Charlie was a 2007 graduate of Belleville Township High School West. He was a friend to all and loved to help people in need, especially the homeless, but his greatest joy came as being a father to his two children. He worked as a handyman in the construction industry. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Charlie was a talented artist, loved hunting and sports of all kinds including bowling with his family and skateboarding. He especially loved to travel. He had been active in Boy Scouts of America while he was in school.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Virginia Kaemmerer; and his maternal grandfather, Jimmie Breakfield.
Surviving are two children, Hunter Charles Kaemmerer,
and Mandolin Mercy Petterson-Kaemmerer of Swansea, IL;
his parents, Charles F. Jr. and LeAnna Marie, nee Breakfield, Kaemmerer, of Belleville, IL;
one brother, Richard Charles (Jennifer) Kaemmerer of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Kiersten Keeney,
and Teresa Kaemmerer;
grandparents, Charles Kaemmerer Sr. of Belleville, IL,
and Dianne (Marvie) Simmons of Belleville, IL;
step-grandmother, Catherine Breakfield of Hoover, AL;
his girlfriend, Brittany Montgomery of DeSoto, MO,
and her son, Brayden Hobbs;
aunts and uncles;
and his beloved friend, Jeremiah Boyce.
Memorials may be made to an education fund for Charlie’s children, in care of LeAnna Kaemmerer. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Weston officiating.
CIII gave me a lesson about empathy and giving that I will never forget. He had a heart as big as the sun from the day he was born. I love and miss you, Charlie.
Aunt Barbie, Fairview heights, Illinois, 62208
I am so sorry for your loss god bless your family and friend
Jennifer w, Belleville, Ill, 62220
Our family has been keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the news this morning. Please know we are sending tons of prayers, hugs, and love your way!
The Gunnarson Family, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234
My heart aches for your loss. Please know I will be praying for the family to find some kind of peace through this.
Nancy Obermiller, Ste Genevieve, Mo, 63670
Sending all my love to Charlie’s family and loved ones. Throughout our friendship Charlie always showed me unconditional love, a value passed down from his wonderful parents whom always made me feel welcome in their home. I’ll always hold our memories close to my heart.
Emily Duck, Mascoutah , IL, 62258
To the famley im srry for ur loss . i kno the hole famly 20+ year me and charlie were friends from school back when he live on 21 st all way thru high school .. Way to young to go so early
Justin dickneite, Shiloh il , ,
Charlie, LeAnne, and Richard, my condolences to you and the rest of the family!!
Mike Kraus , Louisville, Kentucky , 40291
Im so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time. Please let me know if there is anything i can do
Amanda Beasley, belleville , il, 62221
Little Charlie and Family.I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son.May god hold you and your family close in your time of sorrow. love and Prayers . Bill Lowe and Family
Barb Lowe Dixon, millstadt, illinois, 62260
So VERY sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I know it is a shock to everyone. Nothing I can say will help ease your pain…Keep his memories alive within your hearts and speak of him often it may help during this tragic time and in the future for grieving! My thoughts and prayers are with you…Love to All! Karen
Karen Helfrich, Millstadt, ,
LeAnna, Charlie, Richie,the Breakfield family and the Kaemmerer family. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve got fond memories of little Charlie that I’ll hold in my heart forever. I’ll always remember our hike up to the top of Stone Mountain and swimming at Hard Labor Creek. I’m praying for some peace and comfort for you and his friends during the next few days and weeks. You all will be in my thoughts and in my heart tomorrow.
Teresa Floyd, McDonough , Georgia , 30252
Our deepest sympathy to Charlie, Leann and all the family. Joyce and Bob Dintelmann
Bob and Joyce Dintelmann, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
To Charlie’s parents and brother and to the rest of his wonderful family and friends, I’m deeply sadden by this tragic news of Little Charlie’s passing. May your memories of all the good times be your warmth thru this time. My prayers are with you all.
Keri Stover ( Mitchell ), Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 62864
Sorry I can’t be at the services as taking my sister to Peoria where her son is having surgery. He was too young to be taken so soon. He’s in my prayers. Remember all the good times together.
Mary Laurent, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
Charley. Sorry to hear of your loss. We could not make the services, much to our regret, but Phyllis lost her brother in the same time frame. You have our sympathy.
Ray & Phyllis Berkel, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208