Carolyn Rumer

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Carolyn L. Rumer, nee Niemeier, 78, of Belleville, IL, born August 2, 1945, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, November 5, 2023, at her residence.

 Mrs. Rumer had worked as a store clerk and retired from Wonder Bread Thrift Store. Carolyn had many artistic talents. She shared her love with gifts of painted items, Afghans, and many quilts.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wayne A. Rumer, whom she married on May 25, 1973, and who died on January 14, 2022; her parents, Theodore and Eleanor, nee Gusewelle, Niemeier; a brother, USN Lt. Commander William Ray Niemeier; and a sister, Lois Kauffmann.

Surviving are a sister, Gail (Steve) Brandt; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023.


1 Comment on Carolyn Rumer

jeanette yocks miles said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 11:09 AM

Sad to learn your loved one passed away;. Wayne was my cousin and were a they were a very nice couple. peace be with your family;.

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