Determan of O’Fallon, IL, and Marijo (Steve) Klingler of Red Bud, IL; 15 grandchildren, Cori (Jason) Stanczyk, Chad (Carolyn) Schloemann, Michelle (Kip) Upton, Jennifer Barnhart, Kent (Amanda) Determan, Jeffrey (Sarah) Determan, Sean Truttmann, Jayson Truttmann, Joe (Charley) Garwood, Zach (Lana) Garwood, Lauren (Cory) Kempter, Matthew (Amy) Truttmann, Allison (Tyler Whitty) Truttmann, Jonathan Klingler, and Lisa (Adam) Guebert; 18 great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Calvin Stanczyk, Greyson, Ford, and Scarlett Determan, Amelia and Audrey Determan, Jacob Truttmann, Tanner and Oliver Truttmann, Lillian and Eve Guebert, Adam Schloemann, Harrison and Madelyn Moheskey, Cooper Upton, and Jackson and Brody Barnhart; a dear sister, Eljean Zogg; many loving nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice, or the Salvation Army, or to the VFW, Post 1739.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. CDC guidelines including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu officiating. CDC guidelines including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL, immediately following.


7 Comments on Calvin Truttmann

Margie schwartz said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 3:35 PM

Cal will now Rest In Peace with Shirley. They were two of the kindest, dearest people. I always felt blessed to be with them. I know their is both sadness and joy in your hearts. Love, Margie and family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kathy McDade Draper said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM

Deepest Sympathy to his family & friends. I had his wife for my teacher at St Marys. They will both be remembered

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 5:37 AM

We were sorry to here of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Joe English said : Guest Report Jun 10, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Truttman Family - so sorry for your loss - please accept Joan and my condolences and prayers

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Cindy Lou Winkeler McFadden said : Guest Report Jun 09, 2021 at 8:28 AM

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Know that you are all in my prayers.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Ellen Parker said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2021 at 4:11 PM

My condolences to the Truttmann family. Your Father raised some wonderful children of whom I’ve been fortunate to know. Blessings to you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary Blome said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2021 at 1:28 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your father. Your father was always friendly and easy to talk with. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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